R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-24-2008, 04:17 PM   #1
Tech Apprentice
 
scarymonster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 61
Red face Bearing lubricants

What is the best lube for our bearings? I have an Xray T2 007 that is still pretty new and has sat for awhile. My dad has been in heavy industry all his life and he is suggesting a product called Tri-Flow. It's an aerosol teflon lubricant. It's great stuff for hinges and things. Dad is telling me to squirt a bunch in a jar, drop in all the bearings, and soak them awile. Any ideas on this procedure???
scarymonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 05:56 PM   #2
Tech Apprentice
 
Notso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: East Bay Area
Posts: 70
Default Niftech

Niftech makes a great bearing lube and they are great people got to www.niftech.com
__________________
S&M HOBBIES/RED LINE OIL
Notso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 06:12 PM   #3
Tech Regular
 
lignum vitae's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 318
Trader Rating: 7 (100%+)
Default

does anybody know where i can get some, uncle charlies magic oil, thanks.
lignum vitae is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 07:00 PM   #4
Tech Master
 
LOSI BOY-MF2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Arlington, Texas
Posts: 1,604
Trader Rating: 80 (100%+)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Notso View Post
Niftech makes a great bearing lube and they are great people got to www.niftech.com
+1
You cant go wronge with niftech.
LOSI BOY-MF2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 07:01 PM   #5
Tech Champion
 
abailey21's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: SoCal
Posts: 5,224
Trader Rating: 36 (100%+)
Default

gigalube is pretty much awesomeness
__________________
K.C.C.O.
abailey21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 09:38 PM   #6
Tech Elite
 
SammyZ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New England
Posts: 3,045
Trader Rating: 138 (100%+)
Default

i've always followed trinity bearing oil, it has a nice needle on it and fits nice in the tool box.
SammyZ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 09:58 PM   #7
Tech Master
 
nhra6849's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 1,498
Trader Rating: 33 (97%+)
Send a message via AIM to nhra6849
Default

haven't used tri-flow for about 16 years now!
nhra6849 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 10:04 PM   #8
Tech Addict
 
more$thanbrains's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Sooke BC Canada
Posts: 677
Send a message via MSN to more$thanbrains
Default

the corally bearing and bushing lube is great stuff
__________________
Xray~Titan~Ko Propo~Orion~Muchmore~Dekelz.com
T2 007 US/EU~CRC Gen-XL~MO3-Pro~NT1~Corally C10X
'73 Ford Bronco sittin on 36" swampers~ 10" lift
more$thanbrains is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 10:06 PM   #9
Tech Champion
 
Still Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 7,237
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Default

If you followed your dad's suggestion, I would consider that to be a way of cleaning the bearings...Not lubricanting them.

Tri-Flow is good for certain applications; but, has "formulated solvents" in it. You don't necessarily want to put both solvents AND oil into your bearings at the same time.

Trinity or Niftech oils would be my preferences for a lubricant.

Of course, I'm a dad too...And I'm always right... But, you are the wise son who checks things too.
__________________
Constantly evolving CRC WGT and WGT-R/T...Carpet & Asphalt...All thanks to Team CRC.

And a pair of Associated B6 buggies for turf and clay tracks.
Still Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2008, 11:52 PM   #10
Tech Elite
 
kschu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Kota Kinabalu,Sabah
Posts: 4,598
Trader Rating: 16 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to kschu
Default

go for teflon oil. u wont regret.. water resistance and dust also less stick to ur bearing.....almost smoooth like ice..
__________________
Give the best while u can !
kschu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2008, 07:21 PM   #11
Tech Apprentice
 
scarymonster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 61
Default

thanx for the replies...having all but abondoned trying to get the seals out undamaged (like Xray sez to do) I'm thinking about an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner with a mix of 50/50 water and isopropyl alcohol. After a couple minutes of that, spray them real good with motor cleaner spray, let dry a few hours and then oil. He gave me a sample of some high-end real light machine oil made by Clearsearch. Stuff feels like ice between your fingers it's so slippery! I'll let you know how it works....
scarymonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2008, 09:03 PM   #12
Tech Regular
 
bigbutstupid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Asia
Posts: 454
Default

i use mobil 1 fully synth engine oil. they work great for me. and i prefer them over my trinity bearing light weight oil as they dont last very long. sure they spin more but you have to lube them more often, if u keep on lubing them inbetween races, u attrack dirt to the bearing seals, which is something i dont like.
i use mobil 1 only once whenever i clean my bearings and i hardly have dirt clumping onto my bearings.
bigbutstupid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2008, 04:44 AM   #13
Tech Regular
 
rc-car-net's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Austria
Posts: 303
Send a message via ICQ to rc-car-net Send a message via MSN to rc-car-net
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by abailey21 View Post
gigalube is pretty much awesomeness
gigalube?!?! do they have a website?
__________________
[SIZE="1"][URL="http://www.Rc-Car-Net.at"][COLOR=RoyalBlue]Rc-Car-Net[/COLOR][/URL] [COLOR=Cyan]-=-[/COLOR] [URL=http://www.RC-FORUM.at][COLOR=RoyalBlue]RC-Forum.at[/COLOR][/URL] [COLOR=Cyan]-=- [/COLOR] [URL=http://www.racing-cars.com][COLOR=RoyalBlue]Schumacher USA[/COLOR][/URL] [COLOR=Cyan]-=- [/COLOR] [URL=http://www.fantomracing.com][COLOR=RoyalBlue]Fantom Racing[/COLOR][/URL]

:tire::sneaky:[/size][size="2"] ................................. :sneaky::tire:
:sneaky::tire:[URL=http://www.summerchamps.de][COLOR="DarkOrange"]GERMANY Summer Champs[/COLOR][/URL][/SIZE]:tire::sneaky:
:tire::sneaky: ................................. :sneaky::tire:
rc-car-net is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2008, 08:09 AM   #14
Tech Addict
 
jobo_ph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Los Banos, Laguna, PH
Posts: 698
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Send a message via Yahoo to jobo_ph Send a message via Skype™ to jobo_ph
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigbutstupid View Post
i use mobil 1 fully synth engine oil. they work great for me. and i prefer them over my trinity bearing light weight oil as they dont last very long. sure they spin more but you have to lube them more often, if u keep on lubing them inbetween races, u attrack dirt to the bearing seals, which is something i dont like.
i use mobil 1 only once whenever i clean my bearings and i hardly have dirt clumping onto my bearings.
+1
__________________
Hibernating...
Team Associated B4 * T4 * B44
Novak BL * Futaba TX/RX/Servos * Hyperion/Megapower Chargers
Orion/Yuntong/Maxamps Lipo * AMB #6655738
jobo_ph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2008, 08:13 AM   #15
Tech Champion
 
tc3team's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 6,151
Default

I flush out my bearings with brake cleaner then use 1 drop of 15/40wt engine oil per bearing. I could probably use lighter... but my full size car uses 15/40
__________________
Fusion Hobbies / www.horshamrc.org

The wife stops me being sane and the r/c stops me from going insane....
tc3team is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dry Lubricants. Barry White Electric On-Road 6 03-31-2014 11:31 AM
What lubricants shall I buy? halayli Electric On-Road 50 08-17-2006 04:32 PM
Aero Car Lubricants Tomoyuki Singapore R/C Racers 0 10-26-2005 12:16 PM
Gear Lubricants versa Electric On-Road 24 01-10-2004 12:32 AM
lubricants bughead Electric Off-Road 10 06-14-2003 09:12 AM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 02:17 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net