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Old 11-23-2003, 10:21 AM   #16
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I used this carb cleaner stuff to flush my bearings, i didn't let it sit in the liquid to dissolve or anything.

Q1: Should i let it dissolve for a while next time?
Q2: This carb cleaner is good enough to clean the bearings?



it has xylene, diacetone alcohol, acetone and propane
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Old 11-23-2003, 02:06 PM   #17
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I find it best to let them soak in some MEK, then burn off the MEK when you take them out the tin. The ultrasonic cleaners work just as well though.

What do you guys use to lube your bearings with?
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Old 11-23-2003, 02:15 PM   #18
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I'm a professional yoyoer (yeah it may sound funny but its ture.) So having clean bearings is a key to awesome sleep times and how you want your yoyo to perform. I personally soak my bearings in denatured alcohol (make sure its denatured because other types have water in them which will cause the bearings to rust.) This works fine I just blast them after about 3 days of soaking.
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Old 11-23-2003, 02:25 PM   #19
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so acetone is good at getting grease from metal, but don't use it plastic(just where i want to), right. Could you use acetone to REALLY clean you motor can, then spray it with motor spray, then oil, then it's done, does that sound good for the motor??
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so acetone is good at getting grease from metal, but don't use it plastic(just where i want to), right. Could you use acetone to REALLY clean you motor can, then spray it with motor spray, then oil, then it's done, does that sound good for the motor??
I would think that it would be bad for a whole motor and if its just the can might loosten up the glue holding the magnets.

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Old 11-23-2003, 03:55 PM   #21
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oh ya, didn't think of the magnets, they would probably get loose, oh well, i just have a half bottle laying around, tryin to find a use for it.
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Old 11-23-2003, 08:30 PM   #22
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Super Steve:

Hi,

well it's hard to say just how it works as you have to close it up to make it work at the shop. but it does work. it cleans off any swarf (grinding dust) from our test gages when nothing else will. as for the size. the tank it self is 8"x10"x6" all stainless steel even the lid. it wieghts about 30 pounds empty and is adjustable for speed of the sonics and time.

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Hi,

I'm hoping for the same thing...... I have 7 TC3's 1 XXXs, 1 sd Yokomo, and 2 T3's 2 buggies and assorted other R/C cars to maintain..... then there's the motors etc.

using acetone as a cleaner:

IF you only have metal sealed bearings maybe...... do not use on your motors, armatures or anything epoied or plastic or teflon sealed. I have seen motors come apart after someone used it to clean their motor.... it looked cool when it happened but not to the person who it happened to.

Zachzachz:

Hi,

I have friends who are professional YoYoers.
I'm actuly jealous of you guys. I can't even YoYo right. (something about old age was mentioned).
using denatured alcohol is great for cleaning out R/C bearings I have even used it the Intgey sparkle. soaking for days works great. I even have some soaking right now (getting ready for Cleveland). then I'l take them to work and dump them into the sonic cleaner.

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Old 11-25-2003, 07:13 PM   #23
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Since this was a cleaning thread, I made a little tutorial on how to clean rubber sealed bearings a while back for Avid RC, link posted below. As far as bearing oil, I use Mobil 1 now. A quart of 10w30 will last you a few careers in RC and the performance is amazing. The oil is designed to attract to metal during heated situations giving the best lubrication needed. Now, don't forget though that a good synthetic grease has its advantages as well because it offers another barrier of protection by catching dust/dirt on the edges of the race before it can get to the balls to deteriote them. Personally I clean bearings once if at all and throw them out when they get gritty, but a lot a people like to remove the grease from the bearing right when they buy them and replace it with oil for best performance.

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