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Old 11-22-2003, 09:27 AM   #1
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Here is how i clean my beaings but i have a question on them (on pic 3)

First i take the shield out, being careful not to dent the sheild
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i put them on the bearing blaster
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now, should i clean it out with this stuff?

Or go out and buy break cleaner fluid?


read the description, sounds all good
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I'd use motor spray, and then some thin bearing oil...
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Guys;

I recently started soaking in Paint Thinner to clean some very dirty bearings and it really worked great to get all of the dirt and grime. Afterwords, a quick blast with Motor spray in a Bearing Blaster and they were done.

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Has anyone found a decent sonic/ultrasonic bearing cleaner that can can accept petroleum based solvents?

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do those urtrasonic things actually work?
that multilube thing,
it won't hurt my bearings, would it?
i Should i go buy some brake cleaning fluid thing or use that?
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I throw mine into acetone and shake em up

acetone is very good at desolving grease's
and u get all the dirt out easily
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now, should i clean it out with this stuff?

Or go out and buy break cleaner fluid?


read the description, sounds all good
Didn't know those bearing blasters exsisted! Have to purchase one!

Btw - Nice photography work!
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I think RPM makes a bearing blaster.
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do those urtrasonic things actually work?
that multilube thing,
it won't hurt my bearings, would it?
i Should i go buy some brake cleaning fluid thing or use that?
Anothe question on top of this...


Which lubrication is the best to use?
Multi-lube
Fantom GoGo Juice bearing oil
Graphite Powder Lube
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Someone told me that if you use Drano, it will dissolve any fibres and dirt on the bearing. Any truth to that?
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Goof-off in the metal container is the best for cleaning bearings.

http://www.goof-off.com/goofoff/PRODUCTS/goofoff.html
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Super Steve

Yes the ultrasonic cleaners work. we have thrm at work and I clean my bearings in them all the time.......I asked how much they were.....over $600. I guess I'll just use there's. Integy made a small one that was battery powered. it ok just a little to small for me.
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I use Royal Blue, also from work. I think Trinity sells something like it (or so they say). before that i used the Fantom stuff Prolong cut with mineral sprits works well too (the red stuff).

Popsracer:

I did the same thing until they got the cleaners at work. that worked out great. I used something called circ-clean instead of motor spray.

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cool,
Tim, I used the red stuff from fantom.

How big is the one at your work? 600 bucks is alot compared to integy's indi sparkle which is only 20 bucks.

I am still not convinced that they work.
Can anyone tell me how exacly these things work?
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Popsracer:

I did the same thing until they got the cleaners at work. that worked out great. I used something called circ-clean instead of motor spray.

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