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Old 02-21-2004, 12:01 PM   #1
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Ive searched a bit on the forums about cleaning metal shielded bearings and found out that I should use Goof Off, and/or lighter fluid to clean them in a glass container (shaking) then spray with motor spray(once you remove the shields of course).

Are these the best fluids you can use to remove ALL that crap in my bearings? Is that process right?
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ive heard the Nitro CLeaning Stuff works Well???
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Right now i use the integy sparkle cleaning device and motor spray. I need to find something more cost effective as far as cleaning solution though. I think mineral spirits works just as well.
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what do you guys soak bearing into? I Baught brand new Matal shielded and should i soak in some liquid?
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I remove the sheilds, and blast it with motor spray first just to remove as much as possible.

I then fill my Integy Sparkle with motor spray, and let it run for 20minutes or so.

Relube, re-instal.
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I got Just reg reedy motor cleaner(elect) that same? the bearing should be here Monday
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Relube, re-instal.
What Lube? Trinity Royal oil?
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Old 02-21-2004, 02:13 PM   #8
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Yeah Im using the purple trinity stuff. I heard it works wonders. I neeeed to get me one of those sparkles!! Shaking by hand just doesnt cut it!

How else can I remove all the carpet fuzz hair and crud? I tried pulling it out or brushing it...
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What Lube? Trinity Royal oil?
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Team1 Thin ( mobil 1? )
Team1 Superthin - Blue stuff

I only use the blue stuff for bigger races.
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hmmm So If i buy super thin i have to relube quite Often correct? But i think super thin might be the best in my opinion
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also heard people take the shield off the bearings? does this work..
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yeah mine are already taken off on one side. You take it off on the side that isnt exposed. Ill try to find a link to it

http://www.schumacher.clara.net/bearings.htm
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Yeah, I take the inner shields off, because the hubs and losi chassis seals it up pretty well.

The super thin, I would probably relube at least every other race day. It's almost thin as water.

The thicker ( mobil 1? ) I usually relube about once a month.
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which would you preffer? the hassle Of taken car apart is no prob i just want The better results...
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which would you preffer? the hassle Of taken car apart is no prob i just want The better results...
I prefer the thin lube, only because it's less maintenance. I cant tell the difference between the thin and super thin on the track, only when free-spinning the diff inside the bearing in my hand
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