R/C Tech Forums

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

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-24-2005, 08:17 AM   #1
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,039
Send a message via ICQ to rcnewb2004
Default How should I clean my acer bearings?

I race outside in parking lots, so crap gets into my bearings, its to the point now where there is crap all along the edges between the plastic shield and the steel housing and I want to clean out my bearings.

I have a jewlery cleaner thingy and want to use it on my bearings, however, I am thinking:

1. should i take off the plastic shielding from both sides of the bearings?
2. should I take off the plastic shielding from one side?
3. should i not take off the plastic shieldings?

when I dump my bearings into my jewlery cleaner.

I tried using the "bearing cleaner" made by RPM that I bought on the acerracing website but it has proved to be pretty ineffective against the amount of dirt and rocks that I am currently getting stuck in my bearings.

Also, if I should take off the plastic shielding, does anyone have any sites w/ some pictorial instructions on how to remove the plastic shielding from these acer (polyamide (pardon the spelling if it is incorrect)) bearing covers?

THis is my first time with ceramics and I am afraid to bust the covers.


Thanks everyone for helping me out.
rcnewb2004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2005, 08:34 AM   #2
Tech Adept
 
COLEKO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: La Mirada
Posts: 206
Send a message via AIM to COLEKO
Default

With my Acer bearings ive used the Integy bearing cleaner with good results with out taking of the seals. But lately ive been using a water bottle with motor cleaner inside to shake the crud out and works good with the seals on.
__________________
The Flying Hawaiian

Team TAOB 2004
COLEKO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2005, 08:43 AM   #3
Tech Elite
 
Mr. Shookie's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: The Wilderness
Posts: 4,711
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to Mr. Shookie Send a message via MSN to Mr. Shookie
Default

I use the RPM Bearing Blaster. It finishes where every thing else stops. It really gets all the gunk out of the bearings....In fact Acer suggest using it. It only cost like $8.95 retail so no reason to get. I also have th eintegy parts rattle is about what it should be called. I also use the Kawanda bearing shaker can that has a screen so you can pull out the bearing and not let it just sit in the dirty motor spray.
A very nice oil to use is the Acer SIN oil. Also Boca has just released a bearing treatment that binds to the actual bearing. You soak them over night makes a very long lasting lubricant. I do this before a race day, so I don't have to worry about them all day.
Hope this helps,
Stephen <><
__________________
All who love the LORD JESUS I praise with you.1 Cor 10:31
Team HOLY Rollers (Team Manager)
The Church is a Hospital for Sinners not a Museum for Saints.
RcTech Feedback <>< RC Tech Subcriber #92
Mr. Shookie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2005, 04:09 PM   #4
Tech Regular
 
Qwiglee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ventura, CA
Posts: 313
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rcnewb2004
I race outside in parking lots, so crap gets into my bearings, its to the point now where there is crap all along the edges between the plastic shield and the steel housing and I want to clean out my bearings.

I have a jewlery cleaner thingy and want to use it on my bearings, however, I am thinking:

1. should i take off the plastic shielding from both sides of the bearings?
2. should I take off the plastic shielding from one side?
3. should i not take off the plastic shieldings?

when I dump my bearings into my jewlery cleaner.

I tried using the "bearing cleaner" made by RPM that I bought on the acerracing website but it has proved to be pretty ineffective against the amount of dirt and rocks that I am currently getting stuck in my bearings.

Also, if I should take off the plastic shielding, does anyone have any sites w/ some pictorial instructions on how to remove the plastic shielding from these acer (polyamide (pardon the spelling if it is incorrect)) bearing covers?

THis is my first time with ceramics and I am afraid to bust the covers.


Thanks everyone for helping me out.
Whatever you do dont try and remove the seals or you will ruin them. The rubber seals are not meant to come off. Use the RPM bearing blaster. When you use it be sure and press down firmly on the top half because it actually pushes the center of the bearing (called the race) away from the outer wall of the bearing and opens a little gap in the seal for you to flush motor spray through the balls inside. Then use the Acer "sin" oil to relube them. You can just put drops of oil on the top of the rubber seals and it will soak into the bearings around the edges of the seals.
__________________
Brian Aldridge
Qwiglee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2005, 05:26 PM   #5
Tech Elite
 
ChadCapece's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: CofC
Posts: 3,313
Default

I've had good luck with taking an exacto knife, and slipping it under the rubber shields. Make sure you enter between two balls in the race. Then just lift up, and the shield comes out. Same for the other side. Then spray out everything. Replace one side with the shield. Two drops of Trinity Royal Oil. Then put on the last shield. And now you have a smooth bearing.
ChadCapece is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2005, 05:30 PM   #6
Tech Fanatic
 
S-T-R-l-K-E-R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: CS RACING / RIDDLER HOBBIES
Posts: 973
Send a message via ICQ to S-T-R-l-K-E-R
Default

funny thing. whenever i clean my acer bearings i use both rpm bearing cleaner after dipping em in the integy bath. the bearings come out nice and smooth.
S-T-R-l-K-E-R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2005, 07:30 PM   #7
Tech Master
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Earth
Posts: 1,039
Send a message via ICQ to rcnewb2004
Default

THanks for all the great help guys.

I will try the bearing blaster again. (i find that sometimes brown crud is still stuck to the edges of the rubber seals (the edge between the metal outercasing and the rubber seal) after I used the bearing blaster. But then again, I think my motor spray running out might have caused the ineffectiveness of the rpm bearing blaster.

Thanks for the advice. I will not take off the rubber seals for I think my lack of skills w/ the xacto might cause damage to my bearings.


Patrick.
rcnewb2004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2005, 08:41 PM   #8
JRM
Tech Initiate
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Costa Mesa
Posts: 34
Default Bearing Blaster

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Shookie
I use the RPM Bearing Blaster. It finishes where every thing else stops. It really gets all the gunk out of the bearings....In fact Acer suggest using it.
Hands down the best "bang for the buck" rc tool I have ever owned. Highly recommended.
JRM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2005, 09:16 PM   #9
Tech Elite
 
ChadCapece's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: CofC
Posts: 3,313
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rcnewb2004

Thanks for the advice. I will not take off the rubber seals for I think my lack of skills w/ the xacto might cause damage to my bearings.


Patrick.
You won't damage the bearing, but the seal if anything. But it's all good as long as you get them clean
ChadCapece is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Acer Bearings Eggman Electric Off-Road 10 01-20-2012 04:16 PM
acer bearings mxnut273 Electric Off-Road 1 02-08-2007 04:14 AM
ACER JRX-S Bearings Formula1fan R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 0 09-18-2006 05:33 PM
Acer Bearings again rcnewb2004 Electric On-Road 15 03-13-2005 06:42 PM
Acer Bearings!!! Rowdy Racer Electric On-Road 27 01-14-2004 10:56 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 07:57 PM.


Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net