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Old 12-07-2005, 11:07 AM   #1
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Hey all, like the subject says, I need some killer tips on safely removing metal bearing shields. I think most of it is bad eyesight and I can never see the silly clip. The other difficulty is on some bearing brands they clips are buried/hidden. Is there somebody out there with a camera who is good at bearing surgery and can post a mini-FAQ with photos? Please include tips/tools/gotchas/etc.

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ive had no problem removing the clip with a sharp exacto knife.
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Hey all, like the subject says, I need some killer tips on safely removing metal bearing shields. I think most of it is bad eyesight and I can never see the silly clip. The other difficulty is on some bearing brands they clips are buried/hidden. Is there somebody out there with a camera who is good at bearing surgery and can post a mini-FAQ with photos? Please include tips/tools/gotchas/etc.

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make sure the clip doesnt go flying off. here's a visual representation
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Hebiki, long time no see. May bring my electric car down for another xmas race at SoCal if they are running.

Yeah, I guess part of my problem is I can't see the clip on some. Like on the Tamiya bearings, the lip of the race kind of hides it. Any special secrets or just sharp xacto blades and magnifying glass?

Also, is the clip edge usually angle like you have illustrated? Meaning is there typically a better side to try and pop it off?
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Hebiki, long time no see. May bring my electric car down for another xmas race at SoCal if they are running.

Yeah, I guess part of my problem is I can't see the clip on some. Like on the Tamiya bearings, the lip of the race kind of hides it. Any special secrets or just sharp xacto blades and magnifying glass?

Also, is the clip edge usually angle like you have illustrated? Meaning is there typically a better side to try and pop it off?
Get one of those lamp with magnifying lens built in it, I got one at one of those office supply store, you won't have any problem there after.
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Hebiki, long time no see. May bring my electric car down for another xmas race at SoCal if they are running.

Yeah, I guess part of my problem is I can't see the clip on some. Like on the Tamiya bearings, the lip of the race kind of hides it. Any special secrets or just sharp xacto blades and magnifying glass?

Also, is the clip edge usually angle like you have illustrated? Meaning is there typically a better side to try and pop it off?
yup.. the clips actually look like that if you look closely enough. i just use a brand new xacto blade when i do bearings. when its brand new its very sharp and actually can "grab" the clip. the lamp w/mag glass is a good idea if you cannot see it.
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