Table of Contents
- 1 Can I use 91% alcohol to clean my bearings?
- 2 What can I use to clean bearings?
- 3 What can I lubricate my bearings with?
- 4 How long should I leave my bearings in alcohol?
- 5 Can I use nail polish remover to clean my bearings?
- 6 Can I use acetone to clean bearings?
- 7 Can I use Vaseline to lube my bearings?
- 8 Can I use WD40 on bearings?
- 9 How to properly clean your bearings with isopropyl alcohol?
- 10 What’s the best way to clean your bearings?
- 11 What kind of lubricant do you use to remove bearing covers?
Can I use 91% alcohol to clean my bearings?
Yup, 91% is good.
What can I use to clean bearings?
Cleaning. Next you need to get all the old crap and grease out of your bearing races. The best bet is to use methylated spirit or just soak the bearings in some solvent or alcohol. If you can find a spray-on degreaser, you can blast all the crap out of your bearings to great effect.
Can you use rubbing alcohol to clean yoyo bearings?
Do not use rubbing alcohol (contains water which can make the bearing rust), acetone (can make the bearing rust and is corrosive), nail polish remover (contains impurities to moisturize skin etc) or anything containing ether such as brake cleaner (catches fire easily and damages skin quickly).
What can I lubricate my bearings with?
We recommend Bones Speed Cream or Sabre Bearing Lube – these are skate-specific lubes that don’t protect from water ingress as well, but are specially designed for skateboard bearings and rolls much faster.
How long should I leave my bearings in alcohol?
After you’ve let your skateboard bearings soak in the cup of isopropyl alcohol for at least 30 mins, take each bearing out individually and use a paper towel to wipe them clean and dry.
What is the best lubricant for ball bearings?
Oil is the basic lubricant for ball bearings. Previously most lubricating oil was refined from petroleum. Today, however, synthetic oils such as diesters, silicone polymers, and fluorinated compounds have found acceptance because of improvements in properties.
Can I use nail polish remover to clean my bearings?
“You’ll need to remove the bearing shields if your bearings have them. Just poke them out with a paper clip. Then soak your bearings in acetone, nail-polish remover or rubbing alcohol. WD40 or others like it will dry out your bearings and attract dust and dirt.
Can I use acetone to clean bearings?
Pour enough acetone into the container to cover the bearings. Place inside and securely fasten the lid. (Follow the instructions with your cleaning kit carefully). You can leave them to soak and give them a good shake to remove all the dirt.
Why is my yoyo bearing loud?
Some yoyos are surprisingly noisy when spinning. The degree of noise varies according to the particular bearing, yoyo and the lube within the bearing. Excessive noise might indicate the bearing needs a tiny drop of lube – the bearing could be running a bit ‘dry’.
Can I use Vaseline to lube my bearings?
Vaseline will melt when hot. From friction. Use a grease. Automotive wheel bearing grease will work fine, or marine waterproof grease.
Can I use WD40 on bearings?
It’s important to use a silicone-based lubricant. WD40 or others like it will dry out your bearings and attract dust and dirt. It doesn’t take much, and the excess will just spin out when you replace your shields, pop your bearings back in your wheels and start shredding. Skate safe and enjoy your new-found speed.”
Can I clean my bearings with alcohol?
Soak bearings in isopropyl alcohol With the bearings completely relieved of their shields, place each bearing in the cup and let the alcohol work its magic. You will want to leave them in there for a minimum of 30 mins with occasional swishing and swirling of the bearings.
How to properly clean your bearings with isopropyl alcohol?
Put the bearings in a container WITH A LID and fill it to the brim with isopropyl alcohol. Cap the container and shake for 5 minutes. If your bearings are still coated in nasty, repeat the process.
What’s the best way to clean your bearings?
Set the bearings out to dry. While you’re waiting for the alcohol to fully evaporate, you can take the time to clean the bearing covers with some paper towels. If you were able to remove your bearing covers, then get hold of some gel lubricant (picture #1). If you couldn’t, then procure some 9-weight gun oil (picture #7).
Why do you need to change the lubricant on a bearing?
Bearings need grease for one reason only, to reduce friction. As long as the lubricant is performing that service well, there should be no need to change it, or add more. Yet we frequently do, with catastrophic results. Lubricating a bearing just because your calendar told you “time is up!” is the first mistake.
What kind of lubricant do you use to remove bearing covers?
If you were able to remove your bearing covers, then get hold of some gel lubricant (picture #1). If you couldn’t, then procure some 9-weight gun oil (picture #7). The rest of the instructions for this step are in the pictures.