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Author Topic: whatís best to clean my bearings with?  (Read 458 times)
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« on: February 17, 2018, 04:57:30 PM »

decided to do a little rainy day yo-yo maintenance and realized i only have alcohol. is that ok to use to clean my bearings. i already deshielded them and Iím ready to clean. most are steel but a couple are ceramic if that matters. whatís the best chemical to use? any advice is appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 05:04:09 PM »

I recommend just buying a new bearing and if not try to lube it with BillyBobs light lube


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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 05:32:56 PM »

Have you looked here: Useful modification & maintenance guides - Axles,Clean, repair, tune, fix yoyos

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p.s. No need to buy a new one.
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2018, 06:52:26 PM »

I use 91% rubbing alcohol.  Because I keep it in the house anyway.  It doesn't smell much, and you can buy it at the any store.  Works great.  However most of the time just taking the shields off and blowing the bearing out with compressed air, is all that is needed. 
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2018, 07:13:45 PM »

Acetone is one of the best imo. If you do use isopropyl use 90% or higher. Itll work but still not ideal.
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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2018, 07:53:02 PM »

I have always used mineral spirits. But that's mostly because I've got it handy in the shop.
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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2018, 05:58:41 AM »


It cleans and lubricates at the same time (it contains a small percentage of oil which, together with the construction of the light, allows the resistance of the flame to the wind)


 






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« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2018, 08:36:09 PM »

Zippo is my favorite, though I am totally unaware of the lube aspect.
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