So… yeah, my ballbearings are getting some rust.
I don’t know if this is normal or if this is caused by the change of temperatures (most likely) but I wanted to mention this on the forums to hear people’s opinion.
So far, there is no noticeable damage.
The affected area:
The outer wall of the ballbearing (where the string is attached) although on my ONE, the rust is slightly advancing to the side walls. I’m pretty sure the inner sides of the ballbearing are clean 'cause I pour a drop of thin lube from time to time with the precise intention of prevent corrosion.
- Since I work at IT, the AC is always on at 20 celcius. The yoyos rest at my desktop and I play with them at lunch.
- They have never been exposed to high temperatures at any moment.
- Never got any water contact at the ballbearing area.
What am I doing about it?
So far I’ve been cleaning the affected area with turtle wax, trying to be careful enough to not leave any residue inside the ballbearing itself. Besides that, I don’t know what else to do.
I clean it probably once a month and after removing the rust and rub the piece with a clean cloth, I add the 1-2 drops of thin lube and then assemble the yoyo (In other words, I add the thin lube once a month).
I guess it’s worth to mention I sometimes clean the metal part of the dark magic 2 with the turtle wax. I use only a very small amount of it and apply it on the cloth instead of the metal.
I’m not sure what I wanted to archieve with this post… maybe some advise of how to prevent this or maybe I expect someone to tell me “nah, that’s normal. just keep cleaning it the way you’re doing it”, or maybe someone is able to tell me "DUR HUR, the reason this happens is because: … "
Anyways… yeah… uhm… rust