Bearing cleaning


I wanted to know if I could use something other than mineral spirits to clean my bearing (for example nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol) ???

(Mark) #2

I would not recommend Nail Polish Remover or Rubbing Alcohol, it may contain water. If it is stainless steel, you can use them but stainless steel doesn’t mean that is won’t rust with water. It just isn’t prone to rusting. You can use Lighter Fluid.

(JayVee) #3

I used nail polish remover once, and it worked pretty well. Just make sure that you use 100% Acetone or the bearing could rust.

Rubbing alcohol can also work. Just use a high concentration.


OK thanks ;D


Rubbing alcohol is the worst idea ever. If you forget about it your bearing is done. I’ve experimented with a lot of fluids. I’ve done a lot of tests and let me tell you that mineral spirits or lighter fluid is the best thing you can use. MOst of the other stuff will either harm your bearing eventually.


lighter fluid and mineral water destroys plastic yoyos