Yea I second THIS , I LITERALLY have a diabetic syringe I use to lube my bearings ,IF I decide to use it (with louder ings) and you wouldn’t BELIEVE the teeny tiny amount I use, it’s legit LESS than what can gather on the end of a pin head without dripping off (after a good cleaning)
One thing I found made my bearing maintenance a lot more “flawless” and “Streamlined” is getting a can of Compressed Air (from any hardware store for 15$) and use that to “break in” the lube faster and in turn any particulates that may be in there get forced out by air .
also make sure your leaving it soak in the lighter fluid for at least 10 min , overnight wouldn’t hurt either lol
Oh yea and I use my lighter to dry the lighter fluid (I’m VERY impatient lol ) Only a quick flick to burn off any fluid ,which also helps burn away any hair that may have got in it or say sawdust lol AND a spinning-flaming bearing looks pretty awesome too
It literally takes me 10-15min to FULLY clean a ing , and have it be COMPLETELY unresponsive and as silent as the particular bearing COULD get (some are just louder ings )
If I get time this morning I’ll DM you a video of my “process“