Clean a bearing with zippo fluid?


#1

It’s pretty much like using mineral spirits, but I just don’t know if it’s enough like mineral spirits to be safe on a bearing. Anyone know?


#2

It’s pretty much all I use.


#3

mineral spirits work fine. just soak the bearings for like 5 minutes and it should be pretty clean.
I think acetone might also work (or nail polish remover). I used to use it to clean skateboard bearings after they get a bunch of dirt and grit in them.


#4

Seems to me lighter fluid being petroleum based dissolves the lube that is in some bearings better than mineral spirits.


#5

The zippos I’ve used took ronsenol (lighter fluid). Lighter fluid works great when cleaning bearings


#6

I’d say that just like any other fluid. Try to get rid of any extra residue with some pressurized air, and try giving it a spin or two. Personally I’m thinking I want to get something other than mineral spirits for my next cleaning fluid.


#7

try acetone get it at walmart for 4 and change
leaves no residue and dries fast.


#8

Acetone evaporates too quickly and can leave a residue film with crud in it.