clean bearings wis gasoline?


#1

Though I DO NOT RECOMMEND OR ENCOURAGE THIS, can it work or will it damage the bearing?


#2

Won’t damage the bearing but it may damage you. Stick with the more common stuff like lighter fluid and mineral spirits.


#3

Hey I do this and it works. I don’t think gas is any worse than mineral spirits or acetone for like how strong it is.


#4

Gas fumes can be explosive in enclosed spaces. Gas itself doe not light all that readily.


#5

from my experience (yes, I did that before)
using gasoline to clean clean a bearing kinda work, but it leaves some kind of residue, and can slow the bearing over a short period of time.

but still, due to nature of gasoline (highly flammable and explosive), better not try it.

I mainly use Zippo fuel to clean my bearing though.


(rizkiyoist) #6

I used gasoline since like… 4 years or something, never had problems like what people always said.


#7

I’d go for it, as long as it wasn’t a titanium throw and I planned on walking the dog immediately after.


(rizkiyoist) #8

To make things clear, after I soaked the bearing, I used to dry it… with fire.
No, seriously, I have even tried to make a fireball yoyo (literally) with gasoline, no luck, it just won’t burn.
Nowadays I just tied a piece of string and spin the bearing around till it dries.

Kids, don’t try this at home. Cleaning your bearing with gasoline is fine, trying to make a fireball yoyo like me… is not.