Cleaning bearings...


#1

Hey everyone. Really noobish question here, what are some different ways to clean your bearings?


#2

The best ways involve removing the bearing from the yoyo, removing both shields, agitating and soaking in an a solvent, then removing from the solvent, blowing out excess solvent(along with solid contaminants) and then spinning until dry.

There is also a method that involves mineral spirits as the solvent, but adds a step that uses small slips of paper to help remove additional contaminants. The “paper slip” method is not always needed but it’s a good one to know and does work.

Sometimes cleaning needs to be repeated, especially if you’re removing grease from bearings. Sometimes multiple cleanings.


#3

So what kind of cleaning solvent do you use?

A mineral spirits? I have heard that everclear works. Is that true?


#4

I prefer 100% acetone. I also do use mineral spirits but I get better results with acetone.

I am not familiar with EverClear.

One guy was using no-residue electrical contact cleaner, which I have tried. It’s only good if you need a fast, light cleaning of an already fairly clean bearing. At least that was my impressions of it


#5

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