Has anyone ever cleaned their bearings with kerosene?


#1

Kerosene has all the properties to be a good bearing cleaner, has anyone ever used it? Share your results please.


#2

It cleans them. Strong smell though.


#3

I’ve hear of people using gasoline as well.

I just wouldn’t use either kerosine or gasoline to clean a bearing, but that’s just me.

Some people use Simple Green, some use no-residue electrical contact cleaner. There’s plenty of choices out there.


#4

never used it, but it would work. I use kerosene to clean bikes. Simple green is also used (for cleaning bikes. I assume it works for bearings as well), but kerosene works a lot better, albeit a more dangerous chemical. Straight gasoline as studio said would also work.


#5

My thoughts when reading this thread:
“Light 'em up up up, Light 'em up up up, Light 'em up up up ON FIRE!!!”


#6

Kerosene will leave an oily residue.


#7

In my opinion it is the best way to clean them :slight_smile:
I use lighter fluid or avio gasoline (a kind of gas used by airplanes, it is sold in markets as paint-clothes cleaner). This kind of cleaners leave a little of oil that will improve bearing life and keep them anyway unresponsive :slight_smile:


#8

DON’T USE ANY KIND OF GASOLINE TO CLEAN BEARINGS.


#9

IT IS VERY DANGEROUS NO MATTER HOW WELL IT MIGHT HELP YOUR BEARING.


#10

It’s only dangerous if you do it in a dangerous manner. Proper safety precautions should be taken when using any flammable or otherwise hazardous materials. I’ve been using kerosene for years as a degreaser and have had no ill effects.


#11

I agree with Bcmaddog… paradoxically cleaninig bearings with it is less dangerous than playing with metal yoyos (I broke a tooth whith the superstar… :’()