Bought a Trifecta. Some DryPlay from Terrapin X came in the mail at the same time. I figured, “let’s just go whole hog”. Acetone bathed the bearing, let it dry. Put the DryPlay in, only a tiny touch on two balls as the video demonstrates. Played the bearing for a few minutes and it went from a sort of gritty sound to a metallic yet smooth sound. I took that to mean all was good!
In the middle of a throw today, the bearing suddenly became super loud. I gave the yoyo a tug and it came back to my hand, so obviously the bearing had gone responsive somehow.
Not sure what could have caused it…
I didn’t put enough dry lube after all; what I thought was a “lubed” bearing was actually more or less just dry. I took the “only put a wee amount” to the opposite extreme and didn’t put enough. This may have resulted in the standard kind of locked ball from running dry.
The dry lube didn’t break up enough, and now a piece of grit has caused a ball to get stuck.
Any thoughts or advice? I imagine I should just acetone bath it again and start from scratch. Hopefully that will free up the stuck ball at the same time. Running super-low on 100% pure acetone, though, and not sure where to get more. What’s a good backup fluid if acetone isn’t available?
Thanks for your replies!