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shpongle

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how to unrust my bearings?
« on: March 18, 2021, 05:12:42 PM »
my bearings got left in the water. what should i do to bring my swiss bearings back to life :(? they are rusty and dont spin at all

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Re: how to unrust my bearings?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2021, 08:26:18 PM »
my bearings got left in the water. what should i do to bring my swiss bearings back to life :(? they are rusty and dont spin at all

isopropyl alcohol, acetone or citrus cleaner - soak and shake well if there really rusty leave them in their for a couple of hours
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Re: how to unrust my bearings?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2021, 05:34:06 PM »
An electric toothbrush might be a good bet for really scraping the rust off of them. Pair that with your usual bearing cleaning fluid, and it'll probably get the job done a lot faster.

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Re: how to unrust my bearings?
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2021, 11:19:11 AM »
When my bearings are rusted I typically soak them in WD-40, work the rust out of the treads with my fingers until they spin smoother, then clean the WD-40 out with rubbing alcohol and blow them dry with compressed air (I use an air compressor but canned air works too). I only do this if I think I have a chance of saving them, if they're completely seized it might be worth just getting a new set of bearings.