Re: Help with Bearing Cleaning
If you want thorough, try this suggestion. While yes, time consuming, it last for ages(seasons, years) seriously. I did it last week for the first time in a few years. Silent and quick once complete, no spin off to worry about. It comes up in a search on this site
Just wanted to throw this out there. After years of indoor and outdoor roller hockey and cleaning bearings to maximize life, I have come up with the following process. After removing the shields, I clean them with Automotive Break Parts Cleaner(wear latex gloves, it burns)(the pressurized can with the cleaning power gets all the crap out). Once they are cleaned and dry, lubricate them with Mobil 1 Synthetic Bearing Grease(Also Automotive). Pack it in there well. It is thick and slippery and lasts, well, forever. If for some reason you decide to clean them once you have applied the Synthetic Grease, the Brake Parts Cleaner will remove it. But normally I would go a season (15 games) between cleaning/lubricating (using normal skate bearing lube/grease), but I have gone about 100 games(2+ years) on the current cleaning and still going strong. Just as quick and quiet as new. Just a suggestion.
Ron Sardina #89
SUNY Brockport Golden Eagles 1995-1999
Founding member of ECRHA