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Old November 9th, 2015, 02:56 PM   #21
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I just skate on the beach to clean them out. Then add water and wait 24-48 hrs for oxidation. Enjoy the refreshingly crunchy ride.
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Old November 12th, 2015, 04:51 PM   #22
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Hi ALL, and Shesk8,

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Many solvents leave residue on the bearings, some break down the delrin(plastic rings), so choose your solvent wisely. But, no matter what solvent we use(usually reach for the non toxic, citrus degreasers) we always flush or boil in hot water as a final cleansing phase. Yup, "Water" that same simple elementary liquid compound that locked up my Bones swiss in 1999 Tahiti marathon. Still have those old bones, they roll great! o - o

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You better check out the materials in your bearings versus 212F or 100C. You might be melting the plastic. I never ever thought anyone would put their bearings in boiling water, Geez almost a No NO for plastics.

Gosh these things melt at high temperatures.

I once had everyone in the universe contact Dupont about Scouters using a heavy duty plastic bag to boil eggs. The lead chemist thought it was cool yet was corrected by the management. Plastic has melt points worse than solvent attacks.

Solvents do not normally leave residues on the bearings I have cleaned. YET in a perfect world with lots of grit, you would clean your bearings first with a soap solution, water rinse, drying action, and then a degreaser/oil remover solution to get down to bear metal. And pick out the hairs that lay trapped between ball and bearing race.

Yours in Skating, MA/NY Skating Dave

Edit-01: This reminds me of a few who with shields intact would put their bearings in solvents. Again a NO NO for plastics
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