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04-30-2007, 01:54 PM
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Question about inline skates

Is it a good idea to spray somw WD40 onto the bearings of the wheels?
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Is it a good idea to spray somw WD40 onto the bearings of the wheels?
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I can't hurt them, but it does attract dirt.

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I can't hurt them, but it does attract dirt.
actually it can hurt them. Depending on the quality of bearings, wd40 can ruin them. It is best to use actual bearing lubricant. WD40 does attract dust and dirt, but with high end bearings it can ruin the ball bearings.

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Thanks, that's what I thought. Somebody suggested that to me.

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I agree that it can be a bad idea, it cuts the grease used on the bearings you can clean them with WD40 but you have to go back and put more lube on them before you use them.

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quick and easy bearing cleaner.....big mouth plastic soda bottle and mineral spirits. Put in bearings, put on cap and roll them around.

About hte only time to use WD40 would be if you have worn them where they got wet and you dont have time to clean them. before next use you would have to then clean and lubricate. I prefere to use a #2 light tool oil(typical for sewing machines). Works better on my old nija bearings than any of the skate lubes.

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