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    Next time I'm in a bearing cleaning mood maybe I should try some then. Thanks.

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    Thanks for the video, much help
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    thanks. i've been looking months for this
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke Vader View Post
    ^^ I've had the same results...

    it's like magic spray, unbelievable how good it works...

    and as you said, it comes out like a jet stream of awesome...dont get too close to it when you're spraying or it could splash back on you, dont have your mouth open when you spray it or you'll be tasting it for a while, dont spray it indoors unless you want your house smelling like fumes, etc etc

    it's nasty, but it's awesome...you'll definitely want to use some lube on your bearing afterwards, this stuff gets your bearing almost too clean...
    The taste is umbearable too! hehe. I hate the eye thing more though. You think you're gonna go blind .


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    Has anyone tried soaking their bearing in gasoline? I've been doing that lately and it turns out great. Just soak the bearing for 3-4 hours then put on yo-yo and play. The gasoline dissolves any oils and things like that but leaves a thin film on the bearing that makes it self-lube itself.
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    I certainly wouldnt....
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    Gasoline

    Soaking in any commonly used solvent for that long will do the same thing. Mineral spirits will also leave a light film. Problem is you really should blow them out to get any gunk residue out of the bearing before you use it.

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    Not to mention the 15 or so distinctly hazardous chemicals found in gas.

    Why not just mineral spirits? *shrugs* Its easily found, cheap as chips and not quite as nasty
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    Quote Originally Posted by macca View Post
    Not to mention the 15 or so distinctly hazardous chemicals found in gas.
    Or the fact that you could level your house in a short time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhb8426 View Post
    Or the fact that you could level your house in a short time.
    Hmm good idea! Wait I never said that!


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    "Send all footage and hate mail to [...]"

    Hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhb8426 View Post
    Gasoline

    Soaking in any commonly used solvent for that long will do the same thing. Mineral spirits will also leave a light film. Problem is you really should blow them out to get any gunk residue out of the bearing before you use it.
    I do blow the gunk out of the bearing using an airduster.
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    Or the fact that you could level your house in a short time.
    Seriously a tablespoon or two of gasoline isn't that volatile (not to mention the fact I'm soaking them in my garage in a small container with just enough to cover the bearing and away from all ignition sources)and anyway paint thinner, nail polish remover, LIGHTER FLUID, and others are just as flammable and probably worse for your health than gasoline and yet everyone seems to love using those.
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    But different from paint thinner, nail polish remover, and lighter fluid, it's the fumes from gasoline that is flammable and not so much the liquid itself. Gasoline fumes can be carried far away from the source and still be extremely dangerous and possibly explosive. Just because there are no ignition sources near the container that the gasoline is in doesnt mean that there's not one 50 feet away where the fumes are drifting.

    With that in mind, the other recommended cleaners are a much safer alternative. You have to remember that there are alot of younger folks reading these tips and wont consider fumes from gasoline. You seem to have overlooked that fact yourself.
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    true........thanx for setting me straight Luke
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    Also there are more cancerous ingredients in gasoline than in the other products.


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    Thank you very much, I enjoyed the video :)

    What do I do if I can't replace the shields?
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    Don't, they are not needed, in yoyos. If you are playing responsive they will hold the lube in for you, but if you are playing unresponsive they will do exactly nothing but trap string fibers in the bearing.
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    >.< It's just that I'm kind of scared that I might get dirt inside without knowing and ruin my bearings :3
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    Probably not. The bearing sides are covered by the yoyo body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irockandown View Post
    >.< It's just that I'm kind of scared that I might get dirt inside without knowing and ruin my bearings :3
    I have bearing that have consistent use that have not had their shields since 06' They are fine. I am a custodian, and outdoors man. I carry my yoyo on my belt loop holder, and it gets wet, and dirty to the extent that I has changed color from how much dirt gets on it some times.

    I have fell in water, with it on my belt, and I pressured washed stuff for weeks at a time. each day being able to squeeze water out of my string.
    I play in the rain, and over dirt,sand, and anything I can think of with no thought for it, and my bearings still work fine.

    These bearing are all fine, I use just about nothing but thin lube, my bearings are fine, they are unresponsive and work perfect. I never clean them, all I do is add lube once in awhile when they get loud.

    basically just don't worry about it. Play with your toy and have fun.
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