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Long story short I have a couple of older Quantum Energy’s that I love and don’t want to replace. But they are in desperate need of a complete cleaning. These have sealed bearings. What’s the best way to clean them?  Should I soak them in acetone, leave them be, or just replace them?  My concern of course is that if I soak them will it penetrate the seal and if so how do I get oil back in there?  They seem fairly clean considering being 10+ years old. Never been dunked or used in saltwater. I’m leaning just leaving them alone and putting a drop of oil around the seal. But I’m definitely open to suggestions!

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Just soak them in solvent (mineral spirits, acetone, lacquer thinner), spin them on the spool shaft and air dry for a little while. Re-oil and you're done. Purists use an ultrasonic cleaner but this way your bearings will be plenty fast. Set your brakes a bit higher at first or you'll get a surprise on your first cast.

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1 hour ago, The Bassman said:

Just soak them in solvent (mineral spirits, acetone, lacquer thinner), spin them on the spool shaft and air dry for a little while. Re-oil and you're done. Purists use an ultrasonic cleaner but this way your bearings will be plenty fast. Set your brakes a bit higher at first or you'll get a surprise on your first cast.

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