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If you are worried about using carborator cleaner or Brake cleaner on your reel bearing since it can easily damage plastic part near the components, try using GOO GONE! I've used it and the spool bearings are spinning faster and longer. Now I use both the GOO GONE The GOO GONE dissolves those sticky residue from the reel oil.

FYI, brake cleaners are more effective than carb cleaners, brake cleaners do not leave residues like carb cleaners do.  But the GOO Gone, oh... you just need to try It.    I  compared the revo inshore that was initially cleaned w/ brake cleaner and a tiny bit of corrosion x,  I   Spin the spool and it does a good spin but not long enough that I have to wait till it completely stop.  I cleaned the same bearing with goo gone and install it again, spin the spool and I was amazed on the speed and it took a looong while before it completely stop.   You'll be surprised with the results.   The goo gone itself is made out of oil so you can have the option to skip adding reel oil.

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It is the lack of adding oil that gives you the results you're seeing. I've heard good things about this product but have not tried it. It is described as an oil/solvent (so is WD 40). I doubt that the oil residue left behind after the solvent evaporates will protect the bearings from premature wear. 

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I'll stick with an acetone bath in an ultrasonic machine followed by a light application of a quality oil designed for spool bearings.  It's proven to be an effective system over the years for me.

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I happen to compare the bearing cleaned with Goo Gone with a new set of ABEC 7 ceramic orange seal bearings, the result is: the one cleaned with Goo Gone spins longer than a factory Lube dried ABEC 7 bearings.  You just got to try it.  The best thing about it; you would not get that feezed/cooked up skin  when the cleaning agent gets into you hand/skin compared to the carb and brake cleaners.

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From the product website

Goo Gone® made from natural citrus oils and *d-limonene, it is a extra-heavy duty industrial and institutional degreaser and cleaner. It's most effective on greasy, sticky problems such as masking tape, paint and varnish, gum, glue, grease and tar.

Removes chewing gum, grease, tar, stickers, labels, tape residue, oil, blood, lipstick and mascara, shoe polish, crayon, bumper stickers.

*d-limonene: d-limonene is the major component of the oil extracted from citrus rind.

Probably the reason it lubricates the bearings after they are cleaned with the product.

Bet it won't last as long as a quality bearing oil...

The key to proper maintenance of bearings is to remove all oil and debris from the bearings before a re-lube oil is added.

Just my old .02¢

Tight Lines All!!

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I read the ingredients on the back of a can at the paint store today. It mentioned nothing about using citrus products. The active ingredient was M.E.K. It is not recommended that you leave M.E.K. in contact with aluminum and many alloy's for any length of time.  I'd think there are less risky products to use.

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I happen to compare the bearing cleaned with Goo Gone with a new set of ABEC 7 ceramic orange seal bearings, the result is: the one cleaned with Goo Gone spins longer than a factory Lube dried ABEC 7 bearings. You just got to try it. The best thing about it; you would not get that feezed/cooked up skin when the cleaning agent gets into you hand/skin compared to the carb and brake cleaners.

Orange Seal bearings IMO arent know to just sit n spin with the seals still installed. a good steel ball bearing will IMO "free spin" longer than the Orange Seal bearings.

other than that, .RM., and bronzefly with a few others are proven techs. i personal would go back and read as many of their posts as possible if you like to service your own gear.

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I read the ingredients on the back of a can at the paint store today. It mentioned nothing about using citrus products. The active ingredient was M.E.K. It is not recommended that you leave M.E.K. in contact with aluminum and many alloy's for any length of time. I'd think there are less risky products to use.

Was probably one of the many another products with a name close to the Goo Gone, like Goo Off (very heavy in the skin irritation area).

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I read the ingredients on the back of a can at the paint store today. It mentioned nothing about using citrus products. The active ingredient was M.E.K. It is not recommended that you leave M.E.K. in contact with aluminum and many alloy's for any length of time. I'd think there are less risky products to use.

Was probably one of the many another products with a name close to the Goo Gone, like Goo Off (very heavy in the skin irritation area).

what he said.

Try the goo gone that has a label citrus power. It smells like citrus. :)

I mentioned it as safe cleaning agent, compared to carb cleaner and brake fluid. Crab and brake cleaners stings when it get contact on skin with cut, not like the goo gone. So if it does not hurt your skin I'm pretty sure it could not damage those stainless steel bearings in the reels :)

I happen to compare the bearing cleaned with Goo Gone with a new set of ABEC 7 ceramic orange seal bearings, the result is: the one cleaned with Goo Gone spins longer than a factory Lube dried ABEC 7 bearings. You just got to try it. The best thing about it; you would not get that feezed/cooked up skin when the cleaning agent gets into you hand/skin compared to the carb and brake cleaners.

Orange Seal bearings IMO arent know to just sit n spin with the seals still installed. a good steel ball bearing will IMO "free spin" longer than the Orange Seal bearings.

other than that, .RM., and bronzefly with a few others are proven techs. i personal would go back and read as many of their posts as possible if you like to service your own gear.

:)

Oh yeah...that is correct, the ceramic bearings are lighter and would not spin faster than a steel ball bearings. I'll check the boca threads..thanks... :)

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I'll stick with an acetone bath in an ultrasonic machine followed by a light application of a quality oil designed for spool bearings. It's proven to be an effective system over the years for me.

Yep.  No reason to mess with perfection.

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I've heard it all.  Tape remover to "clean" bearings.

BTW, if your Orange Seals aren't spinning freely, you installed the seals wrong, and they are inside the lip of the races, causing interference.  No bearing really spins forever when oiled.  Add some load, and that's when the fun starts.

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I'll stick with an acetone bath in an ultrasonic machine followed by a light application of a quality oil designed for spool bearings. It's proven to be an effective system over the years for me.

Yep. No reason to mess with perfection.

I had a bad experience using acetone as cleaning agent, I accidentally spilled some on our formal dining table and it made a permanent marking on the finish. Another one is the splatter marks on my study/work table finish from the splatter of break cleaning agent. These are some of the reason why I go for goo gone. But the main reason is that those acetone, carb and brake cleaners freeze and cooked up my skin everytime my hands gets in contact with them.

I've heard it all. Tape remover to "clean" bearings.

BTW, if your Orange Seals aren't spinning freely, you installed the seals wrong, and they are inside the lip of the races, causing interference. No bearing really spins forever when oiled. Add some load, and that's when the fun starts.

ok.. i'm gonna try it putting the seals back and check the placement. Thanks! :)

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I'll stick with an acetone bath in an ultrasonic machine followed by a light application of a quality oil designed for spool bearings. It's proven to be an effective system over the years for me.

Yep. No reason to mess with perfection.

I had a bad experience using acetone as cleaning agent, I accidentally spilled some on our formal dining table and it made a permanent marking on the finish. Another one is the splatter marks on my study/work table finish from the splatter of break cleaning agent. These are some of the reason why I go for goo gone. But the main reason is that those acetone, carb and brake cleaners freeze and cooked up my skin everytime my hands gets in contact with them.

Then don't let the chemicals come into contact with your skin.   ::)

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I'll stick with an acetone bath in an ultrasonic machine followed by a light application of a quality oil designed for spool bearings. It's proven to be an effective system over the years for me.

Yep. No reason to mess with perfection.

I had a bad experience using acetone as cleaning agent, I accidentally spilled some on our formal dining table and it made a permanent marking on the finish.  Another one is the splatter marks on my study/work table finish from the splatter of break cleaning agent. These are some of the reason why I go for goo gone. But the main reason is that those acetone, carb and brake cleaners freeze and cooked up my skin everytime my hands gets in contact with them.

Then don't let the chemicals come into contact with your skin. ::)

Or, try using those chemicals outside or in the garage.  ::)

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I'll stick with an acetone bath in an ultrasonic machine followed by a light application of a quality oil designed for spool bearings. It's proven to be an effective system over the years for me.

Yep. No reason to mess with perfection.

I had a bad experience using acetone as cleaning agent, I accidentally spilled some on our formal dining table and it made a permanent marking on the finish. Another one is the splatter marks on my study/work table finish from the splatter of break cleaning agent. These are some of the reason why I go for goo gone. But the main reason is that those acetone, carb and brake cleaners freeze and cooked up my skin everytime my hands gets in contact with them.

Then don't let the chemicals come into contact with your skin. ::)

Or, try using those chemicals outside or in the garage. ::)

That would work too.  I guess ****** is as ****** does.

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I'll stick with an acetone bath in an ultrasonic machine followed by a light application of a quality oil designed for spool bearings. It's proven to be an effective system over the years for me.

Yep. No reason to mess with perfection.

I had a bad experience using acetone as cleaning agent, I accidentally spilled some on our formal dining table and it made a permanent marking on the finish. Another one is the splatter marks on my study/work table finish from the splatter of break cleaning agent. These are some of the reason why I go for goo gone. But the main reason is that those acetone, carb and brake cleaners freeze and cooked up my skin everytime my hands gets in contact with them.

Then don't let the chemicals come into contact with your skin. ::)

Or, try using those chemicals outside or in the garage. ::)

That would work too. I guess ****** is as ****** does.

Tough crowd :'( ;D

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That was mostly a tongue in cheek reply. I use forceps, or a bent tip awl.

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