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[*] posted on 9-9-2014 at 09:47 AM
What oil to use to speed up your bearings?


I took my landboard on sand the other day and now I have sand packed in all kinds of places on my board. I won't likely be doing that again in the near future, and so I thought I should clean the bearings and lube them. What are you guys using to get the higher performance from your bearings for your boards and buggies?

I found this oil on Amazon that came with pretty high reviews:

http://www.amazon.com/Bones-Speed-Cream-Bearing-Lubricant/dp...

I thought about using 3-in-1 oil but heard that was too thick. Next time I'll be sure to pack some heavy weight grease on the outside of my bearings to extend their life.




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[*] posted on 9-9-2014 at 10:36 AM


generally bearings are cheap and i make a point of a new set every season and try to keep them out of the salt water but will spray them with a bicycle chain lube after riding to prevent seize up. If you want to save some funds and make them work a lot better- BEFORE installing them pop the covers pack full of a litheum grease on both sides then put the covers on and ride. grease will keep the salt freeze from happening so quickly. have fun



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[*] posted on 9-9-2014 at 12:06 PM


Marine grease that they use to lube the bearings on boat trailers. Put it in heavy and don't wipe away the part that squishes out as that will capture sand and prevent it from getting in the bearing. I am running bearings I bought in 2006 though they have been repacked 3 times.



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[*] posted on 9-9-2014 at 12:08 PM


Speed cream and 3 in 1 is not sufficient if you are running in any kind of grassy or sandy and dirty surface.



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[*] posted on 9-9-2014 at 12:50 PM


Sounds good. Yay, I get to repack bearings. So what's the difference between Marine and lithium grease? My local automotive store has a selection of lithium greases but only a single Marine grease (Lucas).



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[*] posted on 9-9-2014 at 01:17 PM


imo...just ride the board, i only ride in the sand and havent repacked a thing yet...2yrs riding 1 failed bearing...i wash the sand and salt water off and when the bearing freezes up or a couple days after riding i hit them w/ a touch of Dodge lubricant thats like CRC or WD40and make sure they will roll for the next time...or repack them on the dinning room table and see how well that goes over

iso...1 bearing




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[*] posted on 9-9-2014 at 04:41 PM


Marine grease is designed to repel water or at least be more water resistant, I believe. I know it is thicker than white lightening/lithium.



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