Acetone for bearings

Discussion in 'Reel Repair and Upgrades' started by sirdank, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. sirdank

    sirdank New Member

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    I am going to clean up and re lube my bearings on my silver max
    I heard you can use acetone to clean the old oil and grease out.
    Can I use nail polish remove, cuz I don't need a whole gallon!

    Also for the iar bearing should I take it apart? And light oil on all
    Bearings and grease on the gears right?

    Thank you much.... Still trying to think of a good quote :)
     
  2. kscathunter

    kscathunter New Member

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    probally so most are aceatone anyway. i usually use wd-40 to clean wipe it off then oil or grease. unless the insides are grose i usually just add alittle here and there, make shure the drag is clean and oil free or it wont work right.
     

  3. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    Some polish removers have acetone and some don't. You should be able to pick up a pint of acetone at your local hardware or paint store.
    **Be sure to read the warning label prior to use**
     
  4. sirdank

    sirdank New Member

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    Would you recommend something other than acetone? And is there a
    Grease I could use that I could find at a hardware store.

    Thank you
     
  5. stoney53

    stoney53 Well-Known Member

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    WD40 usually will clean up any grease / oil wipe it clean then use oil or grease
     
  6. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    Sirdank, why not get you a can or two of brake parts cleaner. It has a degreasing solvent and with the blast from the nozzle will blow out the old hard grease, leaving the bearing clean and dry to relube. Vern
     
  7. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    I personally either use brake cleaner in a spray can, blow dry with a low pressure air hose, then lube with Penn reel grease.
     
  8. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Same here,Brake cleaner in the aresol can,works great on cleaning parts,and you dont have a bunch to store later