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TUTORIAL: SKATEBOARD MAINTENANCE
In this tutorial video, Kyle shows you how to prolong the life of your skateboard. The tutorial covers: cleaning your bearings, sanding your skateboard, rotating your wheels and more.
Please note: Never use WD40 to lubricate your bearings. Use a specialised formula for skate bearings such as Bones Speed Cream.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Good tutorial. I do miss the chick in the red swim suit though
the end cracked me up
If ya were to do a proper job with ya bearins though, I would remove the shield before washin them!!!!!
Any thoughts on using graphite lubricant for your bearings? My brother got some from work (apprentice mechanic) and I am thinking about experimenting with it on my longboard. Just wanna check if anyone has any horror stories trying it out!
Not sure about graphite lubricant(?) but you should never use anything like WD40. They attract dirt and it clogs the bearings. Only use specialised bearing lubricants like Bones Speed Cream.
Yeah it is a dry lubricant, used on wheel bearings on cars apparently. It is in a spray can comes out like a fine dust. Looks like I will have to do some experimentation!
Ya can use sewin machine oil (white mineral oil) on ya bearins!!!!!
Just don’t let ya mum catch ya doin it!!!!!
HAHAHAHA! Duly noted Mizu, cheers!
Ive always used wd40 and crc on my bearings and nothings ever happened to them
WD40 and CRC are solvents and will actually remove any lubrication from the bearing!!!!!
They will still run smooth providin that there is no grit in the race, but metal on metal will wear faster than a lubricated set of balls!!!!!
That’s why it’s not good to use petrol to clean either, unless it is mixed with an oil (Like two stroke mower fuel)!!!!! That way the petrol acts as a solvent, and the oil leaves a lubricatin film behind!!!!! Just like in a lawn mower/Dirt Bike engine!!!!!