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Any suggestions on cleaning bearings? Is an ultra sonic cleaner necessary? Any recommendations on what to buy?
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No it's not necessary but it does aid to breaking up the sediment that gets in them.

A baby food jar and some Rosonol Lighter Fluid is all you need, or Coleman fuel (white gas).

Make sure the bearing doesn't have an orange seal or some other crazy shielding that might melt in the cleaner. 

Let the bearing soak. Then swirl around and let soak. I would then take the bearings out and put them on the end of a pencil and spin them with a flick of my finger and then re soak. Only a few minutes are needed. When the bearing will spin to your liking, blow it dry and put a drop of oil on it.

I use a magnasonic cleaner now, I don't remember how much it cost.
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No it's not necessary but it does aid to breaking up the sediment that gets in them.

A baby food jar and some Rosonol Lighter Fluid is all you need, or Coleman fuel (white gas).

Make sure the bearing doesn't have an orange seal or some other crazy shielding that might melt in the cleaner. 

Let the bearing soak. Then swirl around and let soak. I would then take the bearings out and put them on the end of a pencil and spin them with a flick of my finger and then re soak. Only a few minutes are needed. When the bearing will spin to your liking, blow it dry and put a drop of oil on it.

I use a magnasonic cleaner now, I don't remember how much it cost.

Thank you Mike
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I use a Dremel with a machine screw small enough to fit the bearing, finger tight on the nut dip the bearing in the solvent and turn it on for 10 seconds, works like a charm.
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I use a Dremel with a machine screw small enough to fit the bearing, finger tight on the nut dip the bearing in the solvent and turn it on for 10 seconds, works like a charm.
Rodney

Thanks for the tip
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Thanks for the tips

I just soak in some acetone for about 1/2 hour, then let air dry, blow out with some  compressed air, a drop of oil . Make sure they spin freely then back in the reel.
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