Thin gloves, so fingers and bearings are protected from contamination. The gloves should be as thin that they do not interfere with the "fingertip feeling".
Tip: Use disposable gloves
A pad to protect against dirt
Tip: Use a large piece of cardboard, an old writing pad or plastic placemats
Never use a soiled surface. The workplace must be clean!
- Paper towel that absorbs moisture after the cleaning process
- The best possible illumination of your workstation to detect soiling
Tip: If daylight is not enough, you can align a desk lamp with your desk.
- A rag, a brush
Tip: Check beforehand if the cloth is fiber-free and the brush does not lose its components. For example. a toothbrush with hard bristles is suitable.
- Cleaning supplies
Tip: You can use a simple detergent for the sealing discs. The bearings can be cleaned with WD-40, acetone, benzine or brake cleaner
- Two containers in which all ball bearings and, if necessary, sealing washers fit during the cleaning process
Tip: Use preserving jars
If you are working with an aggressive cleaning agent, you should under no circumstances use plastic containers.
- Air pressure compressor or air pressure spray
Instructions for the bearing cleaning
- Now place the ball bearings and sealing washers on a double piece of kitchen paper and let them dry. Change the paper as soon as it is soaked.
Tip: To speed up the process, you can also blow-dry the ball bearings.
Do not use the hair dryer on a warm level, set it to cold!
- Oil or grease your bearings now. Information on oiling and greasing of bearings can be found here.