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Boca Bearings RC Newsletter: Issue 9

One of the most essential performance items on your RC car can't even be seen with body off. I refer to the bearings hidden away in the drive train. With proper care and maintenance, bearings will last a very long time and offer excellent performance throughout their lifetimes. An often overlooked aspect of bearings, however, is the correct way to remove and install them, and that's where this article comes in. I'll show you how to do it right using a set of Ceramic Nitride bearings....more

Kit Used In Video
Ceramic Orange Seal Abec 7 Bearings
#05-220C-OS NB2

RC Car & Truck Orange/Yellow Seal Ceramic bearing kits are the true secret weapon for serious RC racers. ABEC #7 tolerances makes the Orange/Yellow Seal line the closest precision tolerance that Boca Bearings has to offer. The removable, non-contact rubber seals results in a bearing with less drag and that requires less maintenance than a typical shielded bearing. The Grade 5 ceramic Si3N4 balls will allow the bearing to be lighter and spin 50% faster than a traditional steel bearing. Free seal replacements are supplied upon request...more

Q: How do I remove my shields or seals?

A: For fixed metal shields you should use an awl. Place the awl on the shield toward the outer race. Punch down lightly until you make a small hole. Then peel the shield back with the awl. Removable metal shields are held in place with a retaining ring. Run a sewing needle along the inside of the outer race to pop out the retainer. Once the retainer is removed the shield should pop out with a light tap. To remove a rubber seal use a pen knife or sharp pointed object. In most cases the rubber cannot be re-used.

Here is an instructional video:
How to properly remove shields and seals

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