Q: Do your bearings come with a warranty?A:Back to top
Unfortunately, there is never an explicit warranty with bearings. Bearings do eventually wear out and every application, setup and operator is different. It is very difficult to calculate life expectancy without having extremely detailed data about your application. However, Boca Bearings has been in business since 1987 and we stand behind our product 100%. We will always replace or exchange any bearings that we determine to have failed prematurely.
Q: When should I replace my bearings?A:Back to top
If you have gone through the cleaning steps outlined above and your bearings begin to feel gritty or notchie to the touch, they should be replaced. When bearings sit idle for a long time they must be protected from any and all moisture. This is a common problem when storing small RC engines. If any moisture has gotten to the bearings, they will need to be replaced before using the engine again.
Q: Do you ship internationally and what shipping methods are available?A:Back to top
Yes, we do ship internationally. After placing items in your shopping cart, proceed to the checkout area. Complete the Shipping and Billing information, including selecting your country. If your country is not in our drop-down list, we are unable to ship orders to that country. We ship orders via US Mail, FedEx or UPS. The most reliable way to ship internationally is by UPS and Fedex. There are however, more duties and taxes associated with these carriers when the package arrives in your country. If you are not familiar with the customs laws and fees in your country, please check with your local customs office for more information. US Mail is less expensive but in our experience, not as reliable because they are not the ones bringing the package to your doorstep.
Please note that in your destination country you may need to pay additional import fees, taxes, brokerage fees, and handling fees to receive your order.
Q: How should the Orange Seal bearings be handled before being used?A:Back to top
All Orange Seal bearings with an LD (lube dry) in the part number are supplied dry, without grease or oil. AF2 in the part number means light oil and NB2 in the part number means a heavy duty grease. If your bearings are already dry they will not require any further handling. They can be run completely dry or you can add a light drop of oil to the outside seal and work the oil into the bearing. Dry bearings can be more noisy but a light drop of oil will quiet them right down. If your bearings came packed in grease or oil land you would like to clean out your bearings, you can remove the seals and soak the bearings in our Clean Touch over night. Blow the bearings dry the next day or let them air dry.
Q: How do your different RC bearing lines compare to the stock bearings that came pre-installed. How much longer will they last?A:Back to top
Unfortunately there is never an explicit warranty with bearings. Bearings do eventually wear out and every application, setup and operator is different. It is very difficult to calculate life expectancy without having extremely detailed data about your application. But Boca Bearings has been in business since 1987 and we stand behind our product 100%. We will always replace or exchange any bearings that we determine to have failed prematurely. As a rule of thumb we would say:
Our Econo Power shielded bearings are comparable to what comes stock with your vehicle, so you should expect the same life as those that you get right out of the box with your car. Because these are shielded bearings they will require maintenance to get a long life. You will want to clean and re-lube them regularly to extend the life or you will have to replace them often.
Our Green Seal & Ultra Seal bearings however are considered maintenance free and lubed for the life of the bearing. You do not have to ever clean or re-lube these bearings at all and they should last at least twice as long as your stock bearings.
And finally our Ceramic Lightning Yellow Seal & Ultra Seal bearings are also considered maintenance free and lubed for the life of the bearing. But because the ceramic ball is so much harder than steel you should expect about 3-4 times the life of your stock bearings.