Just got biltins a month ago and they are already rusting on the outside bit that touches the wheels.How can i prevent this and why is it happening>I dont ride in the rain ThanksClick here for the full story
Started this discussion. Last reply by bernie Apr 15, 2011.
"Your looking at it the wrong way.
Get the rust to spread to every bit of exposed steel on your board.
Spray the rest of your board with some black primer.
Put some white paint on the outside edge of the wheels(like white walls),
Slap on a "moon…"
"people spend way too much time worrying about bearings when they make the least amount of difference to your ride... if they spin they work. its your wheels and your skill that make you ride better and smoother. bearings dont mean shit"
"I prefer maintainable bearings with inbuilt spacers to double sealed bearings. I agree Bugs, no need for the second inner seal. The point to maintainable bearings is that you look after them; the Biltins design makes this easy. Avoid rust by regular…"
"Sure, I guess my point is that the tightness of the bearing in the core makes a seal that is better than the seal formed by the inner-shield in the bearing. Which makes that inner-shield a bit pointless. But this is just a theory..."
"Moisture gets into bearings and just about anything else from temperature change and condensation over the course of the day/night , this is from my experience as a diesel fitter and not as a skater. Failure of bearings from "liquid…"
"pah. Best thing you can do to your bearings is leave them the hell alone. a bit of surface rust on the outer race never hurt anyone.
Acetone will degrade the rubber shields on rubber shielded bearings, so yeah go ahead and soak em in that stuff if…"
"try some white lithium grease broI know dudes on the fish who use it and they love itbasically its a grease which prevents water from entering the small crevasses found on bearingsto my knowledge thats the best product to use"
"just like i said on the phone when you called the shop... accetone to remove all dirt rust and any crap, soak em in the shit for about 20 mins and then let em dry (maybe use a hair dryer, dont get water in them) then grease em up.