Looking for wheel bearing grease? (perhaps USA)

Looking for wheel bearing grease? (perhaps USA)

Post by John Do » Tue, 14 Dec 2004 11:59:07


For anyone who would like to try a light grease.

http://www.iqproducts.com/new/primis/primis_lubegel.htm

At Wal-Mart. The only thing special about that is how easy it is to
apply. It doesn't spray, it oozes. I would prefer a heavier grease,
but the light stuff is all there was. It is like a thick oil.

If anyone knows where to get the other styles, please advise.

I'm not selling anything. Other bearing lubricant suggestions are
invited.

--
By the way. Spraying bearings (held by a pair of vice grips or
whatever) with a garden hose attachment stream seems to be a good way
of removing old grease, perhaps the bearings soaked in WD-40 before
hand.

 
 
 

Looking for wheel bearing grease? (perhaps USA)

Post by FNGu » Tue, 14 Dec 2004 19:19:56



Quote:
> http://www.iqproducts.com/new/primis/primis_lubegel.htm

Report back on how well it works out.

SOUNDS good, but their info page is long bragging about the delivery
system, while totally lacking in any hard specs on the grease itself, such
as film strength, dropping temperature, etc... or even whether it's
synthetic or petroleum based.  Sad, really, but I guess skates are not jet
engines, so just about any grease will do, the thinner the better.

I'd love to find a grease that's lower viscosity than the automotive
offerings (NLGI-2), such as an NLGI-0, but you have to go wholesale, and
buy huge tubs.

In a marine hardware store, I saw a clear synthetic grease called "Super
Lube" from Synco.  It came in small tubes, so I may try some.

 
 
 

Looking for wheel bearing grease? (perhaps USA)

Post by Darius S. Naq » Thu, 16 Dec 2004 02:15:01

Quote:

> Bob Cardone's recommendation worked very well for me - cheap white
> lithium grease from any cycle shop.

I use spray white lithium grease that I bought at Canadian Tire.  I'd
guess that Canadian Tire is only in Canada (duh), but the grease is a
pretty common brand (three-in-one) so it should be available anywhere.
It seems to be the right combination of thin enough that it doesn't
slow down the bearings, and thick enough that one application lasts
for a while.  The consistency is more like a cream or foam than, say,
the kind of grease you'd get from a grease gun.

The problem is that it is pretty hard to spray the stuff into your
bearings without getting bits of grease everywhere.  You have to stick
the nozzle tube right into the bearing, then press the button very
gently and for a very brief burst.  If you press with full force, you
get grease everywhere but the bearing.

Once my spray can has run out (which will take a while), I think I'll
buy a squeeze tube of white lithium grease.  I noticed that at
Canadian Tire as well, but I went for the spray can last time.

--
Darius S. Naqvi              email: dsn at dsn dot incentre dot net
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Looking for wheel bearing grease? (perhaps USA)

Post by LSMik » Wed, 15 Dec 2004 19:16:13

Bob Cardone's recommendation worked very well for me - cheap white
lithium grease from any cycle shop.
 
 
 

Looking for wheel bearing grease? (perhaps USA)

Post by JFordO » Mon, 27 Dec 2004 14:10:32

I found that a green bicycle waterproof grease from Phill Woods made for ball
and roller bearings works well for me. We get a lot of unexpected rain here in
Florida and this grease when applied to 'say just half fill the internals of
the bearing' seems to work fine and like most greases gets pushed out of the
way after a few skate sessions then it spins pretty freely after that.
 
 
 

Looking for wheel bearing grease? (perhaps USA)

Post by John Do » Mon, 10 Jan 2005 12:52:05

Quote:


>> http://www.iqproducts.com/new/primis/primis_lubegel.htm

>Report back on how well it works out.

Works great.