WD-40 "specialist" silicon keeps street skates and bearings clean

WD-40 "specialist" silicon keeps street skates and bearings clean

Post by John Do » Sat, 10 Mar 2012 01:59:24


Apparently... Silicon is the good stuff that is water resistant,
repels dirt, and prevents grit from getting into street skate
bearings. Currently using WD-40 "specialist" silicon spray. Every
few skates, the bearings on both sides of each wheel are given a
short-as-possible spray. It won't last long as grease, but the
fact that it does not attract grit into the bearings will help
prevent wear. I used it on a damp skate. Will take a skate in the
rain at some point, and see what happens. If it works in the rain,
silicon might be a good alternative to bicycle chain grease.
 
 
 

WD-40 "specialist" silicon keeps street skates and bearings clean

Post by John Do » Fri, 03 Aug 2012 15:11:59

I tried some cheap silicon spray from the local megastore. Noticed
some squeaking. I have a feeling that the WD-40 brand is higher
quality. Still using it, still works great.
Quote:
> Apparently... Silicon is the good stuff that is water resistant,
> repels dirt, and prevents grit from getting into street skate
> bearings. Currently using WD-40 "specialist" silicon spray. Every
> few skates, the bearings on both sides of each wheel are given a
> short-as-possible spray. It won't last long as grease, but the
> fact that it does not attract grit into the bearings will help
> prevent wear. I used it on a damp skate. Will take a skate in the
> rain at some point, and see what happens. If it works in the rain,
> silicon might be a good alternative to bicycle chain grease.