Today we teach you how to clean your longboard bearings. What do you have when you combine a dirt-covered, greasy skateboard with the squeaky sound of wheels on the pavement? An annoying and terrible sound!
And if that isn’t bad enough, your bearings will wear out much faster than they would otherwise. Luckily there is an easy solution for this. It’s called “cleaning your longboard bearings.”
Clearing your longboards’ bearings can be done in less than 10 minutes and will make them last longer by removing all the caked-up grease and dirt from the inside of them.
This way, they’ll spin smoother and more efficiently, which means better performance! So don’t delay – get to cleaning those bearings today and follow the below-given steps properly.
Required tools in cleaning longboard bearings
- A skate tool
- A razor blade
- Isopropyl alcohol
Steps to clean your longboard bearings
Remove the dust covers
Take out the skate key and remove your longboard’s dustcovers. This is where all of your bearings are so it’s important to clean them all.
Clean the grease and dirt off of your bearings
Use your isopropyl alcohol and your razor blade to wipe away all the dirt and grease that is caked onto your bearings. It’s important to get into every little nook and cranny!
Wash the bearings with water and let dry
It’s important to get ALL of the grease and dirt off your bearings. After all the old grease and dirt have been removed, go ahead and wash them with water to make sure they are clean. Let your bearings dry before you replace the dustcovers on them.
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Lubricate your bearings
Use some skate-specific lube to lubricate your bearings. Make sure to go lightly with the lube, just touching the surface of your bearings is good enough. If you use too much then it could make your longboard harder to ride or sometimes even cause it to slip out of place!
Your bearings should now be clean and well-lubricated for your next ride. Try to do this every couple of months or so to ensure that they are always running smoothly!
Cleaning your longboard bearings is an easy process that can be done in less than 10 minutes. Your longboard will last longer and run smoother if you follow this process regularly, but every couple of months should suffice.
Just like anything else it’s important to take care of your longboard properly. So tell all your buddies about how to clean their longboard bearings and enjoy a smooth ride on your next commute!