Yup, it's time for making everything pretty and shiny. And it seemed like it would be more fun to clean up my skates than my house (which is a complete disaster because I've been a little under the weather and incredibly busy). Don't judge.
This is a little tutorial for my new hunnies who either don't know how to take care of their goods or don't know that they should.
And I'm no expert. This is just what I do. There are lots of other options. And sometimes, I just buy new bearings and toss out the crunchy ones, but other times, I have better things to spend $30 on and decide a little sprucing up will buy me some more time.
|I use a Bones bearing cleaning bottle. You don't have to. You could put one bearing at a time in a plastic bottle with a lid and shake it up, but I don't have all day. I highly recommend this little gadget.|
|Make a nice warm bath for your wheels. Dump 'em all in at once. Let 'em soak. Use a nylon brush to get any gunk off. Rinse them with clean water.|
|Ah! Four sets of clean wheels! It's been soooo long since I could say that...|
|Although it takes me about 3 hours start to finish, cleaning these bearings saved me over $100. If I can do it, so can you.|
I'll be one happy skater tonight!