If you've ever been skating and suddenly your board starts making a weird noise, it's probably because your bearings need to be cleaned. Fortunately, this is a pretty easy fix! All you need is some soap and water and a little bit of time.
In this blog post, we'll walk you through the steps of how to clean your skateboard bearings so you can get back to skating as soon as possible.
First, you'll need to remove the wheels from your skateboard. To do this, simply unscrew the axle nuts with a skate tool or a regular wrench. Once the wheels are off, pop out the bearings with your fingers or with a bearing removal tool.
Next, rinse the bearings with warm water to remove any dirt or grime that may be on them. You can also soak them in bearing cleaning solution for a few minutes if they're really dirty.
Once they're clean, dry off the bearings with a clean towel or let them air dry before putting them back on the wheels.
To put the bearings back in the wheels, simply press them in with your fingers or use a bearing installation tool. Once they're in, screw on the axle nuts and tighten them until they're snug but not too tight. You don't want to over-tighten them or stripped threads could result.
And there you have it! A step-by-step guide on how to clean your skateboard bearings.
Remember to regularly clean your bearings (about once a month) to keep them in good condition and help your skateboard last longer. Thanks for reading and happy skating!
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