Steel SV TW vs Aldebaran 50 HG for a MBR783c?

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Re: Steel SV TW vs Aldebaran 50 HG for a MBR783c?

Postby Houndfish » Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:53 pm

mark poulson wrote:
Houndfish wrote:Yea, I don't mind having to flush bearings, I have an untrasonic cleaner and was going to run them in there with some acetone, then blow them out with compressed air.

I am not even really upset it didnt blow my things off, its still a great feeling reel, I just was shocked how much it feels like the sv103.


How long do you run them in the ultrasound cleaner?



I usually do for five minutes, then take them out, blast them with compressed air, and give them another five minute cycle, with another blast of air afterwards. I've never actually tried to clean factory bearings before, but I have a poor little Pixy that I use in brackish water, so I have flushed it's aftermarket bearings a few occasions. I'm honestly not even sure if I'm doing it right, but there is a somewhat noticeable difference between the BFS Air bearings pre-and post cleaning, so I think it's doing something.

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Re: Steel SV TW vs Aldebaran 50 HG for a MBR783c?

Postby mark poulson » Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:41 am

Houndfish wrote:
mark poulson wrote:
Houndfish wrote:Yea, I don't mind having to flush bearings, I have an untrasonic cleaner and was going to run them in there with some acetone, then blow them out with compressed air.

I am not even really upset it didnt blow my things off, its still a great feeling reel, I just was shocked how much it feels like the sv103.


How long do you run them in the ultrasound cleaner?



I usually do for five minutes, then take them out, blast them with compressed air, and give them another five minute cycle, with another blast of air afterwards. I've never actually tried to clean factory bearings before, but I have a poor little Pixy that I use in brackish water, so I have flushed it's aftermarket bearings a few occasions. I'm honestly not even sure if I'm doing it right, but there is a somewhat noticeable difference between the BFS Air bearings pre-and post cleaning, so I think it's doing something.


Thanks. My ultrasonic cleaner has a 4.8 minute setting. I'll try your method.

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Re: Steel SV TW vs Aldebaran 50 HG for a MBR783c?

Postby Houndfish » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:34 pm

I literally just made it up, so hopefully someone who actually knows what they're doing in this matter can weigh in.

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Re: Steel SV TW vs Aldebaran 50 HG for a MBR783c?

Postby mark poulson » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:54 pm

Houndfish wrote:I literally just made it up, so hopefully someone who actually knows what they're doing in this matter can weigh in.


Hahaha. Well, your guess is as good as mine!

Correction. My ultrasonic cleaner runs for 480 seconds, which is 8 minutes. Doh!!! :oops:


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