Do Orange Seals Need To Be Flushed?

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Do Orange Seals Need To Be Flushed?

Postby srw » Tue Jul 12, 2011 6:01 pm

I just got a set of orange seal bearings and was wondering if I need to flush them before installing.

thanks for the feedback,

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Re: Do Orange Seals Need To Be Flushed?

Postby Imavol » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:15 am

They probably do not need to be, but I always do.

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Re: Do Orange Seals Need To Be Flushed?

Postby vArm » Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:40 am

Imavol wrote:They probably do not need to be, but I always do.


X2! then add a drop of Hot Sauce to each one.
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Re: Do Orange Seals Need To Be Flushed?

Postby lpquick » Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:41 am

Imavol wrote:They probably do not need to be, but I always do.

X3! then add a drop of Oust to each one.
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Re: Do Orange Seals Need To Be Flushed?

Postby Nitroman77 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:55 am

Out of the hundreds I've put in for customers I always flush the bearings before they go in.. 8-)
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Re: Do Orange Seals Need To Be Flushed?

Postby srw » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:23 pm

Thanks everyone.

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Re: Do Orange Seals Need To Be Flushed?

Postby ulysi » Sun Oct 23, 2011 7:52 pm

what is the better bearing oil

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Re: Do Orange Seals Need To Be Flushed?

Postby Nitroman77 » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:35 am

Hot sauce oil is a nice overall oil
Bocas lightning oil has been working great for the past few months
TGs rocket fuel is slick but thinner
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Re: Do Orange Seals Need To Be Flushed?

Postby Nektarios » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:40 pm

I am waiting for my bearings to come in...
Do I install them with the orange seal on?

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Re: Do Orange Seals Need To Be Flushed?

Postby Nitroman77 » Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:00 am

You can but I run all my bearings without the seals..
They seem to run better without and are easier too oil on the fly
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Re: Do Orange Seals Need To Be Flushed?

Postby Fishingelbow » Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:16 pm

Nitroman77 wrote:Hot sauce oil is a nice overall oil
Bocas lightning oil has been working great for the past few months
TGs rocket fuel is slick but thinner

I assume you're talking about the Tournament Rocket Fuel, Nitroman? MarkG ran some viscosity tests a few years back and the Yellow Rocket Fuel was significantly thicker that Hot Sauce. I must have the data somewhere and I'll be happy to dig it up for you if you want. It includes quite a few lubes, but not the Boca.
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Re: Do Orange Seals Need To Be Flushed?

Postby Tavery5 » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:56 pm

Lube.............................Viscosity@78F (cP)

Mobil-1 0W-30 (syn)..................400
Superlube w/PTFE..................... 245
Zebco Needle Oiler.................... 206
Quicksilver Storage Seal............ 203
Abu Silicoat Reel Oil..................176


Browning Midas Gun Oil (syn)... 140
Quicksilver PS and Trim Oil........136
BSB Speed Bearing...................114


Red RF (hc)...............................93
PMI Paintball Gun Lube...............90
Power Steering Fluid................. .90
Diawa Std Needle Oiler............ ...84
Reel-X.......................................74

ATF Dextron III...........................62
Shimano Std. (hc).......................60
Yellow RF (hc)............................59
3-In-1 Oil...................................40

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Reel Butter..................................28
Quantum Hot Sauce......................25
X+1R..........................................21
Diawa TDZ lube (syn)...................18
Diawa/Liberto Pixy Lube (syn)........18
Whale Spit (hc)............................14
Abu Black Max .............................14

WD 40........................................6
Tournament RF (hc)......................4
Friction Zero Lub (hc/syn )............4
Rem Oil (hc)................................3

Reference: DI water.....................1
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Lube....Viscosity (cP) @ .....38F...........@78F.........@ 98F (cP)

Yellow RF ........................285..............59....... .......35
3-In-1 Oil.........................161....... ......40...............20
Quantum Hot Sauce...........100..............25............... 16

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Re: Do Orange Seals Need To Be Flushed?

Postby alex_st » Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:48 pm

Boca HIGH SPEED OIL "viscosity of 1875/9CS."

http://www.bocabearings.com/bearing-inv ... tning-lube

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Re: Do Orange Seals Need To Be Flushed?

Postby Charlie 2una » Thu Jun 28, 2012 12:36 pm

great read! thanks!
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Re: Do Orange Seals Need To Be Flushed?

Postby Pegasus » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:23 am

lpquick wrote:
Imavol wrote:They probably do not need to be, but I always do.

X3! then add a drop of Oust to each one.


I was told a while back from one of the Boca Reps in a phone conversation that Oust and Hot Sauce shouldn't
be used in their OS bearing due to the binding characteristic of those oils.
According to him if you want maximum casting distance run them dry. I have been doing that ever since and getting great
results with it. I use the older style bearing which they still carry. I prefer them over the new ones which encapsulate
the ball versus the retainer type of the older style which spin much longer in my opinion the new ones may offer better
protection I guess.


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