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    Default Bearing Maintenance

    When installing Vertigo Performance Bearings (or any bearings for the HPI Baja) bearing Maintenance is key:
    Many a hobbyist is under impression bearing maintenance wasn't possible with the types of bearings these cars use. This is a misconception as well many simply don't think bearing maintenance is important.

    Maintaining your bearings can save you money and down time.
    Wheel bearings get extremely dirty inside and clutch bearings get very hot..

    There are different ways of going about cleaning bearings,
    1. Buy a bearing re-greaser that forces in new grease while pushing out the old without removing seals, although this does a good job I am not convinced it removes all dirt and contaminants not to mention uses a lot of grease.
    2. Using an exacto knife carefully remove the seal (usually the seal that won't be exposed to the elements) Spray the bearing out with bearing cleaner, nitro cleaner or some sort of alcohol based cleaner that will evaporate. Then add a light grease you can get at a hobby store or automotive shop.
    There are claims there are greases out there are are formulated for RC Cars, again this is something I am not overly convinced about based on the cost of development alone.

    Once the bearing is greased reinstall seal.

    Seals are a metal coated rubber so don't be too rough taking them out, it is easier to pop them from the inner race side.

    Cheers,
    Clayton Briscoe
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    Cheers Clayton !
    Just added the Laust clutch housing on the ss , top nudge mate !
    Greetings Rene

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    Thanks Rene!!
    Clayton Briscoe
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    It resist the terror of the CC Racing Pro Mod engine like a charm !! No shims just 100% fitment ! well thought and well made piece of art my man !
    Greeting Rene

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