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how to grease skateboard bearings with metal shields?

i have a couple of abec 5 bearings and i tryed to grease them but i couldnt remove the metal shield withou t damaging it anyone know how to do it correctly?

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knex lover7 years ago
Re-design7 years ago
If there is a metal shield that prevents you from greasing them, then they are probably not the kind the need greasing. They are probably sealed to prevent dirt and grit from entering the bearing. Did the instruction suggest greasing them. I would think that rather than grease a light machine oil would be suggested. Good luck.
sharlston (author)  Re-design7 years ago
light oil you say? maybe tri flow or 3 in 1 oil?
sharlston (author)  Re-design7 years ago
well i found them on a old board
kevinhannan7 years ago
I Googled "abec 5 bearings how to grease" and got much the same idea from a
number of sites:

The bearings are shielded cos they're sealed already.

Could it be you've simply come to the end of their useful life?

Have a look, anyway, and have a look at the other links provided by Google.

http://www.faqs.org/faqs/sports/skating/inline-faq/part12/

Happy s8g! ;-)