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Old 01-25-2020, 12:08 PM   #1
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New BOCA Saltwater Series Bearings?

Haven't looked at BOCA's site in a while. Got an email from them today highlighting their 304SS Salt Series bearings. Anyone try them yet? Too expensive for me, but I'm sure someone will try them!

https://www.bocabearings.com/model-s...Features=SPOOL

Also noticed what looks like a new version of the Orange Seals, now with stainless steel shields. I like the ABEC #7 bearings but never liked the polymer shields that had to be removed to clean in solvents. Stainless shields solves that problem.
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I saw that too about the new stainless material.

You can buy full ceramic's from china that aren't that expensive. I've been tempted to try some for spool bearings but haven't yet.

There have long been ceramic hybrid with SS shields a long time. I prefer these over orange seals.
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I saw that too about the new stainless material.



You can buy full ceramic's from china that aren't that expensive. I've been tempted to try some for spool bearings but haven't yet.



There have long been ceramic hybrid with SS shields a long time. I prefer these over orange seals.
Orange seal are a sealed bearing, SS are permeable you can oil without removing Shields. The salt water Boca is a SS shield and are slow because they are wet lubed instead of dry.

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Orange seal are a sealed bearing, SS are permeable you can oil without removing Shields. The salt water Boca is a SS shield and are slow because they are wet lubed instead of dry.

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Completely wrong.

Orange seals are LIGHTLY attached and come off very easily.

SOME stainless steel bearings have removable shields.

Not the best video, but you get the idea. You can see the flimsily cover fall off.

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Completely wrong.



Orange seals are LIGHTLY attached and come off very easily.



SOME stainless steel bearings have removable shields.



Not the best video, but you get the idea. You can see the flimsily cover fall off.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RreRsXvJ9E
All Shields can be removed. Orange and black are called sealed you have to remove to lube. Ss are permeable can lube without removing


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