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baccus61
05-11-2017, 08:33 AM
Hello my friends,
I have been running this kind of ballscrew cleaner for the past 4 years now and they work very well in keeping out the most stubborn of dust from the ballnut. You can see how well they work in the photo.
I take them off about once per year and give them a clean and oil and put them back on.
All they are is a couple of leather boot laces wrapped around the screw twice and tied off with a twist tie and given a bit of weight with a couple of 20mm nuts. I remember my Grandfather using something similar without the weights on the axles of his pushbike to keep them clean and shiny so I thought I would give the ballscrews the same treatment.
They are cheap and last forever and require minimal maintenance.
If you have a cleaning method you use then post it here for us to compare.
Rich.

driftspin
06-11-2017, 07:45 PM
Hello my friends,
I have been running this kind of ballscrew cleaner for the past 4 years now and they work very well in keeping out the most stubborn of dust from the ballnut. You can see how well they work in the photo.
I take them off about once per year and give them a clean and oil and put them back on.
All they are is a couple of leather boot laces wrapped around the screw twice and tied off with a twist tie and given a bit of weight with a couple of 20mm nuts. I remember my Grandfather using something similar without the weights on the axles of his pushbike to keep them clean and shiny so I thought I would give the ballscrews the same treatment.
They are cheap and last forever and require minimal maintenance.
If you have a cleaning method you use then post it here for us to compare.
Rich.Hi baccus61

I really like this old school straight forward solution.


Grtz Bert.

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routercnc
06-11-2017, 07:50 PM
I rely on the end seals to keep the dirt out, but that method is neat.

I also remember bikes having a loop of fabric/leather on the hub to keep them shiny. Also in the UK (and maybe elsewhere?) trucks often put a cloth on the wing mirror stem which flaps around in the breeze and keeps the mirrors clean.