1. #1
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by baccus61 View Post
    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.


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  4. #3
    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.
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