Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - Photos of Main Bearings
View Single Post
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 12-07-2012, 02:30 PM
MouseFink MouseFink is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: TX
Posts: 1,228
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 109 Times in 100 Posts
I rub off the cosmetic tin flash overlay to expose the lead/tin layer. The flash overlay is an electroplated layer of tin on new bearings that only serves as a dry lubricant during assembly. Some bearing manufacturers calls it a "sliding layer" on their tri-metal bearings. Instead of using Scotch Bright, you can also dip the bearings in lacquer thinner and wipe them with a micro-fiber towel.

Last edited by MouseFink; 12-07-2012 at 02:56 PM.
Reply With Quote