Levi, Dad, and I have been playing roller hockey outside all fall and our bearings are dirty. We bought some BSB Bearing Cleaner but it is not strong enough to clean grease out of high end bearings. It was okay at first but after a few washes it lost its acidity. It was supposed to be Eco friendly so it didn’t have much acidity. We need a stronger cleaner that works, that is cheap and that is easy to get.
Cleaners/solvents are liquids that dissolve and will interact with other liquids to achieve a specifically designed purpose. In some cases, the solvent solution will be employed as a cleaning agent. In other instances, the solvent will permeate a surface and provide a degree of protection. A solvent may also offer a degree of lubrication as well, although this type of solvent usually only lasts for a short period of time. http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-the-different-types-of-solvents.htm
I have read that paint thinner, acetone and alcohol work the best and I am going to list the pros and cons of each.
1. It is strong enough to clean out grease.
2. It is easy to find in stores.
3. It is cheap.
1. It leaves a residue that over time will eat away at the bearings.
1. It dissolves grease.
2. It is easy to get.
3. Lots of people use it and say it is good.
1. It does leave a residue but not as bad as paint thinner.
2. CAUTION don’t get nail polish remover without looking at the ingredients to make sure that it is pure acetone.
1. It works good and doesn’t leave a residue.
2. It is cheap.
1. It has to be 95% pure alcohol.
2. It is hard to find.
After all my research, I have found out that acetone or pure alcohol is the best and easiest to find. and other people agree with me that citrus cleaner is not strong enough. Paint thinner is not good because of the residue so we need to find some acetone or alcohol.
Only 3 hockey games left this season. Last night we had all our players, but we still did sticks in the middle. I didn’t want to do this because we had our whole team but it wasn’t that bad. I got two goals and a few assists. I like playing with my own team, but playing against some of them was pretty fun too.
We got a video from last night’s hockey game and Levi was commentating in his Red Green voice and it is really funny. It was nice and cool (I think only 19 F, no just kidding 19 C) and it was breezy. I had fun because I was on Dad’s team and helped them win their first game. We won 10 to 4. There is an imbalance on the teams. The Stars (green team) have 5 , including the goalie and the Aviators (grey team) have 8, but the Stars are much better. Next weak we are going to even them out a little. I think it will make it more fun for everybody if it is equal.
We won 9 to 3 again and I only got one goal. The other team got the first two goals and that really scared us. after the second period the score was 6 to 3. We got a lot of penalties and we were really tired. I had a lot of shots but they got smart and started standing in front of them so the puck wouldn’t get close the net. It was really annoying for me but smart for them.
We have another hockey game tonight. I didn’t blog about last weeks so here are the highlights. We beat them 12 to 1 and they gave up again in the 3 period with 9 mins left. That was kinda annoying because I was going for a double hat trick. I got five goals that game and 2 assists. We’ll see what happens tonight.
Last night was our third hockey game of the season. We only have 4 people and a goalie on our team. We are on the ice (or concrete) the whole game. The other team has 6 plus a goalie. We have won the first two games of this year. The first game was 9 to 0. I scored 4 goals. The other team gave up in the third period with 9 minutes left on the clock. The game last week we won 9 to 3. I only scored two goals. That’s because we played the first 10 minutes of the first period with only 4 players including the goalie. In roller hockey, you have to have 5 players on the ice to start, so we got a penalty. Last night’s game was 11 to 5. We still beat them, but they are getting better every week. I scored 3 goals and got 3 assists.
At our hockey game last night we won 12 to 3. I scored 4 goals and got 3 assists and I only meant to get the first one because we were supposed to pass to the three little kids that haven’t got any goals. Near the end of the 2nd period our coach told us to not play that hard because we were whoopin’ them. It was fun but it confused the other team because we weren’t playing hard at all.
Last night at hockey, I scored my first goal!!!! I passed to the right winger at the red line off the face off. After that I went to the net. He brought it up and passed across and I shot it in. That made the score 4 to 3. The final score was 6 to 3 for us. We won that game. It was so exiting scoring my first goal.
We lost our hockey game this week. Can you guess what the score was? It was quite interesting. I got an assist and a two minute break in the box. I didn’t get the penalty. The person who did left the game because he thought the ref made a bad call. So I had to take it for him. Here are some pictures.