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Over the years we have received a few message like your but in each case the solution was to simply de-burr the ends of the silver steel. Give that a try and let us know how you get on. These bearings are a precison fit on our silver steel shaft with very little tolerance.
Just wondering what the best options are for preventing rust for outdoor use. Would these suffice?
Answered by Geoff | 21/11/2013, 17:14
Whilst these bearings have two shields (ZZ suffix on bearing number), water will still damage them. Bearings should be contained within say a rubber bush stuffed will a water repellent grease. However, stainless steel bearings are available, just not from us at this time although we are getting more requests for them.