I use a small slide hammer with expandable jaws to pop the dust covers out. It's an automotive tool, made for pulling small bearings and grease seals and whatnot. They pop out quite easily, after which I find it much, much easier and faster to thoroughly clean the hubs. Reinstallation is done with a soft-faced plastic hammer, a few light taps and they're back.
Regards, Dave Baseley in springtime Berks County PA
At 08:54 PM 5/5/2004 -0400, Willis ushered forth:
>also I used to use Q-tips to get that lod greas out.
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>From: "Peter Jon White" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: "b,plaugher" <email@example.com>
>Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2004 1:23 PM
>Subject: Re: [CR]Campy hub rebuild?
> > b,plaugher wrote:
> > > I want to repack some front Record hubs, circa 1980, but am stumped
> > > about the "dust cover". It has a little hole; do I need a little spanner
> > > to unscrew it, or does it pry out, or what?
> > > brian plaugher
> > > Sonoma county, CA
> > Don't take out the dustcovers. It's very easy to damage them, and
> > there's no benefit to removing them. You can take a bit of paper towel
> > and curl it in there to clean everything out. You'll need to do it
> > several times but eventually the towel will come out clean. Then
> > regrease and reassemble. No damage to the fragile covers.
> > --
> > Peter Jon White
> > Peter White Cycles
> > 24 Hall Rd.
> > Hillsborough, NH 03244
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> > 603 478 0902 Phax
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