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    Once again, you have written a very interesting educational post Stubby. Many thanks.

    I'm trying to achieve not having hair twisted around the spacers and looking for replacement spacers where that might not happen so bad. Need time to process what you wrote....

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    I'm not sure I entirely understand what you are trying to achieve with the different spacers. Nevertheless?
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    This is my Oracing caster spacer, it just a very thin piece of aluminum ( I suppose ), and it seems to never catch any hair at all. Is it because of the thickness of the spacer?
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    That does not look any different to ours, other than it is not annodized. I have no idea why it doesn't catch the hairs like ours do.

    Quote Originally Posted by sowseng View Post
    This is my Oracing caster spacer, it just a very thin piece of aluminum ( I suppose ), and it seems to never catch any hair at all. Is it because of the thickness of the spacer?
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    the spacer wall is almost as thin as a piece of paper. May be too thin to catch any hair.
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    Frog Shields

    I just saw that Frog Legs is selling Frog Shields https://froglegsinc.com/collections/...ts/frog-shield. They sell them in a set of 4, either black or silver.



    Frog Shields are precision machined and anodized, 6061-T6 aircraft aluminum, replacements for traditional caster wheel spacers. Frog Shields fit over the wheel bearings to protect them from damage due to debris, water, hair and anything else NASTY. Over time buildup of grit, hair and gunk will chew up and crush your bearings resulting in reduced rolling efficiency. Frog Shields are designed exclusively for Frog Legs brand aluminum caster wheels in sizes from 3" to 6". They will also retro-fit to Frog Legs existing wheels made in prior years. You will love how easy it is to keep your wheels clean. No wiping, no tweezing, no NASTY.
    For use with aluminum caster wheels only.
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    Use the old bicyclists' trick: a loose leather strap around the axle knocks the hair. etc. out as soon as it settles on the axle.. Plastic computer-stvle ties work just as well and are easy to attach.

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    I think that we are all missing the bleeding obvious. That is, using a decent vacuum cleaner.
    We have a De Longhi that makes a hua of a noise and does a reasonable job. Recently, we were loaned a unit with a rotating brush in the head that picked up a massive amount of hair on its first run, then not so much on subsequent runs but always way more than the De Longhi.
    I swear that there was enough of my wifes hair on that first run to make a small hair piece.
    Now there is not so much hair gathered about the bearing spacers.

    I wonder if the anodising of aluminium makes it more able to become statically charged??

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    rainbow vacuum is to me the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by sowseng View Post
    This is my Oracing caster spacer, it just a very thin piece of aluminum ( I suppose ), and it seems to never catch any hair at all. Is it because of the thickness of the spacer?
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    Electrostatic charge builds up on plastic but not on metal. That means that objects will be attracted toward and stick to plastic spacers but not metal spacers.

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    Could it be as simple as using the inner race of an old set of bearings to use as a metal spacer?

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