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Question regarding wheel bearings

I bought an Alfa Romeo 156 2.4 JTD few months ago and I'm still refurbish it.
I'm changing all brake discs and pads. I've also dismounted all brake calipers, removed the rust by electrolysis and painted them as new, changed the rubber gaskets etc.
I bought new rear break disc splash shield because they were very rusty, and to mount them I need to disassemble the rear hubs.
So I would like to dismantle the 2 front + 2 rear hubs to be able to remove the rust and repaint them (including the ABS rings, etc.)
My question is: if I remove the hub/bearing using a 3 jaw puller, the bearing is irremediably destroyed or can be mounted back?
Also I noticed that the 36 hub nut has the neckband close and a regular tubular wrench doesn't fit well.

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It'll be destroyed. Not many could be used again once removed. The front ones you'd need a press to put back on too.

You'd be better off buying second hand hubs as it would be far cheaper.
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False economy really to go to all that trouble then put the old bearings back in.
As Scotty said though, most people change the whole hub.
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Get in impact socket for hub nuts but expect over 300Nm torque ...
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there are two small holes at the back of the rear hubs that allow you to screw bolts in and push the inner bearing race off.( if you are very lucky ) enough to get levers behind them. Most people only spot them when they've already got the hub off because you can only see them from the back and your head won't fit in there. it might be possible with a small shaving/ make up mirror or some such to spot them and work out what size bolt or allen head screw will fit. If you use a puller the outer race will come off more than likely destroying the cage and seals and leaving the inner still stuck on the stub
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