Best grease and oil for servicing reels. 2019 edition.

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Best grease and oil for servicing reels. 2019 edition.

Post by SSS » Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:59 am

What are y'all using and for what part(s) of the reel.

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Post by wahoowad » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:51 pm

Old tub of Shimano drag grease, old tub of Shimano gear grease, SuperLube oil

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Post by fishingkat » Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:54 am

Daiwa white grease sorry I don't know the name for gears
If lighter grease is require then Carl's purple alsi used for drag washers.
Reelx for general bearings
HH alchemy ul for spool bearings

Zx1 grease too sometimes...

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Post by Blacktail 8541 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:33 am

Thanks for weighing in guys. I just started to service my own reels and was wondering what others are using.

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Post by poisonokie » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:51 am

fishingkat wrote:Daiwa white grease sorry I don't know the name for gears
If lighter grease is require then Carl's purple alsi used for drag washers.
Reelx for general bearings
HH alchemy ul for spool bearings

Zx1 grease too sometimes...
Where do you get the Daiwa white grease? Is it the same stuff they put on the worm gear?
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Post by SSS » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:40 am

poisonokie wrote:
fishingkat wrote:Daiwa white grease sorry I don't know the name for gears
If lighter grease is require then Carl's purple alsi used for drag washers.
Reelx for general bearings
HH alchemy ul for spool bearings

Zx1 grease too sometimes...
Where do you get the Daiwa white grease? Is it the same stuff they put on the worm gear?
Daiwa 104? Japantackle has some. Currently sold out but you can mail them and they'll get it back in stock in a week or two.


https://japantackle.com/tools-and-other ... l.html?p=2

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Post by SapperTyler » Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:40 pm

Super lube grease for gears and spool hi-Speed ceramic bearing lube for my Boca and spool hi speed ceramics. I don’t oil my bearings and leave it I do what was said to work best which is lube them then flush with brake kleen and they spin amazing.

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Post by 78Staff » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:34 pm

Cal's and ZPI Oil, either Longcast or Power which I just picked up to try since TW had it on sale...

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Post by poisonokie » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:32 pm

SSS wrote:
poisonokie wrote:
fishingkat wrote:Daiwa white grease sorry I don't know the name for gears
If lighter grease is require then Carl's purple alsi used for drag washers.
Reelx for general bearings
HH alchemy ul for spool bearings

Zx1 grease too sometimes...
Where do you get the Daiwa white grease? Is it the same stuff they put on the worm gear?
Daiwa 104? Japantackle has some. Currently sold out but you can mail them and they'll get it back in stock in a week or two.


https://japantackle.com/tools-and-other ... l.html?p=2
Good to know. I like the blue grease for gears, but it's really to heavy for the levelwind and spool shaft ends.
Still waters run deep.

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Post by BARRAMANIAC » Tue Jan 22, 2019 5:54 pm

Cals Tan grease for carbontex and Felt drag washers and on gears. TSI-321 synthetic oil for bearings , level wind worm and one way clutch bearings.

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Post by johnD » Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:51 pm

For freshwater reels , I'm using Maxima Waterproof grease and TSI 321 oil. For saltwater reels , Corrosion X grease and Reel X oil or Clenzoil for bearings.

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Post by mrmilom1990 » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:04 pm

I have this stupid or weird question that popped out in my mind, but it's kinda realistic though.

Are gun oil/lubes like in this review: https://gunnewsdaily.com/reviews/best-g ... ning-kits/ can be used in servicing/cleaning reels? I just wanted to be practical. I'm a pro hunter and I love fishing too.

Let me know what you think! I'm excited to see answers here. It's like a survey thing.

Thanks:)

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Post by mark poulson » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:13 pm

mrmilom1990 wrote:I have this stupid or weird question that popped out in my mind, but it's kinda realistic though.

Are gun oil/lubes like in this review: https://gunnewsdaily.com/reviews/best-g ... ning-kits/ can be used in servicing/cleaning reels? I just wanted to be practical. I'm a pro hunter and I love fishing too.

Let me know what you think! I'm excited to see answers here. It's like a survey thing.

Thanks:)
Another question, under the heading of stupid or weird.
Do we get the bearing to spin fast enough to really worry about which kind of oil we use, as long as it's reel oil?

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Post by Zimbass » Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:28 am

The average angler does not worry about the free spin time of their spool bearings, so any oil, 3in1 machine oil especially, will be fine.

For those on TT, the oil is of paramount importance, as it is a test of how well the tech serviced your reel !!

Cheers.

Terry.

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Post by mark poulson » Wed Jan 23, 2019 6:33 am

Zimbass wrote:The average angler does not worry about the free spin time of their spool bearings, so any oil, 3in1 machine oil especially, will be fine.

For those on TT, the oil is of paramount importance, as it is a test of how well the tech serviced your reel !!

Cheers.

Terry.
Thanks.

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