Reel Oil and Reel Grease/best products?
Posted February 02 2008 - 02:05 PM
Posted February 02 2008 - 04:07 PM
Posted February 02 2008 - 04:22 PM
TG's several reel oil recipes are hard to beat when applied properly. They make 5 different viscosities. For brake grease I thing that Tibor Graphite Lube is as good as you can get. For packing parts with grease or just protecting them Plumbest makes a very nice heat proof light valve grease that is very reasonably priced and probably available at a local plumbing warehouse.
Good Fishin' but Better Catchin', Rich
Posted February 02 2008 - 04:32 PM
BranfordJeff - I'd hit it like a drumset in the special ed classroom.
Posted February 02 2008 - 04:46 PM
Posted February 02 2008 - 04:48 PM
Posted February 03 2008 - 12:48 AM
In other words, there are few good ones out but the very best is what fits the situation best... IMHO.
P.S. I use total of 6-7 different combination of oil and grease to maintain my few reels I have.
Posted February 03 2008 - 01:11 AM
Posted February 03 2008 - 09:51 AM
I just wanta play everyday despite small nagging injuries --
and go home to a woman who appreciates how full of crap I truly am. ~ Crash Davis
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Posted February 03 2008 - 11:22 AM
Penn old Blue Grease was ROTANIUM available from Daiwa for about 10.00 a pound which is a lifetime supply for most individuals. After all, a fishing reel uses about a teaspoon or less grease per cleaning.
I use and have used for years a grease from Shimano. The same grease they use in there reels, and they sell it. Its a creamy white man made grease, stable from extreme heat to extreme cold. It is a lubricant, Vasaline is not a lubricant.
Its consisity does not hinder the movement of reels or bearings if properly applied. It is a bit pricey. About 40.00 for 18 ounces, but is available in smaller sizes.
For an oil, I mix my own using a quality 5 or 10 weight machine oil and Marvel mystery oil. Mixed about 60/40 oil to marvel. If you dont like marvel use a transmission oil. Remember, when you oil a reel, one drop is all you need once a year or cleaning. I hate seeing reels come into my shop, when I have to "drain the crank case" to begin and all the grease has been removed from the oils desolving it.
Actually to much grease will hinder a reels action. To little will only make parts wear a bit faster.
My business is reel repair, so I have had a lot of experience.
Posted February 03 2008 - 11:29 AM
What do you use to remove the old grease , lube, oil ect?
Posted February 03 2008 - 11:50 AM
dunno about what quantums your using, but by cabos came lubed with hot sauce
Posted February 03 2008 - 12:00 PM
Posted February 03 2008 - 07:50 PM