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post #1 of 39
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Have been breaking down my tackle, repair, replace and discard where needed. I have been using Quantum Hot Sauce reel oil and grease on my reels and have found that although pricey the product works great. I'm just about out of it and ready to order more but first wanted to know if any of u'all have a product ur happy with to compare, both price and quality. I break down about 10 reels each winter, at todays px's I like to make them last.
post #2 of 39
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Originally Posted by RCHookset View Post
Have been breaking down my tackle, repair, replace and discard where needed. I have been using Quantum Hot Sauce reel oil and grease on my reels and have found that although pricey the product works great. I'm just about out of it and ready to order more but first wanted to know if any of u'all have a product ur happy with to compare, both price and quality. I break down about 10 reels each winter, at todays px's I like to make them last.
We've had quite a bit of discussion on that subject......and gotten good info from members who repair/rebuild reels for a living. Problem is, I don't remember their signature lines.....why don't you try searching this forum for "lubes..greases...oils"....stuff like that might give you a good hit in the archives here.
post #3 of 39
Hi RC,

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
post #4 of 39
I love the stuff from penn. But nothing beat the old Penn Blue grease!
post #5 of 39
I have posted this about 20x before but I'll post it again. The Quantum hot sauce grease and oil are awesome. I have tried many different types and this stuff is a lot better than the others I have tried.

John
post #6 of 39
I use Red Label Rocket oil on the bearings that must go fast. For bearings in a spinning reel, I just use 3 in 1 oil.
post #7 of 39
Penn Rod and Reel Cleaner are the best!!!!!!!
post #8 of 39
Can't comment much on Spinners as I haven't maintained one for more then a decade but for my Abu's I use 2-3 different types (sometimes 4) depending on the parts and specially for bearing oils, it varies depending on the application I use it for.
In other words, there are few good ones out but the very best is what fits the situation best... IMHO.

Cheers,

P.S. I use total of 6-7 different combination of oil and grease to maintain my few reels I have.
post #9 of 39
love quantum hot sauce, and grease, for my conventionals tg rocket fuel, yellow or red depending on the reel.
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post #11 of 39
Said it before, and will say it again. If this "HOT SAUCE" is so good, why doesen't the mfg use it? The same with Penn and the rest. If a mfg makes a product and doesen't use it, it can't be that good.

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.
post #12 of 39
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Originally Posted by Reelfixer View Post
Said it before, and will say it again. If this "HOT SAUCE" is so good, why doesen't the mfg use it? The same with Penn and the rest. If a mfg makes a product and doesen't use it, it can't be that good.

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.



What do you use to remove the old grease , lube, oil ect?
post #13 of 39
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Originally Posted by Reelfixer View Post
Said it before, and will say it again. If this "HOT SAUCE" is so good, why doesen't the mfg use it? The same with Penn and the rest. If a mfg makes a product and doesen't use it, it can't be that good.

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.




dunno about what quantums your using, but by cabos came lubed with hot sauce
post #14 of 39
Yup, Every Quantum Cabo I own or have taken apart has been lubed with the hot sauce. Not exactly sure what Reelfixer is referring to???

John
post #15 of 39
Then they just started using the HOT SAUCE. I will stand corrected.I use a chemical solvent to clean reels. Its green in color and very mild sented. Safe on plastice, but really cuts grease. I get it from Grainger.
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