reel maintance

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by unclebobo, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. unclebobo

    unclebobo New Member

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    Is 3 in 1 oil good to use on reels or is there something better?
     
  2. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    I've always used reel magic or Rem oil. 3 in 1 should be okay as long as ya don't over do it. Been my experience too much oil is as bad as not enuff. I always figured if any was good, a whole lot had to be better in most all cases. Just now realizing i was mistaken.:roll_eyes:
     

  3. H2O Mellon

    H2O Mellon New Member

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    I use Quantum Hot Sauce for my crease and then the Quantum red oil as well.
     
  4. rythymroach

    rythymroach New Member

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    I really don't know myself. I just use a little wd 40. a quick spray and that's it.
    I really am not talented enough to open up complex reels and take the guts out so I oil the way I mentioned.
    has worked so far.
     
  5. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Yes its a verry good oil thats all we used before that other stuff came out Folks Wd 40 is a solvent not a oil you should not leave it on for a perod of time
     
  6. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    Each to their own but i agree with Ed on the wd40, it's a great cleaner but i won't use it for a lubricant. Seems like it has a tendency to gum things up and turn to varnish almost over a period of time.
     
  7. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I agree with this post. Use a little of quality oil. If you over oil, the oil will end up getting on the drag washer and the reel will slip under a load.
     
  8. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    All of that stuff, minus the WD40, is good, but expensive.

    My Polaris uses 0w-50 synthetic (Mobil One), and that works pretty good.:big_smile:
     
  9. canebreaker

    canebreaker Well-Known Member

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    3 in 1 oil is a 20w oil, it's good for light machiney and hinges.

    Buy a quart of hydrolic fluid 10w, ssu100, should find "32" on can.
    Put some in a drip bottle and some in a spray bottle for both
    applications.
    Sorry about the wd40, I use it as a cleaning fluid.
    It has silicon which does the same a caulk, hardens up.
     
  10. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    I just tore 3 of my 6500s down into little pieces and cleaned them all up (found a bent main shaft in one while I was at it) and I used PB Blaster on them. And I did it for a great reason -cause the can said it was good to use on reels:smile2: I usually use the little tube of oil that came with the reels but I've been pretty happy with this PB stuff so I figure I'll give it a shot.

    Cane, any issues with the hydraulic oil eating plastic? Just wondering, I know the hydro oil I've used in the past could be hard on rubber and plastics, didn't know if it might eat some of the plastic components inside a reel.
     
  11. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    I use 3-1 oil and good old marine grease:roll_eyes: ...I dont know if thats what yer pose to use but my reels been working good.... some of my older ones like my tidewater30lc I have had for years sre still in top shape inside but realey beat up on the outside.....(LOL)I supose a reel specialist will tell me I am nuts but I keep that stuff on hand and I aint ordering that special stuff when my system has been working good !......
     
  12. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    I also use Remington gun oil .
     
  13. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Branden the PB Blaster is good stuff but how do you get rid of the smell after? I would think it would affect the fishing.
     
  14. dankitch

    dankitch New Member

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    That is the same as I think about using any petrolium based product on your reel. If it eats the plastic and rubber inside your reel imagine what it will do to your fishing line on your spool. (There goes that 50 pound flat...oh well at least I saved a couple nickels because I used this cheaper stuff on my reels) I use real magic. It is made for reels.
     
  15. rythymroach

    rythymroach New Member

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    I don't spray the inside cuz me aint bright enough to close it lol.
    but a shot on the guides and stuff has'nt hurt them so far I don't think, but now aint too sure lol.
     
  16. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    I guess I'm not to mechanically inclined to take my reels apart and clean them. I usually send them to Bass Pro Shops and for a small fee they clean and inspect them for any worn or broken parts. They use Quantum Hot Sauce for the lubrication on the reels. They work really great and smooth. The Hot Sauce works at a molecular level to penetrate the pores of the metal and makes the gears work smoothly under alot of load and friction. GREAT STUFF!!

    Hope this helps!:wink:
     
  17. Big M

    Big M New Member

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    I always assumed that the stuff made by the reel manufacturers would be specially formulated to work with any materials that could be encountered in a reel, including the line, without breaking it down, or emmiting scents that would repel fish. Just my two cents!:smile2:
    MIKE
     
  18. Cuda

    Cuda Active Member

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    I use soap and water and rubbing alcohol to clean them. I also use hot sauce to lube them and reel grease. Have not had any problem with them and they cast great too. With the hot sauce you do not need to drown the reel a little goes a long way. It seems to stay where I put it and not spread. Once the bearings get treated they seem to stay that way. I like the hot sauce for the bearings no need for any other oil on any moving parts.
     
  19. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    I don't hose them down with it - I spray some in a pop bottle cap and use a q-tip to apply it. I don't put much oil at all on them, I would rather the sand/grit/crud doesn't have much to help it stay inside the reel:wink:
     
  20. adamj

    adamj New Member

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