Reel Oil

Discussion in 'Reel Repair and Upgrades' started by Ahquabi_Master, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. Ahquabi_Master

    Ahquabi_Master New Member

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    I'm working on disassembling all of my reels, cleaning them, oiling them, and putting them back together for a fishing season that is due sooner or later here in Iowa. What kind of reel oil do you all find works the best? What should I not use? Let me know...
     
  2. conalj3

    conalj3 New Member

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    I have been using auto tranny fluid for years without any issues:wink:
     

  3. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    i would recommend Quantum Hot Sauce. i have sent reels to Bass Pro Shops for servicing and this is the stuff they use. Quantum Hot Sauce works on a molecular level meaning that is penetrates the porous surfaces of metal protecting from wear. Just like synthetic oil does in a car engine. You can buy the Quantum Hot Sauce at Bass Pro Shops, Cabelas and maybe Sportmans Warehouse. This stuff works great and you can definently tell the difference in smoothness when using your reels.

    :0a26:
    Mark
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I totally agree with this post. This oil works great and makes the reel operation extra smooth.
     
  5. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    Do you use the grease or the oil? Abu 6500 reels for instance.
     
  6. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    where do you get this hot sauce
     
  7. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    i like using both. the bearings on the reel i will use the oil and for the gears, i go for the grease. just check your owners manual for the proper lubrication specs.
     
  8. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    hey Pat. i get the Quantum Hot Sauce from Cabelas. I'm not sure, but I think Walmart might sell it to. Check in the sporting goods aisle. Bass Pro Shops has it. Get there catalog.
     
  9. orion_xxvx

    orion_xxvx New Member

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    I use Silicote Reel Lube with PTFE by Abu Garcia a biodegradable synthetic lubricant that retains consistency in hot or cold climates.
     
  10. neocats

    neocats New Member

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    I have been using Real Magic for a couple of years with no problems. I even use it on mono line to help reduce memory.
     
  11. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    Quantum hot sauce oil and grease. I got mine at BPS. Best stuff Ive ever used.
     
  12. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

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    If it spins during the cast I use oil, if it's only turning on the retrieve I use grease.
     
  13. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    I grease the shafts and oil the bearings. Just be careful near the drag washers.
     
  14. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

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    I would say that more plain old Vaseline has been used successfully simply because it has been around as long as reels.It kept all of the antique reels you see going.Next is Marvel mystery oil.It was there too.It is also a great cold weather gun oil.A old Korean war Marine said it was all that would work that they had one time in the cold and thankfully someone had a can.Penn Lubes have been around for a long time.I also use Aba Garcia lubes and I think that they are great.Some folks are getting the creepy stuff creeping in the wrong places.Some of the sealed and shielded bearings ain't letting any lube in anyway.

    Exposed level winds-Graphite like for locks or powdered Moly.Both lube and neither attract or retain dust,dirt or grit like oils and greases.Just a little goes a long way.

    Over lubing has been a major problem for my 50+ years.

    I love you Brothers and Sisters.peewee
     
  15. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    i like using Reel Magic too. This stuff works great on fishing line. I also like to spray the metal covers on the reel when I'm storing them.