what grease or oil for 5500c

Discussion in 'Fishing Reel Review' started by FATDAD, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. FATDAD

    FATDAD New Member

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    had to replace cog wheel and the whole things looks dry
     
  2. MAX1955

    MAX1955 New Member

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    Welcome to BOC Charles, abu reel grease and oil works real well and cost about six bucks for both. It will last a long time, just remember a little goes a long way in your reels. You normally grease your main drive gears and put alittle on your moving parts on the brake plate. You put a drop or two of oil in bearings if you have any. A few drops of oil your worm gear also.
     

  3. fishstick

    fishstick New Member

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    i use quantum hot sauce on all my reels. i try to keep them out of the sand and have never pulled the side plates to check the gear grease. just a drop on the side bearings and a drop or two on the levelwind worm gear keeps my reels smooth.
     
  4. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I too like the Quantum Hot Sauce. Like the others have said a little goes a long way.
     
  5. Relocated-Yankee

    Relocated-Yankee New Member

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    I like using Super Lube, Grease on gears, oil on everything else. Super Lube is a silicon based synthetic, seems to hold up well.

    I do use the Quantum Hot Sauce on some of my surf casting reels, makes them fly. It's a little thinner, so I re-apply a little more often.

    Every Jan / Feb I open my reels and clean and lube them whether they need it or not. :wink:
     
  6. Cattn-Jeep

    Cattn-Jeep New Member

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    I use lithium grease...or whatever is left over from my Jeep or boat...It works great for me. :smile2:
     
  7. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    We're a strange bunch. Fishermen, that is. We try to make our reels fly, and then come up with high tech ways to slow 'em back down. Who doesn't like to give a spool a spin, and watch it go and go and...:smile2:

    Anyway, there's some stuff called Xtreme Reel Plus that's supposed to put wings on spool bearings. Haven't tried it yet, but it's on my to do list.
     
  8. FATDAD

    FATDAD New Member

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    thanks guys for all the heip:smile2: