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Old 06-01-2016, 06:42 PM
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Curious, what types of grease and oil can I use to clean and lubricate my reels with. My dad always just used 3in1 oil but grease I don't know. I have 2 basspro baitcasters that I used in salt water and need to take them apart for a cleaning. Thanks

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Old 06-02-2016, 08:16 PM
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the only grease I ever used was the very thin white lithium grease for the gears, regular grease is just to thick, same with regular weight oils, only use thin lightweight oils like 3-1 or sewing machine oil on the bearings
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Old 06-02-2016, 10:46 PM
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Quantum makes a reel oil called hot sauce that is pretty good in my opinion.
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Old 06-04-2016, 07:13 AM
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As far as grease goes, "Reel Butter" is good for gears and other moving parts, and is easy to find at Academy, maybe Wal-Mart. For drag washers I like Cal's Drag Washer grease (Google), maybe overkill for what we do, but it does work well. For oil I use Lightening Oil from Boca Bearings, but I'm sure the 3in1 is good also.
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