Drag Grease?

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  1. Nofriendstaco

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    Been looking for some drag grease (shimano or Cal's) but no luck locally. I put a really thin layer of Penn grease on my new carbontex drag washers and came to find out, after the fact, that I need to use PTFE or teflon grease. Anyone know where I can get some ptfe or teflon grease locally in SD? Maybe a comparable substitute for the expensive drag specific stuff? Thanks guys.
     
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    You should be able to get some grease at walmart in the sporting goods section. It will either be Penn or teflon grease in a small tube. Either one should work, the teflon keeps it from getting build up and getting sticky, the grease you have on it now if it gets warm will probably turn pretty sticky.
     
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    I too had understood that you needed to use only teflon grease on drag washers, and I use Cal's myself. However, when Penn brought out their new Spinfisher V reels, they said on the announcement video they were using Penn grease-- not teflon based -- on their drags. I've asked on the Penn board for an explanation but have not heard back.
     
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    Thanks guys... only grease at Walmart was Penn grease (blue stuff) and that's what I mistakenly put on my carbontex drags. I think Penn is petro based and apparently that's a no no.

    Any other substitutes cause Cal's and Shimano grease is no where to be found in San Diego. I just want to get my damn reels done already :( Maybe a bike or motor teflon grease alternative? Thanks for the input.
     
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    Did you try Charkbait in San Diego? http://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oG...0/**https://www.charkbait.com/cs/maintena.htm
     
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    Go to squidco and get some Cal's
     
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    charkbait or squidco should have what you need. I got a tub of penn blue grease and tub of cals from charkbait. Used to get shimano drag grease from Squidco but they now have cals but in smaller ounce versions. And yes do not use that petro blue stuff on the drags. Use cals or shimano. That cals stuff is universal and can be used almost anywhere in the reel. Shimano is more expensive and harder to find.
     
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    You can get all of that plus more at Smoothdrags.com...
    Cals, (oz or Lb). Drags, Bearings, Handles, few tools etc..
    One Stop Shop for reel upgrades and repairs...

    I have used Dawn for many years, she is the best of the best..
    She is also on Alan Tani's site and helps any way she can...

    http://www.smoothdrag.com/price.html






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    You can also get corrosion x (the big pump bottle), from anglers choice, Charkbait has reel x, and speed x as well. I say this because if you eventually go into servicing your reels you'll end up getting all the goodies to take care of them. If you pay big moolah for the reels, invest in the right stuff to take care of them.
     
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    I was thinking of getting some of the corrosion x stuff and cals grease to start my reel maintenance set up. Is reelx a lubricant and corrosionx a cleaner/preventative spray? Also, looks like you are into RC from your avatar. Im getting out of RC and have lots to sell or trade for fishing stuff if you're interested. :D
     
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    Thanks for the info everyone. Love this forum and the helpful people.
     
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    Anthony, I recommend you join or at least visit alantani.com. Alan's website is full of great information about reel maintenance.
     
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    Dana Landing Tackle Shop sells Cal's Drag Grease plus all kinds of other greases and lubes, and the prices are the same as what cal sells it for...
     
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    I've used Alantani's forum while working on my curado last week. Very informative site.
     
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    x2. One of the most informative sites to learn how to properly maintain/service reels (and a lot more). Some genuinely nice, helpful people there.
     
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    cals grease is good
    but also have been using the yamaha marine lube too
     
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    Yeah, I used to race RC nitro sedan, electric sedan, trucks etc. I sold the majority of it and the upkeep stuff that go with it. Got out but kept my best on road electric sedan that won me lots of races at socalraceway in huntington beach. It's so dialed in its crazy. PM me for what you got. I could sure use an M11 and a receiver. By the way RCtech.net is place to go for RC forums. I sold most my gear on it. That site is a RC dream. Be careful though you might get back into it.

    all 3 are lubricants with corrosion resistant properties. corrosion x is a thicker liquid, reel x is lighter, speed x is extremely light. slippery stuff for sure I use all 3. But the best is the trinity bearing stuff. the purple/red one (consistency of this is almost like water). I use that on my acer bearings on my rc stuff. and now my reels LOL
     
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    Never tried onroad. I raced 1/10 buggy and short course but im done with it for now. I like fishing a lot more I came to realize. RCtech is great for selling but all I have left are big items that I don't want to ship. Wish I had an M11 for you but I ran Spektrum.

    Money for me is tight right now so which would you recommend out of the 3 to buy first? Im going to get some Cal grease, already have some blue marine grease, but now trying to decided which of the 3 I should get first. Mostly looking to use one of them as a corrosion deterrent and lubricant. Was also looking at the iknox stuff too. Thanks man.
     

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