Which grease

Discussion in 'Fishing Reels' started by bearinla, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. bearinla

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    Hi guys, I disassembled, cleaned, greased then reassembled my reel for the first time. It took a couple of hours but I put it back together and guess what, it works. Surprise, surprise. I guess I don't have to pay $20 per reel from now on to get it serviced every year.

    After I put it back together I realized maybe I should not have used multi-purose grease. Is this okay? Should I disassemble and clean it off? Should I not have put grease on the drag and gear? Is it going to hurt the drag?

    It is a Saltist 20H.
     
  2. dalurker

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    it may not hurt the drags, but the drages will not work wright when thay get hot. use cal grease or shamano grease. i use cal's on all my accurate reels.
     
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    I use Penn Grease for all the moving parts(other than spool bearings), and I use cal's drag grease for all my drags. There are plenty of other options but that's what I bought from Charkbait and I haven't ran out of it so that's what I'll be using for a while.
     
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    Cal's grease for everything but spool bearings
     
  6. bearinla

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    Thanks, I got Cal's grease and re-greased. Thanks
     
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    marlyn I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    another cal's user
     
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    Cals grease is required for the drag washers. All else can be a general purpose marine grease such as that made for outboards. Oil should be used on spool bearings for ultimate casting distances but will require a lot more maintenance.

    Do keep in mind that drag washers were always run dry in the past and that works too. What you don't want is regular oil and grease seeping onto the drag washers!!

    IMHO Penn's reel lube sucks big time. Any white lithium, red grease, or yamaha outboard grease is a better choice.
     
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    AKSalmon I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Penn's old grease sucked Big Time; Penn's new grease -- X-1R synthetic -- is great stuff for everything other than drag washers.
     
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    I've been using TW25-B (same thing as reel saver grease) grease in my reels with good success. Why all the hate for the old Penn grease? I'm assuming y'all are talking about the blue and white tube of grease which came in the box with the reel. I've used and encountered no problems.
     
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    Inox. They make products for many applications. Designed for for salt mine equipment. And it's green, will not taint bait. Used the MX3 spray on my rods the other day. Not just a lubricant but also a salt resistant protection barrier.
     
  13. steelfish

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    hey pal, and how is your drag now?
    have you meassure it?

    I also have a saltist 20h and have the new drag washer carbontex "alike", so I put some Cal's grease as everybody recomend and guess? my drag dropped to 7# or 9# max with or the drag star bottoned down.

    for all the Drag gurus out there, what could be wrong with the reel?
    should I better run them dry or its time for a new pair of carbontex drag washers?
     
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    I am not sure what you mean by "alike" are they carbon fiber by Carbontex or not???

    Your 'stock' drags should be getting twice that...!!!

    Make sure everything on the drive shaft is back in the proper order, spacers, bellvilles, washers etc ... If your not back together in right order, it could decrease the pressure a LOT. Look up a Schematic and follow the order..
    Also make sure the Drag Stack has the eared plates in the grooves and its all snug....

    If everything is in the right order, I have no clue how you lost so much drag pressure?????

    Its time to get new drag washers at the very least. Nothing beats the Carbontex greased......



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    Cal's grease and Carbontex washers are the way to go for drags. Alex...you probably put that reel back together in the wrong order.

    As far as misc. grease for internal metal reel parts....has anyone tried LubriMatic's "Marine Corrosion Control and Trailer Wheel Bearing grease" ??? It comes in the 3oz refills, the 14oz tubes and the one-pound tubs. I currently use Yamaha blue grease and was wondering if this other stuff would be better.
     
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  18. NESSIE HUNTER

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    Thats what I have used for about 5 years now. Works excellent !!!

    I pull my Salty Reels down only once a year now, they are still pristine inside!!!

    1 lb can has lasted 5 yrs and still 3/4 full....

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    Thanks Frank....I'll have to give it a try.
     
  20. steelfish

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    -Well Frank I put alike because Im not sure, you shuold know that daiwa change stock drag washers from the first saltist 20H / 30H generation to next year model, I think mine has the stock carbon fiber drag washers instead of those cardboard/paper alike on the first ones.


    hmmm.. seems that I need to check that out.

    this could be the cause because I took everything in the drive shaft out to clean them because they're all oily (rocky mistake too much oil to the bearings), then I put them together with out checking the schematic.

    Tnx frank & Cory, I'll post the result
     

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