Reel grease for servicing

 Got the carbontex sheet and being a mongrel of a day I'm going to have a crack at a couple of drag washer upgrades in some reels...

 

Question... How important is it to have fishing reel specific grease?

 

Has anyone used a different type?

 

If it is imperative to use reel grease then it will be a show stopper today for me....


Posts: 312

Date Joined: 08/09/16

 I have only ever used reeel

Fri, 2020-05-29 10:56

 I have only ever used reel grease as it is much thinner than other types of grease. Others will know better though.

Jackfrost80's picture

Posts: 6513

Date Joined: 07/05/12

I use Cal's Grease in the

Fri, 2020-05-29 13:09

I use Cal's Grease in the fawn colour. Goes on real thin and then I wipe off the excess

____________________________________________________________________________

If catching wrasse is cool, consider me Miles Davis

timboon's picture

Posts: 2296

Date Joined: 14/11/10

 I couldnt cut the 1mm carbon

Fri, 2020-05-29 14:10

 I couldnt cut the 1mm carbon sheet, rang the supplier and found out a dodgy batch was sent out...

 

They waiting for new stock to refund, that will give me time to get some reel grease...

Jackfrost80's picture

Posts: 6513

Date Joined: 07/05/12

Happy to send you some in a

Fri, 2020-05-29 17:15

Happy to send you some in a doyley bag if you wanna PM where to send it

____________________________________________________________________________

If catching wrasse is cool, consider me Miles Davis

timboon's picture

Posts: 2296

Date Joined: 14/11/10

 Cheers mate but all good,

Fri, 2020-05-29 18:27

 Cheers mate but all good, i've got some 0.5 that will get one of my reels done...

 

Question for anyone that has mucked around upgrading drag washers...

 

So i removed the carbon washers out of my penn 955 ( small little gold over head ) and measured thickness with vernias...

 

They all measured around 0.75mm thick...

 

I've bought 1mm and 0.5mm, could it be the case that after 15-20 years of tightening the drag on the little reel the washers have worn down to 0.75 from 1.0mm?

 

 

Posts: 250

Date Joined: 08/10/13

You will need to sand your

Sat, 2020-05-30 15:06

You will need to sand your drag washers as well if you want it to work well  on older reels. The metal washers arnt really flat sometimes because they are punched out.Plus you need to take the shine off them.  I use some 240 and 400 wet and dry and stick the washer on a lump of wax or a hot melt glue gun stick and sand . If the carbontex is thinner than the original washers it may not work as you cant do the drag up enough.  I used to use quicksilver 2-4-C marine greese in a tube and it was great. Most tackle shops have cals greese in stock these days. You can run them dry with carbontex wont hurt them.

Posts: 39

Date Joined: 16/09/17

reel grease for servicing

Sat, 2020-05-30 19:31

 Hi Timboon, Drag grease such as cal`s, has a lot of teflon in it, that handles a lot of heat, same as Carbon fibre sheets, the grease also gives you a smoother start up when the drag starts, if you use thinner darg washers, then you will need, a few more metal washers, dont wurry about having to much grease on the washers, as the pressure will quease the grease out, & that will stop any water from getting in. quick silver grease should be okay, it has teflon in it.  good luck cheers Don.

hezzy's picture

Posts: 1322

Date Joined: 27/11/09

timboon , contact ''reel alan

Sun, 2020-05-31 08:31

timboon , contact ''reel alan smooth [alan zechin ]on facebook , he is the guro on all and any reel service/repairs mate ... if he hasnt got it , he will know where to get it !! gaurantee it !!

ex trawler skipper and knows his stuff , located near rockingham so easy on your flight path if your interested

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100009986207190

hezzy

____________________________________________________________________________

OFW 11

evil flourishes when good men do nothing

 

Posts: 39

Date Joined: 16/09/17

Reel grease for servicing

Sun, 2020-05-31 10:30

 Also, the best grease to service heavy reels, not Drage, is Yamaha marine grease, make sure it has marine on the container, it never dries out like a lot of greases, for lighter reels, a light synthetic oil, is good, or thin the grease with it, cheers Don.

timboon's picture

Posts: 2296

Date Joined: 14/11/10

 Good advice cheers

Mon, 2020-06-01 06:43

 Good advice cheers fellas....

 

Mid fight on a big pink last night I was wishing I'd serviced my reel prior!!

 

Got him to the boat, next time maybe not so lucky, I need to get my drags back smooth!!