What’s the best grease / lube?

Keen to know what everyone who does their own reel servicing uses nowadays for reel grease? it's mainly on mid to high end reels (talica's, saragosa's, tyrnos, tiagra's. Etc). Currently using either Wilson reel lube, or inox mx6 grease. This is mainly for gears and internal moving parts like shafts and ratchet assemblies. I obviously use oil or very light grease / oil mix on bearings, but let me know what is good in the current day and age on gear sets for overhead and game reels.







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 I use quantum hotsauce. 

Mon, 2020-11-02 20:15

 I use quantum hotsauce. 

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Yamaha blue marine grease is

Mon, 2020-11-02 23:03

Yamaha blue marine grease is good. The Castrol blue marine grease seems ok.  Definitely Cal's or similar teflon grease for drag washers though.

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 Another vote for Yamaha

Tue, 2020-11-03 14:32

 Another vote for Yamaha grease. 

15 bucks for a grease gun cartridge so very cheap and just as good

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I use Cal's Grease (purple

Tue, 2020-11-03 15:14

I use Cal's Grease (purple for gears and tan for drag) for my 1000s and 2500s and Reel Spa for my 5000+


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Thanks for the responses guys

Thu, 2020-11-05 19:59

 By the sounds, yamalube grease might be the go to for the next game reel at least.