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Cleaning My Reels

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#1 trapshooterbob

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Posted January 27 2016 - 09:02 AM

OK you fishing experts. I must, must, must clean all my reels before this season.

How do you clean them? Is there anything special I need to do? Any special cleaner? Any home concoctions?

They aren't expensive reels, but they need some attention.

Help!

Thanks.

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#2 LiDad

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Posted January 27 2016 - 09:03 AM

I've tried lots of stuff but good ol' Penn Lube is still the best I've found.


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Posted January 27 2016 - 09:06 AM

Penn lube is good, I use Reel X and Cals grease.
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Posted January 27 2016 - 09:12 AM

Penn oil is all I use as part of my regular PM. I bring my reels to J&H in Oakdale to replace the drags and deep cleaning and advanced service if needed.
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Posted January 27 2016 - 09:24 AM

Penn oil is all I use as part of my regular PM. I bring my reels to J&H in Oakdale to replace the drags and deep cleaning and advanced service if needed.


Cool. Since I live in Bohemia, I go here as often as possible. Now I can go there AND visit DSI! BONUS!

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Posted January 27 2016 - 09:47 AM

Drop line - never fails.
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Posted January 27 2016 - 09:50 AM

In before the Froglube fans
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Posted January 27 2016 - 10:02 AM

Cool. Since I live in Bohemia, I go here as often as possible. Now I can go there AND visit DSI! BONUS!

I'm a bit further but looking forward to to the double trouble of sportsman spending J&H/DSI. It's almost a outdoorsman mall now!
I was planning on going to J&H to get some wahoo and dolphin lures for our vacation but a very sick MIL and busy schedule nixed that. Now I have to spend more cash on the same stuff once we get there.
When we get back I'm going there ASAP.

Edited by C6NY, January 27 2016 - 10:42 AM.

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Posted January 27 2016 - 11:05 AM

At the end of every season I place my reels in a bucket of Salt-X solution with the drags tightened down. I let them soak over night. It works miracles on salt build up without removing the lubrication. I've done this for about 10 years now on Avets, Accurates, Abu's etc. After letting them dry they are easier to disassemble & lube. Don't forget to back off the drags once dry.
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Posted January 27 2016 - 12:50 PM

OK you fishing experts. I must, must, must clean all my reels before this season.

How do you clean them? Is there anything special I need to do? Any special cleaner? Any home concoctions?

They aren't expensive reels, but they need some attention.

Help!

Thanks.



What model reels? Spinnning or conventional?
cleaning involves breaking the reel down, removing side plates spools, drag washers etc.
I like to use WD40 and an air compressor before I move on the the penn lube.
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Posted January 27 2016 - 01:41 PM

What model reels? Spinnning or conventional?
cleaning involves breaking the reel down, removing side plates spools, drag washers etc.
I like to use WD40 and an air compressor before I move on the the penn lube.


Various brands....but all spinning reels......

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Posted January 27 2016 - 01:48 PM

spinning reels I take completely apart, but most importantly are the bearing that are in the frame.
Usually one under the spool in the frame and the other for the handle also on the frame. I always remove them, clean then, spin then and replace if needed. They they go in with the axle grease (90W) before reassembly with the penn lube.Of course drag washers if needed especially if you have had fish on that made the reel scream. Someone mentioned backing off on the drag. Thats always good as long as you remember to set it again before you go fishing. Nothing worse than trying to set the hook on a good fish only to have a oose drag.
Of course this has NEVER happened to me!!! LOL
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Posted January 27 2016 - 02:43 PM

I break them all down, run them through a warm (repid) fresh water bath, rub or brush off any salt corrosion, while submersed, dry them, thoroughly, then lube them, with Penn Reel Oil, before reassembly. Don't wait, until the end of the season. Wash them at least once every month, if they've been used in salt water environments. Salt and sand eat metal QUICKLY.
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Posted January 27 2016 - 04:40 PM

Don't wait, until the end of the season. Wash them at least once every month, if they've been used in salt water environments. Salt and sand eat metal QUICKLY.
Gary

I rinse them after each outing. The Salt-X bath is my end of the season treatment before tearing them down. I also back off the drags after rinsing every time. That's one of the true advantages of lever drag reels.
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