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Sticky Handle on Perfect

I was fishing a 3 3/4 Dingley Perfect last week and for the first time noticed the handle knob would stick. I could eventually get the handle knob to spin but after day three in the rain, it pretty much locked up. Now that the reel has dried and been cleaned, the knob reluctantly spins, but nothing like it did prior to the recent trip. Any advice on how to remedy this problem?

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Float in some thin synthetic reel oil at the top and base of the reel knob, let it penetrate then wind and wipe. Repeat..plus a few times more. Will help clear out the crud and lubricate.
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ditto on the above good advice....


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Thanks Gents. I appreciate the advise and will give it a try. Any recommendations on the brand of synthetic reel oil?
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Thanks Gents. I appreciate the advise and will give it a try. Any recommendations on the brand of synthetic reel oil?
Penn synthetic reel oil would be good for this purpose - can be obtained in small & larger bottles


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Thanks for the suggestions. One more question. The reel also developed a white blotchy residue (oxidation?) after the first night of camping in wet and damp conditions. It seemed to buff out pretty easily when I returned home and wiped it down with a clean rag. Should I be concerned and apply any special cleaner after the fact, or perhaps apply something to prevent this in the future. With winter steelhead season just around the corner, I'm sure this reel will see more rain.

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I use Boeshield t-9 on my leaded reels.
Wipe on and wipe off. Leaves an almost a waxy residue to protect the finish.

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I was fishing a 3 3/4 Dingley Perfect last week and for the first time noticed the handle knob would stick. I could eventually get the handle knob to spin but after day three in the rain, it pretty much locked up. Now that the reel has dried and been cleaned, the knob reluctantly spins, but nothing like it did prior to the recent trip. Any advice on how to remedy this problem?

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Dingleys reel handles are well known to swell tight from being or getting wet , fishing in damp weather will cause this ,
When I had one that would do this , after a few days like yours they would go solid up and not even turn ,
IV tried just about everything with not much luck , even so much as bring reel in each evening and sitting over heat ,

The best fix i'v done is just remove the handle post from the reel , the tub which most handle sits in will unscrew also , once you have the handle off , I take a dremal tool to it and make it larger inside so when it does swell it still will have spare room and still turn and not make contact with the post holding it

Another fix is send away and get a new handle installed ,

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I use Boeshield t-9 on my leaded reels.
Wipe on and wipe off. Leaves an almost a waxy residue to protect the finish.
Good stuff, developed by the aerospace Boeing company! Used it on all my bicycle cables and chains!
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Send to Archulleta and get new handle.
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