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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-07-2019, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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Reel oil

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Can anyone recommend what to use for oil on their click and pawl reels after cleaning? Would gun oil work?

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-07-2019, 01:35 AM
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80/90 weight gear-oil is actually pretty darn good for this app.
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old 12-07-2019, 06:55 AM
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I did use mostly grease for the mechanical inner parts of my Hardy click and pawl reels. Oil gets washed out very fast, no matter which sort of oil.
For need of oil in general and because of said reason I use only gun oil made of plants for water work. Stuff like Ballistol did work very well for me. Checked and maintained regularly, I didn’t see any difference to other sorts of oil, also to „high end“ oil. And I feel better somehow...

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If you want to hear full alarm of your click and pawl reel, I would take oil - if water sound, surrounding, silence, beauty of nature, head shakes and runs of the fish is enough for you, I would take grease...

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Eagle Claw Reel Grease
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I use oil for spindle only.... Reel X. Grease for everything else internal and Boeshield for non contact surfaces.
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Originally Posted by Tubular Spey View Post
Would gun oil work?
Yes it does, but grease is better. I use gun grease on my hardy reels and it is excellent.
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Yep, what he said. Hot Sauce
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It was said, oil on the spindle. For a very long time I have just applied a very small dab of marine grease to the cog & pawls on my reels. That red stuff already mentioned, the red grease is probably just red marine grease and is sold in small quantities. I use the blue stuff because I have a great big grease gun full of it. It's the same thing I purge the bearings on my jet boat motor with, good stuff.
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I've found sewing machine oil to be very good when restoring a few old reels in the past.
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Hot sauce Oil
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I stay away from all the "Grease" on the internals. If you fish water with any type of sediment or sand... that stuff is a magnet for it and will F up a reel
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Hot Sauce grease on the gear, pawl and spindle. A touch of Hot Sauce oil on the handle when needed.
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Boeshield is great stuff for all kinds of items that go outside.
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DuPont white lithium Teflon grease in a spray bottle formula. Absolutely awesome stuff, and it’s fairly inexpensive. Best part, you spray it in and it gets into every nook & cranny for some ultimate protection. 1 bottle for $12 lasts a lifetime because that stuff will stay in there for a long long time
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