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Tip-up repacking.

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Does anyone know of an alternative grease you can use to re-pack tip-up shaft tubes?I'm having some trouble finding the stuff that they make specifically for that job.Thanks.

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Sinker, fishing stores stock a blue lube for this purpose. Do a search on this site for lube and tip-ups, and you should find threads about it.

Otherwise, help him out, guys? I've had tip-ups for six years with no need to lube.

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Thanks for reply.I know what you're talking about but a few stores I've checked were fresh out.I've done it to my artics a few years ago but I have 3 polars that suddenly became stiff and when I went to check them,the minnows were gone,plucked by sly walleyes.I thought maybe someone tryed vaseline or something else to re-pack them.Later.

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I have tried standard bearing grease and white lithium grease this year and neither worked very well. I can't find the special grease at any local stores, and am too stubborn to order the blue lube.

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Get the blue lube,the bottle is around $5.00 and well worth it. If you figure out how many tip ups you can lube with one bottle,it cost very little.Plus you wont have as many empty hooks when you check your tip ups.


I have tried almost everything,trying to save a buck,but nothing works as well as blue lube.

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I tried other types of grease as mentioned above. I learned the hard way. Blu-Lube is the only solution I have found. Blu-Lube is manufactured by HT Enterprises, INC. I bought mine at Fleet Farm. I found that it works great on my spinning reels too. I took them apart and used gun solvent to remove the existing grease and then replaced with Blu-Lube. The reels operate quite a bit smoother without that stiff grease in them.

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Thanks guys.I guess I'll do a little wider search for the blu-lube.I asked at Fleet Farm after I couldn't find it and they said they were out.I would think they would keep such items in stock,but.......Oh well.Take it easy.

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I bet you could find a web site to order it. HT makes lots of other fishing items. Their address on the bottle is 139 E. Sheboygan st. Campbellsport, WI 53010

Good luck!

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You should also take your tips indoors and warm them to room temp. Sometimes water can get in the nooks and crannies and slow things down when it freezes. I've had this happen often, and when I dry things out they work smooth as silk.

Now I just make it a point to bring the tips inside after every day's fishing, and they work great the next day. Don't fix what ain't broke.

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