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Reel Greasing

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I just picked up some Frabill Subzero and am wondering how to go about making sure my reels are in top condition for my first outing. I have invested in better gear and would like to take better care of it for once.

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Any,

Personally, I use Quantum Hot Sauce Oil to re-lubricate my ice fishing reels.

I take them apart, and clean out all the grease that is usually packed in them, add a little shot of this oil on all the moving parts, and am good to go.

For the winter, I try to stay away from grease. But, havent used the Sub-Zero stuff though, and it could have a thinner consistancy them most grease used for reels. A little goes a long ways though!!!

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Second the Hot Sauce, very good lube for all season use.

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that sub zero stuff works great on the tip ups too.1 the moving parts don;t freeze up as bad or at all most of the time for me!

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JKH431,

What do you use to remove the old grease from your reels once you got them apart?

Looking to clean up and relube my ice fishing reels during th T-day weekend and just curious what you use to remove the old grease.

Thanks

Redbeard5289

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If it's that bad, I'll use the gun cleaning method. Lots of CLP and rags. Only one reel had I had to clean out old grease this way.

All the other ones, I just dry swab, oil swab wipe the old stuff out annually.

I use a little grease on the main gear and the pinion gear. I don't like the feel of gear metal on metal sound nor the noise from it.

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As Slippery said, a little grease on the main and pinion gear will help with the noise and feel of metal on metal. I use Isopropyl Alcohol to clean the grease off the reels if it is really bad. I generally dip a swab in Iso and go to town cleaning them up. I like the Quantum Hot Sauce on all the other parts besides those already mentioned.

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Thanks guys- I have been negligent with my lees expensive reels and then end up swearing at them when they freeze up in the cold. When in fact if I would take the time now Iwould not have that problem!

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A tip that will help you prep for winter is to take your reels and throw em in the deep freezer in the basement for a day. Take em out with gloves on and check to see if they are tough to reel or if they are still smooth. If you have a hard time turning the handle, it is time to clean and grease them bad boys. It is the best way to check before hand if your reels are ready to go.

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