Can you use reel grease on drag washers?

Can you use reel grease on drag washers?

Can you use reel grease on drag washers?

Any thin viscosity reel lube will work but my favorite light oil is Hot Sauce by Quantum. I use drag grease on drag washers and reel grease on gears.

Do you need to grease drag washers?

The metal washers are easy to clean – merely wipe them off with a clean rag. If rusted, remove it with steel wool or fine sandpaper. Once the felt is dry, work a few drops of reel oil into each. Be careful not to apply too much and never apply grease!

Can you use wd40 on fishing reels?

Because WD-40 is a degreaser, it breaks down grease and oil. Never use it to lubricate a reel. The basic rule of thumb is to grease gears and oil everything else — sparingly. Too much grease and oil impede the spool and reduce casting distance.

Do you oil Carbontex drag washers?

The majority of anglers prefer the greased drag system. All old grease should be cleaned out of the reel before re-greasing with Cal’s grease. A LIGHT coating of Cal’s grease on the Carbontex® is recommended if you are likely to get your reels very wet, it will help waterproof the drag system.

Why is my drag not clicking?

If your drag isn’t clicking anymore, it’s most likely because of one of these three reasons: Reason #1: Your braid is free-spinning on the reel. Since braid is so thin and soft, if you tie it directly onto your spinning reel, it likely won’t grip into it, and will free-spin if you get a big fish on.

Do you grease Carbontex drag washers?

Carbontex® can be installed dry OR with a LIGHT coating of Cal’s Universal Reel and Drag grease. This is the only grease we recommend. It can be used on the drags and everywhere else in the reel grease is desired. The majority of anglers prefer the greased drag system.

What kind of grease does a Shimano fishing reel use?

Known as Cosmo Ace-2, Star Drag Grease. Similar formula to Cal’s Grease. Ultra sticky. This shimano drag grease is prevents corrosion and rust for saltwater use. Very good metal-to-metal performance.

Is it better to grease or not grease a drag reel?

If those same washers were kept oiled up they most likely would have lasted much longer and done their job much better than letting them dry out and keep fishing. Same goes for cloth washers like in some lever drag reels and older Shimano baitcasters.

How does a greased multi disk reel work?

Fact is that the drag still has a pretty good range but has a lighter startup in light drag settings. The greased drag in these multi disk reels works very similar to a non greased setup other than the extreme top end (max drag pressure). The maximum drag tension is lessened to a degree with the grease.

Do you put grease on a spinning reel?

Grease or no grease. Manufacturers have used grease or sometimes even a heavy oil on their washers ever since I can remember. Mostly because the washer material used wouldn’t work very well, or last very long, with it. For instance.. a lot of spinning reels come with an oiled felt washer, whether it be on one washer or three.