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My small spinning reel was annoyingly squeeky last nite. Whats the best way to lube it up? Ive never had problems with wd40 but i know some people say ita bad for the reel. So what is best? 3in1 oil? Chain grease? Even vasseline?!
 

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Dont use wd40 its crap as a lubricant.. I use halfords own spray grease.
Its in a spraycan and is easy to get into small spaces, using the little straw (like the one with wd40) once the propellant has evaporated it becomes a light grease coating everthing. I used to use thicker grease but found it broke down to the same consistency quite quickly anyway.
 

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Not WD40.

A light oil on the bearings, a grease on the worm drive. Difficult to describe without suggesting you go and buy the real stuff like Rocket Fuel and maritime grease, but in general terms think of olive oil on bearings, lard on the drive.





Actually, that would work. But you'll feel strangely hungry.
 

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Simple

If you use a silicone oil on the bearings and a silicone grease on all other bits

As its silicone its not corrosive to plastics like mineral based oils and greases and i find it doesnt hold the grit like others too

Dow corning for the grease and rocket fuel for the oil
 
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