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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:17 pm
tackleholic


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Anyone know what's the difference between Reel-X which comes in a little squeeze bottle, and Corrosion-X which comes in a spray aerosol can like wd-40. I have both, I know the reel-x is great for lubing bearings and reel spindles, but what about the spray corrosion x? I read somewhere a while back that if you treated your reel parts with corrosion x when you first get the reel, they would be a lot more corrosion resistant, is this true? Also, I have this blue daiwa grease that I use for main gears and other moving parts that are non-bearing related....is this the same as that yamaha engine grease that Alan is always referring to, just repackaged as reel lube? I noticed the new Penn's also come with a little tube of blue grease as well, breaking away from the brown lube they've always used. Could this all be the same stuff, yamaha grease?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:28 pm
gyozadude


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I can't speak for specific difference with corrosion-X or drip lube with reel-X, except perhaps the carrier fluids for each are different viscosities and have different vapour pressures. The spray seems to contain a more volatile carrier that evapourates quickly after spray so the remaining lube sticks and coats the surface. The reelX oil is more like a traditional 10 or 20 wt. oil with drip applicator bottle.

I don't think corrosionX is as viscous as that motorcycle gear grease Alan has suggested to use and my preference has been to physically coat all metal surfaces inside the reel with a very thin layer of that thick grease. It stays put as far as I can tell, even after long use in hot weather and if I soak the reel in water. While I'm not so sure about the reelX which seems evapourate over time or weep out from where I applied it over time and require re-application in heavy use situations on a biweekly basis.

I bought some of that Penn grease, and it has really similar characteristics to Alan's tub of motorcycle gear grease. And they want an arm and a leg for it. I found some all-weather bearing and gear grease at a Canadian Tire store up north a few years back that has very similar properties to Alan's grease and bought that and have been using it successfully. $7 CDN for a massive 1.5litre tub of the stuff. Now I'm just hunting for a couple of big tubs of light tan Shimano or Cal's drag grease that won't cost an arm and leg. Wish Costco sold drag grease in a massive tub. We could share it!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:36 pm
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Well, if you find some bigger quantity of the shimano tan drag grease, I'll go in for some of that. I have both the shimano and cal's, and I prefer the shimano, sticky smooth feel of their grease over Cals by a hair. Who knows, maybe on those really big 50 sized international reels, Cal's is better, but for any reel from a little spinner up to about a 4/0, I like the feel of shimano.
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