Jump to content
Smelter96

Grease for aluminum gears

Recommended Posts

During my annual cleaning, i noticed some of my reels with aluminum gears had a bit of a buzz. I read a few threads saying how aluminun is harder than brass and grease doesnt hold as well. Is there a "magic grease" for aluminum/alloy gears, or is Super Lube gonna cut it? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Daiwa space age grease.  Sold at TW.  Works on my ITO alphas just fine

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had mentioned in an earlier thread that I was trying TG Liquid grease.  Time will tell, but initially it has made my Ald 50  smoother than ever.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There is no magic in any lubricant. The metal type shouldn't affect adhesion. Clean the parts well and apply any quality, application appropriate grease and you'll be fine. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Abu silicote works well and is also pretty cheap. All my reels are Daiwa and have either brass or aluminum main gears. Never any issues with any of them. Don’t use hot sauce. It stains everything red and cakes up. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Take your choice I guess.  Either SuperLube, Yamaha Blue Marine, or a quality drag grease. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't know I like it simple, before I used hot source for all my gears aluminum or not. Now I use shimano drag grease for everything. For oil I use whatever that come with reel.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Delaware Valley Tackle said:

Hot sauce oil is ok but the grease cakes up too easily. 

That is why I sent you my reels to deep clean after awhile LOL.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing forum

    fishing

    fishing rods

    fishing reels

    fishing forum

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×