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I have tried a lot of different oil but Olive oil is the best to use so far to oil up my bait casters. . Try it. It works and last more then anything i have tried so far.

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Interesting. I used to work for a beverage company and we used food grade oil on all the machines to keep them maintained, in the food and beverage industry the machines have to use a food grade oil on the bearings and machines, well at least here in California. Olive oil makes sense but seems kinda thick for baitcasters?

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2 hours ago, kens said:

I have tried a lot of different oil but Olive oil is the best to use so far to oil up my bait casters. . Try it. It works and last more then anything i have tried so far.

Ah, no. vegetable oil will work as a lubricant in a pinch, for non critical low temperature applications,but it oxidizes and breaks down quickly, and will gum up the works. I am a huge fan of (good) olive oil in everything from fresh Mozz, ravioli, salads, and all sorts of yummy things, but not for lubing reels. I have found that Chapstik® (cherry) will work to lube the levelwind in a pinch if its not to cold out.

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Ardent reel butter.  Any sewing machine oil.  3 in 1 oil.  Not olive oil.

 

Yes, just about anything will work in a pinch, but for top performance-long term lubrication, go with something that was designed to lubricate.

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Not expert on olive oil except to eat it, but it would seem the viscosity could be an issue in slowing down high speed reel bearings, unlike machine bearings.  I will stick with Yellow Rocket Fuel for my SS bearings and Aust Met oil for ceramics. 

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Lucas reel oil for me.

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I think I will stick with a good grade of reel oil. Leave the olive oil for cooking.

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"Extra Virgin" correct

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I heard the cheap kind runs fast and loose.  

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I tried this stuff wanting to help the fishes...

 

Turned to hard gunk within a year, couldn't cast, hard to crank.

 

 

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Olive oil is highly perishable, and as such, I only use it when I'm making food. I've seen people use it on cutting boards and knives, cast iron pans, etc, without realizing that it's going to go bad, break down, and smell awful.

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I prefer boca bearing lightning oil.  Save the olive oil for pan frying the catch...

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I think I will stick with the regular reel oil.  

 

I am not sure about this but I have heard about using olive oil or cooking oil on reels and I believe they are viscous. I think cold temps and water may change their properties. Somebody smarter than me can chime in on this. 

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51 minutes ago, CrankFate said:

I’m not that smart, but if you use an iron skillet, the olive oil turns to varnish over time.

 

That happens when heat is applied causing polymerization to protect the surface and make it non stick. It’ll just dry out and rot on a fishing reel. 

 

I agree there are way better lubes to use. 

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I like to buy my favorite reel grease in bulk.

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Ive had great success with hobby train oil. Runs better than reel oil and kitchen oil in my opinion.

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Riverside Real Claw does not work , even in a pinch . 

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Abu's marketing slogan would be "put some E.V.O.O in your R-E-V-O"

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4 hours ago, onenutinthewater said:

I like to buy my favorite reel grease in bulk.

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I also get mine in bulk but I feel my brand is better.

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9 hours ago, Thalimar said:

 

That happens when heat is applied causing polymerization to protect the surface and make it non stick. It’ll just dry out and rot on a fishing reel. 

 

I agree there are way better lubes to use. 

I use corrosionX, reelX, penn & Abu Garcia. The very old Abu Garcia clear oil was the fastest and probably the best, IMO. Way back when, as a kid, I used the 3 in 1 because we usually had it in the house, but it doesn’t last long enough. I don’t like the super thin high tech stuff, it’s usually gone by the 5 or 6th cast because I whip the rod extremely hard every cast sending water everywhere and most of the oil off the bearings. By the end of an outing, my bearings are usually practically only lubed with water.

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A small bottle of the cheapest lubricant at auto zone is not only better, but you can buy it with the change in your pocket. Why was this even an experiment?

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I personally use the slot car oil my dad uses for his slot cars. If it's good enough for those bearings spinning 20k rpm it's good enough for my reel bearings. 
 

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