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Centrifugal brake question

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I've read that you are supposed to apply a light coating of oil with a q-tip to the rim the the centrifugal brakes make contact with. After doing this my casting distances increases but it seems like it declines fairly quick. My question is, how often do most of you do this?

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that's interesting...i've never heard you should oil the raceway and, if anything, i always check it to make sure there isn't any oil on it at all. i checked all my owner's manual and none of them say to oil it. if your concern is casting distance, you should experiment with turning more brakes off.

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Never. I'll clean the brake race with a cotton swab a couple of times a year.

X2 This will cause the weights to stick in the out position and they should float freely in and out according to spool speed and setting.

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Keep in mind oil attracts dirt and dust that will hinder performance.

If you clean your reels after every outing this would be O.K., but if your like most of us and don't do it as often as you should, I would omit the oil in the brake area. Will not cause any harm.

JMHO.

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Grease attracts dirt and grime, oil simply displaces water.  The benefits of oiling these parts are probably negligible as amounts of dirt that will get in there will be there anyway.  That said, I've never had to oil the brakes, ever.

I did spit in an old Quantum once, though to get rid of the screaming sound it was making, LOL.

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I was told by the guy that builds the Ardent Reels that you should only put a drop on the brake shoes that are out..  Not very much and only on the brake shoes..

Hope this helps

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I 've never oiled the ones in my reels.

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oil on the race way will cause more friction causing lose of cast distance because it will make the break pads not float smoothly on there shafts. and a lot less free spool. keep your race way clean! use a Q-tip and a solvent to remove all oil from it.. if you want your reel to preform its best!

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