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Took apart my first reel today...

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There are alot of little parts that like to fall on the ground, good thing none fell on me  ;). But it felt good to successfully pull apart and put back together the whole thing. Next I will do a thorough cleaning. My questions are which parts are most important to clean and lube and oil? I assume the bearings on the side plate near the braking, (I have an STX), also the spool tension knob. But what about the gears inside the reel? Do i grease them, and how so? Also what is your favorite reel oil/lubricant?

Thanks

-Dylan

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    I like the Quantum Hot Sauce, but then again all my reels are Quantums (thats all they ever will be).

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Hot sauce is designed specifically for the Quantum PT bearings so you probably dont want to use that on a STX

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Hot sauce is designed specifically for the Quantum PT bearings so you probably dont want to use that on a STX

Eh they'll get over it.

But I will use hot sauce on my PT's

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Don't waste your money on Hot Sauce for the reel (let the quantum user's have it). Garcia bottles a good reel oil and grease, use them or take a look here...

http://www.***/shopping/shop/store/reel-repair-supplies01.html

As far as cleaning parts, if your going to break the reel open then clean them all. For re-lubing the reel, grease on the main drive gear teeth only, and oil (one drop) on bearings.

Do not try to lubricate the one-way with grease, it only gets a light oil swab.

Good Luck & Tight Lines!!!

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Don't waste your money on Hot Sauce for the reel (let the quantum user's have it).

I love my Quantum reels! But I HATE Hot Sauce!!!!! Junk, IMO. Ardent Reel Butter and grease work better for me!

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The only thing I use Hot Sauce for is the clippers I shave my head with.

Other than that, its either the bottles that came w/ the Shimano reels or Ardent.

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The only thing I use Hot Sauce for is the clippers I shave my head with.

Other than that, its either the bottles that came w/ the Shimano reels or Ardent.

Just spewed coffee and cookie everywhere, thinking about you with your nice, shiny, shaved head; stained PINK

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Don't waste your money on Hot Sauce for the reel (let the quantum user's have it).

I love my Quantum reels! But I HATE Hot Sauce!!!!! Junk,

Same here

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