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I'm going to need to send in some of my reels, and I wanted to ask a couple questions.

1. reels come with some greese on some areas right, and ya'll usually relube with just oil?

2. With just oil, will I need to relube more often with oil during the season,and will my oil(reel butter) work fine with other oils?

3. Anything else relevant to this I need to know?

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The best thing would be to get the recommendation from whomever services your reels. Let them tell you what lubes have been used, and how often you need to do anything.

As a general rule, it is not good to mix lubes. Some oils will be compatible and some will not.

Some service guys will use whatever lube you specify, making it easier to do a mid-season re-lube using what you have.

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In our shop we use different lubes on different parts of the reel. Super Luge synthetic grease on all gears. Reel X oil is used on sliding part surfaces. Yellow Rocket Fuel for bearings and a thin coat of gear oil on the level wind worm shaft. It is in mixing greases that the likelihood of incompatibility usually arises. This is due to the various amounts and types of additives used as thickeners. If you use your reel heavily between cleanings, I don't see a problem adding a drop of Reel Butter to the bearings. Any other lubing should be as part of a full service. If you would like to request a special brand of lube, we are happy to make provisions. Feel free to email or call with any specific questions

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Always clean out old factory oil and grease first !!!!

soak bearings in Acetone overnight. I like to use 1 Brand of oil and grease, Hot Sauce oil and grease is what I use on all my reels, I oil the clean bearings with 1 drop of H/S oil and I oil the worm gear, The pinion and main gears get H/S grease and any parts that is inside of reel, I sometimes will mix a 50/50 mix of oil and grease together for the worm gears and anti rev bearing if I'm fishing in very hot weather and fishing for the week somewhere, so I don't have to reoil and grease during the week long trip. That is why I like one brand of oil and grease. If you like Reel butter they have a grease and a lite oil only for the bearings and a med oil for anything. I like trying out different oils and grease to see what works for me. You can have a REEL PRO clean and reoil and grease your reel if you feel you don't want to clean out the factory oil and grease then have him reoil/grease your reel with the brand of oil and grease you want to use and you can reoil and grease your reel as needed.

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I'm going to need to send in some of my reels, and I wanted to ask a couple questions.

1. reels come with some greese on some areas right, and ya'll usually relube with just oil?

2. With just oil, will I need to relube more often with oil during the season,and will my oil(reel butter) work fine with other oils?

3. Anything else relevant to this I need to know?

1. reels come with some greese on some areas right, and ya'll usually relube with just oil?
Not So!

Reels we service (25 yrs. experience) are broken down to just the set-plate, deep cleaned (hand scrubbed), polished, and, re-lubed.

Proper lubrication is grease on gears, sliding parts, and, oil on bearings packs, shims, worm gears, and all threads.

2. With just oil, will I need to relube more often with oil during the season,and will my oil(reel butter) work fine with other oils?
I would hope that your not sending your reel/s to any shop using JUST OIL!
3. Anything else relevant to this I need to know?
Use communications to keep service updates going between you and your service shop.

It really isn't as involved as many make it out to be.. ;)

Good Luck & Tight Lines!!!!   

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