At low temp. (< 50 Celsius) Mineral oils leave thicker film than Synthetics oils. And reel ball bearings operate at low temp.Green_Comet said:I use synthetic chainsaw oil and #2 lithium grease on my baitcaster and it runs very smooooth. I also use very little of each when servicing the reel as I find if you service your reel more frequently and use a light coating of oil and grease it performs much better. I use the grease and oil on a fully modded Abu 6000 with no problems.fisherforever said:For years I've used automatic transmission oil (finest refined oil out there). I always wash my reel and then dry, clean spindle and bushing with a Q-tip then add a drop or two of oil and good to go.
Toothpaste haqs a very fine abrasive in it, (about as fine as jewelers rouge), so it would serve to polish and abrade any tight or high spots as required, I suppose. Having said that, I have no experience with a CP, but I know that the best way to break in any fishing gear I've ever had, is to fish it.steely_crazy said:Well yours truly finally got his first CP yesterday. Good info here on the lube but,,,
Someone was telling me to use toothpaste on the pin and spend a night in front of the tv turning it to get it worked in (its a Trophy XL Winter Run - I wanted to go with the Islander but thought best to start a little cheaper ). After which clean it off and then re-lube it. Has anyone else heard of this and is it the best way to break it in?
Also, what do you think the best line is on a CP?
Now, just dont laugh when you see me out there the first couple of times learning how to work it!!!!
But I cant wait to try it!! :happy: