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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.
 

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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:
 

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i use 15lb Maxima on my pin after all the backing was put on ;D not sure how much backing is on it but i have 220yrds of 15lb ;D only hit the backing once just before i had new line put on. had a bunch of full out break off on springs this fall ate through my line pretty fast :'( got new stuff and ready for chrome time
 

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ha ha ya no kidding Toothpaste can clean jewellery do you really want that on your fishing gear :eek: will most likely damage rather than clean. toothpaste has grit in it and if any stayed it could definately damage :'(
 

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Best way to break it in is GO FISHING!!!!!. One other trick I've heard is to tape little sails made out of paper to the handles and place the reel in the wind or in front of a fan.As for lube:eek:n my bushing Avon I use white lithium grease(thin layer) on the spindle then drop on a couple of drops of 3-in -0ne oil whith good results.
 

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Well I thought I'd throw out the toothpaste thing because I really wasnt sure about it and had never heard about it before ???. Thanks for the info so far guys :cheers:
 

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Green_Comet said:
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.
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.

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At low temp. (< 50 Celsius) Mineral oils leave thicker film than Synthetics oils. And reel ball bearings operate at low temp.

:cheers:

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You know in alot of toothpastes,like colgate, one or some of the ingredients are used for cleaning grease off of floors in mechanics shops.
Thik about that next time you brush your teeth or your CP! :confused:


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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:
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.
 
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