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Life_is_Yak

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WD 40 is a degreaser/solvent.

It is not a lubricant.It also leaves a film.It will breakdown petroleum by-products over time i.e. fishing line.

You can check the MSDS for WD 40 to see it's ingredients ( yeah no fish oil ) .

Why put a degreaser/solvent on an item that needs to be greased and oiled(lubricated) for optimal performance .
Yea that exactly how I use it.  I spray it on a rag to degrease and clean the outside of my reel.  It never gets on my line.
I use oil and grease to lubricate my reel.  and sometimes superslick stuff

I also take my reels apart and use grease to seal them on the gear side.  only thing I really cant seal is where the spool is and the thumb bar.  but it doesn't seem like water really gets in, unless they are dunked.  Then every reel is broken down and cleaned. 

I'm not a big fan of spraying because I feel like I have more control when I wipe the reels down.  I don't have to worry about washing sand into the reel or loading my grease with water.  I use to spray my reels down after every trip but it seemed like things were getting replaced every 5 years. So I've been trying it this way the last 2 years. 


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WD 40 is a degreaser/solvent.

It is not a lubricant.It also leaves a film.It will breakdown petroleum by-products over time i.e. fishing line.

You can check the MSDS for WD 40 to see it's ingredients ( yeah no fish oil ) .

Why put a degreaser/solvent on an item that needs to be greased and oiled(lubricated) for optimal performance .
Yea that exactly how I use it.  I spray it on a rag to degrease and clean the outside of my reel.  It never gets on my line.
I use oil and grease to lubricate my reel.  and sometimes superslick stuff

I also take my reels apart and use grease to seal them on the gear side.  only thing I really cant seal is where the spool is and the thumb bar.  but it doesn't seem like water really gets in, unless they are dunked.  Then every reel is broken down and cleaned. 

I'm not a big fan of spraying because I feel like I have more control when I wipe the reels down.  I don't have to worry about washing sand into the reel or loading my grease with water.  I use to spray my reels down after every trip but it seemed like things were getting replaced every 5 years. So I've been trying it this way the last 2 years.

 I switch out the WD40 for Corrosion X or Reel X .