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Topic: Dawia Lexa ??  (Read 621 times)

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Life_is_Yak

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I love my Lexa 400HD. No issues at all. Like these guys said, just ride well after salt use. I usually ride mine well, then leave in a bucket of water for about 10/15 min while Iím putting away other gear. The only time I ever use wd 40 is if thereís sand inside the reel. Then Iíll spray some in there and do a few more rinses. Then Iíll open it up and clean inside and add some marine grease to the gears and any other metal parts inside.

Every 5 or 6 salt trips Iíll clean out the inside and throw in some marine grease and a spray of corrosion x in there.

Another AWSOME reel is the REVO NACL. I LOVE MINE. Had it for a long time now and no issues at all. They donít make them anymore but if you can find one, Iíd jump on that!

Man I love the Revo toro NACL.  I had the reel for a year and then I lost it when I flipped my kayak in chesapeak.  I'd buy another in a heart beat if I could find one..  I loved how I could fish light or heavy plugs/ iron and I never had to adjust anything.  plus I could cast a solid 20-30% farther than my other reels. never had a problem with 10+lb fish either.  The reel always felt solid.

How would you say the Lexa compares to the revo toro nacl?


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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. 


Spiffy O'Neil

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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 .