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#12015167 - 01/01/17 08:40 PM Lews
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I called Lews and asked about general maintenance after a day in the saltwater, and he told me to wipe it down with a light lubricant.. Not sure what he meant by that. Is he speaking of something like WD40 or is he talking about that Reel Magic stuff?

Also, he told the oil he recommends in it is Lucas reel oil. Do any of y'all use a different type of oil in yours?

This reel is the Team Lews Lite.

Thanks
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#12015179 - 01/01/17 08:49 PM Re: Lews [Re: dk2429]
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Reel Butter
Hot Stuff
Rem Oil

all have worked great, love Lews reels
BB1 Pro, Super Duty, best reels I ever had for fresh water, I use them weekly all year long
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#12015188 - 01/01/17 08:53 PM Re: Lews [Re: dk2429]
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I've used Rem Oil in my H20 Xpress's and CU-200 Curados but wasn't sure if it was safe to put in these high dollar reels. Guy from 13 Fishing recommended me to use Rem Oil in my Concept C but everybody else says no.. I'm not sure
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#12015240 - 01/01/17 09:20 PM Re: Lews [Re: dk2429]
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I guess while I'm at it, any recommended oil to use in the Concept C reel?
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#12015672 - 01/02/17 08:52 AM Re: Lews [Re: dk2429]
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Royal purple synfilm oil on the bearings after u flush the bearings and get all of the factory grease out of them. Best reel oil I've ever used and one small bottle will last for years.
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#12015951 - 01/02/17 11:22 AM Re: Lews [Re: dk2429]
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reel butter is terrible...I use penn grease, abu Garcia oil and quantum hot sauce
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#12016534 - 01/02/17 05:16 PM Re: Lews [Re: dk2429]
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I don't really plan to ever take these reels apart and grease them. I'd say about every 6 months to a year I'll send them to 13/Lews and have them do a full cleaning/service on them.

Just looking for input on oil to use for bearings. From the looks of it, we're looking at Purple and Rem oil.
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#12027716 - 01/08/17 12:53 PM Re: Lews [Re: dk2429]
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Hot Sauce is prolly the best you can find fairly easy. DO NOT spray with WD-40, it will desolve grease and oil! Don't know your fishing habits but every 6 months is not enough if you fish on a fairly regular basis!!
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#12028388 - 01/08/17 06:17 PM Re: Lews [Re: dk2429]
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No do not use Hot Sauce!! I used it for a little while when I first started out. It has particles in it that will get stuck inside the bearings and moving parts and youll have to clean it all out again. Using the oil provided by Abu Garcia is great, I personally use TG's rocket fuel. You can also use lightning by Boca that's very good too. Rem oil is OK but you will have to reapply it several times.

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#12028716 - 01/08/17 08:29 PM Re: Lews [Re: Baylor_Guy™]
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Originally Posted By: Baylor_Guy™
No do not use Hot Sauce!! I used it for a little while when I first started out. It has particles in it that will get stuck inside the bearings and moving parts and youll have to clean it all out again. Using the oil provided by Abu Garcia is great, I personally use TG's rocket fuel. You can also use lightning by Boca that's very good too. Rem oil is OK but you will have to reapply it several times.


Been using Hot Sauce since it came out on a regular basis and have never had any issues! There are other good lube out there try what you feel is best for you.
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#12030060 - 01/09/17 02:51 PM Re: Lews [Re: dk2429]
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I use hot sauce as well but only on the worm gear. I find it "sticks" better in that situation over other oils. Bearing oil I use TSI 321 and have also used Boca's lightning lube and like it. I agree with the Ardent Reel butter being garbage. Not a fan of that stuff at all.

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#12030064 - 01/09/17 02:53 PM Re: Lews [Re: dk2429]
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Also curious that Lew's told you to use the Lucas oil reel oil as it has not been around that long. Wonder what they recommended before that? Did you talk to an actual reel tech at Lew's or just customer service? The reel tech is going to be the one with all the knowledge.

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#12031005 - 01/09/17 10:04 PM Re: Lews [Re: Nathan "Bull" Montgomery]
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Originally Posted By: Nathan "Bull" Montgomery
Also curious that Lew's told you to use the Lucas oil reel oil as it has not been around that long. Wonder what they recommended before that? Did you talk to an actual reel tech at Lew's or just customer service? The reel tech is going to be the one with all the knowledge.


Talked to a reel tech in the service department named Garrett. He told me really any kind of oil that's not to thin/not to thick is good, but he said that Lucas is what he recommends.
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#12031859 - 01/10/17 11:52 AM Re: Lews [Re: dk2429]
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Ahh ok got ya. That's interesting to know. I have yet to try the Lucas stuff though. But everything they make for cars that I have used has been great so it should be pretty good.

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#12032189 - 01/10/17 03:22 PM Re: Lews [Re: Nathan "Bull" Montgomery]
dk2429 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Nathan "Bull" Montgomery
Ahh ok got ya. That's interesting to know. I have yet to try the Lucas stuff though. But everything they make for cars that I have used has been great so it should be pretty good.


I'm still kind of debating what to put in it.. Everybody is saying hot sauce, reel butter, rem oil, royal purple, and the Lews guy said Lucas, but he's the first person I've heard of that said to use Lucas. I've always used Rem oil in my old Curados and H20 Xpress's, and 13 Fishing said to use Rem oil. I'm really wondering if Rem oil would be fine in the Lews. I guess either of the above would work fine
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