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So I just got back today from a day out fishing at the beach. I rinsed my reel with warm water in the places where dirt and saltwater had gotten to, then sprayed on a little wd-40 at most of the exposed joints. Is this correct or did I do a no-no?
 

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Sounds pretty good. I either just rinse with water or I use Reel Magic by Blakemore. The problem with Wd40 is it breaks down stuff(I believe oils too). The Reel Magic I use when I'm not near water for a rinse. Every now and then I take a thin oil to the joints on spinners. Other than that Salty can tell you how often I service a reel.
 

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Hey Digger,

kind of guilty of that myself! Thank goodness for that little oil pen. My light reel got a little stiff today(like the noise wasn't enough of a forwarning) thought I was going to have to hand-over-hand my lure in! :rolleyes: The one I have is made by South Bend and has Teflon in it. Has been a lifesaver a couple of times!

Tight lines,

Jighead
 

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so then some "3 in one" would be a better choice to use as a lube after giving the reel a rinse?
 

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Rinse with water just not under pressure. Then lube the joints of the reels as needed. I like Reel Magic and I use it when I'm not near water.
 

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I agree with all the posters helping you,clean with fresh water,maybe a little 3n1,BUT ALWAYS back the drag off,before you store it! ;)
 
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