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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:17 pm • #  

i have a number of michell reels. Time to clean them out and replace grease.
>Can I use any multi-purpose grease.
>I came across a TF-2 grease for bicycle brackets/hub. Is this any good.

will the above grease affect performance/damage reel in question.? my email:


PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:40 pm • #  
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Greetings KL
Welcome to the forum.
Here's a link that may help. ... ubrication

Ted Lanham

PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:50 am • #  
hi rted,

thanks for memo.

I cant get the grease in the UK. That is why I am suggesting if there are alternative grease.
One is a general multi-puroose.
Other is a TF2-used for bicycles[I guess this a light grease]


PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 9:05 pm • #  
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Hi Kim,

As Ted said, there has been much deliberation on reel lubricants here in the museum - many of which you can order online. However, if that is not possible, I would recommend avoiding the TF2 grease as it is lithium based and in my experience, that type of grease gets very stiff / hard over time inside your reel - and it doesn't take very long. Although it won't hurt your reels, over time it makes them stiff to operate and it is difficult to remove once hardened. I would recommend a good multi-purpose grease if that is all that is available to you but I would thin it using a quality light machine oil. Place a small amount of the grease in a container and add oil (small amounts at a time) while mixing well until it is the consistency of thick honey or room temperature butter. Apply it to the contact / rotating surfaces of your reel with a small brush and you should be ready for the new fishing season :tup .


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