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Old 08-06-2019, 12:01 PM   #1
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Product for reel cleaning

For cutting film and grime, I like to use anhydrous alcohol. The problem is, it quickly begins to take on water from the atmosphere. I've been using some 99.9% alcohol in a spray bottle, which was better than anything else I could find. But I've always been concerned that the squeeze sprayer has to suck a little bit of air back in, or the bottle would collapse. And there's water in that air. So when my spray bottles reached 1/3 or a little more, I always put them aside to use for other less water-sensitive projects.

The manufacturer is putting 99.9% alcohol in an aerosol can now, and it is amazing. I don't have to worry about any water making its way into the alcohol. With that, an old t-shirt, and a few drops of oil, I have all my reels feeling like they did when they came out of the box. The best part is, it's pretty darn affordable.

I thought I'd share it, if anyone is interested. Below is a link to the exact product on Amazon, and a picture. Clean those reels, before fall gets here.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 08-07-2019, 12:23 PM   #2
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What parts of the reel are you using it on?
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:11 PM   #3
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That's great info, because I use 91% rubbing alcohol to clean up my epoxy messes. The 99+% version should work even better.

But I just use WD40 to cut the grime on my reels. It's a mediocre (and short term) lubricant, but it's an excellent solvent. And it leaves behind a film that repels water. Alcohol evaporates clean, which is a mixed blessing in the salt air.

I use bulk WD40 in a jar to soak my reel bearings because the factory lubricant is too thick. After a day or so in the WD40, I soak them in sewing machine oil and I can usually improve casting distance on new bearings, and often salvage old, noisy bearings.
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And it leaves behind a film that repels water. Alcohol evaporates clean, which is a mixed blessing in the salt air.

Evaporating clean is one of the big advantages to the alcohol. I guess I sort of assumed that everyone knows that stripping metal bare and leaving it that way isn't a good idea. I follow up with Clenzoil. Anyone who isn't familiar with it should look up their website. Good product (for guns as well), and the company is veteran owned.
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Anhydrous Alcohol

I have used regular rubbing alcohol for reel cleaning for a long time with good results. What advantages do you see when using the anhydrous alcohol?
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Interesting, thanks
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I’ve been using reel wash with great results. It has alcohol in it to evaporate quickly. It dissolves salt really well.


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