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Anybody put any kind of coating on their rods/reels? Was thinking of trying a ceramic car care type stuff then started to wonder about wiping the (stainless) hooks for my trolling lures down with it too to help stop rust. Just wondering if anybody tried it before I take the time to do it.
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Really thorough rinse, wipe with armor all once dry. Seems to work well on the aluminum reels.
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Pledge for Rods, Fluid Film for Reels



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Was trying to go a bit further than the regular stuff... (hoping for less work and maybe better protection lol)
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I wash my rods and reels after every trip with ORPINE soap and never have any problems.
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Originally Posted by EricF View Post
Really thorough rinse, wipe with armor all once dry. Seems to work well on the aluminum reels.
I put Armor All on a new custom rod and it destroyed the finish. The builder was NOT happy when I sent it back. Had to completely we do all the guides. He used some choice words!!!

Since then all I use is WD regularly and wax once in a blue moon. Some of my rods are 30+ years old.

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One of the sportfishing mags did a test on high end reels and Boeshield T-9 gave the best long term protection w/out any nasty side effects. Leaves a very light protective film while providing outstanding lubrication. i use it on my engine as well as most other moving parts on the boat
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Originally Posted by Cobia 217 View Post
One of the sportfishing mags did a test on high end reels and Boeshield T-9 gave the best long term protection w/out any nasty side effects. Leaves a very light protective film while providing outstanding lubrication. i use it on my engine as well as most other moving parts on the boat
The only thing with Boeshield, and maybe they've changed it since, is it leaves a brown gunky film.
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Originally Posted by Re-Bait View Post
I put Armor All on a new custom rod and it destroyed the finish. The builder was NOT happy when I sent it back. Had to completely we do all the guides. He used some choice words!!!

Since then all I use is WD regularly and wax once in a blue moon. Some of my rods are 30+ years old.

Good to know! I've always just used soap and water on rods, armor all works ok on aluminum reels but may look for an alternative if it harms the flex coat epoxy on the rod.
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Corrosion Block
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I run a charter boat, after every trip all the rods and reels are washed down with dawn and water. This season I started using a spray bottle and a gallon can of WD-40. Big improvement noted in how both the guides and the reels look and work.
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I have been using Woody Wax Non Skid deck wax to wipe down rods and reels. Was offshore yesterday, came home, rinsed all the gear off, let it dry, then toweled whatever excess water still on there and then I have a car wash mitt that has Woody Wax on it from using it so often and I wipe them down and then use the other side of the mitt to wipe again.

I used to use Corrosion X which is great stuff but I like Woody Wax a bit better. And I always have a can of Woody Wax around.
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As a side note Corrosion X , Bio Shield, Reel Magic etc are all fantastic products and probably better than WD. But they better be because they cost 5 to 10X more. And there are plenty of people who say it's actually bad. For me the proof is in my tackle. My rods reels and tools have lasted a very long time. I even use it on Fuji guides I think they are ceramic. My old saying is Only take care of the Stuff you want to keep!!


1 Gallon WD = 128 Fluid Ounces= $20 bucks.
Reel Magic? This list for $13 for 5 ounces. TWENTY FIVE times more expensive

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I have been hosing them off with fresh water and letting them air dry. Am I doing it wrong? No issues yet. Lots of reels say not to spray water at them at all. I’m curious about the folks that are having issues, what did they do? Also folks that aren’t having any issues and have done nothing.

What do you all think of yamashield? (I have it already) I have had lots of stuff with WD40 used on it, rust. It attracts moisture apparently. Boeshield T9 is good stuff. Used it on power tool tables and it did a decent job of keeping the rust away in a very humid shed where anything that could rust, did.
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A bucket of soapy water will do better than plain fresh water. Take a sponge or a rag and squeeze the soapy water over your rods and reels and then rinse.

Put grease under your reel seats. Wipe your reels with a cloth sprayed with Corrosion Block a couple of times a year. Pull the reels apart and grease the innards once a year.

I've got 25 year old Penn Internationals that look great thanks to basic maintenance.
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I've been using seafoam deep creep and love it! A gun guy turned me on to it.
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I believe WD40 is just distillate. It's ok. TO ME Corrosion X as a lubricant is worth 25 times the price. Fluid Film is a good product. CRC Heavy Duty Corrosion Inhibitor is some bad to the bone heavy duty stuff.
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I keep soap away from my reels and roller guides, it destroys grease and oil, which are the only defense against corrosion.
A gentle rinse with fresh water, let dry, and wipe down everything with corrosion block, giving an extra shot to all screws, joints, seats, rollers, behind spools, all rotating parts, hidden spaces, Dissimilar metals, etc.
Like Abfish, most of my trolling gear is pretty old, but it’s in top shape due to religious cleaning and maintenance.

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