Fishing QuestionsCategory: Fishing Reel FAQHow to clean fishing reel bearings?
Bernard Anderson asked 2 years ago
Fishing reel bearing maintenance installation?

8 Answers
Wilson answered 2 years ago

Cleaning fishing reel bearings is a relatively simple process that can be done at home with just a few supplies. You will need a fishing reel, some fishing line, a toothbrush, and some soap. Start by taking your fishing reel apart and removing the bearings.

Next, soak the bearings in soapy water for about 15 minutes. After soaking, use the toothbrush to scrub the bearings clean. Rinse the bearings off and dry them before putting them back in your fishing reel.

David answered 2 years ago

Fishing reel bearings should be cleaned regularly to keep them in good condition. To clean the bearings, first, remove them from the reel. Then, using a brush and some mild soap, scrub the bearings clean. Rinse the bearings with fresh water and dry them before reassembling the reel.

This process should be repeated every few months to keep your fishing reel bearings in good condition. If you have any further questions about fishing, feel free to ask in the comments section below!

Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 2 years ago
Fishing reel bearings can be cleaned with light oil, such as sewing machine oil or 3-in-1 oil. Apply the oil to a cloth, then rub it into the bearings. You may also need to clean the gears and shafts with light grease.

Bernard answered 2 years ago

First, remove the reel cover and check to see if there is any built-up dirt or grime on the spindle or bearings. If there is, you can clean it off with a cotton swab dipped in some light oil.

Next, hold the reel and spin the spindle. If it feels rough or difficult to spin, the bearings may be dirty and need to be cleaned. To do this, you’ll need some bearing cleaning solvent (available at most tackle shops) and a small brush.

Soak the bearings in solvent for a few minutes, then scrub them with the brush until they’re clean. Rinse them off with fresh water and dry them off before replacing them in the reel. Reinstall the reel cover and you’re good to go!

If you notice that the gears are also dirty, you can clean them with a toothbrush dipped in some light grease. Just be sure to wipe off any excess grease before fishing. Otherwise, it could attract dirt and grime, which will make the gears even dirtier!

Carlos answered 2 years ago
It is important to clean fishing reel bearings regularly to ensure smooth operation and to prevent corrosion. Here is a method that can be used:

1. Disassemble the reel and remove the bearings

2. Soak the bearings in kerosene or diesel fuel for 30 minutes

3. Remove the bearings from the solvent and scrub them with a wire brush until they are clean

4. Reinstall the cleaned bearings and reassemble the reel.

Martin Staff answered 2 years ago
It’s important to clean fishing reel bearings regularly in order to prolong their life and ensure smooth operation. There are a few different ways to do this, but the most common is to use a solvent such as kerosene or mineral spirits.

First, remove the reel from the rod and loosen the screws that hold the cover in place. Be careful not to lose any of the little screws or springs! Once the cover is off, you’ll be able to see the bearings.

Carefully pour a small amount of solvent over each bearing and let it sit for a few minutes. Then use a toothbrush or other small brush to scrub them clean. Rinse them with water and reassemble the reel. It’s also a good idea to apply a light coat of oil to the bearings before putting the cover back on. This will help prevent corrosion.

Bernard answered 1 year ago
Cleaning fishing reel bearings is a critical step in ensuring your reel functions properly and provides optimal performance. Regular cleaning can extend the life of your fishing reel, reduce friction between components, and help to prevent corrosion.

Before you get started, make sure you have the following supplies on-hand: quality lubricant (such as Shimano’s Reel Grease), plastic or paper towels, a small soft brush or cotton swab, plus plenty of patience!

Step 1: Before you begin disassembling your reel for cleaning, give it a quick wipe down with a damp cloth to remove any dirt and grime that has built up around the exterior.

Step 2: Carefully remove the side plate by unscrewing any screws that may hold it in place. This will be different depending on whether you have an open-face spinning reel or a closed casting system. Pay attention to where each screw goes so that you can easily reassemble it later!

Step 3: Once the plate is removed and all internal parts are exposed from view, take an extra few moments to identify which pieces need more immediate attention during cleaning process; these are usually areas such as retainer rings for washers/springs or parts of line pickers attached near centre spools. Begin by brushing off all dirt with small brush before moving onto next task

Step 4: Use either plastic towels saturated with mild detergent solution or paper towels lightly sprayed with WD-40 oil while wiping clean each piece one at time until thoroughly free of dirt particles & grease buildup

Step 5: Next step involves soaking remaining metal components (axle bushings) in container filled very lightly – almost drowned – in light oil & letting sit overnight in order maximize soaking accuracy

Step 6: Finally once metal pieces have been soaked for at least 8 hours & dried off completely using fresh lint free cloth then reassembly process begins…replace washers/springs as found originally paying attention not misplace any key components when applying pressure

By taking these steps regularly when caring for your fishing gear and performing regular maintenance checks on its bearings, they should remain functional indefinitely!

David answered 1 year ago
Cleaning fishing reel bearings is an important part of maintaining your equipment and ensuring a smooth operation. Here is a detailed guide on how to clean your fishing reel bearings:

1. Obtain the necessary cleaning supplies. This includes bearing lubrication oil, cotton swabs, compressed air, and some kind of degreaser such as WD-40 or Solvol Autosol metal polish.

2. Remove any dirt or debris around the reel by using compressed air to blow out any dust in the crevices of the frame where it can’t be easily cleaned with just cloth and water.

3. Lubricate all outer surfaces of the reel before cleaning its internal components to prevent damage caused by corrosion. Apply a thin coat of lubricant on both sides of each bearing with a lint free cloth then allow time for it to penetrate into each one thoroughly (around 10 minutes).

4. Use cotton swabs dipped in degreaser or Solvol Autosol metal polish tutorial to remove built-up grease from inside each bearing chamber as well as from between roller cages using gentle back and forth motions until they appear visibly clean again (around 5 minutes per bearing). It helps if you also turn them over during this process so that both sides are equally cleaned and able to receive equal amounts when you reapply lubrication later on.

5. Dispose off excess cleaner by blowing away leftovers off each component with compressed air once finished scrubbing them down – this will help remove all traces that may still be lingering within hard-to-reach areas such as under ball races etc… Take caution when doing this not go overboard otherwise parts may get damaged due too much pressure being applied directly onto them at close range!

6. Reapply new coating of oil after drying up off excess moisture from prior degreasing step – use same technique as previously done but only make sure there isn’t an excessive amount present because too much can impede smooth rotation even though it serves its purpose protecting against corrosion better than non–lubricated ones do so use moderation here!

7. Finally, ensure correct fitting/positioning back into place – run through several cycles while turning handle manually forward/backward multiple times then confirm whether revolve smoothly without making noise or juddering which if felt, might indicate imbalanced forces causing uneven distribution throughout system causing binding instead – resolve issue accordingly then reassemble rest according component diagram instruction manual provided upon purchase originally; double check everything has been reconnected properly before proceeding further.