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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 3:02 am    Post subject: Dry lubrication questions Reply with quote

Hi, has enyone tried dry lubrication of a spinning reel with Tungsten Disulfide powder??? How to do it properly? Is it worth trying?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good day...I wrote a Canadian distributor, with questions. Ill-informed
dumb-*ss people from the USA on forums were whining that Ws2 would destroy "plastics".

Total BS. They were probably shills for petro-chemical lube outlets. At 50.00 a pound plus tax and stamps, for the dry stuff, and chemical properties very silmilar to "moly' disulphide, it's a call only the end user can make.

It's best added to regular lube or oil, so it will have a chance to coat the parent metal. That's its main claim to fame for high pressure and stress apps, not normally found in reels.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have already got some WS2 powder, that I add to some lubricants, but ofcourse it does not give an immidiate result in better working reel, as it requires time for the WS2 coat to be created. I just wondered if there is someone who has already tried spraying or isopropanol method for coating WS2 in reels.

Well, I think I am going to try it anyway, at least on spool moving parts (main shaft, worm shaft, and small geers). In theory, it should improve the smoothness... Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, OK, you have the product now. It should work well. My powder is not yet here. I ordered some just a little while back.
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2014 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My powder is here, 75.00 CAD a pound (454 gr), Making up custom lube this weekend.
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