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Title: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: Noahg727 on December 15, 2017, 04:43:31 PM
I got the idea to wax my spool with chapstick. Am I crazy or is that a feasible idea lol.


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: Shark Hunter on December 15, 2017, 05:51:33 PM
Your Crazy. :P
Just kidding. ;)
I use an automotive type wax.
Carnauba or a spray type.
I guess some chapstick would be better than nothing.
It actually has some Carnauba in it.
I wax my spools before applying line, but after every trip, I remove the line on another reel and apply it again after polishing the spool with Chrome polish. (These are Chromed Brass Senator Spools)
I don't use grease, but others do.
Just my personal preference.
I put too much effort into keeping my reels at the top of their game to let salt water damage them.
Hours of Maintenance and preparation pays off in the fight. ;)


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: steelfish on December 15, 2017, 06:20:43 PM
sounds like it could work but I dont if it will add any saltwater protection, saltwater is really hard on metals so, you better use something that is well know to protect your spool.

I always use some flex wrap over the spool and then put a light coat of yamaha grease, and then I spool the line on it, the 1st two rounds of line on the spool will be impregnated with grease and will repel the saltwater.



Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: alantani on December 15, 2017, 06:34:15 PM
i use a light coat of yamaha grease. 


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: swill88 on December 15, 2017, 06:58:32 PM
At a couple bucks or more for a tube of chapstik it's a costly choice.
If it's all that's around it's better than nothing I suppose.


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: RowdyW on December 15, 2017, 07:31:46 PM
How good does it taste after using it on the spool??  :P


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: FatTuna on December 15, 2017, 08:42:25 PM
I heard that a light coating of peanut butter works good.

Personally, I don't use anything but I constantly repack my spools and change backing to keep the line full. I haven't had any issues with corrosion.


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: oc1 on December 16, 2017, 12:08:33 AM
Like Alan says, just slap on some marine grease.  You get grease on the lowest layers of line but that may be a good thing because it makes the water seal self-healing.
-steve


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: thorhammer on December 16, 2017, 06:22:16 AM
It will be fine.  Carnauba and candillila wax are naturally derived whereas ozokerite and paraffins are synthetic hydrocarbons so cheaper is all. This is how my living is made. 


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: Noahg727 on December 16, 2017, 08:48:30 PM
Thanks for all the advice! Can I use turtle wax? itís advertised to last up to 12 months. Also, the directions for these car waxes say to put them on then buff them off? Iv never done this before but do I need to buff it off after? What exactly do I do?


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: Noahg727 on December 16, 2017, 08:57:48 PM
Hereís another thought...can I wax them then but grease over the wax? Double protection ayy? Lol I just got some new mak50wís for my brother and I and want to keep them looking as pretty as possible. We usually go the whole season without taking our line off so Iím trying to figure out a good protection plan considering longevity.


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: ez2cdave on December 17, 2017, 08:34:25 AM
Like Alan says, just slap on some marine grease.  You get grease on the lowest layers of line but that may be a good thing because it makes the water seal self-healing.
-steve

Steve,

Your post got me thinking . . . ( about the "self-healing water seal" you mentioned )

I wonder if it would be worthwhile, in addition to applying grease on the spool, to apply grease to the first few layers of line on the spool, as line is being spooled on the reel ?

Would it be a "problem" with Mono ? Braid ? ( thinking about it "damaging" either type of line )

Thoughts from all, please !

Tight lines !


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: Tiddlerbasher on December 17, 2017, 09:55:42 AM
We need one of the chemists to chime in on this one. But my thinking is mono is more likely to be affected by greases and oils. I think braid (ie PE - - Dyneems - polyethylene) probably will fare better :-\ Open to offers on this one ???


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: Shark Hunter on December 17, 2017, 11:40:06 AM
Thanks for all the advice! Can I use turtle wax? itís advertised to last up to 12 months. Also, the directions for these car waxes say to put them on then buff them off? Iv never done this before but do I need to buff it off after? What exactly do I do?
Haven't you ever waxed a car?
When you apply the wax, it will turn a frosty white when dry. Then you rub it off with a soft cloth.


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: oc1 on December 17, 2017, 12:19:58 PM
I'm not a chemist but the chemical compatibility charts for nylon (mono) and polyethylene (spectra/dyneema) say they are not affected by gasoline and grease.

Dave, someone here once mentioned putting grease on the lowest layers of line.  Can't remember or find it again but it might have been Alex.
-steve


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: handi2 on December 17, 2017, 01:47:09 PM
I use Surf Wax applied on the spool while it's in the line winder. The surf wax bar puts on a thick coating. It smells good too. Sex Wax is the best....


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: ez2cdave on December 18, 2017, 02:09:37 PM
I'm not a chemist but the chemical compatibility charts for nylon (mono) and polyethylene (spectra/dyneema) say they are not affected by gasoline and grease.

Dave, someone here once mentioned putting grease on the lowest layers of line.  Can't remember or find it again but it might have been Alex.
-steve

Steve,

I'll try to find the post. If anone else finds it, please post a link to it.

Tight Lines !


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: Swami805 on December 18, 2017, 02:25:22 PM
The best part of this is the title,when I first read it I thought it said Chopstick. That would be fun to watch.


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: thorhammer on December 18, 2017, 04:12:35 PM
Dang it now you've got me thinking...I formulated some board wax for a buddy who was sponsored in two blends, warm weather and cold, and was head of Quality  and Engineering for Burt's Bees years back. Now i think i can  make a 'spool stick' for us without too much trouble...
 


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: handi2 on December 18, 2017, 04:30:36 PM
A push stick with surf wax would be cool.


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: Noahg727 on December 18, 2017, 08:41:36 PM
Thorhammer I think that sounds like a plan..Iíll pay you for one! Lol


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: thorhammer on December 18, 2017, 08:43:00 PM
I will call my component suppliers tomorrow.


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: Shark Hunter on December 18, 2017, 09:49:24 PM
Hammer's Honey Spool Protectant. ;D
Use it on your reel and your jibs. ;)


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: steelfish on December 19, 2017, 06:00:10 PM
I dont know if you are talking about my post on this same thread (below), i just do what the Jefe does on his reels, and it have worked pretty good to me on mono line or spectra line


Dave, someone here once mentioned putting grease on the lowest layers of line.  Can't remember or find it again but it might have been Alex.
-steve



I always use some flex wrap over the spool and then put a light coat of yamaha grease, and then I spool the line on it, the 1st two rounds of line on the spool will be impregnated with grease and will repel the saltwater.




Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: oc1 on December 19, 2017, 10:54:51 PM
That was it Alex.  Thank you.  Also, thank you for the new trip report.  Really good catches.
-steve


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: sdlehr on August 07, 2018, 06:22:44 PM
Hadn't heard of "sex wax". The post was reported to the moderators as maybe needing some editing. Under the circumstances, I'm not changing anything. https://www.sexwax.com/


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: alantani on August 07, 2018, 06:40:35 PM
hmmmm....., no.   ;D


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: Shark Hunter on August 07, 2018, 07:41:30 PM
Nothing wrong here. It is an actual product for surf boards.
https://www.sexwax.com/


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: Keta on August 07, 2018, 07:49:14 PM
I sent a PM.


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: Swami805 on August 07, 2018, 07:51:33 PM
Made by Mr. Zog, It's been around forever. It's like the Kleenx of surfboard wax.


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: Jigtosser on August 07, 2018, 08:00:45 PM
Swami, I think you and me were riding the same sets  :D
It has been around a very long time, I started using it in the early 70ís
Good stuff !!!
Dan
 


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: Alto Mare on August 08, 2018, 02:16:04 AM
I also don't see anything wrong here.
Also, we've talked about these in the past with no issues:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_bolt

These have also been around for some time... maybe selling strategy :-\ but it is what it is.

Sal


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: thorhammer on August 08, 2018, 04:08:28 AM
I had forgotten to update. The barrels were too expensive to be worth it in any quantities for reel techs. You can by three chapsticks for what I could get the barrels for. Chapstick is filled by a third party manufacturer I do business with.


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: graywolf on September 15, 2018, 08:28:22 AM
How about Corrisoin X


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: Lunker Larry on September 16, 2018, 08:13:52 AM
Saltwater fishing sounds like too much work. :D


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: Cuttyhunker on December 25, 2018, 04:41:47 AM
Keep a tube on the boat for zippers and snaps, never tried it on a reel, but for the fasteners the stuff has everything but sex.


Title: Re: Waxing spool with chapstick?
Post by: handi2 on December 27, 2018, 02:02:06 PM
Since my son grew up surfing we always used his surf wax. I still do. With the reel in the line spooler i can push the surf wax stick on the spool while its turning. Also on the line as its being spooled on.