Daiwa Steez 103HL breakdown hot sauce replacement?

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Daiwa Steez 103HL breakdown hot sauce replacement?

Post by DetroitBassN » Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:23 pm

Hey have a JDM Daiwa Steez 103HL that I want to break down regrease and re oil. It’s been two years and has hot sauce on it. What’s the best grease and oil out there to replace the hot sauce with? I use the Daiwa red on my spool bearings.

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Post by adam lancia » Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:40 am

Superlube is a great all round grease and the Daiwa oil is good too. If you want, TSI321 is another oil option.

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Post by iabass8 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:23 pm

Daiwa blue is good stuff. TW usually has it in stock. Superlube is decent and you can usually find it locally at hardware stores.


Keep that Hot Sauce junk away from your reels.

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Post by Real Pudd legend » Fri Jan 25, 2019 4:28 pm

Tapatio I believe is better than Quantum hot sauce .

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Post by poisonokie » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:20 pm

Real Pudd legend wrote:Tapatio I believe is better than Quantum hot sauce .
Definitely. I'm a Tabasco man myself, but that Quantum tastes like crap! It's not even hot!
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Re: Daiwa Steez 103HL breakdown hot sauce replacement?

Post by hoohoorjoo » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:35 pm

Careful, Hot Sauce will permanently stain a magnesium-framed reel. They don't play well together.
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Re: Daiwa Steez 103HL breakdown hot sauce replacement?

Post by Johnny A » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:42 am

"STEP AWAY. FROM. THE HOT SAUCE!"

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Re: Daiwa Steez 103HL breakdown hot sauce replacement?

Post by Slazmo » Sat Jan 26, 2019 5:46 am

Always hated "Hot Sauce", I mean is it even a legitimate option for reel lubricant?

Picked up a second hander Chronarch 50e and its last service at a tackle shop it must've got a slathering of that crap...

Now the parts are permanently stained...

Steer clear of it IMHO!
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Re: Daiwa Steez 103HL breakdown hot sauce replacement?

Post by Real Pudd legend » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:14 am

I will take my Stella’s apart and just pour hot sauce over them so they can have that quantum feel.

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Post by LgMouthGambler » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:22 am

Real Pudd legend wrote:I will take my Stella’s apart and just pour hot sauce over them so they can have that quantum feel.
I personally like sriracha
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Post by Real Pudd legend » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:10 am

I will try that !

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Post by Tokugawa » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:02 pm

DetroitBassN wrote:Hey have a JDM Daiwa Steez 103HL that I want to break down regrease and re oil. It’s been two years and has hot sauce on it. What’s the best grease and oil out there to replace the hot sauce with? I use the Daiwa red on my spool bearings.
I use the following:

Cal's drag grease for the drag, gears and frame bearings
Abu silicoat for the levelwind
High quality light oil for spool and handle bearings (Daiwa, rocket fuel...)

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Re: Daiwa Steez 103HL breakdown hot sauce replacement?

Post by poisonokie » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:05 pm

Tokugawa wrote:
DetroitBassN wrote:Hey have a JDM Daiwa Steez 103HL that I want to break down regrease and re oil. It’s been two years and has hot sauce on it. What’s the best grease and oil out there to replace the hot sauce with? I use the Daiwa red on my spool bearings.
I use the following:

Cal's drag grease for the drag, gears and frame bearings
Abu silicoat for the levelwind
High quality light oil for spool and handle bearings (Daiwa, rocket fuel...)
I would've bought some of that Silicoat for my levelwinds and spool shaft ends if I would've known about it. Synchronized levelwinds need some seriously good lube and my Pro Rocket absolutely sings. I ordered some Daiwa 104 from Plat. Hopefully it's comparable.
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Re: Daiwa Steez 103HL breakdown hot sauce replacement?

Post by Tokugawa » Sat Jan 26, 2019 6:09 pm

The Abu is a decent trade-off between grease (retains dirt too easily) and a light oil (not enough protection) for levelwind use.

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