Upgrading to carbontex drag washers

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Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:27 pm

Was feeling adventurous so gave this a shot. watched some you tube clips. cut & filed washers to similar size as originals. a hint of cals drag grease just to fill the groves on the washers Then reassembled according to the schematic that came with the reel. I tried it out last Sat. Drag not so smooth, in fact it feels tight and sticky even when its wound off such that there would be little or no pressure on the washers. What have I missed? Some good sort on here must have some wisdom on these matters? I'm pretty sure they are the correct washers as I took the reel in and matched it to the appropriate washers.
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Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:51 pm

Put some pics up of the washers, can they turn ok within the spool ? and did you put the correct thickness in ?

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Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:46 pm

Will post pics at the weekend. Reel is a Stradic Ci4+ 2500. Washers are a snug fit and don't turn so easily in the reel. Thickness seems ok as everything went back together ok and clipped in place easily. If they're supposed to turn easily Within the housing then I reckon their diameter may be too big, but will post a pic.
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more awaited...
Still waiting on the day I catch a +60cm model.....

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Mon May 01, 2017 3:38 pm

more cals? I use heaps, not just a hint
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Mon May 01, 2017 6:40 pm

sk8e8 wrote:more cals? I use heaps, not just a hint

From sooth drag website>>>

Carbontex can be installed dry OR with a LIGHT coating of Cal's Universal Reel and Drag grease. This is the only grease we recommend. It can be used on the drags and everywhere else in the reel grease is desired. The majority of anglers prefer the greased drag system. All old grease should be cleaned out of the reel before re-greasing with Cal's grease. A LIGHT coating of Cal's grease on the Carbontex is recommended if you are likely to get your reels very wet, it will help waterproof the drag system. Very light means you should be able to leave a finger print in the grease on the surface of the drag. When it comes to drags more grease is NOT better!

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Thu May 04, 2017 12:06 pm

Ignore what I said lol
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