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Reel Maintenance

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What are peoples ways of cleaning and maintaining reels?

Found some stuff online but it wasn't very good info.

Thanks.

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Best stuff I have found is called XTreme Reel + Corrosion Control Lubricant...

I bought it at the sport show a few years back.

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maybe:

gun cleanin kit

dental cleaning kit

some small PC screwdriver kit

some small paintbrush or cleaning toothbrush type brush

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So do you just clean the reel with a brush and soap/water

then use reel oil on the crank and under the spool?

tnx

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I clean the inside like how I would clean a gun.

I use the brush first to get sand and dirt particals out of the way. I use soapy water and rag to clean outside cosmetics of the reel. Disassemble reel to maintenance level which is remmoving rotor and side plate on spinning reel or removal of spool assembly in cranking reel. Then I get rags or paper towels to get rid of old dirty grease and dirty oil. Once everything is cleaned to my satisfaction, I reassemble the reel. Crank it a few times to make sure I put if back correctly. Disassemble, grease and oil things up, and reassemble.

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Tnx bob, do you use Oil and Grease? Which goes where?

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I grease the gears and the levelwind on baitcasting reels. I oil ball bearings and bushings.

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