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SledNeck

Cleaning out my CURADOS???????

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Take a look on the Shimano HSOforum in the customer service section and you will find the schematics. It is very easy to do and doesn't take long at all. You will want to use the lube in the bearings and gears. Shimano makes a grease for the drag washers on their reels that works really nice. I have been running Quantum Hot Sauce in my reels for a while now on the bearings and gears and they are silky smooth. The first one will take you about 30-45 minutes and after some experience, you will have em down to 20 minutes each.

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Take a look on the Shimano HSOforum in the customer service section and you will find the schematics. It is very easy to do and doesn't take long at all. You will want to use the lube in the bearings and gears. Shimano makes a grease for the drag washers on their reels that works really nice. I have been running Quantum Hot Sauce in my reels for a while now on the bearings and gears and they are silky smooth. The first one will take you about 30-45 minutes and after some experience, you will have em down to 20 minutes each.

yeah I looked at the schematics and thats when I determined that I probably shouldnt try it myself.

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it really depends on if anything needs to be fixed... I know the last time I sent them in it was like $15 for a spinning reel and $20 for a biatcaster I think... I would e-mail them to be sure.

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yeah I looked at the schematics and thats when I determined that I probably shouldnt try it myself.

If you can loosen a few screws and remove a nut, you can do it. It is a lot easier than you would think. Grab some q-tips, some rubbing alcohol, and some lube, then go to it.

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Im with polarsusd, it really isnt all too hard to do and will save you a fair amount of money if you do it yourself.

I like to keep an eye on all my reels throughout the season and clean any slime, weeds, sand or cotton (I HATE spring cotton) off asap. Just wiping your reels with a damp rag and doing a thurough visual inspection and removing any debris with a qtip or tweezers goes a long way in keeping junk from working its way inside the reel. After I like to add a drop of oil where needed.

I highly recommend the Shimano HSOforum. Go to the customer service tab then to the 'reel maintenance Instuctions' its what got me started.

Also Ive hear that quantum hot sauce on shimano reels negatively effects them. Anyone else heard this?

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I have heard that, but haven't had any bad experiences with Hot Sauce. I think the problem comes from people using Hot Sauce to lube their drag washers. I do know that the chemical make-up of the HS will effect them. Shimano makes a specific grease for the drag washers that you want to use on them. The bearings, gears, and shafts are made up of the same materials that all the other companies use.

They do put that warning out there though, so it is something to keep in consideration.

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I took mine to Trails End Bass pro last year. I brought in about 6 reels, 4 needed a good cleaning and 2 needed fixing. it ran me about $150 but I got what felt like new reels.

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