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I have 2 baitcaster reels that I use regularly. Both are 6.4 ratio. But one is somewhat rough on the retrieve and one is rather smooth on the retrieve. So do I use the rough one for top water?

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Are these identical reels? If one feels much differently than the other, it may be a sign of a problem. Application wise, there is probably no difference in preventing a bait, but if the rougher one does have a problem, use at all or heavy use may shorten the life span.

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Well I cleaned both of them. One is a Silvermax and one is a Blackmax(the rougher of the two)

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Well I cleaned both of them. One is a Silvermax and one is a Blackmax(the rougher of the two)

Take off the side of the reel where the gears are exposed.. Mix a 50/50 solution of Colgate toothpaste and reel grease and slather it on all the gears. Close it back up and manually engage the gears ( reel it ) for 8 - 20 hours. Just at night when your sitting down watching the tv reel it for a little and put it away when your wrist gets tired. After about a week of reeling it, take off the side, wash off the gears really well, grease everything up and oil what should be oiled, close it back up and you have yourself a perfect reel.

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I don't know how to take the handle-side off. I have tried continuously and looked at the schematics over and over again.

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Mix a 50/50 solution of Colgate toothpaste and reel grease and slather it on all the gears. Close it back up and manually engage the gears ( reel it ) for 8 - 20 hours.

Not trying to be a Smart**s... but... Really? I understand the concept. Grit in the toothpaste will do a miniscule polish job... but... again... not trying to be a SA... but... Really???? That will work? Won't hurt the reel?

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Well I cleaned both of them. One is a Silvermax and one is a Blackmax(the rougher of the two)

Why don't you go ahead and send it to DVT for Mike to look at? That way you would know exactly what is wrong with the reel.

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Not trying to be a Smart**s... but... Really? I understand the concept. Grit in the toothpaste will do a miniscule polish job... but... again... not trying to be a SA... but... Really???? That will work? Won't hurt the reel?

Nope won't hurt it. Al linder used to do it to the old ambassadeurs. I use a drill, works faster.

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Not trying to be a Smart**s... but... Really? I understand the concept. Grit in the toothpaste will do a miniscule polish job... but... again... not trying to be a SA... but... Really???? That will work? Won't hurt the reel?

Nope:) it's one of the oldest ways to clean a reel. When somethings rough when I reel that's what I do.

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Nope won't hurt it. Al linder used to do it to the old ambassadeurs. I use a drill, works faster.

Nope:) it's one of the oldest ways to clean a reel. When somethings rough when I reel that's what I do.

Cool... I have one that I will try that on. Thanks.

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You won't regret it, just make sure you reel it for a long time, leave it for a week with the toothpaste and grease mix inside and every chance you get reel it. Make sure 100% of the toothpaste is rinsed off under a sink ( make sure you always keep the reel over a strainer Incase a part falls ) then really grease everything, Ardent's reel grease and tournament grade ardent oil is the only stuff I'll use.

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Thanks. I have an Ardent kit that I have yet to use. Will work it this evening.

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