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What do you guys use to clean the outside plastic/aluminum bodies and sideplates of your reels? 

 

anybody try wax like meguiars? 

How about your rods? 

cork? 

EVA handles? 

Thanks for your input. 

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KVD Line & Lure Conditioner

 

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8 minutes ago, roadwarrior said:

KVD Line & Lure Conditioner

 

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RW you beat me to the answer.... lol

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For cork and such, you can use a Magic Eraser
and some U40.

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Handles...Soap and water 

Embedded stains...Magic Eraser

Rods, guides and reels...Line and Lure 

 

 

Mike 

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I use Meguiars quick detailer spray to wipe down my reels and rods throughout the season. I'll use wax during the winter when I'm bored. The magic eraser works great on dirty cork handles. Then I'll seal with U-40. 

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Damp cloth. I have some combos that are 40+ yrs. old and they look new. 

Hootie

 

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Car wax like rippin lips says for the Winter storing months. The "wax as you dry" stuff keeps em slick during the season.  KVD I've used some, but found the detailer car stuff lasts longer. 

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Same stuff I use on my motorcycle: PRO HONDA SPRAY CLEANER AND POLISH. 

   

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I use mr clean on my cork handles. :D

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Reel Exterior: Rubbing Alcohol on Q-Tips (Disclaimer, Do NOT Get Near the Gears with this stuff!!)

Cork Handle: Rubbing Alcohol on a small cloth. You will see the dirt and grime, it's crazy to think.

Blank: Pledge Polish, Meguiar's or Mother's Wax

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3 minutes ago, HoosierHawgs said:

Reel Exterior: Rubbing Alcohol on Q-Tips (Disclaimer, Do NOT Get Near the Gears with this stuff!!)

Cork Handle: Rubbing Alcohol on a small cloth. You will see the dirt and grime, it's crazy to think.

Blank: Pledge Polish, Meguiar's or Mother's Wax

Thanks for the detail in answering.

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Just now, shootermcbob said:

Thanks for the detail in answering.

I also use a Q-Tip to check guides for knicks on my rods. I take the spool off my casting reels, try and clean every surface on the frame. Drop of oil on the the worm gear and the bar that the line guide rides on, and on the spool shaft (no oil on the magnetic side) used sparingly. Hope your cleaning goes well. When done right, home maintenance can make a reel last a lifetime.

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23 hours ago, HoosierHawgs said:

I also use a Q-Tip to check guides for knicks on my rods. I take the spool off my casting reels, try and clean every surface on the frame. Drop of oil on the the worm gear and the bar that the line guide rides on, and on the spool shaft (no oil on the magnetic side) used sparingly. Hope your cleaning goes well. When done right, home maintenance can make a reel last a lifetime.

thanks again. I do many of the same things you do.

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1 hour ago, shootermcbob said:

thanks again. I do many of the same things you do.

You're welcome. Hope that this advice helps. Good to know that I'm not the only one who does!

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