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Curado problems???

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I have a curado and here lately I've been back lashing a ridiculous amount and used to a back lash was about 1 every trip and I went to mess with the brakes and the little red caps that go over the magnets looked like they had been sanded on top and had thin strips of melted plastic on the ends and it's all but one of them that's damaged so help me out here!!!! Lol

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Huh? 

A Curado I? Something is really wrong. I can't even imagine how the brakes could generate enough friction to melt unless the drum was somehow misaligned or something. Also, there aren't magnets, but I'm assuming you just didn't realize it's centrifugal braking only on that reel. 

How long have you owned this reel?

Has this always been a problem for you? 

Have you performed any maintenance and possibly reassembled incorrectly?

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Yea, I'd like to see pictures as I've had Curado's over and over and never had an issue with friction melting the brakes. That would be a new one to me.

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Id send it to mike at DVT, he serviced 2 old curados for me, and they are as good as new, just let him know the issue first.

 and I'd say there's something really wrong, maybe you "adjusted" the red brakes too far out? just a guess

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Give it a try.  There are two positions for them.  Out, or active, or in past a little detent feel to make them inactive.  I don't know how one can screw this up, I think they are either out or in past the detent

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I suggest you put a drop or two of oil on the surface that the brakes run against, then put all the brakes out, or engaged. Adjust the little cap that loads the end of the spool until your casting weight falls slowly when the rod is held horizontal and the reel release is tripped.   Try a couple easy casts.  Any funny noise?  Feel?  Do they seem to be preventing overrun?  If all looks OK, adjust them for what you think you need to cast well but prevent backlash.  If something seems wrong, noise, gritty feel, anything other than smooth casts with no significant noise, then send it to DVT or another good reel servicer.

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