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Total horror show tonight. I have a Shimano Curado 200 baitcaster I needed to clean, standard stuff I've done it a ton already. Anyhow I got cotton from the qtip stuck in the gear below the eye and it got stuck. I ended up taking some stuff apart to get to it and this thing popped off and went flying, no idea where it is. It's a C lock and I have the part # to order more but how are you supposed to get these on? Is there a tool for it? I couldn't just push it on because there was just enough room (height wise) to try and make it fit.

 

 

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I just use a flat head...Make sure its lined up properly & your pressing evenly directly behind the opening. Some will put them on inside a big ziploc to avoid sending them into orbit.

 

FWIW, you can temporarily use something else until you get the part if u lack reels...I have a metanium MG7 that I used a straightened out staple on. Just wrapped it in the groove & folded over and twisted securely (like a cotter pin)...you may need to trim it so it's not too long....Anyway, I Forgot about it until recently.  It's been burning rattlebaits and squarebills for months with no problems lol.

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I use small neddle nose pliers. One side of the pliers on the center of the E-clip and the other on the other side of the rod/pin I'm putting it on. Just squeeze. Offers more control than trying to push it on. Hope that makes sense. I remove them with a pick while covering escape with my finger.

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 To make it easier, you can put a dot of grease on it, so it “sticks” to the shaft. That might make it easier to pop back on. If you’re going to be working on reels, get a precision screw driver set. The small bits make it easier to do things like this.

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I am convinced that small springs and clips reach terminal velocity and pass through a worm hole onto a different dimension never to be seen again. I use a (tiny) flat head screw driver to pop them back in, and either put a finger over it, or shield it somehow in case it launches. Can you hear me Major Tom?...

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14 hours ago, MakeUltraLightGreatAgain said:

I have a Shimano Curado 200 baitcaster

Is that the Bantam Curado from around the early 2000's? If so, I have 4 of them and would like to know where you ordered your parts.

 

Thanks....Joe

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Lesson learned, The c clips is the most challenging when cleaning reel, if you don’t careful enough it will fly away, it can get bent easily and not easy to put back on.

i use precision screw set, the smaller flat head can get into tiny hole and pop it out with your finger hold on to the clip or under tower. Putting it back on also flat head bigger size align and carefully push back in again finger on top of the clip.

C clip tool for convenient if you clean a lot of reels. I think one of tackle advisor video use this type tool.

if you order new clips make sure to get some spares, most of the reel use same size clips.

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27 minutes ago, JustJames said:

Lesson learned, The c clips is the most challenging when cleaning reel, if you don’t careful enough it will fly away, it can get bent easily and not easy to put back on.

i use precision screw set, the smaller flat head can get into tiny hole and pop it out with your finger hold on to the clip or under tower. Putting it back on also flat head bigger size align and carefully push back in again finger on top of the clip.

C clip tool for convenient if you clean a lot of reels. I think one of tackle advisor video use this type tool.

if you order new clips make sure to get some spares, most of the reel use same size clips.

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Thanks for the tip. I service my baitcasters but avoid my worm gear for this reason. I just clean and lube it as best as I can while still assembled.

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6 minutes ago, The Bassman said:

Thanks for the tip. I service my baitcasters but avoid my worm gear for this reason. I just clean and lube it as best as I can while still assembled.

Me too lol. That why I bought REM oil spray to be able to clean without taking it apart never with Q-tip lol. but you can’t avoid working with c clip for too long. There are at least twos in each reel, the one on worm gear and another on main shaft bearing.

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I second the dab of grease to position that clip and I use the bent needle nose hobby pliers to gently squeeze it on.  I also found it easier to clean the worm gear by removing the pawl and with everything out of the frame, I tip the reel to expose the worm gear, pour Dawn into it, scrub with a tooth brush while rotating the gear, then rinse it thoroughly under the laundry tub hot water faucet.  I blow it dry with a keyboard blower I have mounted in a wooden cradle I built for it.  The key board provides enough air to dry everything  well and fast.  Install the pawl, oil the gear and good to go.  At the same time I clean the reel frame with Dawn and a very soft makeup brush my wife gave me.  The blower also does a great job of drying the nooks and crannies of the frame.

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19 hours ago, MakeUltraLightGreatAgain said:

Total horror show tonight. I have a Shimano Curado 200 baitcaster I needed to clean, standard stuff I've done it a ton already. Anyhow I got cotton from the qtip stuck in the gear below the eye and it got stuck. I ended up taking some stuff apart to get to it and this thing popped off and went flying, no idea where it is. It's a C lock and I have the part # to order more but how are you supposed to get these on? Is there a tool for it? I couldn't just push it on because there was just enough room (height wise) to try and make it fit.

 

 

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I line it up then squeeze it on with tweezers. 

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