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Tuning up used Curado bought off eBay

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Hi guys.  I just purchased a used Curado, and before I use it I'm wondering how I should get it ready.  Disassemble it? Oil it? This will be my first baitcaster.  I don't even have a rod for it.  Yet. ;)

Any advice would be much appreciated.

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Send it to REELMECHANIC, he is a site sponsor. I bought an ABU  that had a broken pawl and was filthy, within a week he had it fixed and purring!

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Thanks for the tips guys.  Any idea how much a standard tune-up would cost, roughly?  And also, in reply to the last question, it is not a green curado.  This is the actual photo of it.

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Given the condition in which the reel is it 's no surprise it 's not green anymore, it must have been exposed to strong sunlight for a lot of time.

It can 't be an original 200 model, all those had a flipping switch on the upper part of the reel

It obviously can 't be an A model, A models were racing red/orange with a black stripe running along the mid center of the reel

It 's obviously not a D model

It 's a regular ordinary old Curado 200B that took a tan. It 's not green, it used to be green; now,  there is another possibility, that it 's not a Curado 200B but a Curado 200BSF, BSF Curados were not the same green as their regular counterparts, but a lighter more goldish chameleon green which looked brownish under the light in certain angles, but I doubt it 's a BSF, BSF Curados had an aluminum gold anodized tension knob cap, and the one in the pic doesn 't have that aluminum knob cap.

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Raul,

Sometimes you're just scary!

Who would remember all that?

;)

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Who would remember all that?

Uhhhhhh........ me ? eusa_shifty.gif

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I just seen another one on ebay just like that one but seller says it's a 100B.Is there a different color version between the 100's and 200's as far as the B version goes?

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Nope, same color between the 100B and the 200B, the only one with different color was the 200BSF. The way to differentiate a 100 size with a 200 size without having them side by side is the front face of the reel, 100 size reels have a convex face ( look at the Citica 100DSV, Curado 100D and Chronarch Mg ), the 200B size reels have a concave face ( that "groove" you can appreciate surrounding the levelwind ).

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Thanks guys for all the info.  I picked it up for $65, so I'm not expecting like new condition.  I expect it to need a little work.  I've emailed the seller to get definite information on model and year.  I'll post again when I find out the specifics. The seller I bought from has a high approval rating and has been selling for almost ten years, and I used PayPal, so I'm hoping that they would protect me if I got scammed.

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Not to sound like a bad person, but you can purchase a brand new 100D and 200D's for $75 at Dick's or Sports Authority.

Good luck with the lefty.

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Thanks guys for all the info.  I picked it up for $65, so I'm not expecting like new condition.  I expect it to need a little work.  I've emailed the seller to get definite information on model and year.  I'll post again when I find out the specifics. The seller I bought from has a high approval rating and has been selling for almost ten years, and I used PayPal, so I'm hoping that they would protect me if I got scammed.

Don't worry about the series for the reel.

All of the older 94 - 98 Curado's upgrade the same way. As a matter of fact you don't really need to upgrade anything if you know someone who can do a really good tune up.

Good luck with the reel...

Tight Lines!!!!

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