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I have a bunch of baitcasters that I usually send out to have cleaned and the such before every season.  This year I want to tackle this job myself.  

Anyone have any websights with tips, maybe some pics or a goot "how-to" for cleaning baitcast reels and lubing.  I know I don't want to over grease/lube these reels.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

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If you have shimano reels the shimano website has PDF tutorials with pictures to help with simple lubing.  Unsure of cleaning though

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Check out this site:

http://www.reelmechanic.com/

ReelMech is a member here & sells oils, grease, tools and a book that covers what you'll need to know.

Also, Burley offers this as a quick guide:

http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1234086142

Make sure you've got the schematic for your reel/reels before you start.

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Thanks.  I'm going to tackle this tomorrow since I don't have any football to watch  :'(

I'll let u know how it turns out.

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It's all about confidence. And experience. I started taking apart my Abu round reels when I was adolescent.

The experience dealing with a stone simple design that goes together everytime has given me the confidence to takle any reel.

You just have to pay attention to how it comes apart.

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How can you clean reels when then Daytona 500 is being run on this sacred Sunday!

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How can you clean reels when then Daytona 500 is being run on this sacred Sunday!

Very simple....  Turn on 500 while cleaning reels.  I can listen while working and if anything big happens rewind (thank god for tivo) and watch again.

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Ok, ran into a problem.  Did an old baitcaster I had laying around first to get the hand of this, it was a daiwa megaforce reel.  Went back together no problem.  Went outside tried it out seems to be fine.

Next reel was a quantum accurist, again no major problems seems to be good.

Then I tried a daiwa procaster 100h.  I got the right side all tore apart no problem.  Handle, gears, etc all tore down.  The palm side, different story.  I can't get the spool out.  I can't even get to the magnetic brake.  I removed the screw on the outside, but the case doesn't want to split.  Do you have any experience with this reel?  

See this link for the schematic:

http://www.mikesreelrepair.com/schematics/albums/daiwa/Daiwa_Procaster_100H%2C_100HN.pdf

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Nevermind, I got it.  I just needed  to walk away from the project for a bit and take a brake.  When I went back I figured it out in a second. The palm plate needed to be turned 1/4 turn....duh

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I too bought that video. Very informative. Definitely saves me money. I like to keep a clean workspace too. Best thing i did was buy a small hobby screwdrive from home depot. it was a Kobalt. it cost $5 and it had 4 bits with a flathead and phillips on either side. The bits vary in size and cover all the bit sizes and styles needed for taking reels apart.

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