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FLOAT TUBE FISHING FORUM » Fishing Tactics, Tackle, and reviews » Fishing Tackle And Gear Related Discussions » Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster

Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster

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1 Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:45 pm

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Pretty interesting
A little long to watch but the results are worthwhile.
Stock Shimano oil after the cleaning
You will see everything you need to by part 3
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2 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:16 pm

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I'm going to give some of my reels a good cleaning for a better freespool.
I was wondering where I could get a set of electric sheers from for agitating the bearings in the cleaning solution and my brother suggested using a palm sander. I do have one of those.
I'll report back the results.

3 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:19 pm

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I use Reel Scubber to clean my bearings, and such, this stuff works. Just have to blow out all the residual cleaner, and let it dry a bit, then reassemble. it's kinda spendy, I think it was 13.00 for a 16oz can.

4 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:23 pm

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I have heard mix results on super tuning a reel to be used in the salt. I know a lot of guys just use the orange seal bearing and call it done

5 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:25 pm

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Awesome post...thanks for sharing that video

https://www.youtube.com/user/brian21x

6 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:26 pm

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I would be more inclined to polish the spool ends, and leave the stock bearings alone. I have a friend that had the orange seal bearings installed, made a little difference, not worth the $$ imho.

7 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:29 pm

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In the video, he just cleans the bearings with lighter fluid and lightly lubes them with the stock Shimano oil.
It definitely made a difference and cost next to nothing

8 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:29 pm

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Great post

9 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:56 pm

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gil dose my reel lol

10 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:18 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:gil dose my reel lol

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11 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:56 am

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Almost all my reels are done now. This has made a significant difference in performance on the freespool as I can see at this point. I have 5 left to do. Then on to conventionals and level winds?

12 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:11 am

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Since we're on the topic...do ya'll add grease or oil to the worm bar? My cuardos worm bar was loaded with grease...i took it off on one reel and added a light bit of grease. On my e5 i took it off and only added a few drops of oil....

https://www.youtube.com/user/brian21x

13 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:24 am

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I add Shimano oil. In the past I added a dab of Cal's grease, but it seemed to attract to much junk, so now I just oil it as needed.

14 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:52 am

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Just oil for me.

15 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:40 pm

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I also use shimano oil.

16 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:46 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:gil dose my reel lol

T M I

17 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:14 pm

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what is tmi

18 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:39 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:what is tmi

Tmi= To much information.

19 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:40 pm

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:gil dose my reel lol

T M I

Yeah, TMI. lol!

20 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:09 pm

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you are nasty lol my fish reel chump lol but it was funny jenny

21 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Thu May 03, 2012 9:25 am

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22 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Thu May 03, 2012 9:43 am

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Great find buddy thanks for posting it, I would love to give this a shot on my reels I know they need it. Is there a link on how to squeeze out 25 hours out of a 24 hour day. Rambo


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23 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Thu May 03, 2012 9:48 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Great find buddy thanks for posting it, I would love to give this a shot on my reels I know they need it. Is there a link on how to squeeze out 25 hours out of a 24 hour day. [You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]

I forgot I had this link and stumbled on it this morning. Then I remembered this thread. Hope it is helpful to folks.

24 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Thu May 03, 2012 9:50 am

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:you are nasty lol my fish reel chump lol but it was funny jenny

Who is Jenny? Can I meet her? I always loved that name!

25 Re: Super Cleaning To Super Tune a Baitcaster on Thu May 03, 2012 10:28 am

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Hey guys,
saw the super tuning article but the super cleaning vid was gone when I got there.(something about the poster no longer having an account) I know the pros have their own mechanics, and I betcha this guy is one of them. I once knew a guy who was crazy meticulous like this and had insanely smooth reels. He used to use toothpaste and jewelers rouge to debur and polish the gears and shafts on his reels.
I quit servicing my reels years ago after all the thousands of reels I serviced in the tackle shop. I just pay someone to do it now. Hee Hee,..

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