First post.... After reading all of the great information, I've finally worked up the nerve to start working on my Accurate reels. I've pulled my BX2-500 apart, so far so good, but it never occurred to me that I've never really noticed any posts (I'm sure I've missed it) about what to use / how to clean the side-plates and parts once everything is apart. Do you guys just wipe it out with a rag or is there some kind of solvent I should use?
Also, now that I actually have the spool out of the reel and taken apart, I've noticed that there are bearings under the drag plates, which I assume are the spool bearings (remove shield and lube), and bearings in each of the side plates, which I assume are the end bearings (pack with grease, re-install rubber shields). Is this correct or should all of these bearings be considered spool bearings?
Thanks in advance.... I feel like such a noob.