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« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2019, 06:23:13 PM »

When you get a reel and all the screws are chewed up from someone using the wrong size screwdriver.

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« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2019, 07:59:29 PM »

Worse still is that Red Hot Sauce........... !!!!!!!!!!!!!
What's that, muti...made in Harare? Grin Grin
Quantum "Hot Sauce" is a red grease said to bond to the metal surface just as TSI-321 is said to.
. Grin Grin....and I thought it was some bearing lubricant supposed to make your reel spin forever Grin Grin

Now we have our Ohana confused with Muti Cor !!! (here we spell it Mooti). Grin

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« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2019, 12:36:09 PM »

When you get a reel and all the screws are chewed up from someone using the wrong size screwdriver.

That drives me nuts too.

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« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2019, 01:43:27 PM »

When you get a reel and all the screws are chewed up from someone using the wrong size screwdriver.

Yes, that is always dissapointing — but on the positive side — if they knew how to use the proper size screwdriver as we do — I likely would not get their reel for a service or rebuild.  They would do it themselves!😀😀😀

As to the grease and graphite — that is always a mess.  Especially that crud that has shiny stuff in it.  If this is inside of a plastic reel — you might as well just do the best you can by cleaning the parts and wiping off the inside of the housing.  Otherwise, any cleaner you use will ruin the frame and plastic parts.

Another pet peeve of mine — is those cheap spinners from China with the Phillips head screws self threaded into graphite or plastic.  The heads usually distort even with the proper screwdriver because they are so soft.  Must be made of solder, or something like that.

I generally let my clients know that these reels are not worth repairing.  Best to toss in the garbage and buy another from Wal-Bomb.  I generally just strip off the spool, crank, and bail assembly — and the rest goes into the trash.



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« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2019, 02:10:52 PM »

 Smiley  Mine would be  line needs to be level on the spool , not looking like mountain tops and valleys.

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