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« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2019, 07:14:31 AM »

Glad to help you, or others when you are ready, John —

There are some economical and sensible methods that have worked for me —

For me, it boils down to being able to disassemble a reel — use (2) types of cleaners at the same time in different beakers — Simple green cut 50/50 with water for the Bakelite, and lacquer thinner for the metal non-painted parts.

Plastic parts get a soak in hot water and Dawn dish soap overnight — or if I am in a hurry, just 10 minutes then a toothbrush. 

Simple green will ruin plastic parts — and lacquer thinner will melt them into a primordial goo — similar to melted crud.

I do have some simple procedures that will allow me to completely clean every tiny part and crevice of a reel — dried, and ready for reassembly — in less than 30 minutes.

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« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2019, 02:19:52 PM »

How about getting these sideplates off, the insides are not too hard, but the outside plates are giving me a fit???

It's a 1/0 penn senator
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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2019, 02:42:58 PM »

I'm guessing you're talking about the rings Darin. I use a snap blade utility knife, I hold it between the ring and the plate and give it a little pressure until it moves a little. I would then use the front side of the blade and tilt it gently to open it some more.
you would then follow with a flat head screwdriver, being gentle and it should come right off.

Do this by the stand location. In case you create a little chip, it would show the least there.
Good luck!

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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2019, 03:17:28 PM »

I'm guessing you're talking about the rings Darin. I use a snap blade utility knife, I hold it between the ring and the plate and give it a little pressure until it moves a little. I would then use the front side of the blade and tilt it gently to open it some more.
you would then follow with a flat head screwdriver, being gentle and it should come right off.

Do this by the stand location. In case you create a little chip, it would show the least there.
Good luck!

Sal
ahh rats, I def meant rings, thanks Sal it worked Grin Grin Grin
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