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    Cleaning reel bearings

    What are you guys using to clean reel bearings?

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    You can do acetone or you can do a 50/50 solution of simple green and water and then flush with water..
    i use a ultrasonic cleaner as it really gets them clean..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tritonman77 View Post
    You can do acetone or you can do a 50/50 solution of simple green and water and then flush with water..
    i use a ultrasonic cleaner as it really gets them clean..

    Do the same thing here. Ultrasonic cleaner is very nice. Set it, and forget it. I also use a can of compressed air to blow the crap out of them.

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    I've always used regular old Ronsonol lighter fluid. Put the bearings in a medicine bottle about half full with the lighter fluid...give them a good shake...let them soak...maybe shake a couple more times. Then I slip the bearing down on a sharpened pencil and spin it real good to get out the excess and then air dry them on a paper towel. One drop of Yellow Rocket Fuel and back in the reel. I have some old Curado reels that are going on 10 years old and still cast like new.
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    Just need something to break down the gunk from old oil and grime. Lighter fluid works really well....spin them out and one drop of oil as said above.
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    UltraSonic cleaner, and my special concoction...;)

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    I'm not sure if its as good since I haven't used an ultrasonic cleaner, but I use lighter fluid in a small tupperware. Put the lid on top, and then turn on an electric razor and let it sit on the lid. Creates a nice vibration to the tupperware that cleans then pretty well to my standards.
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