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by Bantam1
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Custom Paints
Replies: 29
Views: 3201

Re: Custom Paints

I used to do everything with spray cans. I used custom cut stencils and envelopes to wary shading lines. I mastered the art of the rattle can :lol: but I always wanted more. Airbrush was the only answer. I know a guy that does it as a side business when he isn't guiding or fishing FLW. I asked him ...
by Bantam1
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Custom Paints
Replies: 29
Views: 3201

Re: Custom Paints

I use mostly Createx brand paints. I tend to use more from the Wicked and Auto lines. The regular Createx is heavier and has larger pigments. It can be thinned down. Some colors are harder to clean out of the airbrush than others in the regular Createx. I have used other brands including solvent bas...
by Bantam1
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado 70 discontinued?
Replies: 19
Views: 1520

Re: Curado 70 discontinued?

The SLX is a larger reel with a larger spool. Yes the JDM version has a shallow spool. The shallow spool thing is what's popular in Japan. In the US a majority of anglers do not want shallow spools. Yes the SLX is small based on our older model reels. It is not designed as a finesse reel. Japan deci...
by Bantam1
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Custom Paints
Replies: 29
Views: 3201

Re: Custom Paints

I used to do everything with spray cans. I used custom cut stencils and envelopes to wary shading lines. I mastered the art of the rattle can :lol: but I always wanted more. Airbrush was the only answer. I know a guy that does it as a side business when he isn't guiding or fishing FLW. I asked him a...
by Bantam1
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado 70 discontinued?
Replies: 19
Views: 1520

Re: Curado 70 discontinued?

Because a majority of the US anglers want more line capacity for use with heavier mono. They are OK with a small spool in a smaller reel, but a larger reel with a shallow spool isn't that popular outside of TT.
by Bantam1
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado 70 discontinued?
Replies: 19
Views: 1520

Re: Curado 70 discontinued?

Yes that is JDM only. We have SLX, SLX XT and SLX DC for the US market.

I believe the MGL version is a 100 size spool as well. Our models are all 150 size (slightly deeper spool).
by Bantam1
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado 70 discontinued?
Replies: 19
Views: 1520

Re: Curado 70 discontinued?

The Curado 70 is what I was talking about. The spool diameter is still smaller on the 70 which helps with smaller and lighter lures. Weight is one component, spool diameter is another. Push a car with different tire sizes. The one with smaller diameter is much easier to get moving than the one with ...
by Bantam1
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado 70 discontinued?
Replies: 19
Views: 1520

Re: Curado 70 discontinued?

The 70 is more finesse orientated with the smaller and lighter spools. The diameter is also smaller.
by Bantam1
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Chronarch MG 50 bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 664

Re: Chronarch MG 50 bearings

Which bushing are you looking to change out? I can give you sizes and part numbers if you specify which ones you are looking to change.
by Bantam1
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado 70 slop
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Re: Curado 70 slop

The BFS oil is lighter than our regular oil. It does require more frequent application because it is so light. We do not offer this in the US. The reel and the oil are Japan only.
by Bantam1
Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Reels
Topic: 2009 Shimano Aldebaran AR roller bearing
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Re: 2009 Shimano Aldebaran AR roller bearing

BNT2949
by Bantam1
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: Curado 70 slop
Replies: 4
Views: 1032

Re: Curado 70 slop

A little play in the drive shaft as you described is normal. We can try to shim it tighter but there is such a thing as too tight. It's possible, although rare, that the screws that holds the driveshaft down to the frame have become loose. Without seeing the reel in person it's hard to say if the pl...
by Bantam1
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: 2009 Shimano Aldebaran AR roller bearing
Replies: 7
Views: 2067

Re: 2009 Shimano Aldebaran AR roller bearing

Sorry i mis-typed one number. BNT2949 NOT 2929
by Bantam1
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Shimano Product Support
Topic: 2009 Shimano Aldebaran AR roller bearing
Replies: 7
Views: 2067

Re: 2009 Shimano Aldebaran AR roller bearing

BNT3910 or 2929 will work.
by Bantam1
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Garage Baits
Topic: Custom Paints
Replies: 29
Views: 3201

Re: Custom Paints

Here's a few of the latest things I have painted and spent way too much time doing: https://i.imgur.com/BzZz6an.jpg Bunker for coastal SC for a buddy at our office there. https://i.imgur.com/z18JTEm.jpg Seniorita Fish for myself for calico bass fishing. https://i.imgur.com/CL4z2J4.jpg Northeast Perc...