Polish this !

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Re: Polish this !

Postby DougL58 » Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:55 pm

Finnz922 wrote:how long do the brushes last?


To do all parts on a reel I use 2 or 3 brushes. About $.75 to $1 ea.

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Re: Polish this !

Postby wsmith » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:18 pm

Has anyone used the felt heads? I have a bunch of cone ones that came with my Dremel i was gonna try out?

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Re: Polish this !

Postby DougL58 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:17 pm

Felt bits work well on larger flat surfaces. They actually have a lot of friction which polishes well but you will need the brushes to fit into the small spots and gear teeth.
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Re: Polish this !

Postby mattfish11 » Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:20 am

LOVE the results in the Original post... Couldn't do without my dremel for supertuning... The brushes are a great idea for the pinion gear!

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Re: Polish this !

Postby wsmith » Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:04 am

Thanks

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Re: Polish this !

Postby alex09 » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:16 pm

Have you noticed any reduction in drag when you are using dry carbontex and polished metal washers?

I have a feeling that dry Carbontex will "slip" on polished washers. This is what I observed on one of my reels so I stopped polishing the rest of my reels.

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Re: Polish this !

Postby mike304 » Thu Dec 29, 2011 4:58 am

Don't know if these are the ones you use but the price is appealing!
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Re: Polish this !

Postby salmonhunter1 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:28 pm

OK, this is news to me, i been thinking about working on my reels i suppose polishing is for baitcasting reels, would this work for spinning as well ??? Please enlighten me.

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Re: Polish this !

Postby Shawn Smith » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:02 pm

That works great

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Re: Polish this !

Postby Oolie » Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:38 pm

when you consider the way the drags on a daiwa work, it seems that all of the polishing done on the main gear is purely for aesthetic purposes and will not improve the function of the reel in any way.

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Re: Polish this !

Postby DougL58 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:50 pm

Oolie wrote:when you consider the way the drags on a daiwa work, it seems that all of the polishing done on the main gear is purely for aesthetic purposes and will not improve the function of the reel in any way.


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Mostly for show... gear teeth are for go.... actually polished flat surface gives drag disks more surface to friction on. Mostly I like the show1

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Re: Polish this !

Postby Oolie » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:32 pm

but on a daiwa there is a steel disk that sits between the bottom of the drag stack and the main gear, so there is no real contact between drag washers and the gear itself.

does polishing the teeth actually make the retrieve smoother?

i know when i tuned my luna, i just made sure to polish the angles on the pinion gear for smoother engagement, there wasn't much else to improve.

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Re: Polish this !

Postby triple_illusion » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:35 pm

heres my first attempt at polishing the gear and clutch on my super free chrony, might i add as you polish and a black film develops on the brass thats a good thing....at first i hesitated cuz i thought i was doing something wrong but a quick tip from my neighbor reminded me to keep going. i used a fresh brush to remove the black film and there appeared before my eyes a beautiful sight!

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Re: Polish this !

Postby ipoppa33 » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:05 pm

Nice job with the polishing.

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Re: Polish this !

Postby BassMan33 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:51 am

love this post can't wait to give it a try will start with some older reels for sure.


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