Where do you take your reels to get service/ clean?

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Where?

Retail Service
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41%
Someone you know
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5%
Do it yourself
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45%
Don't bother and just buy new reels
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9%
 
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Jalseng
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Where do you take your reels to get service/ clean?

Postby Jalseng » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:04 pm

Where do you guys usually take your reels to get clean and service? How long do you have to wait for it to be finished and returned? Or do you just do it yourselves?

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Re: Where do you take your reels to get service/ clean?

Postby ash » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:07 pm

I do it myself and if it is something that i am not able to do I take mine to the GEE SPOT - Gordon does great work on reels and rods. I know that Dan at Reel Ex has a great reputation and has serviced a few of my reels in the past.

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Re: Where do you take your reels to get service/ clean?

Postby Ifishalot » Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:24 pm

Dan from Reel-Ex is about as good as it gets!

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Re: Where do you take your reels to get service/ clean?

Postby Rattle » Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:27 pm

Ifishalot wrote:Dan from Reel-Ex is about as good as it gets!



I second that!!!!

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Re: Where do you take your reels to get service/ clean?

Postby clum553946 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:51 pm

Dan Isaac is the man!

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Re: Where do you take your reels to get service/ clean?

Postby DanIsaac » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:49 pm

Thanks guys, I appreciate the kind words.
Feel free give to me a shout anytime. My turnaround is never more than 4 days.

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Re: Where do you take your reels to get service/ clean?

Postby Rod Martin » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:15 am

I have used Dan at Reel-Ex many times. Have always gotten good service and fast turn around. :D

Very happy with him.
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Re: Where do you take your reels to get service/ clean?

Postby Lugnut » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:37 pm

I have used Larry's Reel Repair and Cleaning out of Vacaville several times, he's definitely my go to guy. I have also used Reel-Ex, and can't say a bad word about them either. Both offer a very good turn around time, professional service / repair and great communication.

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Re: Where do you take your reels to get service/ clean?

Postby hydro » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:05 pm

I usually take mine to the kitchen table

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Re: Where do you take your reels to get service/ clean?

Postby Bub » Fri Aug 24, 2018 2:51 am

I've had excellent service on my reels, also beautiful rod wraps or just putting my rods back to a fresh new rod look. Tods in Benicia ca. Believe it's tods custom wrap.

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Re: Where do you take your reels to get service/ clean?

Postby THE DR » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:03 am

Basics lube and service I do myself. For repairs, Alan Tani in SF is the man! Very good service.

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Re: Where do you take your reels to get service/ clean?

Postby Kelly Ripa » Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:09 am

Dan's service at Reel-Ex works for me. Saved a few reels from the grave... :lol:
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Re: Where do you take your reels to get service/ clean?

Postby Whoopbass » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:11 am

I use an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner filled with Pine Sol. Run your reel through that solution a couple cycles, rinse and dry with compressed air or air dry. Oil and lube.
If you have two like reels it's easier since you can use the other reel as reference.

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Re: Where do you take your reels to get service/ clean?

Postby Jalseng » Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:42 pm

Awesome info guys, didn't know there were many places that did this kind of service, as googling usually show 1 or 2 locally and the rest were out of state. I personally do my own reels and also for friends/ family, but when I own 20+ reels its take some time to do that many especially since its only done once a year.

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Re: Where do you take your reels to get service/ clean?

Postby GETYOURPOLEWET » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:30 am

Take mine to Todd in Benicia! He’s legit...

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