I completely tore down two of the reels and they were cleaner than when I took them. But they were not clean. I have cleaned probably fifty of my reels over the years and I have all the proper equipment and knowledge to do it right. It absolutely blows my mind that somebody would not expect the outside to be as clean as the inside. I took the bearings out and put them in small ziploc bags full of simple green. After this they solution was very dirty. I'm taking the other two to a pro reel cleaner that I trust to clean. I'm sure he is gonna be as surprised as I at how dirty these reels still are. And it literally took me no more than two minutes to clean the outside of the reel.
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