Readers ask: How To Remove Side Plate From Shimano Calcutta Reel?

How do you clean a Shimano Calcutta reel?

Access the spool assembly on Shi- mano® Calcutta® and Calcutta B® via thumbscrews located on right side plate. Remove spool assembly Using cotton swabs and/or a toothbrush with isopropyl rubbing alcohol, clean the exterior of the reel. Clean levelwind system of dirt, debris and old grease.

Can you use reel grease on drag washers?

Any thin viscosity reel lube will work but my favorite light oil is Hot Sauce by Quantum. I use drag grease on drag washers and reel grease on gears.

How much does it cost to service a reel?

Prices range from $19.99 to $39.99 depending on reel type. This covers cleaning and lubricating of the reel as well as performance diagnostic check. Any additional parts or upgrades will be extra. Estimated time that the service will take will be approximately 2-4 weeks.

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