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I was in Corens rod/reel on Nina last week & noticed they had a sign on the counter regarding reel maintenance & repairs rates and other details. Outside of that, I'd check with fishtech in Morton grove or Anglers international in Palatine. I know both were at one time drop-off points on Dave's reel service's route.
 

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I was in Corens rod/reel on Nina last week & noticed they had a sign on the counter regarding reel maintenance & repairs rates and other details. Outside of that, I'd check with fishtech in Morton grove or Anglers international in Palatine. I know both were at one time drop-off points on Dave's reel service's route.
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I'd say just do it yourself, it's really not that bad. I do mine but it takes time, about 2hrs per reel. I can get a casting reel fully broken down in 20mins but the biggest pain is hand washing each part with dawn dish soap and a toothbrush. Note the order in which you take the reel apart. Use the schematic. Maybe look at a Youtube video. I wonder what people charge now a days. I talked with a guy who cleans reels at the fishing show in Schaumburg a couple years ago, Slayer Reel Tuning. I want to say he charged $25 per reel and it took him a similar amount of time as it takes me. Not very profitable at an hourly rate.
 

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I'd say just do it yourself, it's really not that bad. I do mine but it takes time, about 2hrs per reel. I can get a casting reel fully broken down in 20mins but the biggest pain is hand washing each part with dawn dish soap and a toothbrush. Note the order in which you take the reel apart. Use the schematic. Maybe look at a Youtube video. I wonder what people charge now a days. I talked with a guy who cleans reels at the fishing show in Schaumburg a couple years ago, Slayer Reel Tuning. I want to say he charged $25 per reel and it took him a similar amount of time as it takes me. Not very profitable at an hourly rate.
There are excellent teardown/service videos for both SLX and Curado on youtube.
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I'd say just do it yourself, it's really not that bad. I do mine but it takes time, about 2hrs per reel. I can get a casting reel fully broken down in 20mins but the biggest pain is hand washing each part with dawn dish soap and a toothbrush. Note the order in which you take the reel apart. Use the schematic. Maybe look at a Youtube video. I wonder what people charge now a days. I talked with a guy who cleans reels at the fishing show in Schaumburg a couple years ago, Slayer Reel Tuning. I want to say he charged $25 per reel and it took him a similar amount of time as it takes me. Not very profitable at an hourly rate.
Sound like the perfect scene for one of those ultrasonic cleaners. One more desire for something I really have no need for.
 

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Sound like the perfect scene for one of those ultrasonic cleaners. One more desire for something I really have no need for.
Ha true. I've done four reels so far this year and I think I could use one to speed things up. A quick google search shows they're mostly pricey, the usual Amazon junk ones for $40ish. The guy who I spoke with about cleaning reels didn't really mind, he enjoyed doing it, nice guy too. I've got his card somewhere.
 
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