Cleaning and polishing casting reels

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Unron
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Cleaning and polishing casting reels

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Hi all. Just wondering if anyone has some tried and true methods for cleaning and polishing an old casting reel? Its an old Eppinger reel in reel nice shape but with a little elbow grease I feel it would gleam! Thanks!

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I use Never-Dull, but there are endless other products that work well. Lately, I've seen so many reels that are machine-polished. In my opinion, that polishes the value right out of the reel. Others will likely disagree.
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I agree with Mark on the machine polished reels. They might look great at 4’ but up close they lose their details. I use Semi Chrome polish and am happy with that. I also use a ultrasonic cleaner to clean up most of the parts.
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Thanks for the input!

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Simichrome works great. Can be purchased at any Harley shop. If its good enough for a $25,000 Hog its good enough for your reel! Haven’t found it anywhere else but bet other members can give advice as to sources.
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You can get on ebay and amazon... frankly, its double the price at most Harley shops!
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Specializing in saltwater reels...and fly reels...and oh, yeah, kentucky style reels.....and those tiny little RP reels.....oh, heck...i collect fishing reels!...and fly rods....and lures

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