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klonder
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So a spool from a Hendryx raised pillar(I collect specifics) casting reel after a vinegar(2 to1) bath/scrub, a Brasso application/scrub and finally, DNA on a qtip scrub...........
Line residue for sure. What to do???
Seems impervious.




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Looks like a tough case.

I bought a 30% acetic acid gallon from Home Depot a couple years ago, and use that for tougher jobs (diluted to more reasonable solutions). But of course you have to be very judicious to avoid etching. I would also want to try some Goo Gone to see if it was plastic residual, but then I would quickly go to a polishing compound like Semi-Chrome or Flitz, even if you had to mechanically spin the spool or tool to clean it.

I have always found Brasso to be inadequate and never use it any more.
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Thanks Matt.
After trying almost every common solvent known to man with no results, I got physical.
Chucked up the spool to spin and applied some light wet/dry paper. Looks like the "stuff" was the result of corrosion and line residue as you can now see the pitting.
Not the best fix but acceptable.

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Easiest clean by far is spools regardless of size... Secure in a drill press and spin. Start with a fine emery to the affected area BUT be careful that it doesn't get away from you... tighten it good! You may want to practice with a lesser reel spool until you get the hang of it....
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