Shimano reel service

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  1. bassrichaard

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    Does anybody know a good reel service locally?
     
  2. William Ritchie

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    I service my own but have heard nothing but good about Ken's Custom Reels in Oceanside . WR
     
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    Anglers arsenal does reel and rod repair
     
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    The Shimano reel service center in Orange County has always done a good job for me, usually 2-4 weeks turnaround though.

    California
    Shimano American Corp.
    California Office
    Reel Support Services
    One Holland
    Irvine, CA. 92618
    (877)-577-0600
     
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    I think they moved to Georgia, the customer service guys went to daiwa
     
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    Youtube is a good resource for disassembly/maintenance/reassembly video's for most reels. I service my own reels like WR. A good skill to learn.....
     
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    No, nothing changed with service and sales in Irvine. The main headquarters moved to South Carolina. Everyone is still in Irvine as always.
     
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    Just watch those little springs and which way the cupped washers go. As always on most things... don't force anything!
     
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    Most people when they try to service a reel take it too far. Leave all those little pinned in clip springs and such alone. The only springs to remove are the two long springs sitting on the side of the pinion gear. They just slide off super easy. The Just wipe the reel with a reel cleaner and q-tip. Clean main inside body with q-tips and reel cleaner. Do not soak the reel in the cleaner. Be neat with it. Shimano has excellent videos on their site for low profile cleaning. They have basic and full tear down. Follow their instructions. Do not add anything past what they say to do. Do not over oil and do not add grease less where they say to add grease. Remember, it’s there product and they know exactly what they need.

    And never activate the clutch while the reel cover is open.
     
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    Try the guy at Dana Landing
     
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    Plus one on Kens in Oceanside
     
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    Doug , knows what he is doing , gets there early in the AM . Has helped me with parts on many occasions . WR
     
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