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 Post subject: 204 spools
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:34 pm • #  
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The last two 204 reels I bought on Ebay, had spool damage.
One the seller told me he put new line on it, I took the spool off and it came apart in my hand. I received another today, took the spool off to clean it. And the under side where it sits on the teflon washer, is worn down the size of the washer, and has a crack. I compared it to a new in the box spool, the new one actually is raise a bit.
What do we think the cause of wearing is???
Tightening the drag to much?
Should a drop of oil or pinch of grease, be used?
The crack is where the arrow is in the picture.
Don


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May your lines always be tight, Don


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 Post subject: Re: 204 spools
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:13 am • #  
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I am now looking for 2 spools for the 204's. The 3 contacts I have do not have them, anyone have a lead for me? Oh I've been to Ebay, and Mike's online.

May your lines always be tight, Don


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 Post subject: Re: 204 spools
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:24 am • #  
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So I decided to try to glue the spool crack. I used Gorilla super glue, nice thing about this stuff it bonds great and has a brush. Which make it easy to apply a small amount. I lifted the crack some to get glue in it, pressed it down and applied along the crack. Banded it tight to cure, much to my surprise it was very smooth. I did smooth it some with fine emery. Put it on a reel with a good drag washer, and seems to be fine. When my washers come I'll put it on it's reel. End of the month is catch and release artificial, trout stocking (usually large trout) and give the reel the test.

May your lines always be tight, Don


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