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Rinse it, let it dry then spray with ReelMagic and go fishing.
It's an oil that has been magnetized thus providing a frictionless barrier to prevent anything from getting into the reel. The problem is if you ever need to service the reel you have to send it to Diawa.I give up... What is “mag oil”?
Well what’s the secret? Wheel bearing grease?Hope it works out for you... I long ago figured out a method to protect any bearings on the reels I maintain (or repair) that pretty much water-proofs the bearing... I have reels in hard commercial service that haven't needed a bearing in years as a result...
The Ballistics are garbage, I had 2 of them and both of them corroded on the fake chrome pieces and are about twice as heavy as similar sized reels. You want the one I still have? $75 and it’s yours.I have Diawas that are actually reels made for bass fishing in freshwater. All of the parts inside are stainless steel or bronze. I fish with them in nothing but saltwater and they've been dunked a time or two and I've never had a problem. I usually just flush the reel with a hose but if its dunked I'll dunk it in a bucket of freshwater. Afterwards squirt WD40 into every opening. My Diawas are 20 years old and work perfectly. I should think you don't need to spend $$ on a professional cleaning. I think the Ballistic is very expensive so for sure its parts should be stainless.
SOLD for $80, I accept Venmo and PayPal. Message me your addressSo some people might think you don't like Diawa reels...don't know why they would think that. But you want to sell it. So here is how a car salesman would say it "I have a wonderful Ballistic Reel. Works great and has a nice heft to it. Only I just don't use it anymore and would like to sell it. It discounted the price to $75 only because it has light blemishing on the reel foot."
That was a joke...I meant I sold it to you and was requesting money. C’mon, help me out here!Glad its' sold it. Some people just have a salesmanship knack. Wish I did.
And the selling price was way better than the trade I was going to make. I have a wonderful ink pen. It writes with blue ink...very rare. Its a much sought after collector's item from the 70's. Only skips occasionally but that gives it character.
http://www.alanhawk.com/misc/mags.htmlThe other day while fishing I made the mistake of setting my rod down for a second to get a drink out of the cooler. As luck would have it a fish hit during those few seconds of lapsed judgment and pulled the rod overboard. Although it wasn't in the water more than a few seconds it still got fully submerged. After pulling it out I poured fresh water over it, and then wasted it again when I got home with some "saltaway". Normally I would break the reel completely down but this reel has that Mag oil in it thus preventing me from doing so. The good news is it's suppose to prevent any water from getting into the gears but it also means I can't take it apart. It's a Diawa Ballistic 2500. Does anyone have any tips or thoughts on what I should do beside sending it to Diawa?
Although I have only owned the two Ballistics for about a year and a half I've been pleased with their performance so far. Even the one that got submerged in the salt still works flawlessly. They get use about once a week for red fishing. As far as the weight goes the Ballistic LT 3000 is 6.5oz and the Stradic CI4 is basically the same at 6.7oz. The Stradic FL 3000 is 7.9oz.The Ballistics are garbage, I had 2 of them and both of them corroded on the fake chrome pieces and are about twice as heavy as similar sized reels. You want the one I still have? $75 and it’s yours.
I had two of the first Ballistics that came out several years ago. Must be different now because I take excellent care of my gear and the first one had corrosion under the fake chrome on the rotor and rear of the body within a trip or two. I cleaned it up and sold the other one but the one I still have has sat for about three years and the corrosion has gotten worse to the point that there is green powder and the silver coating is flaking off.Although I have only owned the two Ballistics for about a year and a half I've been pleased with their performance so far. Even the one that got submerged in the salt still works flawlessly. They get use about once a week for red fishing. As far as the weight goes the Ballistic LT 3000 is 6.5oz and the Stradic CI4 is basically the same at 6.7oz. The Stradic FL 3000 is 7.9oz.