# 3 Tips for healthy reel
Reels can be exposed to all sort of "violence" Take a rainy day and do this:
1.Remove it from the rod and tie the line to the line fasten spool
Wash it with soapy water and a old toothbrush.
Remove the flat bolt i the pinion ( some reel unscrew clockwise)
Remove the rotor
now you have access to the shaft. DO NOT OPEN IT! :}
The bearing are very tiny and if you loose one ( like me) its bye bye reel.
2.Spray the shaft and te bearing box with W-40 silicon. Its water resistant
Clean the rest of the chassis with soapy water and a toothbrush. Do not submerge
Reinstall all component