Daiwa BG8000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel TackleDirect Exclusive Color
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Daiwa BG8000 BG Saltwater Spinning Reel Features:
- "Hard Bodyz" body and side cover
- Infinite Anti-Reverse system
- Manual Return Bail
- Machined aluminum screw in handle
- Carbon ATD
- Waterproof drag system
- Digigear system
- Braided line ready spool
- Dynamic cut aluminum ABS spool
- Air rotor
I spoke to John from Tackle Direct and he said they all come with the residue and couldn't ship me one that didn't have it. He offered a refund.
According to the Daiwa rep:
"This is normal, yes. The BG uses a different grease than some of our other reels as we try to make sure it can stand up to the harsh saltwater environment. There were very few instances (yours being one of them) that the grease was subject to prolonged high heat (usually in the shipping process) and leaked out a small amount. The marks are actually imprints from the plastic bag the reel comes in sticking to the grease, similar to a carbon copy. This has zero negative effect n the reel and is very easy to wipe off, but we still understood that it â€œlooksâ€ bad. After the first production batch we started shipping the BG in a white cloth bag and then inside the plastic bag you see yours in to absorb in the rare case any grease leaked out during shipment. I can see that yours is from the first batch by the absence of the white bag. Again, there is no issue whatsoever with the function of the reel, it just needs to be wiped off."
So... these NEW "Tackle Direct Exclusive Color" reels come out of the box looking like shit. Also consider that if oil leaks OUT... what's going to stop salt water from getting in? Or that they won't continue to leak on your hot ass car or boat?
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