Fishing QuestionsCategory: Rapala FAQHow to clear Rapala scale?
Smisynal asked 2 years ago
How do you reset a Rapala touch screen scale?

7 Answers
Wilson answered 2 years ago
There are a few different ways to clear the Rapala scales. One way is to use a product called Scale-Away, which can be found at most fishing stores. Another option is to use white vinegar. Soak the lure in white vinegar for 15-20 minutes, then rinse it off with fresh water. Finally, you can also use a product called Baitmate, which is specifically designed to clear the scales of lures and baits.

Martin Staff answered 2 years ago
Rapala scales can be cleared by soaking them in a hot vinegar bath. The vinegar will help to break down the built-up gunk and grime on the scales, making it easier to remove them. Be sure to soak the scales for long enough so that the vinegar can do its job, and then use a soft brush or cloth to scrub them clean. It is also useful to read the instructions from Rapala

Rapala Touch Screen Scale Instructions

David answered 2 years ago

Scale can be removed with a light abrasive, such as a Scotch Brite pad. Be careful not to damage the finish of the lure.

Carlos answered 2 years ago
Most people use a vinegar/water solution to clear the scales on their Rapala fish lures. Fill a small container with half white vinegar and half water. Soak the lure in the solution for about 30 minutes. The scales should start coming off easily. If they don’t, soak it for a little longer. After the scales are removed, rinse the lure with fresh water and dry it off with a cloth or paper towel.

Bernard answered 2 years ago
Scale on a Rapala can be caused by a number of things. The most common is contact with dirty water. When the lure becomes too heavy from scale build-up, it will eventually start to affect the lure’s balance and swimming action, making it difficult for the fish to take it properly.

To clean the scale off, use a scouring pad or steel wool (being careful not to damage the paint finish) and then polish with a soft cloth. You can also try using rubbing alcohol or white vinegar on a Q-tip, but take care not to get either one inside the lure’s moving parts. If you do, you’ll need to disassemble the lure and clean everything out before reassembling it.

Alex – ProFisherman Staff answered 2 years ago
Rapala scales can be cleared using a simple vinegar and water solution. First, make sure the fish is completely dead and has been cleaned of all blood and guts. Then fill a bowl with cold water and add 1 cup of white vinegar. Immerse the fish in the vinegar solution for 30 minutes. Remove from the solution and rinse under cold running water. Pat dry with paper towels. The scales should now be clear. Read the instructions for use carefully:

Carlos answered 1 year ago
Clearing your Rapala scale is no easy feat, but it can be done—it just takes some patience and correctly following the steps laid out below.

First, make sure you have all of the necessary materials: rubbing alcohol, a soft cloth or paper towel and a pair of needle-nose pliers. It’s important to use high-quality tools for this task as low quality can damage or scratch the surface of your scale.

Now that you have what you need, start by taking off any protective plastic from the scale. Once removed, use a dampened cloth with rubbing alcohol to clean off any dirt or debris from the surface of the scale.

This will help remove any built up residue so that when you scrub away at it with an abrasive tool it won’t cause further damage to your scales. If there are tough spots on your scales, take extra care when cleaning them with either an eraser or even toothpaste applied directly onto them using circular motions until all of the residue is gone.

Once finished wiping down and cleaning with an abrasive material (if needed), rinse it off with fresh water one last time and let dry before moving onto next step!

Now take those needle-nose pliers we mentioned earlier and gently pry apart each end on both sides firmly but carefully; repeat this process until both sides come apart easily without putting too much force on them due to risk damaging internal parts inside while still giving access into interior where buildup may have accumulated over time from regular wear & tear as well as seasonal changes like temperature swings which could cause condensation/moisture build up around pivot points etc..

Once opened inspect for rust residues noting locations for future preventative maintenance schedule such as oiling periodically etc…

For heavily corroded areas make sure to clean metal surfaces properly using steel wool scouring pad dipped in light weight oil such WD-40 again being careful not to hurt yourself nor jam interior mechanisms further than necessary in order complete job correctly & safely!

Finally reassemble unit back together making sure tightening nuts/screws securely back into place then wipe down outer casing once more if desiredwiping down exterior before calling job ‘done’! Congratulations – You now know how clear Rapala scale!