As Alan Tani has so wisely taught us, I was tearing down a 'new to me' gently used aluminum framed reel I bought recently to perform all the lubing and greasing (esp. the screw holes) he recommends. I came to one of the side plate screws, and it wouldn't budge. So I put a little more pressure on it, and it finally gave way. Oh shit, did it give way! I sheared off the head. The reel was in great condition, but some salt water apparently seeped in around one harness lug and was undetectable unless you removed the side plate AND the lug (which is attached with more screws). I was doing this at 2am, was tired, and now pissed as hell. Fortunately, there's a happy ending. After I got the side plate and lug off, there was just enough of the remaining screw projecting from the frame that I was able to get a small vise grip on it. After soaking in corrosion x, and a lot of mumbled promises to the man upstairs, I got it out fine. I called manufacturer today and they are sending me a new one, free. Moral of the story, it is well worth the time and effort to break down your reels to the very last screw and do some preventive maintenance, including brand new reels. Even if the reel looks completely clean, inside and out, it only takes one screw failure to ruin your day.