for poles I lay them in a bath of warm soapy water to soak,I then wash off any dirt/grit and rinse.When dry I polish with Pledge.
Rods I wash in warm soapy water using an old toothbrush around rings/fittings.When dry I polish with Pledge.
Reels are washed in warm soapy water using the toothbrush in nooks/crannies.When dry I wipe them with a rag and a good squirt of WD 40.
Seat boxes are dealt with in a similiar way except I use Copper Slip on all the threads for the locking wheels for the legs.Never lost one or had one jam.(touch wood)
i do the same guys.
my wife says to me i see you will polishe your gear but u wont polish the house,so i say well thats your job my fishing gear is my responsability ,and the house is yours. isnt that a true fact guys
Just throw all my gear to the back of the garage until the following week. I usually get my box out the following Saturday to make/check rigs and the rest just gets thrown in the car on the Sunday morning.
When there's up to 4" of mould, dead worms, rotting groundbait etc in the bottom of my carryall usually throw it away and get another one 
Lee Saville - Colmic Team Ossett
Individual 2002 World Club Champion, Zagreb - Croatia.
Individual 2002 Angling Times North East Region Winter League Champion.
2001 Embassy Division 1 National Team Champions.