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« Reply #30 on: January 09, 2018, 10:01:21 AM »

Mo great job. I like your idea of using baking soda with dish detergent. Dawn has been suggested for grease removal. Now  if someone could come up with a process of restoring parts with corrosion and pitting.
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« Reply #31 on: January 09, 2018, 10:42:53 AM »

Now  if someone could come up with a process of restoring parts with corrosion and pitting.
There a many out there, but it would cost you more for refinishing than a new part. I don’t mean painting parts.
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« Reply #32 on: January 09, 2018, 11:57:50 AM »

Now  if someone could come up with a process of restoring parts with corrosion and pitting.
There a many out there, but it would cost you more for refinishing than a new part. I don’t mean painting parts.

That's another "holy grail" that someone on this site needs to find.  Wink

This powder-coating looks good: http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=3855.0     Sal, how did it hold up?

There was another posting recently about using a gun-blackening coat on metal reel parts...  Here it is:  http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=23515.0

^OH... look three Philly guys posting in a row^  Shocked
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« Reply #33 on: January 09, 2018, 02:46:20 PM »

Now  if someone could come up with a process of restoring parts with corrosion and pitting.
There a many out there, but it would cost you more for refinishing than a new part. I don’t mean painting parts.

That's another "holy grail" that someone on this site needs to find.  Wink

This powder-coating looks good: http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=3855.0     Sal, how did it hold up?

There was another posting recently about using a gun-blackening coat on metal reel parts...  Here it is:  http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=23515.0

^OH... look three Philly guys posting in a row^  Shocked
Can't really answer that question, the reason being that  Powder-coating needs to be done correctly. The rings that I had done by Jamie are still holding up and it is now over 6 years.
Jamie doesn't want anything to do with them, I'm guessing it wasn't worth it for him.
There is another member that just joined us, I invited him over after seeing some of his work and I believe he joined the group.
His name is Mike Lauer from Hi-Tide Reel Works...he does some nice custom work especially on alder spinfishers.

Best,

Sal
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« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2018, 09:29:49 PM »

Hello , Thank you Sal for the add.
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« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2018, 10:35:57 PM »

Hello , Thank you Sal for the add.

 Hi Mike, welcome to the forum

 We all love admiring custom reel work cause that's what keeps us into our forward thinking mode. I'll be looking forward to seeing your work.

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« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2018, 10:53:21 PM »

Me too.
Welcome Mike. Wink
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« Reply #37 on: January 10, 2018, 02:06:22 AM »

Hi Mike - welcome from the UK Smiley
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« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2018, 03:11:14 AM »

Hello Mike  , welcome from  SW France  Smiley
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« Reply #39 on: January 10, 2018, 05:57:04 AM »

Welcome. Mike! 
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« Reply #40 on: January 11, 2018, 04:54:39 PM »

Howdy, Mike/Hi-Tide, from Minnesota.

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« Reply #41 on: September 21, 2018, 07:05:48 AM »

Mo great job. I like your idea of using baking soda with dish detergent. Dawn has been suggested for grease removal. Now  if someone could come up with a process of restoring parts with corrosion and pitting.

   Corrosion removal is a cinch. Unfortunately, corrosion restoration is a toughie. Short of spending a fortune, about the best we can do is remove the corrosion and hope that half the chrome doesn't go with it. Yep...once again...I apply the ol' "roll the dice" mentality.
   The photos below demonstrate corroded parts bathed in vinegar for 1/2 hour and then scrubbed with baking soda and rinsed with clean water. Photos 1 and 2 exibit complete failure, as the corrosion was so deeply set into the metal it had passed the point of no return. Photos 3 and 4 show how a lighter corrosion can be very successfully removed, leaving a great looking reel. Cool


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« Reply #42 on: September 21, 2018, 07:15:16 AM »

Mike, that's an amazing rescue, not that I'd expect anything less of you....I really like the leadcore chart on that reel...GREAT idea I have to steal Smiley
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« Reply #43 on: September 21, 2018, 07:18:42 AM »

Thanks, Mike!

Good tips, and great pics 📸 —

Best,

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« Reply #44 on: September 21, 2018, 07:34:03 AM »

Great post and a beautiful reel
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