alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Painting a reel with Alumahyde
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« on: May 16, 2018, 01:23:13 PM »

Anyone had luck painting reels with the Alumahyde from Brownells? 
Looks like it would be a bit tougher than your standard spray paint, especially on saltwater reels. 
I have a number of big old Mitchells and Penns to bring back to life.  Any feedback appreciated!

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« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 04:19:51 PM »

Use it all the time. Just finished two Penn 710's , one in semigloss black, the other in flat black. Semi-gloss matches the factory black.
Easy to use. Scuff up the original paint or remove paint completely. It does not need a primer. Follow  the instructions on the can. Purchase the extra nozzles including the one to blow out the feeder tube as they clog.
Brownell's also carries the white  paint to restore the Mitchell lettering.

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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2018, 09:25:12 AM »

Thanks for the post on this, I have two cans at home waiting to be used up.
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2018, 04:09:40 PM »

Anyone had luck painting reels with the Alumahyde from Brownells? 
Looks like it would be a bit tougher than your standard spray paint, especially on saltwater reels. 
I have a number of big old Mitchells and Penns to bring back to life.  Any feedback appreciated!

Whit

Even the standard spray paint can do the job if you leave it fully cured

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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2018, 10:40:54 PM »

Use it all the time. Just finished two Penn 710's , one in semigloss black, the other in flat black. Semi-gloss matches the factory black.
Easy to use. Scuff up the original paint or remove paint completely. It does not need a primer. Follow  the instructions on the can. Purchase the extra nozzles including the one to blow out the feeder tube as they clog.
Brownell's also carries the white  paint to restore the Mitchell lettering.



If one looks closely at an original Mitchell reel, the engraving is not painted. They are simply engraved and what looks like white is the bright silver of the aluminum. One of the best ways to restore the etching is to use a sharp machinist's scribe to clean out the engraving.   
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2018, 04:09:35 AM »

Anyone have pics on the alumahyde?
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2018, 05:55:22 AM »

Here are three Penn's painted with Aluma-Hyde II: 704 in gloss black and a 710 Greenie refinished in flat black and regeared with 712 gears.


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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2018, 05:59:05 AM »

710Z refinished in gloss black.


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« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2018, 06:02:40 AM »

Family photo. The Alumin-Hyde holds up very well when exposed to salt water.


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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2018, 06:55:36 AM »

I'm sold. Like errybody else I have a box of Mitchells and Spinfishers needing a facelift but working fine.
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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2018, 06:57:42 AM »

It sure looks nice!
How durable is it?
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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2018, 07:18:19 AM »

Very durable. I have my sonís 710 broken down for a touch up  repaint. I gave him the reel when he was a teenager heís now 46. It was finished with Aluma-Hyde maybe 25 years ago when the factory finish peeled off. It has been fished very hard but only sustained minor corrosion on the edge of the rotor cup under the finish. Light sanding of the spots to the bare aluminum, touch up coat, and it will be ready for 25 plus more years. Only miss use can kill the older Pennís.
The black finish you see is the original Alumin-Hyde. The 1/4-20 bolts hold the parts so they can be painted in one pass.


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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2018, 09:19:33 AM »

seems legit

I have some reels that could use some aluma-hyde II
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« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2018, 12:59:32 PM »

Here is a Penn 10-49 star that was refinished with Aluma-Hyde. To avoid scratches a Penn 60-712 washer will be used between the handle and the face of the star.


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« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2018, 08:43:33 PM »

I have an old Penn 80 international that someone did a terrible blue paint job on. It's peeling off. If I used paint and varnish stripper to get rid of the rest of the blue, would it hurt the aluminum under this blue paint ? most but not all the original gold under it is gone already.

Then I can have a snazzy black Alumin- hyde international. Grin
thanks for any input.
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