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Conventional and Bait Casting Reel Rebuild Tutorials and Questions => Penn International Tutorials and Questions => Topic started by: sebastian_garcia on November 02, 2019, 12:06:06 PM



Title: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: sebastian_garcia on November 02, 2019, 12:06:06 PM
4 months ago I was fishing in the pacific, Guerrero Mexico
We were on the way to catch some sailfish and dorado, on the way we trolled small feathers to catch false tuna (barriletes) then we have all four rods bent with four fish on, I donít know if the drag off the 30tw get stock but after some seconds the line didnít come out and the panga rod holder broke it up and my rod and reel sank into the blue, we were approximately 300 meters away from shore.

A few days ago I received a call from a friend that runs a small fishing store in the area, he told me that a scuba diver that fish for octopus and other species had fun a rod and reel near the shore not even close from the place were I lost it and he recognized my rod, I had to pay and buy again my rod and this is my story.







Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: sebastian_garcia on November 02, 2019, 12:10:51 PM
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Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: foakes on November 02, 2019, 12:14:24 PM
That looks to be in better condition than some of the reels I have cleaned up recently.

Good ending.  Hope you can restore it.  It deserves another life.

Best,

Fred


Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: RowdyW on November 02, 2019, 12:26:04 PM
4 months. That's a lot of crust on that. I'd like to see how the anodizeing held up also the insides.       Rudy


Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: sebastian_garcia on November 02, 2019, 12:37:39 PM
I hope can restore it, I was thinking to fill everything with some paste and then painting

That looks to be in better condition than some of the reels I have cleaned up recently.

Good ending.  Hope you can restore it.  It deserves another life.

Best,

Fred


Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: sebastian_garcia on November 02, 2019, 12:40:34 PM
I think the inside itís ok the bearings and everything works, I always grease my reel following the instructions with blue grease and pack bearing that helps a lot

4 months. That's a lot of crust on that. I'd like to see how the anodizeing held up also the insides.       Rudy


Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: Sharkb8 on November 02, 2019, 05:01:30 PM
Lucky you got the reel back looks like pirates of the Caribbean hope it cleans up.

Kim


Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: Crow on November 02, 2019, 05:36:04 PM
Neat story ! Be sure to post some pix, after you do the clean-up....I'm betting it'll look great !


Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: MarkT on November 02, 2019, 06:56:43 PM
You had to pay to get it back? I hope you didnít pay much!


Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: sebastian_garcia on November 02, 2019, 08:21:11 PM
Yeah I have to pay because the scuba go to the store to sell it, Literally the rod in that moment it wasnít mine he found it

You had to pay to get it back? I hope you didnít pay much!


Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: oc1 on November 02, 2019, 10:35:27 PM
You must have really liked that rig.   :)

It would be impossible to pass it up though.
-steve


Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: Cor on November 03, 2019, 12:44:54 AM
 
You had to pay to get it back? I hope you didnít pay much!
To me it looks like it could be a fun project, but economical viable....I don't think so.
I would first make a budget before proceeding, maybe just make it appear to be restored, without replacing parts and making it functional.
 :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: sebastian_garcia on November 03, 2019, 07:33:37 AM
Cor
Inside the reel everything is fine and working, the spook has some deep holes I donít know how to fill them

You had to pay to get it back? I hope you didnít pay much!
To me it looks like it could be a fun project, but economical viable....I don't think so.
I would first make a budget before proceeding, maybe just make it appear to be restored, without replacing parts and making it functional.
 :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: foakes on November 03, 2019, 07:34:55 AM
I am thinking that I may just soak it in vinegar for an hour, or so like you already have -- to halt the corrosion process --

Then display it on the wall with a plaque that explains the day it was lost and the recovery from under the sea.

Or, you could buy new parts such as plates, spool, frame, etc. 

Just depends on your thoughts -- as well if this is trying to save money, a challenge, or a showpiece...

Best, Fred


Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: Cor on November 03, 2019, 08:38:45 AM
Glad to hear its all fixable.   Some epoxy "filler putty" ??


Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: sebastian_garcia on November 03, 2019, 09:16:07 AM
What you recommend to fill it

Glad to hear its all fixable.   Some epoxy "filler putty" ??


Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: Cor on November 03, 2019, 10:44:47 AM
Sorry can't help....I don't live in US.   I was thinking of polyester car body filler that I used to fix various fibreglass things with.   

I use a Sika product https://zaf.sika.com/dms/getdocument.get/baa18d43-6ee0-3f51-ba7a-55ead49302cf/Sikadur%20-AP.pdf
for a variety of small filling and gluing jobs and have had good results but have never tried what you are attempting.

Perhaps someone knows of something more suitable.


Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: whalebreath on November 03, 2019, 05:19:48 PM
 I was thinking of polyester car body filler that I used to fix various fibreglass things with.   
Yes Sebastian you need to talk to an car repair shop somewhere that does body work they can tell you what's easily available in Mexico and what might work.


Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: Benni3 on November 03, 2019, 07:30:19 PM
I was thinking of polyester car body filler that I used to fix various fibreglass things with.  
Yes Sebastian you need to talk to an car repair shop somewhere that does body work they can tell you what's easily available in Mexico and what might work.
I do paint and body,,,,just go to any body shop and show them what you got and ask for 3m panel bond or they even be somebody there that will prime it and paint it,,, :) for a little side money,,,,and you can catch a fish,,,,,, ;D


Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: thorhammer on November 04, 2019, 04:43:45 AM
That actually cleaned up pretty well- your most economical option will likely be fill holes with JB Weld; it's sandable, then paint with high temp epoxy paint, both should be available at auto store, and cure it in oven or grill. I think Fred said an hour or two at 150 degrees F. Not as durable as powder coat, but you'll be out only about $20 USD. Also, powder coat is thick enough that it MIGHT throw off some tolerances for assembly.

Dunno how close you are to Alex (Steelfish), but if you do the reel you might consifer having him restore the rod, if he is willing and has time. He does great work, and if you go that route it's your own choice of colors to match the rod and reel. I've actually had a few such rods reeled up that looked like that, and they came out pretty well with a paint job and new guiides. Just a thought.


John


Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: broadway on November 04, 2019, 07:04:01 AM
John beat me to it, JB weld that sucker!
Looking forward to the final product.   You've done a nice job so far!
Dom


Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: whalebreath on November 04, 2019, 07:25:56 PM
....fill holes with JB Weld...
....JB weld that sucker!
There's no saying JB Weld is available in Mexico-that's why I posted ask locally first.


Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: sebastian_garcia on November 06, 2019, 10:17:56 AM
Ok Iím going to check what is available in Mexico
Thanks Sebastian

 I was thinking of polyester car body filler that I used to fix various fibreglass things with.   
Yes Sebastian you need to talk to an car repair shop somewhere that does body work they can tell you what's easily available in Mexico and what might work.


Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: sebastian_garcia on November 06, 2019, 10:20:43 AM
I think Iím going to use jb weld and I was thinking to use duracoat to paint it

The paint you say is available at autozone do you have a picture or the info please

That actually cleaned up pretty well- your most economical option will likely be fill holes with JB Weld; it's sandable, then paint with high temp epoxy paint, both should be available at auto store, and cure it in oven or grill. I think Fred said an hour or two at 150 degrees F. Not as durable as powder coat, but you'll be out only about $20 USD. Also, powder coat is thick enough that it MIGHT throw off some tolerances for assembly.

Dunno how close you are to Alex (Steelfish), but if you do the reel you might consifer having him restore the rod, if he is willing and has time. He does great work, and if you go that route it's your own choice of colors to match the rod and reel. I've actually had a few such rods reeled up that looked like that, and they came out pretty well with a paint job and new guiides. Just a thought.


John



Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: thorhammer on November 06, 2019, 12:08:52 PM
Durakote would be better if you have it, I think. I think John (Tightlines666) did something similar on a 12 he got from  Ted....where is that post....

John, if you see this, how did hold up?


Title: Re: International 30TW after 4 months under the sea, unbelievable
Post by: jon_elc on November 06, 2019, 12:18:38 PM
this is an amazing thread!