alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Stuck Medalist
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« on: June 24, 2019, 08:20:43 AM »

 I have an old  Medalist type fly reel , and the spindle is rusted into
the bush in the spool .
Iv'e been soaking it with WD40 but it has not moved.
Any ideas guys ? heat could be difficult as there are plastic bits inside .
thanks richard
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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 10:37:01 AM »

Remove the screws on the plastic cover of spool release mechanism and squirt some Corrosionx or TSI-321 down the shaft and let it sit a while, a couple days or more if necessary, repeat process.  Don't force it.  Careful if the tiny screws are tight.



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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 12:27:00 PM »

Wfjord has the exact right procedure —

I generally squirt some penetrating oil into the area around the shaft.

Let it work overnight.

There are plenty of PO’s out there — I like old school Kroil — but most will work.

Show us your reel when you are done — nice old fly reels.

Best,

Fred


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« Reply #3 on: Today at 03:45:24 AM »

thanks guys ,ive removed the spool release cover and blasted WD in there .
Will report back ,but the spindle is frozen to the shaft which is twisting in the spool !
Great reels ,for some reason iv'e just purchased ten of them recently .
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« Reply #4 on: Today at 05:49:09 AM »

It sounds like you're saying the shaft has come loose at its base in the side plate of the spool housing and is turning with the spool? If so, that's bad. Maybe you can at least use a punch and try to tap out the shaft to salvage the spool and some of the internal parts you might find a need for some day.

Fortunately you've got at least nine more of those reels.
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