alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Alcedo Micron Badge
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« on: July 14, 2021, 01:59:04 AM »

Is it possible to bring a shine back to this badge?
I’m not sure if I should attempt to clean it up or leave it alone


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« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2021, 04:15:55 AM »

If it were mine I would clean it mineral spirits & a tooth brush first and then warm water dawn & a tooth brush and let it go at that. It most likely was sealed with a lacquer which has yellowed a little bit. It is tough to get a real shine on stuff like that.
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« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2021, 04:39:53 AM »

I use a fine wire wheel mounted in a Dremel at a medium speed.

Carefully take your time so as to not hurt the paint (blow dry thoroughly).

Then use a wad of Nevr-Dull to clean and shine it further (use the Nevr-Dull on the whole sideplate).

Then shine it further with a fresh Microfiber cloth.

That’s it…

Best, Fred


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« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2021, 05:37:30 AM »

Be careful. The adhesive has deteriorated now so it will not be firmly attached.   The badge is more scarce than the reel. 
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« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2021, 05:45:34 AM »

Be careful. The adhesive has deteriorated now so it will not be firmly attached.   The badge is more scarce than the reel. 

Steve is right —

If the badge will pop off — do so, then clean up the old glue.

Then after shining up the emblem — reglue and clamp with some Gorilla Glue.

You will save a headache later.

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« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2021, 05:16:53 PM »

You’re lucky you have the emblem..!!

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« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2021, 10:04:56 PM »

Thank y’all
Now after hearing your responses, I assume the badge is brass or bronze, and can be polished properly after any clear coat is removed. I almost wish it would fall off so I wouldn’t have to be so careful not to damage the paint around it.
I think I’ll put it back and work on some unfinished reels during my break.
Fred gifted me a part to convert a right hand retrieve Finessa to left hand retrieve.
Thank You Fred.
That is next one up.

Thank You to all
-Steve
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« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2021, 12:09:42 AM »

Those badges are like dead trees, Steve —

It isn’t a matter of if they fall off — just when.

Better to take control of the situation by re-gluing the badge.  Or it will be likely lost on the riverbank — and another one will cost as much as the reel.

Better to be in control —

Best, Fred
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« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2021, 12:37:29 AM »

How does one remove it without damage?
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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2021, 12:41:16 AM »

Just go fishing — it will fall off by itself!😄😄😄

Or, Just work an x-acto knife around the edges — it will probably pop off as you work the flexible blade further under the badge.

Some reel manufacturers sure used lousy glue.

Best, Fred
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« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2021, 04:08:21 AM »

Some reel manufacturers sure used lousy glue.
... or that was state-of-the-art at the time.  That was pre-epoxy resin, pre-polyester.  There was Resorcinal but it is not so good with metal.  There was phenol formaldehyde stuff but it required heat.  There was hide glue, akin to Elmer's, but it couldn't take the moisture.

I think the contact cement may have been good enough through the expected life of the reel.  Who knew they had such a cool product and that they would still be desirable?
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