alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Thought you might want to try this
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Reeltyme
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« on: September 09, 2021, 11:36:33 PM »

I tried a new (at least to me) way to clean up Bakelite side plates. I used regular rubbing compound that you use on cars. I used Turtle Wax brand, but I’m sure any brand would work the same. The results are below. Maybe some of y’all have tried it before but for those of you that haven’t, here ya go! I am aware of the varying grades of sandpaper method, but that’s a lot of work for similar results and does remove some of the fine details. Any thoughts?


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« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2021, 11:49:50 PM »

Those results look great!
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« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2021, 11:53:19 PM »

Rubbing compound, Who Knew?  Those look good as  new
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2021, 07:35:45 AM »

Man, that's a REALLY nice reel.

Rubbing compound will give you some abrasion to removed the oxidized plastic, and some filling of the pits with waxs and oils to give it a shine.
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2021, 01:33:29 PM »

Man, that's a REALLY nice reel.

Rubbing compound will give you some abrasion to removed the oxidized plastic, and some filling of the pits with waxs and oils to give it a shine.

Thanks! She is a good looker. I am happy with the results. She’s a EVH Islamorada


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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2021, 05:08:47 PM »

Thanks for this. Nice to have a bead on dealing with more challenging materials.
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