sideplate on Scorpion 1000mg, plastic or mg?

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sideplate on Scorpion 1000mg, plastic or mg?

Post by OhioChamp183 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:49 am

Is the sideplate on a 1000mg (external brake adjustment side) plastic or magnesium?
I'm pretty sure it's plastic. Just checking because I may be doing a paintjob on the sideplate (clearcoat comming off bad!), and need to know before I attempt it. 8-)

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Re: sideplate on Scorpion 1000mg, plastic or mg?

Post by Fishingboy » Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:53 am

From the type of wear on my friend's, it looks like it's made of plastic... i think someone here would be able to confirm.

I think it's about time Shimano revamp the scorpion series to include HEG and some other new features found on the new Metanium Mg.

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Re: sideplate on Scorpion 1000mg, plastic or mg?

Post by bigpapajim » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:05 am

PumaJeff wrote:Is the sideplate on a 1000mg (external brake adjustment side) plastic or magnesium?
I'm pretty sure it's plastic. Just checking because I may be doing a paintjob on the sideplate (clearcoat comming off bad!), and need to know before I attempt it. 8-)
You too? I hate that the clearcoat is peeling.

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Re: sideplate on Scorpion 1000mg, plastic or mg?

Post by OhioChamp183 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:19 pm

It totally freakin sucks! :(

I take care of it ,(I'm a little anal about my equipment/boat) spend extra $ for upgraded spool bearings, upgraded drag washers, and a 4 ball bearing 85mm ZPI carbon fiber handle, to have it do this!!! :cry:

Not happy! I have another that's not doing it "yet". :?

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Re: sideplate on Scorpion 1000mg, plastic or mg?

Post by wiper » Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:29 pm

Relax, now you can beat the dogsnot out of it and feel no guilt.

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Re: sideplate on Scorpion 1000mg, plastic or mg?

Post by phatbass » Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:10 pm

its graphite,the only part thats mg is the frame.you can order a new side cover,they are inexpensive,I did a replacement on a curado 100b.jeff

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Re: sideplate on Scorpion 1000mg, plastic or mg?

Post by l2yan » Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:16 pm

wiper wrote:Relax, now you can beat the dogsnot out of it and feel no guilt.
Gotta love the reel's first scratch!!! :thinking:

It's like a release to freedom.

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Post by tonym » Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:33 pm

l2yan wrote:
wiper wrote:Relax, now you can beat the dogsnot out of it and feel no guilt.
Gotta love the reel's first scratch!!! :thinking:

It's like a release to freedom.

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Re: sideplate on Scorpion 1000mg, plastic or mg?

Post by Nitroman77 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:35 pm

Mine doesnt have that prob yet, but I dont fish it much since I have many more reels to keep me busy. ;)
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Re: sideplate on Scorpion 1000mg, plastic or mg?

Post by DougL58 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:37 pm

Does anyone use a protective coating on their reels?

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Re: sideplate on Scorpion 1000mg, plastic or mg?

Post by Lubina » Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:14 am

phatbass wrote:I did a replacement on a curado 100b.jeff
I have to change it on my Scorpion, not my fault and Shimano Japan did it w/o charge other than S&H.

And you are right, they are graphite, I could see it on my broken part.

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Re: sideplate on Scorpion 1000mg, plastic or mg?

Post by OhioChamp183 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:31 pm

phatbass wrote:its graphite,the only part thats mg is the frame.you can order a new side cover,they are inexpensive,I did a replacement on a curado 100b.jeff
for a 1000mg? Where?

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Re: sideplate on Scorpion 1000mg, plastic or mg?

Post by GamblerHydra » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:38 pm

PumaJeff wrote:
phatbass wrote:its graphite,the only part thats mg is the frame.you can order a new side cover,they are inexpensive,I did a replacement on a curado 100b.jeff
for a 1000mg? Where?
order it from plat... I totally replaced one of mine all the way around.

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Re: sideplate on Scorpion 1000mg, plastic or mg?

Post by OhioChamp183 » Fri Sep 28, 2007 12:04 pm

PumaJeff wrote:
phatbass wrote:its graphite,the only part thats mg is the frame.you can order a new side cover,they are inexpensive,I did a replacement on a curado 100b.jeff
for a 1000mg? Where?
Thanks! They're only $18.20 US funds, plus shipping. Not bad! 8-)

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