Reel Corrosion... Show & corrosion hell...

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Reel Corrosion... Show & corrosion hell...

Post by Slazmo » Sun May 27, 2018 2:28 am

So I've come across a few corroded reels in my time with servicing, lots of Steez's, Exists (non Zaion), Chronarch MG's, Aldarbaren's, Stella's, Core's, Metanium's, and the list seems to go on and on and on...

Here in Aus it seems that our salt water is pretty harsh in comparison to elsewhere in the world, and the ownership of reels is a real one sided abusive relationship especially when it comes to servicing!

So wanted to post a couple of pictures.

Non more than the last two reels I purchased. A Core 50 Mg, and a Calais 200 DC... Now the Core was purchased in the end for $100 and the Calais for $25 - go figure...

Ive always wanted a Calais - yet when one presented in this form I couldn't leave it be - it'll come good.

Onto the pictures.
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The Calais has a new lease on life planned for it. A complete strip of all the Chrome plating (which in my honest opinion is lunacy for the environment it encounters), a soda blasting to rid all corrosion off the body halves and hood, and strip the paint off the frame (but leave inner greyed surfaces of gearbox and left side)...

So I guess these are cautionary pictures of Mg corrosion in primary, however all metals can and will corrode - given the time and the environment for it.
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Re: Reel Corrosion... Show & corrosion hell...

Post by Slazmo » Sun May 27, 2018 2:30 am

Continued.
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Re: Reel Corrosion... Show & corrosion hell...

Post by Slazmo » Sun May 27, 2018 2:32 am

Continued.
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So yeh "saltwater safe"...


And now onto the Core 50 Mg

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Re: Reel Corrosion... Show & corrosion hell...

Post by Slazmo » Sun May 27, 2018 2:39 am

Core 50 Mg pics.

This actual pic is of the reel completely rebuilt and the corrosion removed to bare Mg and sealed with black potting epoxy - just waiting for two new technical knobs from Shimano at that stage.

The corrosion I noticed on the reel was due to the gent that sold it to me led to believe that the clutch bar was being restricted as "it doesn't always return all the way up on the wind".
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Re: Reel Corrosion... Show & corrosion hell...

Post by Slazmo » Sun May 27, 2018 2:40 am

cont
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So these are the pics - have heaps more on file of other's I've come across in varying stages of corrosion - a little 2004 Steeze today with maybe 12 points of MG corrosion starting up inside the gearbox and frame.

Point ia to look after your gear to minimize and mitigate the chances of corrosion setting in and taking hold as shown on these two reels of mine....

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Post by BigG » Sun May 27, 2018 7:33 am

I going to have nightmares tonite.

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Re: Reel Corrosion... Show & corrosion hell...

Post by wislake » Sun May 27, 2018 10:12 am

Wow!!

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Re: Reel Corrosion... Show & corrosion hell...

Post by ScoobyDoo » Sun May 27, 2018 11:09 am

Dayum....

That's pretty crazy!

Did you spend money on em just to make a project out of it?


I've always said....go ahead and fish your mg reels in the salt...they won't fall apart and be rendered useless overnight.....it takes a long time! But...once it starts....good luck!

Awesome pics

And yeah....i've experienced areas with drastically higher salinity...
Florida keys everything gets a white powder coating after spray and dry....but up in the north east...nope.

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Re: Reel Corrosion... Show & corrosion hell...

Post by Slazmo » Sun May 27, 2018 7:41 pm

The Calais is a project reel - just to remove the chrome itself is a project...

When you say long time it depends on level and severity of damage - wear and tear on the EI coatings increases the speed on damage. The corrosion of Mg is self sustaining and continues with humidity in the air.

Also it can pay to use a good quality salt neutralizing washes too as long as they dont strip oils and greases from necessary areas where they protect.

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Re: Reel Corrosion... Show & corrosion hell...

Post by LowRange » Sun May 27, 2018 11:38 pm

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Re: Reel Corrosion... Show & corrosion hell...

Post by DirtyD64 » Mon May 28, 2018 4:02 am

Never leaving freshwater now. This is like showing a swimmer a shark attack picture.

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