What’s on your Reel’s Foot

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What’s on your Reel’s Foot

Post by goldrod » Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:18 pm

I’ve tried several things to cover my reels feet esp the Daiwa’s
What have you found to be effective in prevent foot chips
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Re: What’s on your Reel’s Foot

Post by Slazmo » Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:30 pm

Depending on thickness and allowance of install, cut some non hermatic "non glue lined" heat shrink to the desired length and slip on and shrink away; allowing a small portion to pass the edge of the foot on both ends of the foot...

Simply slip on and off and prevent chips an you can pull them off to dry under. This is what I've done with a few reels that have those poxy Pacific aluminium reel seats for example the white Shimango Terez rods... They chip the reel feet and corrode if you leave the reel on and don't clean under them periodically.

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Re: What’s on your Reel’s Foot

Post by johnD » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:49 am

3M helicopter tape , it comes in different thicknesses..look on ebay you can find it cheap , just make sure you are getting it from a seller that's not in China , I don't think anything is shipping from there right now.
You could also search , bicycle frame protection tape.

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Re: What’s on your Reel’s Foot

Post by AlgonquinFan » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:30 am

I use the JDM Abu Garcia reel foot covers/protectors.

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Re: What’s on your Reel’s Foot

Post by ss30378 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 6:26 pm

Electrical tape.

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Re: What’s on your Reel’s Foot

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:55 pm

I'm confused, how are they chipping?

I've never had one ship...

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Re: What’s on your Reel’s Foot

Post by hoohoorjoo » Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:08 am

BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:55 pm
I'm confused, how are they chipping?

I've never had one ship...
It's caused by the rods with aluminum lockdown hoods like the og steez line, certain Abu rods and even the old Wiebe seats on Loomis rods.
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: What’s on your Reel’s Foot

Post by ResoKP » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:25 am

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:08 am
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:55 pm
I'm confused, how are they chipping?

I've never had one ship...
It's caused by the rods with aluminum lockdown hoods like the og steez line, certain Abu rods and even the old Wiebe seats on Loomis rods.
How about Steez SV/A on CI4+ reel seats like Poison Adrena or Expride? Will the Steez get scratches?

Anyone tried using hockey tape? Seems like it would work well unless it's too thick

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Re: What’s on your Reel’s Foot

Post by hoohoorjoo » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:02 am

Neither of the previous gen Adrenas I had caused any damage to a Steez or an Alphas that were on them.
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: What’s on your Reel’s Foot

Post by domthewon » Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:41 am

My Poison últimas messed my daiwa reel feet up.

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Re: What’s on your Reel’s Foot

Post by BRONZEBACK32 » Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:09 pm

hoohoorjoo wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 4:08 am
BRONZEBACK32 wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 9:55 pm
I'm confused, how are they chipping?

I've never had one ship...
It's caused by the rods with aluminum lockdown hoods like the og steez line, certain Abu rods and even the old Wiebe seats on Loomis rods.
Okay, that makes sense.

Thanks

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Re: What’s on your Reel’s Foot

Post by Mike son » Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:23 pm

Slazmo wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:30 pm
Depending on thickness and allowance of install, cut some non hermatic "non glue lined" heat shrink to the desired length and slip on and shrink away; allowing a small portion to pass the edge of the foot on both ends of the foot...
This is what I do. I use a lighter to fold down the end, thickens the tip end too. I believe I used 5/8" heat shrink tubing. It's too thick to use on my Loomis rods but I use it on my Poison rods with the ci4 reel seat. My Steez SV TW still has a small paint chip on the reel foot though.

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Re: What’s on your Reel’s Foot

Post by Slazmo » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:55 am

These came in the box with the Metanium MGL I bought today... Just order a load of these from Shimano if available?
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Re: What’s on your Reel’s Foot

Post by Mike son » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:02 am

AlgonquinFan wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:30 am
I use the JDM Abu Garcia reel foot covers/protectors.

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Do you know what size cover fit Daiwa reel feet?

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Re: What’s on your Reel’s Foot

Post by HobeyBaker » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:50 pm

Mike son wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:02 am
AlgonquinFan wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:30 am
I use the JDM Abu Garcia reel foot covers/protectors.

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Do you know what size cover fit Daiwa reel feet?
The mediums are an exact fit. However, from what I have found is that the reel feet are too thick with them on for many rods I own (NRX and GLX). They did work on a Alpha CT on a 110 Destroyer.

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