It wasn't my fault !!!

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Re: It wasn't my fault !!!

Post by NiceRoach » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:27 am

Ljm183 wrote:Now got a Full Metal Ambidex

This one had bad paintwork

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Re: It wasn't my fault !!!

Post by Mark » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:51 am

Chavender wrote:i did also own a full metal speedia
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I really do like that Steve, I am now on the lookout for a 4" wide drum Speedia, not that fussed if there are a few paint chips.

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Re: It wasn't my fault !!!

Post by Loop Erimder » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:35 pm

AshbyCut wrote:The spring is late coming ... so I had time on my hands ... and a Dremel ... and I couldn't let those Mitchell chaps have all the fun ... and the finish on the reel was truly awful (is there a paint moth ???) when I got it ... and it was cheap enough to play with ... so here it is ... "Full Metal Merlin."

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Not everyone's cup of tea, possibly, but it does look better than it did.

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Thats lovely I may just do that to mine
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Re: It wasn't my fault !!!

Post by Nigel Rainton » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:49 pm

I assume all of the above reels are aluminium or alloy, so why were they painted in the first place ? They all look much nicer without paint and painting them must have increased production cost/time. Fashion ?

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Re: It wasn't my fault !!!

Post by Chavender » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:16 pm

aluminium has a habit of corroding if not dried properly ,paint should protect the metal ,but as so often happened water ingress got under the paint and resulting in corrosion and paint loss & paint doesn't show up minor scrates so much.
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Re: It wasn't my fault !!!

Post by Paul D » Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:25 pm

Chavender wrote:aluminium has a habit of corroding if not dried properly ,paint should protect the metal ,but as so often happened water ingress got under the paint and resulting in corrosion and paint loss & paint doesn't show up minor scrates so much.
Not strictly true, I have a reel that I made myself from 2014 (HE 15) that is very corrosion resistant.
I also have a full metal Grice and young "jecta" that can get a little furry if not dried and oiled.
I would post some photos but the fairys appear to have borrowed my camera lead.
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Re: It wasn't my fault !!!

Post by Nobby » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:19 am

Ah, but these old reels were made from castings or pressings, not machined from solid metal, so they are far more prone to corrosion.
Technically an aluminium casting is porous.

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Re: It wasn't my fault !!!

Post by Wallys-Cast » Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:45 am

Another Full Metal Ambidex. This one of three I polished up a few years ago. I sold two on ebay but decided to keep this one for myself..

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