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Offline Sharkslayer

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Restoring a neglegted Saltist 50
« on: July 31, 2010, 12:49:26 AM »
 A while ago i bought this ice cream container full of what is the   spares of an old Saltist 50 that had seen better days. Paid a full R300   bucks for it.
  The Star drag was stripped. The Shaft was very rough and one or two of   the drag washers was missing. The anti reverse bearing was missing all   its needles.
 
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Re: Restoring a neglegted Saltist 50
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2010, 12:57:58 AM »
I dunked the frame and side plates in some paint stripper.
After wards all residual paint was carefully removed.

I then first primed it with automotive primer whereafter it was coated with 2k finishing black.
Baked in the wife's oven for 15 minutes and it was done.
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Re: Restoring a neglegted Saltist 50
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2010, 12:59:32 AM »
....Starting to look like a Saltist again
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Re: Restoring a neglegted Saltist 50
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2010, 01:05:13 AM »
 I have bought all the busted parts.
  So far cost was
  Carbontex R165
  Shaft R90-00
  Star drag R195
  AR Bearing R60-00
  Box of spares R300-00
  Total cost R810-00

This is what it looks like all done.
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Re: Restoring a neglegted Saltist 50
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2010, 07:27:18 AM »
Awesome Sakkie! What a great job!  (clap)
 
Tell us a bit more please... I have many questions...
The "2k finishing black" - what exactly is this? Enamel that needs to be baked?
How dis you manage to keep the paint out the working parts?
Did you battle to put it back together again with the paint coat affecting the tolerances slightly?
Where did you source all the spares from?
 
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Re: Restoring a neglegted Saltist 50
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2010, 11:37:09 AM »
2K Finishing black is like a duco that you get at automotive or panel beating stores.
Just be carefull not to coat it to thick. Made the mistake of spraying to many layers. Had to re strip and do it over.
Where the sides join the frame you really have to be careful with the paint. To thick and the side plates will not go on.
The 2k can be baked in an pre-heated oven of about 60 degrees for +- 15 minutes. Makes the paint very hard.
The reel was completely stripped down to bare side plates and a bare frame.
I bought all the parts from local tackle stores.
Carbontex from Whaler.
Try to get a spray gun that you can almost use as a airbrush. Paid R199-00 for this one. Really happy with it. Made by Airtcraft.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2010, 11:38:57 AM by Sharkslayer »
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Re: Restoring a neglegted Saltist 50
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2010, 12:09:23 PM »
Sharkslayer really very very nice post.
 
@Reefman the 2K paint is a two part paint. The paint is mixed with a hardener just before using. Obviously it cannot be stored after mixing. Very hard and durable when baked. In summer even a sunny spot for about an hour is enough to cure it well.

 

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