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Penn 700 Restoration question

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Hello to everyone.

 

So I'm in the process of restoring/drilling a penn 700 and I have it drilled and stripped down to the bare metal. I'm up to the painting stage yet I'm starting a new job and moving around soon...so I probably won't have time to prime paint and bake the reel.

 

So now my question....Can I get away with just having it bare metal? I know that some parts on the 700 are stainless steel, and rust can be an issue. Any recommendations for polish, epoxy, clear coats to put over the bare metal so I can avoid the whole painting/baking process? I've heard of mothers car wax, D2T, etc.

 

What do you think?headscratch.gif

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View Postleave it be. mine has been bare for a long time and still no rust

 

Hey Brian, thanks for the reply. So you leave absolutely bare? No polish, wax, epoxy, anything?

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i would prime the bear metal with a good gray metal primes, than a coat of hunter green to match the original colour, and finally an over coat of clear Alumin-hyde II semi gloss to increase the wear ability of the finish. The Stainless steel parts leave uncoated, just wipe them down after useing the reel

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View PostHey Brian, thanks for the reply. So you leave absolutely bare? No polish, wax, epoxy, anything?

 

 

Im not fishing it at the moment. Its just bare metal right now. I would just spray some WD-40 on it before heading out and rinse well when you get home if you are planning on using it before painting. You are correct. I have no protective coating on it right now. The metal they cast the reel in doesnt rust.

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