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Grooved spools in Penn Greenies

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Is there anyway to smooth out the grooves in the paint in older Penn Greenie spools. I have a couple with line grooves in the paint. I think I'll just smooth them out with mild abrasive.

 

Or is there a better way??

 

Thanks

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View PostIs there anyway to smooth out the grooves in the paint in older Penn Greenie spools. I have a couple with line grooves in the paint. I think I'll just smooth them out with mild abrasive.

 

Or is there a better way??

 

Thanks

 

Grooves??? in the paint?? on the spools! I have seen grooves in the paint of the inside center of the spool where you tie the line on, is that where these grooves are?

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Yes, on the axle. It looks like the paint softened up and the line formed grooves. Some going up the internal sides of the spool. I think the best one can do is polish them up or maybe take the paint off?

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Both of my older 704's have grooves in the spools from leaving the mono on the spool. I just sand them down with 400 grit wet or dry paper and repaint with Brownell's alumin-hyde or epoxy paint.

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View PostYes, on the axle. It looks like the paint softened up and the line formed grooves. Some going up the internal sides of the spool. I think the best one can do is polish them up or maybe take the paint off?

 

Well if it's not pitted that's where your backing is anyway, when I restore my painted spools I use a wire wheel on my table top grinder, they sell a 1/2" wide X 8" wheel made for soft metals and with little presher I take the paint off the axle without hurting the anodizing under the paint but I use paint remover on the top of the spool and wipe it off with a stainless scrubing pad.

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