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reel restoration question

Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:43 am
by chimpetta
hi guys just a quick question is a vintage reel worth more in original condition with like petina ( rust) on it or if u get it restored to original condition? should it be left as is?cheers the chimp .

Re: reel restoration question

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:01 am
by Charged
I think a lot of that answer depends on the reel in question. If its ultra rare, consult with the professionals. http://orca-online.org/

I don't own anything that fits that criteria, and I personally remove any rust or corrosion that may further damage the reel if it is not addressed. If I had a true collectable that was worth the big bucks, I wouldn't do what I do to my own collection.

Re: reel restoration question

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 1:23 pm
by MXB
Charged wrote:I think a lot of that answer depends on the reel in question. If its ultra rare, consult with the professionals. http://orca-online.org/

I don't own anything that fits that criteria, and I personally remove any rust or corrosion that may further damage the reel if it is not addressed. If I had a true collectable that was worth the big bucks, I wouldn't do what I do to my own collection.
Great advice and it will depend on whether you are collecting for the future or for your own personal use

MXB

Re: reel restoration question

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:50 pm
by chimpetta
thx guys for the input.just puchased old marlin reel. alvey style.very nice reel .