Cerakote?

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Has anyone had a fly reel cerakoted, I have three that I'm tempted to get done but wondering what the finish actually comes out like and how tough it is?
 

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Has anyone had a fly reel cerakoted, I have three that I'm tempted to get done but wondering what the finish actually comes out like and how tough it is?
Can you elaborate Jason.
Ceramic coating?
S.
 

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It's commonly used for finishing guns so should be more than man enough to protect a flyreel.
 

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I had a 28 bore shotgun cerakoted several years ago and other than areas very prone to wear the coating has held up extremely well.
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I had a 28 bore shotgun cerakoted several years ago and other than areas very prone to wear the coating has held up extremely well.
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A mate has a few of his guns cerakoted and they seem fine, what's the obsession with painting guns the colour coyote?
 

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I believe Lamson's are an anodized finish
Yes maybe, it just looks very similar sort of Matt finish that Lamson use.
I find the coating on modern Lamsons very easy to chip unlike their earlier models which were more hardwearing.
S.
 

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The maker of some of my bench reels, Mark Shamburg, once investigated a cerakote treatment for his "in-the-white" reels. His reels are beautiful however they do need maintenance to maintain that beautiful hand polished finish as they will start to oxidise almost immediately after polishing up, and also take dings, scuffs much more easily.
I believe from the sample I saw, and conversations with him, that the cerakote is a matt finish (though some prefer these for stealth) and it's also much thicker, so you would have to factor this in for tolerances.
I think that he has now moved on to anodising his reels (or certain collections of them).
I once investigated a wipe on treatment normally used by people to protect outside aluminium cladding and also jewellery makers, with pencil hardness, but I haven't had the nerve to apply it to my Shamburg reels in case I screw it up!
I also investigated getting these reels chrome plated by metal workers but they said they had to dip the entire reel so couldn't do it.
 

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The maker of some of my bench reels, Mark Shamburg, once investigated a cerakote treatment for his "in-the-white" reels. His reels are beautiful however they do need maintenance to maintain that beautiful hand polished finish as they will start to oxidise almost immediately after polishing up, and also take dings, scuffs much more easily.
I believe from the sample I saw, and conversations with him, that the cerakote is a matt finish (though some prefer these for stealth) and it's also much thicker, so you would have to factor this in for tolerances.
I think that he has now moved on to anodising his reels (or certain collections of them).
I once investigated a wipe on treatment normally used by people to protect outside aluminium cladding and also jewellery makers, with pencil hardness, but I haven't had the nerve to apply it to my Shamburg reels in case I screw it up!
I also investigated getting these reels chrome plated by metal workers but they said they had to dip the entire reel so couldn't do it.
The matt finish is what I'm after and having spoken to two specialist cerakote applicators the tolerance on the reels will be fine.

This is the only white cerakoted reel I could find

cerakoted-custom-fishing-reel-in-h-146-h-297-and-h-300-1.jpg
 

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It will be interesting to see how you go about coating a post production reel.
I presume everything on the reel and spool is removeable, but even on a simple G&P reel it looks a problem to be able to get everything off to be able to be prepped then coated
 

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It will be interesting to see how you go about coating a post production reel.
I presume everything on the reel and spool is removeable, but even on a simple G&P reel it looks a problem to be able to get everything off to be able to be prepped then coated
Everything is stripped to go except the spool counterbalance weight which currently has me stumped. Only other issue is what colour to go with
 

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Everything is stripped to go except the spool counterbalance weight which currently has me stumped. Only other issue is what colour to go with
Looking forward to seeing the final result!
 

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Yes maybe, it just looks very similar sort of Matt finish that Lamson use.
I find the coating on modern Lamsons very easy to chip unlike their earlier models which were more hardwearing.
S.
Absolutely indestructible if my original series LS4 is anything to go by (year 2000). Looks an utter, utter disgrace after hundreds of hours in boats, but I don't care, and nor do the fish. The integrity of the finish is still complete, and the reel functions perfectly.
 
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