Possible to restore reel finish??

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troutfisher
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Possible to restore reel finish??

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I carry two reels astream and stored my Hardy Featherweight in the back pouch of my fishing vest encased in its protective sheepskin pouch. I always leave the pouch zipper unzipped an inch or two to allow air circulation inside. However, in spite of this, moisture has literally destroyed the finish on the frame; the spool is fine.

I'm thinking I'd like to restore the finish somehow and I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas on this? My thoughts are that some form of gun or other metal refinishing might work. Does anyone know of someone or some company that could do this? If not, do you think it would be possible for me to steel wool the deteriorated finish, purchase some chemicals and do this on my own?

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Re: Possible to restore reel finish??

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It depends on the finish - probably anodizing on aluminum. What kind of reel is it?
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Re: Possible to restore reel finish??

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It is a Hardy Featherweight.

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Hardy may still offer the service. You may want to contact them and ask.
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