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Painting Ambassadeur side plates #13060769
02/12/19 05:12 PM
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My youngest wants a “Purple” reel like Daddy...

I was lucky enough to obtain the purple reels from catfish connection before they sold out.

So, I have a 5500C I am wanting to paint purple. It currently has plain silver plates.

Any advice on a “do-it-yourself” evolution?


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Re: Painting Ambassadeur side plates [Re: Fly Fishing Scout] #13060790
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Candy Apple Purple spray from Testors model paint.


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Re: Painting Ambassadeur side plates [Re: Fly Fishing Scout] #13060954
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I like it!!

Re: Painting Ambassadeur side plates [Re: Fly Fishing Scout] #13061214
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Prep is everything.
Strip to bare metal
Use a self etching primer
Paint
Clear
Bake in oven.

Re: Painting Ambassadeur side plates [Re: Gamblinman] #13061721
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Originally Posted by Gamblinman

Prep is everything.
Strip to bare metal
Use a self etching primer
Paint
Clear
Bake in oven.


Prep is everything.
Strip to bare metal
Use a self etching primer

•I am tracking. One of my Scouting friends is an auto body professional. He has recommended steps for cleaning, prepping, and etching. He also explained why the etching was important.


Paint
Clear coat
•Following so far. I have painted more than one Pinewood Derby car. LOL


Bake in oven.
•I do not have any experance with this step. Any advice?


PS, THANK YOU FOR THE RESPONSES!!


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Re: Painting Ambassadeur side plates [Re: Fly Fishing Scout] #13062442
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Self etching primer is probably the most important step, as most paints do not stick very well to Aluminum which I believe is what the sidepates on that particular reel are made of...

Re: Painting Ambassadeur side plates [Re: Fly Fishing Scout] #13066102
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I would tell your son that the fish don’t care what color the sideplates are.Color makes no difference as to what the fish think but if you still want to do it I would either get the sideplates anodized or powder coated.

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