Corrosion deposits on roller guides - boat rod

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Catfish Paul
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Corrosion deposits on roller guides - boat rod

Post by Catfish Paul » Mon Jun 10 2019 20:57

Hi

I bought some second hand rods and reels recently.

I have a boat rod, which has a blue/green corrosion on the roller guides.
It's an old rod but I would like to clean it up and use it.

Is there a preferred method to clean and lubricate the rollers?
Or am I wasting my time??

The rod is a Kodiak , USA made rod. 80lb class
If anyone can tell me a little about the rod that would be appreciated

Thanks as always :thumbs:

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Mike J
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Re: Corrosion deposits on roller guides - boat rod

Post by Mike J » Tue Jun 11 2019 09:30

Start with a mid rod roller.
Two screwdrivers are required, they must correctly fit the screws at each end of the roller spindle.
Rod rollers are assembled with thread lock so its essential you get the unscrewing right meaning sufficient pressure directly applied to the screws to ensure you turn the screw first time, no slipping.

When disassembled clean the roller cage throughly with a nylon scouring pad, a toothbrush and washing up liquid, rinse and dry completely.
Re-polish the rollers and the pin using an electric drill and 1000grit emery cloth
Clean the threads and reassemble with tiny dab of grease on the spindle and a touch of thread-lock on the female thread, screwing up gently until the roller only just turns then backing off 1/3 turn so the roller spins freely.

If the roller cage has AFTCO stamped on the frame spare rollers, spindle and screws are available (comeback for info).

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After every trip rinse the whole rod with lightly soapy water, the clean fresh water, dry with a towel, then in hot sun or over a radiator.
Finish with a touch of 3in1 on each roller spindles.
Applying a good layer of spray-on furniture polish to the whole rod will help shed salt spray and blood and prolong the its life.

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Re: Corrosion deposits on roller guides - boat rod

Post by Catfish Paul » Tue Jun 11 2019 14:59

Thank Mike

Another great and comprehensive reply

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