groove in spool

Discussion in 'Reel Repair and Upgrades' started by bushwack, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. bushwack

    bushwack New Member

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    What do you do for these zebco's 808,888's etc, that have a grove cut into the spool where the line rubs across it,?,, you know where the pin sticks out and grabs the line.
    I'v tried just filing or sanding it out but it seems to just take the outer coating off and then just grooves back faster
     
  2. Rusty

    Rusty Member

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    I have a small wire welder. Just make a small spot weld on the groove then take a file and shape the weld back to the same shape as before. I have done this a number of times and it will work. Just make sure not to turn the welder up to high and burn through the spool. I set mine as low as it will go. I hope this helps...
     

  3. Rusty

    Rusty Member

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    O. I forgot to say to take the pin out before you do any welding on it some of them are plastic and will melt. Good luck..
     
  4. BKS72

    BKS72 New Member

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    Have you tried that 2 part epoxy putty that they sell at the counter in auto parts stores? I don't like the JB Weld Cold Weld stuff, but some other stuff I bought to just patch some old screw holes in the top of my boat console worked great. Sets fast, sets real hard, and you can grind or sand it down like meta. Good Luck!

    Branden
     
  5. psychomekanik

    psychomekanik New Member

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    Chuck it, and get some good baitcasters ! :eek:))
     
  6. bushwack

    bushwack New Member

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    Thanks guys,, I'll try those fixes