Daiwa Paint Issues

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Daiwa Paint Issues

Postby Salty Parrot » Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:11 am

Hi all, I was wondering if anybody has had issues with Daiwa's paint coating. I have a Steez A and I fished it probably 10 times and for some reason the coating on it is bubbling. Any input? Thanks.

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Re: Daiwa Paint Issues

Postby y2k88 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:59 am

Have seen it in 2 other daiwa reels (one an OG zillion and one an alphas) that were fished in saltwater.
Corrosion under the paint is usually the suspect.
Haven't seen it with my Steez A yet, though have only fished in fresh with it.

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Re: Daiwa Paint Issues

Postby LgMouthGambler » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:10 am

Was a pretty common thing with their magnesium reels.
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Re: Daiwa Paint Issues

Postby bronzefly » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:25 am

A Tackle Trap customer bought one from the shop, it developed a bubble in the paint within a month or so, it was replaced and the issue raised with Daiwa. It's nice to have good warranty support when things happen. I don't know if it's very common however, I have a couple Steez A models that I've fished a lot and they look as good as new...
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Re: Daiwa Paint Issues

Postby Salty Parrot » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:47 am

I did fish this reel in salt. Isn't the Steez A supposed to be salt friendly?

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Re: Daiwa Paint Issues

Postby y2k88 » Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:53 pm

I assumed it was an anodised finish/bead blasted.
Hope you can have it sorted.

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Re: Daiwa Paint Issues

Postby Salty Parrot » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:57 pm

Mailed in the reel hope things turn out well.

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Re: Daiwa Paint Issues

Postby Slazmo » Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:58 pm

Have heard that their paint is stupidly thin which chips and peels and on the other hand is very porus which ultimately lets through acids from your hands skin amd that creates those corrosion bubbles.

Doesnt happen on every reel or with everyone either.

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Re: Daiwa Paint Issues

Postby Salty Parrot » Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:09 pm

So I mailed it in an apperently nobody was at the corportation. Now it says on the tracking number that somebody has to go pick it up at the post office. Wtf Daiwa.

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Re: Daiwa Paint Issues

Postby Slazmo » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:40 pm

Salty Parrot wrote:So I mailed it in an apperently nobody was at the corportation. Now it says on the tracking number that somebody has to go pick it up at the post office. Wtf Daiwa.


Globally hopeless... well that aint no surprise.

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Re: Daiwa Paint Issues

Postby Salty Parrot » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:50 am

No idea what to do now.

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Re: Daiwa Paint Issues

Postby PikeRoadBassn » Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:33 am

Salty Parrot wrote:So I mailed it in an apperently nobody was at the corportation. Now it says on the tracking number that somebody has to go pick it up at the post office. Wtf Daiwa.


Well of course they aren't open on Saturday lol. Most likely delivery will reattempted tomorrow.

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Re: Daiwa Paint Issues

Postby Salty Parrot » Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:09 am

So I mailed in my reel, got the reel back pristine. Fished it like twice in saltwater and the paint started chipping off again... I thought this reel is saltwater approved?

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Re: Daiwa Paint Issues

Postby y2k88 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:31 pm

Well it's marketed in the Australian and Japaneseas salt-safe.

Can you show a pic? Where is the bubbling occuring?

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Re: Daiwa Paint Issues

Postby Salty Parrot » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:21 pm

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And this is after I sent it in....

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