Shimano Trinidad A peeling frame

Zeroks24

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Has anyone ever had an issue with the Trinidad A's side frame peeling. I'm assuming it's whatever shimano coats the frame with. Is this normal wear. Haven't had this issue in any of my other Trinidads.
 
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Bantam1

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We would need to see the reel to determine what is happening. Heavy boat rash or lack of proper care is usually the result. If you feel this is a warranty issue, please send the reel in for evaluation.
 
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NGSD1

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I haven’t seen too many without peeling! This is an old problem for this reel. No other Shimano I have does this except this one.
 
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NGSD1

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I haven’t seen too many without peeling! This is an old problem for this reel. No other Shimano I have does this except this one.
 
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NGSD1

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I haven’t seen too many without peeling! This is an old problem for this reel. No other Shimano I have does this except this one.
 
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NGSD1

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I haven’t seen too many without peeling! This is an old problem for this reel. No other Shimano I have does this except this one.
 
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Bantam1

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The E.I. coating is applied over the anodize process. The only way it can come off is from heavy abrasion. Over time it will get worse because moisture or contaminants will work their way under the surface of the E.I. coating.

As I have stated previously, if you feel this is a warranty issue (manufacturer defect or non conformance) you can send the reel in for evaluation.
 
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jer dog

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I have a talica 12 that is also peeling so over time and use it gonna happen
I found out a long time ago , if you take care of your gear
It will last for a long time, when I take my stuff out
And get on a boat, most guys notice how nice and clean
My stuff is, and I tell them , as must as this stuff
Cost , why wouldn't,t take care of it
My, 2 cents
 
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There's a difference between being rubbed off as aposed to peeling off. Like Bantam says, if it's peeling off send it in and if it's boat rash or being rubbed or worn off take better care of it.
 
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NGSD1

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Do a search this one has been covered in the past. This is an old issue with this peeling. This has nothing to do with abuse. I treat all of my reels the same way and this is the only one I have had this issue with. Not sure why this is a surprise to Shimano. That said, the reel is great and one of my favorites. I could care less about the minor cosmetic issues as it only affects it if you are entering a beauty pageant....
 
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Bantam1

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There are scratches above the area that has peeled. This is more than likely the cause. However, pics aren't the greatest for diagnosing the issue. I still suggest getting the reel to us.

I never said it was a "surprise" with the peeling. I stated the cases when we have seen it. There can be an issue with the application of the coating. This is why I suggesting sending the reel in for evaluation. That way we can determine if the problem is in fact a defect, or caused by normal wear and tear.
 
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finishright

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you have no control how others treat your gear when its in the racks scratches and nicks happen parts of my business is taking care of gear keep it clean and salt won't have a chance to do what is does best I have may shimano's and only one has a small issue
 
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BrentH

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We would need to see the reel to determine what is happening. Heavy boat rash or lack of proper care is usually the result. If you feel this is a warranty issue, please send the reel in for evaluation.


I have a similar issue, doesn't affect the real so I haven't worried about it. Reel is used on personal boat or friends boat so boat rash isn't likely. Always give my reels a light rinse after a boat ride so hopefully that's enough. Can I just email a pic vs driving up or shipping it? Like I said it doesn't hurt the reel but will affect resale if I ever decide to sell it.
Thanks!
 
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Cubeye

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Do a search this one has been covered in the past. This is an old issue with this peeling. This has nothing to do with abuse. I treat all of my reels the same way and this is the only one I have had this issue with. Not sure why this is a surprise to Shimano. That said, the reel is great and one of my favorites. I could care less about the minor cosmetic issues as it only affects it if you are entering a beauty pageant....
Looks like a plating issue, and no manufacturer will admit to a flaw in their design. I have a lot of the original Trinidad reels. The main gear in them was too shallow to accommodate the top fiber washer, so it would spin around and wear out. Later they came out with a deeper gear. I talked to a supervisor at Shimano and told them this was a engineering flaw. He replied, no "it's an upgrade". $60.00, as I recall, for a new main and pinion for this "upgrade".
 
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Bantam1

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The gear change was a running change in the gold Trinidad models. There wasn't really an issue with the old gear design and the top drag washer. The reason they changed the gear was due to the drag change back in 2005-ish. When they went to the thicker key washer and taller side plate, the gear changed. The engineers determined the thicker key washer required a thicker drive gear. Even with the thicker gear the top drag washer isn't fully supported by the gear. It still centers on the drive shaft.
 
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