15 Saltiga Corrosion

 G'Day Chaps,

Got a 2015 model Saltiga that I brought 8 months ago. The body is corroding around the bottom cap and under the spool. The paint started to bubble and found its corroding underneath. Its been washed after use every time. Anyone else had issues with the new model? Will be sending it back to daiwa this week just wanted to see if it was a one off or a few people have experienced similar things.

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In a salt water environment,

Thu, 2016-02-25 16:59

In a salt water environment, aluminium will always corrode around stainless fittings.. causing the paint to lift no matter how much you wash it... Aluminium boats are the same...

Dissimilar metals in a salt water environment = corrosion, so Daiwa will classify this as average wear and tear ...

 

IMO... the paint job has nothing to do with performance...

Is the reel still smooth, and are you really that worried about the paint?

If so... keep trolling... If not... go fishing and enjoy the quality internals of this awesome reel.

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Someone mention trolling

Thu, 2016-02-25 17:03

 

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 I do remember reading

Thu, 2016-02-25 20:11

 I do remember reading something somewhere about that corrosion issue

 

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 It was alan hawks page but

Tue, 2016-03-01 07:27

 It was alan hawks page but has been taken down now???

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 It may still work and won't

Thu, 2016-02-25 20:38

 It may still work and won't affect its performance but it's just not what you expect when you buy a 'top of the line' product. Unfortunately the big two manufacturers don't care once youve bought your reel because they've heard a thousand excuses for mistreatment being passed off as normal wear and tear by the customer. I once had a saltiga only used for land based game and never even so much as copped a splash as I was very careful not to get it wet, it's a coffee grinder now. 

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 It may still work and won't

Thu, 2016-02-25 20:39

double post sorry 

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Pay top dollar for a good

Thu, 2016-02-25 21:01

Pay top dollar for a good reel you should expect it to last a long time before corrosion sets in and yes I would want and expect the paint to last and wear well. You would hardly expect that after only 8 months to have what you described and that's hardly fair no matter what they say. I have reels with Ali bodies and spools that are 15 years old and look almost as good as the day I bought them. If someone gave me the bs story that it's fair wear and tear I'd make em eat the reel, good luck with the outcome

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Cheers boys,Yeah the actuall

Thu, 2016-02-25 22:02

Cheers boys,

Yeah the actuall body casting is whats corroding. The gears and internals still feel fine but if its corroding internally it could be fatal! When your dropping big cheese on a 'saltwater' reel you would think you would be getting better milage than a year. My older saltiga or certate do not have any issues hence the question if anyone else had problems with this particular reel.

thanks for the feedback appreciated!

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Dissimilar metal corrosion is

Fri, 2016-02-26 07:46

Dissimilar metal corrosion is not a new phenomenon and the risk of occurrence can be simply and esily eliminated through design. I have both Stellas and Saltigas as well as other mid-priced reels, none have corroded on the body. I havent read about the 2015 Saltiga corrosion issues but will google that shortly. Simple fact is that the reel is designed for a purpose and its clearly not fit for the intended purpose if its coroding after 8 months. Standard consumer rights requires a 12 month warranty on all goods and Daiwa offer extended periods beyond that, so I would struggle with any rebuff from the OEM.

 

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I have a 14 Dogfight that has

Fri, 2016-02-26 10:03

I have a 14 Dogfight that has been back to Diawa twice now with corrosion and water ingress issues. Both times they have replaced all bearings. They claimed that is was from excessive salt water, but reel is rinsed lightly with freshwater after every outing and I try to ensure it is in the roof rod holder before steaming anywhere as they claim if left in the gunnel holders, this is where most saltwater damage is done.

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Salty

Fri, 2016-02-26 21:52

Ive had 2 saltys (previous model) that had some corrosion start under the paint on the corner of the body where the heel gaurd is and both have been fixed (new body) under warranty, no questions asked. My theory is that there is not a complete seal of the aluminium with paint on a corner and thats where it begins. These areas get a coating of lanolin now. They should just anodise the body and side plate after machining them out of billet, that should up the rrp a bit

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 Ive had the same issue with

Mon, 2016-02-29 21:58

 Ive had the same issue with my 2010 6500 Saltiga - Always rinsed thoroughly and lightly sprayed with Lanox. Ive also spoken to many fishers down here in SA that have these 2010/2015 Saltigas and getting the same reports of premature corrosion even with proper care. They sure aint happy after laying down a grand a reel.

Most have gotten a new body under warranty.

 

Best you could do mate is tell them how well its been treated and if they knock you back well thats their loss. From my dealings with Daiwa in the past they are pretty tough on their warranty policy.

 

Funny...my old Z4500 was treated like a dog and never had any of the bubbling you see on these new models.