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Custom Painting Reels?

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If I can have something customozed in the way it looks, I will. I like my stuff to be unique. So I though about painting my reels. I don't use my Daiwa procaster anymore so I thought I could test it out on that, then perhaps do my TD advantage. Anybody done this? If so, what works and what doesnt? I don't own an airbrush so would a spray can work good?

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Did that before asking this question. The only thing that comes up when searching in tacklemaking for "painted reels", was your comment lol.

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go to tackletour.com and go to forums, theres a guy named calfish, he done the best paining for reels, contact him, send your reel and he will paint for u

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Just found this site: http://www.oscarbassbaits.com/reel-gallery.html

Take a look at the reels they have done, they look pretty fresh. Only downside is you have to take apart the reel yourself and send in the pieces you want painted.

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I'd say find a really old reel, or one you don't careabout, and give it a try with spray paint. After all, spray paint is basically an airbrush in a can! Just go over it with poly or clear coat and you should be OK. You're just painting on plastic, so the paint should stick.

Just my 2 pennies!

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post-34651-0-44624900-1331266771_thumb.jive painted a couple reels it aint that bad to do u can tape some parts up or u can take it apart all i did is litly sand it prime it it either u can use a spray can or air brush i just used devcon epoxy as a clear coat ,heres a couple pics .

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Those look sweet! Did you just take off the side plates or did you take the gear assembly off as well?

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Ya, I can take the sides off of my procaster easily, its just that I want to paint the frame as well but do not feel taking the gears out because I tried it with an different cheapy one and couldn't put it back together. I think tomorrow I'll go buy some paint and try it on the procaster. Thinking purple and black.

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Heres the procaster. The left side turned out nice but the right side was a little ehhh. Couldn't get the netting flat against the reel so it didn't turn out tooooo nice, but I'm proud of it for my first attempt!

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I also just painted a rod I bought for 2 bucks when they went on sale. Used some black krylon fusion which is what Mudhole sells for painting rods. Works very nicely. Bends with the rod and seems somewhat durable.

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