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Old 08-04-09, 08:26 PM   #1
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Default Reel custom painting and modifications?

I've been looking around the tackle tour forums for a while, and I found a whole new realm of reels! First off, I learned you can get reels custom painted, I've seen some guy's pics of there custom reels.... they look absolutely amazing!! I'm think about doing this on my next reel. Any of you done this? I also found out you can up grade reels. Add better bearing, smoother free spool, and upgrade the drag. Anyone do this either?

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If you can't paint, like me, it's going to be a pain in the phanny. I did it to my pflueger trion lp and I done screwed it up. I did use spray paint. It is so ugly that I think it is now theft proof.

It is easiest to take the reel apart and paint it piece by piece. Upgrading reels can be fun and expensive to.
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Old 08-05-09, 09:26 AM   #3
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I've been looking around the tackle tour forums for a while, and I found a whole new realm of reels! First off, I learned you can get reels custom painted, I've seen some guy's pics of there custom reels.... they look absolutely amazing!! I'm think about doing this on my next reel. Any of you done this? I also found out you can up grade reels. Add better bearing, smoother free spool, and upgrade the drag. Anyone do this either?

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BB, I custom airbrush/paint anything that will stay still long enough. I planned on doing a custom baitcaster in the future. I would do the one I have, but it's a Quantum Energy PT so it doesn't need any paint, it looks amazing out of the box.
Post some pics of these reels you've been looking at

PM what you've been thinking about and we'll talk. I've been doing a lot of guitars for people from other states lately, why not baitcasters too
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BB, I custom airbrush/paint anything that will stay still long enough. I planned on doing a custom baitcaster in the future. I would do the one I have, but it's a Quantum Energy PT so it doesn't need any paint, it looks amazing out of the box.
Post some pics of these reels you've been looking at

PM what you've been thinking about and we'll talk. I've been doing a lot of guitars for people from other states lately, why not baitcasters too
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One was like a quantum energy, but I can't find it!
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Old 08-05-09, 11:06 AM   #5
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I like that flat black one a lot.

I have all the pearls, candies, chameleons, flakes, flats, colors, to do anything. We can even do chrome or true fire, rattle snake skin....anything. The sky and your mind are the limit BB, just send it to me taken apart.
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I like that flat black one a lot.

I have all the pearls, candies, chameleons, flakes, flats, colors, to do anything. We can even do chrome or true fire, rattle snake skin....anything. The sky and your mind are the limit BB, just send it to me taken apart.
Just curios.... will it cost any?

I think I'll keep it simple, just every where where the core is red, make it red!

And the red star drag.
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sac,

that is cool that you can do this. what protectant/sealant would you recommend that such painted reels be coated with after the paint job for protection?
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Just curios.... will it cost any?

I think I'll keep it simple, just every where where the core is red, make it red!

And the red star drag.
A paint job like that will drain you out from some serious bucks.

Those Steezes look killer.
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A paint job like that will drain you out from some serious bucks.

Those Steezes look killer.
Not if you know people Boss, you've got mail

I don't know if I'd do that to a Steeze myself, but they look great
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I don't know if I'd do that to a Steeze myself, but they look great
Same here, I'd probably keep the steez (no e ) the same.

I got your email sac! That's some great looking stuff you do!

Sac, have you seen the new Quantums coming out? The tackle tour preview said they're really good!!
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that is cool that you can do this. what protectant/sealant would you recommend that such painted reels be coated with after the paint job for protection?
I would use Urethane Clearcoat like I would on any car, helmet, guitar, or boat.
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I would use Urethane Clearcoat like I would on any car, helmet, guitar, or boat.
I bet you boat is pretty tricked out color wise 'eh!
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I bet you boat is pretty tricked out color wise 'eh!
Not yet, it will be though.
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Not yet, it will be though.
Awesome! Make sure to post pics when you do it!
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You guys can use macaroni and glitter to add texture! It will help you palm the reel! Woo hooo!!!

There are numerous upgrades out there. Every so often I like reading the JapanTackle website. The Japs do a great job staying on the cutting edge of stuff and their reels are normally much more refined than American market reels, but they ofter offer upgrades in spools, handles and sometimes bearings and drags. I like the carbon handles with the cork grips, but I cant pay the price of a new reel for a handle. I very, very much want a new japaneese Abu Morrum ZX though. I have the older one and its my favorite reel by a mile, but the new one sure is purty.

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those reels do look sharp , I like the carbon fiber, with the cork knobs a lot .

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You guys can use macaroni and glitter to add texture! It will help you palm the reel! Woo hooo!!!

There are numerous upgrades out there. Every so often I like reading the JapanTackle website. The Japs do a great job staying on the cutting edge of stuff and their reels are normally much more refined than American market reels, but they ofter offer upgrades in spools, handles and sometimes bearings and drags. I like the carbon handles with the cork grips, but I cant pay the price of a new reel for a handle. I very, very much want a new japaneese Abu Morrum ZX though. I have the older one and its my favorite reel by a mile, but the new one sure is purty.

Wow! Those reels are pretty sick!

and FYI, the stopped making the cork knobs!
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I would use Urethane Clearcoat like I would on any car, helmet, guitar, or boat.

Thanks. Could you give a recommendation on a brand of urethane clearcoat? Thanks again.
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Thanks. Could you give a recommendation on a brand of urethane clearcoat? Thanks again.
Any brand works, I use House of Kolor most of the time, it flows the best I think. PPG is good too.
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I wonder what a flame job on the caps of my zebco 33's would look like.
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Thanks, again sac. I foolishly used spray paint the first time around. What paint(s) would you recommend. I have an airbrush now.
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Abu Garcia Revo Elite Aurora


Revo Elite


Both are sweet looking reels (and both are australian I believe)

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Abu Garcia Revo Elite Aurora


Revo Elite


Both are sweet looking reels (and both are australian I believe)

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ya that the one I was looking for earlier, look pretty sweet IMO!
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Both are sweet looking reels (and both are australian I believe)


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Those are beyond sweet looking. WOW! So I guess we get those here in the states?
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Default im looking to get my baitcast reel custom painted

anyone that can do this just message me back that would be great
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