I once tried to paint a reel. If you try to paint a reel, don't use regular spray paint. Half of it chipped off by the end of the first day I used it. Though I love flashy paint jobs, this copperhead custom only scratches the surface of what can be done to a spinning reel. You'll often see models like this with drain ports cut out of the spools, new fancy seals that make the bodies water-tight, and updated carbon fiber drags. I know many of you dabble in rod building, but has anyone ever tried to pimp out a reel? If you're any good at it let me know...I've got a box of Penn Greenies that I want painted to look like all four Ninja Turtles.