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I'm looking at refinishing some reels and I'm wondering what the consensus is for best finish. I'm looking at Cerakote right now. Powder coating is out. I haven't ruled out trying to anodized at home, but for the moment let's just discuss sprayable products.
 

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I too am very interested in this. I have two of the new Penn 706Zs and they are about the plainest (ugliest) reels I have ever seen. I'd have to get metal sideplates for them if I did refinish them.
 

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I'm refinishing a 706 and 550ss with rustoleum auto etching primer and autopaint. Let the primer cure several days and the stuff is pretty hard paint just as the primer right now. Have to wait for the weather though, it's been to cold lately to be painting.
 

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I've heard good things on the Cerakote on other forums. Pompano Joe has had a gun refinisher do some reels but I believe it's expensive. However it works better than other ways.
 

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Saw where one guy removed all the paint from a 706 or one of those and sanded it down to white, shiny metal. He then clear coated it. Looked pretty darn cool.
 

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I've heard good things on the Cerakote on other forums. Pompano Joe has had a gun refinisher do some reels but I believe it's expensive. However it works better than other ways.
I thought Mullet Hunter does Cerakote. Maybe he has done some reels?
 

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Saw where one guy removed all the paint from a 706 or one of those and sanded it down to white, shiny metal. He then clear coated it. Looked pretty darn cool.
I did that with the side plate on a 704 problem was the clear would chip off and it would corrode pretty fast.
 
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