Am interested to hear the answer as well. Thanks
I thought Mullet Hunter does Cerakote. Maybe he has done some reels?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 did that with the side plate on a 704 problem was the clear would chip off and it would corrode pretty fast.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.