My take on that is to paint away all you want. The paintjobs are of high quality, people enjoy it, and all that really matters is that the blaster functions. The paint can get damaged in combat, but that's just cosmetics, which can be retouched. In fact, I'd say a paintjob like that has a good chance of hitting higher bids on eBay. And even if it's not the ideal appearance for woods games, it looks badass regardless and blaster color.
But then again, I never cared that much for the collecting aspect of water blasters.
To be honest, I don't think this thread got quite the welcome it should have. You almost NEVER see ANY paintjobs like this on a CPS, ever. This is a rare piece, and functions every bit as well in battle as any collector's "must-be-stock-colors" CPS 2000. I see nothing meaningfully "destructive" here, unlike the XP 150 (whose rare pump design gives it important battle advantages not offered in other blasters) conversions to Nerf blasters which seem to be oddly popular in Nerfing groups. It looks badass, and it works in a water war like any other CPS 2000, and that's all that should matter as far as I'm concerned.
Well, things got a bit chaotic here.
@torrespi: Not much to say here that I haven't already said. The re-postings (4 of them) got misinterpreted as spam by some of our membership, but you're aware of the issue now, so its not a big deal.
@the oncoming storm: At first, I sent you a warning since that aggressive post was the last thing I saw, but after seeing just how many times it was reposted, I deleted the warning. Still thought the way you posted was unnecessary, but it's whatever now.
Anyway, let's get this over with and carry on. Let's keep irrelevant/parallel discussions out of the other threads and focus on this one. torrespi, if you want to discuss other aspects of paintjobs relevant to the other threads (that wouldn't fit in this one), you can do so, otherwise please keep the CPS 2000 paintjob discussion here. Thanks.