1. Would painting the tip end of a rod with Acrylic Paint and Clearcoat effect the rod at all? I'd like to make the tip of a tiger more visable for night fishing. 2. Is it possible to cut off and shorten the butt end of a rod & handle without ruining the rod? What would be the best method to do this or is it best left alone. 3. How would go about removing the foam grip on a rod?