Here's my ATG gun from a long time ago. I took the "guts" out and masked the areas with tape, spray painted it then added a sealer. I let it dry overnight, then added my rub-ons, bling, etc. If you look closely, you can see the original red color that it was. It has really been used! I use this dispenser for everything ~ it's great on ribbon! I had dropped it, cracked a piece off and thought it wouldn't stay closed anymore. It still works great. (oh ~ and to "spruce" it up a bit, to make it look good for this post, I went over it with the same rub-ons) Poor thingy, it needs an over-haul! (it goes everywhere with me)
The very first time I saw one, I told my girlfriends "there is no way I am scrapping with one of those red, ugly, big, bulky thingys"! Well, now I'm hooked. I bought this one because of the 1/4 inch tape. I love my ATG!