I have heard that if your equipment is spray painted it is less desireable to the scum that would steal it and pawn it. This was tested (not the best test) the other day when we were broken in to. They took the stuff that was not sprayed but left the stuff that was sprayed. Could have been they got so much they could no carry it or the paint. I dont know but all my stuff is getting painted this week. Let me know what you think.