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bab pure drive roddick
04-09-2008, 01:57 PM
every time i get my racket restrung i always get a wilson symbol painted onto my strings. the symbol wears out quickly. first of all is there a certain paint i can use to make the symbol on my strings last longer and how do you pain it

bab pure drive roddick
04-09-2008, 01:58 PM
sorry i meant ***paint

04-09-2008, 03:33 PM
You use stencil ink with a Wilson Stencil in your case.
You can't do much on preserving the stencil. The only thing you can do is paint it back on using more stencil ink.

04-09-2008, 03:35 PM
Yeah I have a Wilson stencil myself with the red paint that you can buy off TW. I also created my own stencil that i will put on my next racquet as soon as the strings break :D

04-09-2008, 03:38 PM
Yeah the Wilson poly Ink does seem to be a little better then their old ink but it still comes off too quickly, they need to supply us with the same ink as they use originally when you get the factory strings. That stuff lasts forever.

04-09-2008, 03:53 PM
wut string do u use? if its poly, it comes off really fast

bab pure drive roddick
04-09-2008, 04:05 PM
i use wilson nxt duo hybrid with enduro on the mains and nxt on the crosses

04-15-2008, 05:30 PM
i am reposting this from another topic...

What about alcohol based ink? Would that eat up the strings?

i have a bottle of this http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/4782/molotowrefill11155c9bedp9.th.jpg (http://img151.imageshack.us/my.php?image=molotowrefill11155c9bedp9.jpg)

and some of these:
( i do not know what the ingredients are)
Very Permanent and thin (http://www.bombingscience.com/catalog.htm?item=12&ret=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bombingscience.com%2Fcatalog. htm%3Fpage%3D1%26category%3DMarkers)
Basically spray paint in pen form (http://www.bombingscience.com/catalog.htm?item=2949&ret=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bombingscience.com%2Fcatalog. htm%3Fpage%3D1%26category%3DMarkers)

I was just wondering if any of these would damage the strings in any way...

04-15-2008, 05:36 PM
with poly, the ink doesnt seem to sink in like it does with strings such as synthetic. i have black gamma ink and on poly it starts to come off very quickly. if your using poly, i think its just something that you will have to deal with.