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paulorenzo
05-13-2011, 02:33 PM
I wanted to paint one of my 88s a while back. in fact i created a thread about it. i sidelined that project for a long while. i got as far as stripping the paint off the stick. this morning i was priming an old, ceramic dunlop and contemplated weather or not i should keep the primer visible. thankfully i remembered i had a stripped 88 laying around. so after painting the dunlop, i quickly undid the grommets, cleaned and prepped the 88, masked off the racquet and went at it.

my painted k90 from a couple years back didn't quite hit like a k90, so i strung the 88 up and hit for 30 minutes this afternoon to see if the primer changed it's hitting properties. it feels exactly the same to me but with a slightly more head light balance than stock. i'll have to weigh it and see how much clear coat i should apply. but here it is:

http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx11/p-lrnzoo/IMG00062-20110513-1553.jpg

http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx11/p-lrnzoo/IMG00060-20110513-1553.jpg

http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx11/p-lrnzoo/IMG00064-20110513-1628-1.jpg

http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx11/p-lrnzoo/IMG00065-20110513-1628.jpg

i'll probably end up cutting the strings and working on it some more.

flashfire276
05-13-2011, 02:37 PM
Very clean looking stick!
Is that just color from the primer btw?

paulorenzo
05-13-2011, 02:41 PM
yep, a light grey plastikote primer.