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tennisanyone
08-15-2006, 11:12 AM
Hi,
Is there supposed to be a glue like protective coating on the Babolat Pure Drive Roddick frame? It's brand new but the glue like protective coat seems starting peeling off here and there. Any suggestion? Thanks.

Noveson
08-15-2006, 11:21 AM
Somebody else on a different thread was talking about this. Someone with a PD roddick was saying his pj was going, while everyone else was saying babolat has good paint jobs. I'm interested in this because I'm demoing them. The thread isn't very old so look a page or to back.

tennisanyone
08-15-2006, 11:28 AM
Thanks. Do you see it on yours?

Noveson
08-15-2006, 11:33 AM
Sorry misunderstanding, I don't have my demos yet, I should've said "I will be demoing them". My fault.

Noveson
08-15-2006, 11:36 AM
The thread I was talking about is the Babolat warranty thread at the bottom of this page. Kchau says his matte finish is rubbing off.

EliteNinja
08-16-2006, 12:03 PM
Paint is a protective coating...

kchau
08-16-2006, 12:04 PM
yeah, after a hard shank, the matte coating will rub off revealing a shiny coating under it.

Noveson
08-16-2006, 03:44 PM
Does the shiny coat hold up? Or does it go quickly too?

kchau
08-16-2006, 04:02 PM
i havent really shanked enough to shank the ball in the same spot yet.

Noveson
08-16-2006, 05:45 PM
Haha thats a good thing.

tennisanyone
08-17-2006, 09:03 AM
I have been playing with it for few days now and the shiny paint seems to hold up very well. The only thing is that matte or whatever it's called, starts bubbling and coming off here and there. Is it supposed to be like that? or only the fake one has that problem???