advice on installing bumper guard

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by Bruce W., Jun 5, 2005.

  1. Bruce W.

    Bruce W. Guest

    Hello,

    I'm having a hard time installing the bumper guard on a Wilson Hyper Hammer 5.3 (yes, I bought the correct replacement part!). Starting from one side, the first half of the guard goes on well, but the second half won't go on well enough. Suggetions please!
     
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  2. Belafonte

    Belafonte New User

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    use a heat gun to make it easier
     
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  3. I bought racquets from a friend, but one of the bumper guards is chipped- a section about half the size of a quarter, on half of the bumper guard (on one side of the strings, but it's fine on the other side.) When I get the racquet restrung, do I just ask my stringer to put a new one on, or do I need to do it myself.
     
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  4. Bent

    Bent Semi-Pro

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    Start in the middle and work from there. And use a heat gun or a hair dryer. And an awl or a screw driver. And add some patience and muscle ;-)
     
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  5. tedmeister

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    Not just some, but a lot of patience. Never force the grommets in as there's a chance they would get flared. Work symmetrically from the middle just like Bent says, one grommet at a time coaxing it in with an awl while gently rolling it on. Some go in easy, some would be a pain, the 5.3 should be moderate on the difficulty charts.
     
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  6. Gaines Hillix

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    Your stringer should be able to do it for you, but you can also do it yourself assuming you can find the replace set. Some are a little difficult to install, so you need a heat source(a good hair dryer will work) plus an awl to help guide the grommet tubes into the holes in the frame.
     
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