any1 know how to black out a racquet?

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  1. Andre D

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    any1 know how to black out a racquet? I d rather have a black racquet than one with all that stuff in it
     
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    If you mean the cosmetics, I've been told the best way is to take it to an auto body shop. They will take the old paint off and put whatever color you want on.

    But, it's not something you can't do on your own if you want to take the time.
     
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    Look in the racquet forum FAQ.
    There's a good guide on painting in there. It's a bit of a pain in the arse to strip the old paint off though.
    If you would be okay with a really shoddy job, you could just black spraypaint over the whole thing.
     
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  4. Andre D

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    auto body shot? a place where cars get fixed?
     
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    Forget those places. No one care about your frame. They might do sandblasting your frame and it's very risky. They might ruin your frame.

    Strip paint job is the hardest thing to do and it's not fun. Don't do it unless you really want to do. I put so much time on stripping paint.
    If you are not patient person, it might not be good looking. Everytime I strip paint, I was thinking that this will be last time hahaha.
     
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    That's only if you go to a cheap/low quality shop. The better auto shops give piece of mind, and the customer always comes first (had my time with cars).

    To the OP- If you got money, take it to the auto shop. Tell them to treat it carefully, and don't sand it too deep because it may harm the graphite fibers.

    But if you're on a budget and got some spare time on your hands, do it yourself. Sand down your entire racquet, and then smooth it out so you can get a clean/flawless surface. Go get some spray primer, and black spray paint. Spray the racquet with the primer, and give it an hour. Spray on ONE coat of black spray paint, and add another coat after 5 minutes. Do 3 coats total. Let it dry until the next day, and you're done.
     
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  8. slice it

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    black paint
     
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  9. kimguroo

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    OP wants simple black out frame and I did not think OP wants to pay over $50 to go better auto body shop. honestly, who want to pay over $50 for a racket repaint? even DIY job needs $20-40 to buy materials unless you already have some of it.
     
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  10. Andre D

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    Too much work, i just wanted to have a racquet without so many things in it, so i wanted to black out, but maybe Ill leave it as it is
     
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    True. But that's why I stated that if he wants to pay, he should do it at the shop. If he got time, he can do it himself. Supplies shouldn't be anywhere over $10.
     
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