First, don't attempt this unless you have new replacement grommets! My racquet is discontinued, and the guys at Stringers had to go to a lot of work to combine my old grommets and some new ones from a similar racquet. Played USTA with this racquet yesterday. As of today, it is undefeated! The idea was to match the racquet to my wife's blue BMW X3. The end product looks much more amateurish than it did in my head when I started. Thanks to everyone who posted painting tips here, and especially the tips about clear and white water-slide decals.