Dunlop Aerogel 200.. Blacked out

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  1. fedhead83829

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    Blacked out my aerogel 200.. looks awesome!!
     
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  2. Relinquis

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    - how did you do it?
    - matte or shiny finish?
    - any pics to share?
     
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  3. cluckcluck

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    Picture broken. Try uploading through photobucket.com or something.
     
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  4. THESEXPISTOL

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    Man, it's a https link, if it is supposed to be secure it can't be accessed by the others :lol:
     
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  7. NickJ

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    Sweet! Looks like my old custom Vantage. Stealth frame! You HAVE to string it with black too . . . then more pics please.
     
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    How did you prep the surface?
     
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  9. Relinquis

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    nice work... looks good.
     
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    i sanded it down to the graphite. I couldnt get it all off it the gap where the bumper guard and grommits goand in the corners of the neck.. but im not sure i needed to sand it all the way down since we used that plasti dip.. you cant tell a difference where the paint was still on the racket after the dip was applied.
     
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  11. legcramp89

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    Do you mind sharing all the steps from start to finish?

    Like the grit on the sandpaper you used, anything sprayed on before the plasti dip, etc etc.

    One of my Hybrid Hornet was chipped this weekend and the paint around it is peeling pretty nicely. I might go at it with a new paint job once it's ready to be re-strung.

    Thank you so much!
     
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  12. fedhead83829

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    I just took off the grip and started sanding with a drywall hand sander that was leftover from when we painted the rooms of our house, not sure what grit was on there. I got most all the paint off (except for in the corners of the next), but im not sure it would have matter if the paint was stripped or not. The plasti dip covered it very very nice. We sprayed on 8 coats, and the grommets still fit so it didnt effect the holes.. still waiting on the new bumper guard/grommets to come in so not sure how durable it is.. But by putting it on thick, it makes the removal very easy. so touch ups or taking it completely off is easy and doesnt leave any residue
     
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  13. dxdgenert

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    Plasti Dip is a great product but not super durable. I have used it on golf clubs and it performs well. I would not waste your time prepping the frame with sanding, etc. Plasti Dip is a matte finish, rubberized coating, not paint. It doesn't require the extra prep work and will hide/cover any imperfections in the surface with multiple coats. The greatest benefit is that it is completely removable and leaves no residue (it peels off like a giant sticker).
     
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  14. fedhead83829

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    yes.. I did waste like an hour or two.
     
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    Looks great!
     
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    Does look great!

    Any idea how much weight it added?
     
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