Found a Prince Graphite Series 90 in the Trash

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  1. serveboy

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    I was walking along when I spotted a racquet in the trash. It was a Prince Graphite Series 90 in superb condition. It reminded me a lot of the Prince Graphite Original midsize so I took it home. I took off the grips to find the buttcap is loose. All the staples are still there though. Do I need to remove it and glue it back on? I don't have a staple gun with which to staple it.

    Other than that the racquet is mint. I need to get it restrung. I play with 6.0s so I'm giving this one to my sister who is learning how to play tennis.

    I'll take some pics after I fix it.
     
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  2. Michelangelo

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    Wow! I also found a vey old style Wilson (something in the shape of woodie but actually made of metal with the bottom of the hood was a piece of plastic, with worn-out leather grip) in my high school classroom 9 years ago. I took it home finally. :p
     
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  3. goober

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    I found a a new looking LM prestige in the trash. I was like " Wow". then I examined it closely and it crack on the 12 o'clock position with a scuff mark right next to it. I think somebody did a weak Safin on it.
     
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  4. pchoi04

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    Isnt the series 90 the graphite original but it was the older one with the solid green stripe with the green letters instead of gold?
     
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  5. Jonnyf

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    maybe the guy went for a slash and placed it their n u bumped it
     
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  6. serveboy

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    Yep, that's exactly right.

    Anyone have an answer to my buttcap question?
     
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  7. ffrpg

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    Don't use glue to staple it back on. You can actually use normal staples (office staples). Assuming you have an office stapler, just staple away.
     
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  8. serveboy

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    Don't they always have glue?
     
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  9. ffrpg

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    I've removed quite a few buttcaps. I have yet to see glue. Using glue makes it a little hard to remove.
     
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  10. splink779

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    Ive removed my buttcap in order to extend my racquet. I tried office staples. Alone, they dont really do the trick. So I used a couple small nails since I didnt have a staple gun. Drastic, but effective. Hasn't budged since.
     
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  11. DANMAN

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    I use an icepick to get through the plastic on the butt cap and then tap the original staples in with a hammer. It works fine if you do it carefully, and the staples will go into the handle with ease.
     
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  12. serveboy

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    Why not glue though?
     
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  13. rocket

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    If your sister doesn't want the racquet & it's a 4 1/2 grip, I'll take it off your hands for $$. :cool:

    Rocket
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  14. Skppr05

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    wow! you guys fine the greatest stuff in the garbage. The best thing i've found was when i was walking home from school and i saw one of my old nostalgic racquets in the garbage :|
     
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  15. Colpo

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    Glue breaks down over time, and can't stand up to the pressure anyway. If you don't want to buy a staple gun (I finally caved and bought one a year ago, and use it much more than anticipated now that I have it - I recommend it if you can swing it), take the racquet to your stringer just to have the buttcap reapplied. There's nothing more annoying than doing a DIY and feeling the buttcap loosen again over time because you didn't have the right tools or method the first time.
     
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  16. rocket

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    some ppl mail presents to themselves... you shoulda tried to sell them here & make $$. :cool:
     
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