How do you replace a butt cap?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by stpatrick1330, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. stpatrick1330

    stpatrick1330 New User

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    I have a replacement that is the correct size for my racquet but I'm not sure how to get it on there! Any help on this would be greatly appreciated because I've needed to get this done for a long time.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. Mansewerz

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    A staple gun usually does the trick. You might need a heavy duty one based on what kind of handle you have.
     
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  3. Deuce

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    Using silicone is much better than staples.

    A staple gun is traumatic for the grip - every shot from the gun weakens the grip material a little more - until little pieces begin falling off.
    Silicone is much safer. And I feel it does a more efficient job, as well. I've siliconed several butt caps, and none have ever come loose.
    And when you want to remove it, you can do so without a problem.

    Don't use glue, either.
     
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  4. slice bh compliment

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    Deuce, very practical, but I've never really liked silicone. Not a natural look. Not a natural feel either, and that's key. Plus, silicone also often comes with the fake tan, the bleached hair and the baggage.

    More of a face and leg man myself.

    Stpatrick, happy ''you'' day yesterday.
     
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