My first selfmade paintjob!

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by samoah24, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. samoah24

    samoah24 New User

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    So my brother and i bought two i.prestige mid from the scratch paint series (you can take off the paint with your nails). We decided to take off the custom paint and spray it with the colour we want. In our property market we bought a package sandpaper and colours.

    And here's the result...

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  2. Long Face

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    Nice blue metallic paint. Now it looks like a PT630.......

    If I were you, I would use a dark red metallic paint so it resembles the classic Prestige line.
     
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  3. Fuji

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    That's actually very nice looking! Good job!

    How did you paint it? By hand/sprayer/dipped?

    -Fuji
     
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  4. samoah24

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    Thanks. the blue metallic was second choice. Red metallic was not in stock :(
    I sprayed it by hand with a spray can very easy.
     
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  5. Sinner

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    Wow, that's pretty good.

    How many coats and will you need some sort of top-coat/finish?
     
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  6. samoah24

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    My sandpaper did a good job. so i must only spray two times on the racket. dry time was couple of hours.
     
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  7. The Meat

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    Did you only use sandpaper? I heard that your supposed to use paint thinner or something to remove it. When you sanded it was it smooth?
     
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  8. samoah24

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    I bought two different types of sandpaper (roughly and well) works really good. It took a while to take of the paint (1 hour) but i had no problems.
     
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  9. Xonemains

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    great job man, the black caps just suited the blue color very fine indeed!
     
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  10. blackfrido

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    here is my first paint job, a month old. Paint still holds good!

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  11. ChicagoJack

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    I keep searching these PJ threads for how to put on just a clear coat of lacquer, and come up empty. I don't want a new color scheme. I just want something to spray on my Pro One so the stickers don't peel and chip off so easily. Its a very minimalist style frame, so any little nick or scratch shows up big time.

    Jack
     
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  12. Hi I'm Ray

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    ^^ Just spray on some automotive finish clear coat. Spray on a thin coat and avoid build up in any one area or you will get drips. Be patient and wait till it dries to spray over any hard to reach areas or areas that might accumulate too much wet paint. Many of the non-auto grade spray paints aren't very durable and either chip easily or soften in hot weather.

    (Of course, remember to remove the bumper/grommets & grip)
     
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  13. samoah24

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    Are there more pictures of selfmade paintjobs? Hope to see some more unique sticks
     
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  14. roundiesee

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    Absolutely gorgeous! Congrats!! Too bad the "red" was not in stock, otherwise you would have had more heads turning on the tennis courts, :)
     
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  15. ChicagoJack

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    Hi Ray,

    Yeah cool, thanks fer the info. It's much appreciated!

    Jack
     
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  16. wzhang

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    Amazing job, I actually like the metalic blue. Class over flash
     
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  17. Maroon_Tenniskid

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    I actually used some clear nail polish on my racket when it had some strange PJ defect that I found. That seems to be working well too if you don't have anything big to fix.
     
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  18. zapvor

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    good job but........you did it to a prestige? sigh
     
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  19. Don't Let It Bounce

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    Looks really nice, OP. Did you buy a special auto paint, or is it plain ol' spray paint like you'd find anywhere?
     
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  20. samoah24

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    Yeah one series of the i.prestige had paint problems. The paint was going of on a few points of the racquet. So i got the choice play it or paint it to fix the problem.
     
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  21. samoah24

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    I bought not a special auto paint (to expensive). it's normal spray paint you can buy everywhere but you will need some priming after you trail down the old paint. To get the pain protected you spray two times of varnish over it and done.
     
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  22. zapvor

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    yea....personal choice. i leave my i prestige peeling paint and all
     
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  23. UCSF2012

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    Why did you bedazzle your racket?
     
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  24. MikeHitsHard93

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    He did it just for you
     
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  25. corbind

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    samoah24, that's a wonderful metalic dark blue color. I always wanted a blue tennis racquet. Maybe I'll do something like that in the spring.
     
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  26. samoah24

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    Thanks, i hope you have success with your own PJ.
     
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