Pics of KPS88 with paint stripped...

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  1. lpicken

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    I am repainting my KPS88 and here what is underneath that beautiful paintjob that I chose to destroy. Note the graphite weave in the hoop and the PWS inserts.

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  2. Pro_Tour_630

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    Finally!!!! I am relieved, there is a nuttier person out there than I am:)

    good job picken, let us know how it turns out, or just play with it the way it is:shock:
     
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  3. pepelepieux

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    Yeah, thanks for sharing the pics.
     
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  4. S H O W S T O P P E R !

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    What is the new PJ gonna look like? Are you going conservative (Babolat) or super crazyawesome (EXO Rebel)?
     
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  5. bertrevert

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    Used to see the weave shimmering through the MW200G, so, if you can, allow a llittle translucency in the paintjob and you will get a nice effect - the weave will sparkle through a bit.

    Or was all this an effort to make the frame lighter ;)
     
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  6. VGP

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    What did you use to strip off the paint?
     
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  7. saram

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    I suddenly feel somewhat sane...:)
     
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  8. lpicken

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    I will post pics when I am done but I am going with a basic flat graphite paint scheme. I am using duplicolor wheel/rim I got from autozone. My basic desire was to make the racquet lighter and to create something nobody else has. To strip of the paint I used lots of sandpaper and basic auto paint stripper. It took about two cans of paint and about 8-10 hours to completely strip it. I wouldn't recommend others to do this because it somewhat damages the weave of the racquet and the coupling joints where Wilson joins the upper and lower sections of the frame.
     
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  9. saram

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    I'm looking forward to your posting pics of it. When do you plan on having it done?
     
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  10. lpicken

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    Hopefully, sometime this weekend. I am ordering a new set of grommets and buttcap from TW.
     
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  11. BounceHitBounceHit

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    What did you use to strip the paint? CC
     
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  12. Bubba

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    Like I've said all along... very, very similar frame to the PS Tour 90! ... at least as a starting point, take a couple of inches away and add a little weight. Presto
     
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  13. hellojeffo

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    Craig and VGP.. he used auto paint stripper...
     
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  14. lpicken

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    I also dug 5 extra grams out of the pallet/handle grip. This seems to make the entire racquet much lighter. It will looks like ****, but the racquet will still work for me cause I only use a 1bh.
     
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  15. Bud

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    Interesting project!

    How about candy red with a gold base :)
     
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  16. eagle

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    Blasphemy!!!

    :)

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  17. william7gr

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    I cant wait to see how this will turn out.
     
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  18. anirut

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    Great job! I like whacky people because I'm one of 'em.
     
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  19. Federer4life

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    wow that crazy cool
     
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  20. Cavaleer

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    Is this K-Raphite just pure graphite, with no kevlar??

    Does anyone know exactly what this new gimmick is?? I love the frame and it feels so much more solid than the original 85, I wonder what this new version of graphite is.
     
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  21. paulorenzo

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    who knows. marketing.
     
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  22. VGP

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    That's the outer braid. From PT630's thread where he dissected a kPS88 it looks like there is Kevlar in the inner braid.
     
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