question on painting a racket

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  1. anbu4ever11

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    i know there are tons of threads on it but i was wondering if you dont string your own rackets how do you take the string of your racket to then take the grommets and everything off to paint it.can i just cut a string anywere and start removing or can that damage my racket?another thing is could i spray a base on the racket without removing its original paint and then go ahead and spray what colors i want?thanks
     
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    This is the proper way to remove strings.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vablJWPV9jU

    Removing the grommets hastily could render them un-usable when you were done painting. If you do it with a Babolat you will have to buy new grommet as they don't go back in once removed.

    You could base and then pain, but your are raising the weight of the racket considerably.
     
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    how much is considerably?well figure i might repaint a dunlop mil fil 200 which is 12.1 ounces,how much more would it be?
     
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    Depends entirely on base layer coats, and paint layer coats. Could be anywhere from .5-2.0oz. Just a guess. The guy who did the Sticky about painting up top might ahve a better guess.

    Just know that it's gonna increase the weight, and make the racket more on head-heavy (assuming you don't also add weight to the handle.)
     
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    thanks for the info
     
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    okay i have while i would paint would i avoid the grommets and stuff or do i go over the entire racket and poke the grommet holes back?cause i dont get it
     
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    Remove the grommet before you paint.
     
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    oh i met after i take em off isnt there the holes were they go in,do i avoid those at all cost or am i suppose to spray it all and poke them so there clear again?
     
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    I doubt the paint is thick enough to bridge the gap and dry. If you are worried about paint getting into the frame, you could stick something the size of the hole into it. Something that wouldn't also keep you from painting around it. Nothing comes to mind really. Maybe you'll think of something.
     
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