removing grommets

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  1. pkshooter

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    Thanks for the help to everyone who posted.
     
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  2. pkshooter

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    Sorry if this is the wrong section, but i need some answers fast. I have to give her the racket by sunday.
     
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    Oh and thanks in advance for the replys
     
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    Not always... Sharp scissors work, pliers, or if you are desperate try using a starting clamp.
     
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    Use a blow dryer to warm up the grommets before pulling them out.
     
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    yea theres always a charge. in fact, replacing bumperguards can be very tough. just try to do a babolat pure storm ltd. the wilsons are not too bad. be patient, and it helps if you have the tools, such as awl, pliers, etc. usually to take it out you use the plastic handle to depress the grommets from the inside. then once you get afew you can ply the rest out pretty easy.

    installing new ones is tougher. its tough to describe it in text, so if you have a specific issue let us know
     
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  8. Steve Huff

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    Sometimes, rarely, I have to use an awl to get under the grommet strip and pry them out. Using a blow dryer or heat gun is a good way to soften them up. Sometimes, an individual grommet will break and won't pull out. Then, you just trim it off on the top edge of the racket and pull it through from the inside.
     
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  9. Relinquis

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    don't smear butter all over the racquet thinking it will make things easier... it won't.

    If you've already told her you'd do it for free, perhaps tell her the next time you'll have to charge and keep your promise this time.
     
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    Alright I finally got the @)&( out, put I ran into trouble putting the new ones in. Zapvor called it. Is it that older frames just don't want grommets being removed and put in?
     
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    Thats what I was thinking, but she told me she would give me some money.
     
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    There's two grommets that just won't go in on the bumber guard, I think it's the two that you tie off on.
     
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  13. Relinquis

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    play it by ear i suppose. i don't know what's customary.
     
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    Beat me to it! Worst racquet ever for replacing grommets! I have 3 that need replacement. I'm putting off doing the other two until spring because they're so awful to get out due to the 3948279 different pieces..
     
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    So some rackets just suck?... Well any ways now I'm down the dark road of having completely smashed up two grommets. Warranty... Bye bye
     
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    Patience is a requirement. Go from one side to another OR from the center to the sides. Do not force any grommet. Gently guide them thru the holes from the inside or outside (whichever seems to work) using an awl. Use masking tape to secure the grommet strip to the frame so they don't pop back out as you work on the 'reluctant' ones. You will normally hear/feel the grommet snap into place when seated correctly.
     
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  17. fattsoo

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    +1 for this...replaced a few grommets and this was the best method i've found that works quick and painless
     
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    Alright I've tried the hot air blow drier, and it worked, except for four grommets that just won't go in... What do I do.
     
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    Thank you to reliques,3 fees, db10s, zapvor,cup, fatso,esgee,and anyone everyone else who put some thought to my troubles, but I need a bit more...
     
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    Without wanting to state the obvious - you are guiding them in with an awl?

    What's stopping the 4 that won't go? Is the problem that they won't line up, or that they do line up and you can't get them through the hole?
     
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