Repairing paint chips

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  1. Will Wilson

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    I am fussy about my rackets and like to keep them looking new. Currently I use sharpie pens and color scratches and chips which works ok. Does anybody have a better method such as fingernail polish or model airplane paint, etc.?
     
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  2. tenapasi

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    upping this thread.
    I wanna know too. :)
     
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  3. Carolina Racquet

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    I have used fingernail polish and it works great. It's not has durable as normal paint enamel, but it's a quick fix that helps to fill in the larger chips better than a sharpie. I've had one bottle of black that's lasted over 3 years.
     
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  4. GBplayer

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    You have to have battle scars!
     
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  5. v-verb

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    I just use Sharpies. The picky may want to use acrylic
     
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  6. the cat petter

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    Use car paint pens. They work.
     
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  7. Devilito

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    it's a losing battle
     
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  8. v-verb

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    Cool idea! But pricey though?
     
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  9. acura9927

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    I use wal mart nail polish, can be as cheap as 99cents, just feels odd as a dude shopping for nail polish.
     
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  10. v-verb

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    Sweet - I traded a China Pro Staff 85 (great stick!!) for a nice Pro Staff BLX 90 (another great stick) with some scratches so I'll be hunting down some white polish
     
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  11. corbind

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    Sharpie but curious about others
     
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  12. Chotobaka

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    Check out Artline 400XF Paint Markers -- the best products I've used for this kind of thing.
     
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  14. coolblue123

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    dependiing on the size of chip, I used modeling clay and sanded it down then painted with modeling paint. but it's never the same. =(
     
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  15. v-verb

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    Yep:twisted::twisted:
     
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  16. Chotobaka

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    Hey DipChit, you do know some of us service racquets for customers who appreciate these little details?
     
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