Spring Cleaning?

Discussion in 'Stringing Techniques / Stringing Machines' started by max pl, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. max pl

    max pl Rookie

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    So it's mid March, mid 60's all week here in New York, and so tennis season is about to begin for me.

    Just strung my first racquet and although everything went smoothly, I feel like I should perhaps tune this machine somehow.

    I just lubed up the clamp stems and tightened a few bolts that were loosened.
    Whats the best way to clean the actual clamps?
    Any other suggestions to keep this thing running great?

    This is for an electronic machine btw.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Wikky

    Wikky Rookie

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    Tooth brush and alcohol always worked for me.
     
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  3. Overheadsmash

    Overheadsmash Semi-Pro

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    For the clamps - old credit card, wrapped in a very thin cloth, soaked in alcohol. Works great.
     
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  4. Smac1221

    Smac1221 New User

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    Thanks...I was just getting ready to do my string gripper and this might just save some time. I'll give it a try

    Smac1221
     
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  5. jmpsmash

    jmpsmash New User

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    depends on the gripper you have. something like a WISE can accumulate string dust over the course of 100 or so racket. the gripper will sticky and won't open and close smoothly.

    the solution is to take apart the gripper, use a good cleaner like a degreaser to clean the gripper plates as well as the roller bearings.

    and then to finish off a wipe a tiny film of oil will keep it good for another 100+ string jobs.

    the result will be a gripper that is smooth and engages/disengages crisply like new.
     
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