How to strink a strink-wrap?

Discussion in 'Other Equipment' started by OtterBox, Jan 12, 2005.

  1. OtterBox

    OtterBox Guest

    I want to add a strink-wrap to my racquet handle. I don't have a heating gun like the one pictures at TW learning center. Can I use a hair dryer? Is it hot enough? Any suggestions? Thanks.
  2. mr. stevo

    mr. stevo Rookie

    May 1, 2004
    sure i don't see why not, if it doesn't get hot enough just cover the air hole on the back of your hair dryer with your hand and it will get super hot, becareful if your **** dryer is all metal you might burn yourself i've done that a couple times.
  3. jayserinos99

    jayserinos99 Hall of Fame

    Feb 18, 2004
    if you have an electric hot plate or an electric stove, you can use that to shrink your shrink-wrap onto your racket handle.
  4. Craig Sheppard

    Craig Sheppard Hall of Fame

    Feb 19, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    I've done it two ways. First, hair dryer. I used a $10 Target hair dryer that worked great (before it blew a fuse one day). That was my preferably way to do it. Another way to do it that isn't really as recommended but it works is to get a tea kettle. Put it on full blast on your stove and wait til steam starts jetting out of it. USE A HEAVY OVEN MITT!!! and hold the shrink wrap in the jet of steam. It shrinked up pretty quick, but not as well as my hair dryer. You also have to wipe off the condensation after a little while.

    Both worked for me well enough.


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