Silicone inside handle: too hard to be done at home?

Discussion in 'Racquets' started by dadozen, May 8, 2011.

  1. dadozen

    dadozen Hall of Fame

    May 5, 2009
    So, I'm thinking about adding silicone inside the handle of my 4D100s. The reason is that I might give up on leather grips and playing with overgrips only( 3 of them to be exact ) and I'll end up losing a lot of weight. I don't want to add like 12g of lead tape on the bare handle, so silicone is my best option.

    For you who have done this, did you add silicone little by little and keep weighting the racquet until you reach the desired weight? Or is there a way to weigh the silicone before adding it?

    Sorry for the stupid questions, but I've never handled silicone before. Not even for home purposes.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. aimr75

    aimr75 Hall of Fame

    Apr 2, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    Id try and weigh the silicone before adding as you can overdo it quite easily adding too much if you just inject it.. get an electronic scale that can be set with the tare weight, then weigh the silicone in a jar or something..

    also, use cotton balls in the handle to prevent the silicone from seeping too much into frame.
  3. BobFL

    BobFL Hall of Fame

    Jun 11, 2007
    I've done it at least 50 times :) It is very simple. First, go to your local walgreens/cvs and get a syringe. You should know how much you want to inject before you start with the procedure. Use digital scale to measure the weight and voila! you are done in 10 minutes :)

    PS I recommend GE Silicone 2 CLEAR (home depot)

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