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What household item could i use to paint my badminton strings?

Discussion in 'Badminton String' started by teews43210, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. teews43210

    teews43210 Regular Member

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    I just got my racket restrung and i would like to put something on it.
    Would i use a:
    -bingo dabber
    -marker (sharpie)
    -spray paint
    -house paint
    - wat else??
     
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    Don't use spray paint, whatever you do. I tried this once on a very old racket, and it's impossible to use enough to get a good coating without using so much that it starts to gather at the criss crosses and drips everywhere. Result: the string that's painted is about twice as thick as it was before you started. The same goes for house paint, as it's far too thick.

    A Sharpie works nicely, and doesn't change the response of the string very much, but it does wear away more easily than stencil ink, so you will probably end up re-applying it a few times. I believe bingo pens have water based ink, which will basically slide off the strings as soon as they're subjected to any sort of impact (I'll be happy to be corrected on this by any experimenters out there:eek:).

    Your best bet, though, is dedicated ink (expensive though it is).
     
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    teews43210 Regular Member

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    thx.
    but i have no idea wat dedicated ink is....
    or where u would buy it
    to tell u the truth i want to draw on a batman symobol
    it would look awesome

    thanks for the help
     
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    dedicated ink is just ink made specifically for painted on badminton strings, you can buy them online or in specialty stores for badminton.
     
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    oh ok ill just use sharpie then...no use paying a lil extra just for special ink
     
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    r u making a logo or color dying the entire string bed?
     
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    dedicated ink is just stencil ink
     
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    im drawin a black batman symbol
    using a cut out and a black sharpie on blue strings
     
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    what kind of blue? because if it's royal blue it's not gonna show up
     
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    nod.
    white ink would show up better.
    dunno if there are albino bats around
     
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    Yeah but where do i find a white sharpie??
    would whiteout work??
    Or would red work too?
    Cause i have a red permanent marker
     
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    it depend how dark is the blue string.
    black is ok on light light
    white/yellow/ is better on dark blue
     
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    yeah see the blue is as dark as the frame on the yonex armortec150
    cause that is the racket i am using
    but would red work??
     
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    yes but perm. marker may loosen up your string tension
     
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    oooo so sharpie is a bad idea??
     
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    no, it wont kill the string, just soften it a little. I wouldnt worry about.

    sharpie?
     
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    yeah but will it wreck my smash?
    since the strings are softer?
     
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    No. It might improves it..(not joking around)
     
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    but my original armortec strings were like 32 pound...not good
    but it made my smash reatardedly good
    so wouldnt softer 25 pund pg80s make it worse?
     
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    then string it to 32 lb
     

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