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03-17-2008, 04:34 PM #1
What household item could i use to paint my badminton strings?
I just got my racket restrung and i would like to put something on it.
Would i use a:
- wat else??
03-17-2008, 04:46 PM #2
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).
Your best bet, though, is dedicated ink (expensive though it is).
03-17-2008, 04:51 PM #3
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
03-17-2008, 05:04 PM #4
dedicated ink is just ink made specifically for painted on badminton strings, you can buy them online or in specialty stores for badminton.
03-17-2008, 05:05 PM #5
oh ok ill just use sharpie then...no use paying a lil extra just for special ink
03-17-2008, 05:17 PM #6
r u making a logo or color dying the entire string bed?
03-17-2008, 06:12 PM #7
03-17-2008, 07:38 PM #8
im drawin a black batman symbol
using a cut out and a black sharpie on blue strings
03-17-2008, 07:40 PM #9
03-17-2008, 07:43 PM #10
03-17-2008, 07:48 PM #11
Yeah but where do i find a white sharpie??
would whiteout work??
Or would red work too?
Cause i have a red permanent marker
03-17-2008, 08:12 PM #12
03-17-2008, 08:13 PM #13
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??
03-17-2008, 08:14 PM #14
yes but perm. marker may loosen up your string tension
03-17-2008, 08:15 PM #15
oooo so sharpie is a bad idea??
03-17-2008, 08:39 PM #16
03-17-2008, 08:41 PM #17
yeah but will it wreck my smash?
since the strings are softer?
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