ARG! Need Band Aids for Scratches + CHips

Discussion in 'Badminton Rackets / Equipment' started by BadMintOnNewBie, Jan 7, 2002.

  1. ARGGGGG.. i just bought mp-55 from store.. b4 I even got a chance to play with... , an family member (wishes to remain unknown) ... decides he wanted to take a few swings with my racquet(IN THE HOUSE). I wasn't paying attention to him so I didn't say anything.. . Then BAM ! I hear a loud clash... turns out he was mimicking a clear with the racquet and hit the ceiling with it! W#O*UOEWO*UEWRO* REW)EWU R !!!!! theres like 3 paint chips on it now... all that r on the face.. not on the top of the racuqet.. its like on one side of the racquet.. not the top ... a 2cm paint chip thats like right above the word ISOMETRIC HEAD ... and 2 x 1.5 CM paint chips on the right side .... So now my racquet is ugly :( ... lol anyone know any paint or somethin that i could use to cover the chips? It's for the blue parts on the mp-55. :( Yonex should come out with official touch up paint. for scratches etc. :p .
     
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    i suggest you leave your mp55 as is. This way it would be a constant reminder on the guilty one. Who know, you might get an unexpected new racket for your next christmas or birthday present.

    kwun, maybe a new catergory under Fun Facts/Humor to include Other Crazy Things for people to enter personal or observed ' believe or not' situations
     
  3. cc

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    is your family member still alive? or buried in the basement?
     
  4. ligak

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    just used it. when people see you using that racquet, the'll know you are an agressive player. lol
     
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    I agree. I know how you feel, it was brand new and you probably put your last savings into it, but hey -- this is sports equipment we're talking about here! It's SUPPOSED to look a bit battered! :)

    If you try to restore the original color you'll probably just end up making an even bigger mess of it... However, you can "seal" the chips with transparent nail varnish. At least this stops the chips from growing bigger.
     
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    i tend to agree with others. sooner or later, your racket will get chipped. even my most loved rackets gets chipped. that just a sign that you are working hard on your game.

    or put it another way, if your racket doesn't get chipped, you are not playing it right and people probably think you are just a poser!
     
  7. hehHe

    I DID NOT KILL ANYONE.. :) I DIDNT DO ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The hole in my backyard was so I could put in a tree! The red stuff on the kitchen is ketchup (from hotdogs). :) Oh.. the smell? ?/ my new colone. hehe:p


    Oh and Mag.. I'm a guy.. I have no idea what nail varnish. Please fill me in. Thx :D
     
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    Re: hehHe

    I'm afraid you need something stronger than nail varnish, buddy.
     
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    Getting scratches and chips on a new racquet is like getting a door ding on a new car. It is inevitable, but getting the first one is the worst. It get's easier with time.

    For touch-up you could try using model paint. You can get some from hobby shops, bring your racquet in to get the best match. For chips, it is best to paint it so that it will reduce flaking. But just remember it will still wind up flaking away since the base paint layer may have separated from frame.
     
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    OK...my brother recently played with my MP55 and he clashed it with somebody. Now there's a big chip at the 11 o'clock position. It looks like a little of of the frame is dented too (and I mean the FRAME!!) The strings on the side also seem to be damaged (a tiny strand of string is hanging out!!) I know that all this damage happened in this clash because I checked and inspected the racquet the night b4. The thing is, when my brother came back from playing, he didn't tell me about the clash. He wanted to hide it away from me!! ARRGGHH!! Until, of course, I inspected the racquet once again that same night that I found out his BIG DIRTY secret!! AND my MP55 is only a month old!!! AARRGGGHH!!! From this, I have learned to never lend ur beloved racquets to others...even if they are experienced and they promise that NOTHING will happen to your racquet. Now, I have some blue model car paint that I'm thinking of using to repaint the chip. However, I'm not sure if the paint will affect the overall aerodynamic performance of the racquet and if the paint will further destroy the already damaged part of the frame (since the paint is acidic??)
     
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    I usually keep an old Cab8 for those players that need a racquet once in a while. I never lend my personal racquets out for that reason. Once a player plays a game and if it's doubles, the chances for any possible damage greatly increases.

    As for paint changing the aerodynamics, unless you plan on putting globs and globs, or the paint has tons of lead, there should be little impact to the weight or aerodynamic distribution.

    As for acidity in the paint, it is more likely the racquet will expire long before the paint will eat away the graphite on your racquet.

    At the end of all this, once you have this racquet around a year or two, the pain will subside. Then it's on to the new and improved model at that time and the cycle starts again!
     
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    I usually keep an old Cab8 for those players that need a racquet once in a while. I never lend my personal racquets out for that reason. Once a player plays a game and if it's doubles, the chances for any possible damage greatly increases.

    As for paint changing the aerodynamics, unless you plan on putting globs and globs, or the paint has tons of lead, there should be little impact to the weight or aerodynamic distribution.

    As for acidity in the paint, it is more likely the racquet will expire long before the paint will eat away the graphite on your racquet.

    At the end of all this, once you have this racquet around a year or two, the pain will subside. Then it's on to the new and improved model at that time and the cycle starts again!
     
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    Well like I said, it's not as simple as a big paint chip on my racquet. A little bit of the string is hanging loose at the side and most importantly,a little bit of the frame is damaged!! I'm afraid that the frame will crack entirely the next time I touch the ground or hit the bird at the same spot on the racquet.
     
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    SPy i know how u feel i have an mp 55 too..i was swinging back to get ready for a backhand and my partner was going for his forhand. and WHAM all u hear is a loud clash and a resonating sound coming from my racket. A huge chip showed up on my 2 'o clock but the good thing is this racket is heLLa durable.

    My partners racket got bent! so a chip ain't so bad when it can be so much worse.

    Jus apply that nail protector stuff to make sure the paint doesnt' continue to chip away or something.
     
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    The first time I played with my Gosen Gravun Roots Aermet 3400, I had a small crash with a partner and I had a big paint chip of 1inch by 1/4 inch. I took it back to the shop for inspection and the manager took a black marker and colored the paint chip so it is not obvious. Not sure whether it will work with your MP55 as it is a light blue (I also have an older MP55 that is red). If you can find a marker of the same color, just use it to color over the paint chip.

    Anyway, BadMintOnNewBie can look at the positive side; the racket is still playable and without any long term damage (unlike poor Spy's racket).

    Ron
     
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    A black marker? what kind of black marker? cause my ti-10 clashed with my friend's rasmussen and now there's like a chip on the 12 o'clock position of my racquet.
     
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    Joesph, what is the color of the frame where there is the paint chip? The manager of the store I bought the racket just used a regular black marker but missed a small spot (or more paint fell out). I took another black marker (for white erasable boards) and covered the missing spot. The Gosen is mostly black so the coloring worked. I am not sure whether that will work with your TI10. You will need a marker that can match the color of the racket.

    Ron
     
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    the black part is pretty dark. i guess ill just use my teacher's black marker and try to color over it. is it as noticeable after you color it?
     
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    If the paint chip part is black, then any black marker should work. Just color the paint chip part until everything is black. It should not be noticeable except upon careful close inspection. At least, the paint chip on my Gosen is not noticeable during play.

    Ron
     
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    Paint chip

    my partner uses Yonex, a mp30, mp 66, he throws them around and does not really take care of his rackets, yet he has no chips what so ever
     

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