Too Much Blade Sealer

Table Tennis Equipment

Last updated 7 years ago

John Macaraig

John Macaraig Asked 7 years ago

HI !!! i need some help regarding my equipment particularly my blade, i really hope you reply coz i spent lots of money on it and i would be disappointed if it all goes to waste.

i just bought my second custom racket and i decided to include a sealer when i ordered it. my first racket was custom but it wasn’t sealed. I bought the sealer coz i wanted the wood to last  for a long time... but then i had problems. the first coat seemed wrong so i put a second coat, blade looked glossy and then when i was applying free chack on the blade the glue was drying fast that as I spread the glue, it clumped up. I scraped the glue and tried putting more this time. When i put the rubber on the blade, the rubber seems to be peeling of it. i think its the sealer but i still need help from a professional. The sealer I used was tibhar clean coat.

I thought of sanding the blade but i think it would make it slippery for the rubber to stick on, haven’t sanded it but if it would help i'd do it.

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario Answered 7 years ago

Hi John,

I am not an expert on this but I would say that sanding the sealer off may help here.

I hope others with a bit of experience with this may be able to help.

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John Macaraig

John Macaraig Posted 7 years ago

Hi again :) thanks for the reply. I'll search for more solutions before I sand it just to be sure. Your videos on YouTube are also helpful and entertaining. Thanks again ;)

Alois Rosario

Alois Rosario from PingSkills Posted 7 years ago

No problems John.  Let us know how it turns out.

Jean Balthazar

Jean Balthazar Posted 7 years ago

Never did that personally, but I think if you use small grain sandpaper and do it gently and progressively, not much could go wrong. Don't worry about the rubbers not sticking on the surface afterwards, it should rather make it easier than with the varnish.

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