Any serious table tennis player has a paddle that he is accustomed to, and would like to use for as long as possible. However, ping pong rackets do not maintain themselves. Therefore you will need to know how to handle, clean and maintain it properly so that you will enjoy using it for a long time.
If you do not clean the
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The standard method used to clean it using a sponge. There are many sponge brands available, some especially for cleaning ping pong rackets. Tests performed have proven that there’s no difference between all of them.
To clean, damp the sponge in warm water and rub the
Breathing On The
Some players also breath on the ping pong rackets and wipe with their hands. Even though the breath is mostly composed of water vapors if you want to use this method, then you need to wash your hands thoroughly before doing so.
If your hands are not clean, not only will this method be ineffective, but will also get your paddle dirtier than it was in the first place.
If you are trying to clean ping pong rackets with outward pimples, the most effective solution is to use a toothbrush. It is highly recommended that you use a new toothbrush for this purpose.
It is a very efficient way to make sure you get all the dust particles that accumulate on the pimples, reduce the friction coefficient, and improve
More Cleaning Choices
Below are more cleaning methods that you can use to clean sticky and grippy rubbers.
You can also use clean water and cotton. Apply some water on the
If you feel the dust is not easy to remove from the
- You can get a Nittaku or Butterfly foam cleaner. Both of these foam cleaners have a specific electrostatic dust removal function. But still, they will not altogether remove all the dust. There will be a small amount of residue remain on the
- Use OPP tape. It is the most thorough and perfect dust removal method. It is also the most troublesome. Buy a large size OPP tape. After washing the
rubber, wait for the water to dry, then tear some OPP tape to stick the dust. Once it is done, the rubbersurface will be spotless.
Rubber protector sheet/protective film
The protector sheet is the most troublesome part and required specific skills to carry out the job. It is recommended to buy thicker protector sheet because the thick film is not easy to be deformed.
It is not easy to find a thick protector sheet as most of the protector sheets available on the market is relatively thin.
The general protector sheet will have a size that is much larger than the
The purpose of making the protector sheet smaller than the
However, the disadvantage is that the
If you are a perfectionist, you can cut the protector sheet together with the new
The disadvantage is that it will be troublesome to align when you want to attach the protector sheet onto the
The protector sheet is generally sticking from the bottom of the racket. The procedure is similar to sticking the
Many people think that grippy rubbers are non-tacky and don’t need cleaning. But this is not true.
The cleaning process for grippy
You can clean with water or cleaner, as long as you don’t let the
Some low-quality foam cleaners leave
Just do the same as the sticky
The protector sheet used for grippy
The procedure to prepare and stick the protector sheet is also the same as the sticky
Not Cleaning At All
On the other hand, if you are using ping pong rackets created to counter your opponent’s spin effects, the best thing that you can do is not clean the
Regardless of the method, you choose to clean your paddle, the