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Old 03-29-2008, 11:50 PM
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I've used this blue stuff for other purposes (potting electronic components) and it seems pretty durable. As far as sticks are concerned, if the finish is kind of satin-like (like Pro-Mark's Bill Bruford model that I use), I just dip the butt end in some high gloss polyurethane (a couple coats). No change in balance at all.
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Old 03-30-2008, 02:44 AM
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Thanks. This stuff looks just right. Or the stuff from Stickstuff. I play fairly hard and I sweat and that combined with the usual stresses of live playing . . . this ought to do the trick.

And no effect on weight or balance of the stick?
The amount that covers the stick is minimal and will not affect the balance.
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:25 AM
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http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/var...ant%5Fid=38051

I found this product in Ace Hardware that is used for coating tool handles, etc. and decided to try it on some sticks instead of tapes and other products. I bought the 14 ounce can which is approximately 6 inches tall, and the process is just opening the can, stirring the product, and slowly dipping the stick in the can and slowly pulling it out. I put paper clips around the tips first and then after removing from the rubber product, and letting them drip into the can for a while, I hung them on the clothes line in the garage to drip on some paper. They dry completely in four hours. It also appears that I could do all of the sticks I own with one 8 dollar can. I will post picture tomorrow to show the final result. The first pair I did are dry and they feel great, and didnt add significant weight and maybe 1/100th of inch to the diameter if that, I couldn't feel the difference. It is also sold in several colors if that is important. Stay Tuned.

Edit...this product looks like paint but has just enough grip to it. In the second picture you can see some of the product dripping off of the butt end of the stick, but i took a Qtip and just wiped it off.
This stuff looks amazing, especially for the drum keys but can not find anything like it in the UK. Are there other options or where do you suggest i look? I've looked in the major big DIY shops and nothing.
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Old 03-30-2008, 11:51 AM
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I am surprised that you have trouble gripping your Regal Tip sticks. One of the reasons I use Regals is the grip factor with them, and I hold them pretty loosely. I rarely drop a stick. Mind you, I don't perspire much either, which may help.
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Old 03-30-2008, 12:27 PM
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Sex Wax!

Sorry, just been dying to say that in a forum.

Actually, didn't realise it was used by drummers. Saw some in a local music shop and had to ask.

Luckily I just don't sweat much when playing. When I drop one there is nothing that would have stopped it happening!

I'm guessing with the blue grips you don't do rim clicks with the butt end of the stick?
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Old 03-30-2008, 06:41 PM
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Sure...you can hardly tell the difference in sound with it or with out it
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Old 04-17-2008, 12:45 AM
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Oh wow, GD, thanks! I'm so glad I found this thread. I'm going to stop by Lowe's tonight on the way home to see if they stock this. If this works well on the VF 5A maple sticks I was using a while back, I'd happily start using them again.

I see that it comes in a spray-on version as well.
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Old 04-17-2008, 04:46 PM
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Well I'll be dipped!

I picked some up at Lowe's on the way home last night and dipped a few different pair, some Jojos, some Weckls, a pair of 55A, 5A and maple 5A. I had always first judged these sticks by the ease of the grip - so now I was able to actually judge the *stick*. The maple 5A were indeed the best of the bunch, for me.

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Old 04-20-2008, 03:02 AM
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Glad it worked out for you Zam.
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Old 04-21-2008, 11:31 PM
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Here is a shot of my arsenal. I think all manufacturers are represented from My Manhattan
7A's down to the Rikki Rockett Bottle Rocketts. They feel great when playing and I haven't quite used half of the product yet.

I like how the blue matches the Regal Tip E-Series.

I tried this stuff a few years ago as a grip and I found it to be just the same as the Zildjian Dip. I don't care for it at all, it just chewed up my hands and was painful to play with. I used Ahead grip tape most of the time and that works out fine for me.
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Old 12-06-2008, 10:40 AM
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Maybe I'll just dip my hands!

Just a question, does it leave a paint smell on the stick or on your hands after you've been playing?
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Old 12-10-2008, 02:07 PM
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No smell or color transfer at all.
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Old 12-27-2008, 09:32 PM
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I can't use regular sticks very well, when I get tired near the end of a song and I'm doing fills, I lose my sticks without some kind of grip added to them.

I did this the other day with 2 pairs of sticks. I really like it, very economical compared to promark stick rapps, etc. I bet you could do 10 pairs of sticks with one can, costs 8$ up here in Canada. That would cost me 75$ in stick rapps.

The feel is great, I think it reduces shock a bit too. My hands are all callused from work so I don't get them from drumming.
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Sorry for reviving an old thread, but I have a question:

Does the Plasti Dip stay long on the Jojo Mayer signature sticks? Or any other painted sticks, for that matter? Or do I have to get rid of the paint using sandpaper first?

Oh, and have you used the spray version of Plasti Dip? It should solve that "short container" problem discussed earlier.

I really like the Jojo sticks but they're slippery as hell, and I want them to have that Zildjian dip grip feel.

Thanks!
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:42 PM
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Use the spray.

You don't need to strip the paint.
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Old 08-25-2014, 02:56 PM
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old thread but I need to chime in. I decided to try some plasti dip on my sticks. I bought the spray. this stuff works perfectly for what I need. I use promark stick wrap for grip but I think this is even better. The stick wrap will get kind of soft and smooth over time, this stuff remains tacky. I was in a rush for a gig this weekend so I only had one day to apply this for the first time. I did only one coat. During the gig it did wear off where my thumb was, so I will use more coats in the future. cant wait to spray all of my sticks!
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sand the lacquer off of the sticks before spraying them
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Old 08-25-2014, 03:32 PM
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sand the lacquer off of the sticks before spraying them
ahh thank you for that tip! I got this idea from you and this thread so thank you. It really works well and I will use it from now on. great idea.
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