How do you restore an old basketball hoop?
Remove the backboard from the post and remove the basketball hoop from the backboard. Put on a respirator and sand the entire backboard using a palm sander and 200-grit sandpaper. Scuff the old paint down until it’s completely smooth and dull. Clean the backboard using a clean rag and acetone.
How do you raise a hoop?
The adjustment cylinder has a loop at the bottom that receives a removable crank handle. Insert the hooked end of the crank handle into the adjustment loop. Then turn crank handle clockwise to raise rim height, counterclockwise to lower.
What is a telescoping height adjustment?
The telescoping pole adjusts the rim height from 7.5 to 10 feet in 6-inch increments using a simple knob on the pole. Just turn the knob to loosen the mechanism, set to desired height, and then tighten up again.
How do you straighten a basketball pole?
Straighten the pole with the help of a friend. While one friend holds the pole, hammer the wooden stakes into the ground. Add enough tension to the ropes to hold the pole in place. Check that the pole is straight with a level, and make tension adjustments where necessary.
How do you refinish a basketball pole?
Clean the area with a damp cloth and allow it to dry. Apply two coats of a rust preventative, high gloss enamel paint to the area. Allow the paint to dry between coats. If rust has penetrated through the pole anywhere, replace it immediately!
How do you fix a bent basketball rim from dunking?
Turn the blow torch off completely, and quickly—but very carefully—place the heated section of the rim onto the concrete. Using a metal hammer, pound the heated/damaged area until it has regained its shape—perfectly round.