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post #19 of 26

I don't know what some of these people are doing to make grip install such a nightmare. I am glad more people are finding out how easy it is. PURE grips is the easiest grip to install. all you need is a small air compressor. Shaft install's aren't hard either if you are somewhat decent with tools. 

post #20 of 26

I agree - regripping your clubs is very doable and gives you the opportunity to have a shared experience.

 

Though I recently installed Winn Lite Oversize grips, I would have loved to try the Pure grips that install with an air compressor - no tape, no solvent.

 

post #21 of 26

Pure Grips aren't the only one that install with air.  Almost any grip can be installed with air.  Just keep it regulated to no more than about 50 psi.  I've done several different types of Winn, Golf Pride, and Lambkin grips with air.  And I use regular blue painters tape too.  You can also build up the entire grip or just certain areas with more wraps, and it's easy to take wraps off if you find you don't like it.  Super dooper easy and fast, and no, they don't slip!

 

post #22 of 26

Why use tape and solvent' I use a $3 needle inflator and $39 compressor set at 40psi from Harbor Freight where I also bought my cheap chop saw. It does all I need. Blow them on and off in a matter of seconds. I sometimes use a strip of masking tape to get them started with a little mineral spirits in a spray bottle. When the wear a bit just stick the inflator in there with a blast of air and turn them around. Winn Lite grips are a bit different because of the material and sometimes I lightly abrade the shaft if necessary or wrap 4" masking tape that is also good to build it up.

post #23 of 26
Hey, has anybody heard if grip tape activator can hurt anyone with asthma. I want to get into regrouping but I'm just concerned. I've tried water activated but it didn't set up real well?
post #24 of 26
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Originally Posted by chrstianrockboy View Post

Hey, has anybody heard if grip tape activator can hurt anyone with asthma. I want to get into regrouping but I'm just concerned. I've tried water activated but it didn't set up real well?

 

I've always used plain mineral spirits.  If you have no problem with that, you're fine.

post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
 

 

I've always used plain mineral spirits.  If you have no problem with that, you're fine.


Another thing I use is charcoal lighter fluid (just because I always had some handy). Seemed to work the same as mineral spirits and may be the same for all I know.

post #26 of 26

Just re gripped two of my clubs, the solvent smelled horrible, but it didn't bother with my asthma, on the good side one of the grips the tape just peeled right off with the grip. Didn't even have to use a vise.

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