Originally Posted by joekelly
One of the great advantages of DIY on the grips is the easy ability to change the color as you like. I have a driver with a pink grip, golden shaft and jumbo black head-looks powerful. But if soon i want a black grip to match the head, bingo； overnight i can switch out. Disadvantage is that he pink grip is gone forever, torn to shreds. I have heard of special intact grip removers in the big shops which may let you reuse the grip but not for me.
I have been able to save grips using air to remove the grips instead of cutting them off. I use rubber grips and instead of putting tape on them, I just use blue painters tape to build it up so that it has the same thickness I am used to and the grips can be pulled on and off in seconds.
They also make an injector thing that you can use to inject solvent into the grip, and if the grip is still fairly plyable you can do it with just a very small puncture hole. I have never tried that, and am afraid i would stab my finger full of solvent instead (VERY VERY unhealthy)