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Regripping: Separating Double-Sided Tape

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Does anyone have a trick for separating double-sided tape from its backing? It sounds simple enough, but this is the part of regripping that takes the longest for me. I usually have to use a razor knife and get the tip between the tape and backing (and that isn't easy). There must be a quicker way ... ??? Or did I just get some cheapo defective tape to start with. Thanks!

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If you do enough grips then get a tape dispenser from Golfsmith or Mitchell golf, it'll run you about $110 but it'll save a lot more in headaches.

Otherwise, the razor blade will work or try ripping the tape at a different angle, alot of times that will great a little gap for you to work with.

You last option would be to get individual strips , they have a seperator already.

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Does anyone have a trick for separating double-sided tape from its backing? It sounds simple enough, but this is the part of regripping that takes the longest for me. I usually have to use a razor knife and get the tip between the tape and backing (and that isn't easy). There must be a quicker way ... ??? Or did I just get some cheapo defective tape to start with. Thanks!

georgep,

In addition to what Everado said, the only thing I can add is barely seperate a corner of the tape before applying it to the club. That way you will have it "started."

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After I have started I would leave a small portion of the backing overhanging, I start taping at the bottom of the grip and then begin removing the tape.

I basically do the same thing. I just peel the backing a little farther than the next piece, rip it off, unless you are using the old style narrow tape? One time I was out of solvent but I wanted to get the clubs ready so that after I got some I could regrip really quickly the next day (leaving for a vacation). Took the old tape off without solvent, I will never do that again.

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Thanks all! I don't grip all that many (mine once a year minimum and the wife's a little less often than that), so the dispenser doesn't make financial sense.

I was hoping someone had a cool little trick that I hadn't thought of. I am going to try to peel a little more of the backing next time and see how that works.

btw, ALLIN -- I've always used the two inch tape. I think the narrow tape would drive me nuts.

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when you regrip the clubs put the tape on the club and leave the backing on... then take and peel the backing off of the tape and just cut the sticky part... this is how i do it at work and i think that it is definately the best way to do it... i don't use a dispenser and it works awesome for me... hope this is the TIP you wanted

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Over the years I've used a lot of different tape and the brand of tape you use does make a huge difference. Lately I've been using tape from GolfWorks (not GolfSmith). I'm able to peel the backing off just using my fingernail. Much easier. But then I also use 3/4" tape spiraled up the shaft.

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I just found out to just roll the tape with your thumb and it will start to peel and roll.  Then you carefully pull it upwards and it might save you little time.

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I try to just get a little bit of my razor into the tape to where I know I'm not touching the shaft. After that all you basically have to do it just a start peeling away. Took me no more than 2 minutes to get the old tape off my wedge. 

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Rub hard on the tape to make sure it's solidly on the shaft. Then take a very small screwdriver and scratch at the tape so the backing starts to come off. It's not difficult. 

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4 hours ago, Guzman said:

stick a small piece of duck (duct) tape to the backing and then pull it from there.

Hopefully after 14 years he figured it out....😁

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8 hours ago, Vinsk said:

Hopefully after 14 years he figured it out....😁

He’s been sitting by his computer in the basement waiting for the right response. He can live his life now!

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On 8/17/2006 at 10:27 PM, georgep said:

Thanks all! I don't grip all that many (mine once a year minimum and the wife's a little less often than that), so the dispenser doesn't make financial sense.

I was hoping someone had a cool little trick that I hadn't thought of. I am going to try to peel a little more of the backing next time and see how that works.

btw, ALLIN -- I've always used the two inch tape. I think the narrow tape would drive me nuts.

My trick?

I stopped using sticky tape 2 years ago, I now "blow" on my grips and haven't looked back since.

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