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42 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

the solvent stops the tape from being sticky, for just a short time.  otherwise, you'd never be able to slide thegrip on.

I've heard some solvents "activate" certain kinds of tape.

I use PURE grips so I don't worry about solvents or tape, though. 😄

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So then, if I put too much solvent, would that prevent the grip from setting up? The reason I ask is, I have no problem installing new grips, but, I am trying to re-use some gently used grips on guest clubs. I just can't get those used grips to set up, and I did put on new tape. Thanks for your help, and for the welcome. 

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49 minutes ago, Tuna said:

So then, if I put too much solvent, would that prevent the grip from setting up? The reason I ask is, I have no problem installing new grips, but, I am trying to re-use some gently used grips on guest clubs. I just can't get those used grips to set up, and I did put on new tape. Thanks for your help, and for the welcome. 

Check the inside of the grip before installing. There could be left over tape in there.

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1 hour ago, Tuna said:

So then, if I put too much solvent, would that prevent the grip from setting up?

Not really, however certain solvents take longer to evaporate.
A. Brand name of solvent ??
B. Timeframe of drying ??
C. Temp in area of storage ?? (colder temps take longer drying time)

I've use various solvents, mainly pure old mineral spirits and lighter fluid when I want a quick cure.
Avoid any type of oil base liquids...

Typically, I pour an abundant of solvent into the grip and rotate the grip to allow full distribution of liquid.
I'll then pour the solvent over the tape and then install the grip.

I do know some tapes do not have a long shelf life. 
I once bought grips and they came with pre-cut tape.
I didn't use the tape at the time and tried using the tape a year later.
It didn't hold and I had to wait until the new tape arrived which I had purchased.

Also, some new type of tapes don't like certain solvents.
Sorry, I don't recall the brand.

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Problem solved. I think the old grips were a little stretched, so they were loose. Also, I was using too much solvent, so it never dried. I stripped off the grips (again), stripped all the old tape, then added two layers of new tape, plus 2" additional at the butt end. With just a little solvent, the grips went on fairly easily and set up quickly! Next time, no shortcuts.

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Sounds to me either you did not wait 24 hours or the guy ran out of his usual solvent and used something else. Maybe watered down solvent or something. I've been doing my grips for years and have never had any problems. Usually 12 hours overnight works fine. 

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