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Got these new irons, 6 in all.  Swell Titleist forged cavity backs  from Japan.  But the darn grips are too thin for me.  I like 3/4 wraps of tape or mid-size grips.  Now it looks like i will need to change out these like-new grips. Big expense for me.

Need some kind of tape/wrap to go over the current grip to fatten them up. Any ideas on this? I recall my dad's grips were real leather in one long strip which was wrapped around the tape on the shaft.  Something like that might work if stuck on well enough.

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Got these new irons, 6 in all.  Swell Titleist forged cavity backs  from Japan.  But the darn grips are too thin for me.  I like 3/4 wraps of tape or mid-size grips.  Now it looks like i will need to change out these like-new grips. Big expense for me.

Need some kind of tape/wrap to go over the current grip to fatten them up.  Any ideas on this?  I recall my dad's grips were real leather in one long strip which was wrapped around the tape on the shaft.  Something like that might work if stuck on well enough.

Remove the grips with a grip remover like you can get at Hireko golf then wrap the shaft with blue painters tape and then blow on the grips with air. Check if you like them and readjust as required. Easy Peasy.

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Like I said earlier, you need the grip remover tool, air probably won't work for removal of grips that were put on with sticky tape, but once you install with blue tape and air, on/off with air is no problemo.
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Last Q.  Is there any way to know, without cutting the grip, if the grip has been installed with sticky tape?

Next Q.  What is this 'blue tape' and what makes it special?

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Most golf stores and factory's install grips using the double sided sticky tape. Unless the previous owner had the clubs custom and asked for blue tape to be put on it will most likely be sticky tape. I don't think there is really any way to check, I would just assume The blue tape is just regular blue painters tape. If you are going to use it get the two or three inch wide version. There's nothing really special about it, it just makes it easier to pull the grips off in the future
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Last Q.  Is there any way to know, without cutting the grip, if the grip has been installed with sticky tape?

Next Q.  What is this 'blue tape' and what makes it special?

If you try to blow off the grip and it doesn't come off easily, or the grip starts to bulge, it was sticky tape.

I use blue tape because it is easy to put on and off and I have it around the house. Any non sticky tape should work. Masking tape has a tendency to "rot" after awhile and it is messier to clean up when retapeing a shaft.

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To remove grips with air....it's best to get one of those old style black bag tubes cut to the length of the grip.....then the grip won't bulge out.....you'll have twist the grip starting at the but end and work your way down. Good luck.
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Sounds like a lot of work. The PGA Superstore regripped my putter for free when I bought a new grip.

The work, if you want to call it that, is saving the old grip. Putting on the new grip takes all of 10 seconds.

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