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I am interested in doing my own regripping to save money. I notice on most grips, especialy the GP's they have their name and maybe a little dot or arrow at the bottom. Do grips have to be aligned in any sort of way to the clubhead or face or do you just slip it over the shaft and bang its done? When the shaft of the club is in the rubber vise holder - does the grip twist? How do you ensure this does not happen and the grip goes on straight. Thanks for your help

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You should use mineral spirits for grip solvent. The arrows and lines on the grips are there so you can line them up with the face. This will either go on the front of the shaft or the back depending on the grip and the preference. If you do not use enough grip solvent the first time, the grip will not be easy to put on. Check around in your area to see if you can watch a professional regrip a club before you try it yourself. You will be able to twist the grip slightly after you have put it on before it sets. I suggest you watch someone in person regrip before you try it yourself.

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You should use mineral spirits for grip solvent. The arrows and lines on the grips are there so you can line them up with the face. This will either go on the front of the shaft or the back depending on the grip and the preference. If you do not use enough grip solvent the first time, the grip will not be easy to put on. Check around in your area to see if you can watch a professional regrip a club before you try it yourself. You will be able to twist the grip slightly after you have put it on before it sets. I suggest you watch someone in person regrip before you try it yourself.

 

If you're going to put on wrap grips I don't think there's a need. You'll see some grips like the Winn G7s/G8s that have different patterns which means you should align them. It's extremely easy to do. I didn't watch anyone before hand although I did find a video here: http://www.dynacraftgolf.com/Dynacraft/cus...n/CUSTOM_PAGE_5 At the bottom you'll see a link for how to regrip your clubs. If you want to practice buy a cheap grip first and put it on a spare club you have lying around.

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It is easy.

1. cut the old grip off

 

2. apply double sided tape over old tape, by wrapping it around

 

3. Take the new grip, fill it with petrol (or some solvent), and shake it, but be sure to put your thumb in front of the two holes to stop it from squirting.

 

4. Pour what you mixed in the grip onto the shaft from the top.

 

5. Put the club toe on a wall.

 

6. Take the grip and push it on the shaft as hard as you can by pushing down (don't worry your club will not break)

 

7. Aligin your grip lines as you wish.

 

8. Let it dry.

 

Those are Fran's 8 simple steps to DIY gripping!

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If you're going to put the toe of the club against a wall you'd better make sure your club isn't going through the sheet rock. Buy yourself a good clamp and use mineral spirits so you don't have to put up with the smell or get water-activated tape.

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I have been regripping my clubs for several years now and the one piece of advice I would offer is to use plenty of solvent on the inside of the grip and over the tape. If the grip is not slipping right on you did not use enough solvent. In the beginning I actually ruined a grip trying to force it on. Solvent is cheap compared to a grip. If the grip and tape are well lubricated it will slip on with minimal effort.

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It is easy.

1. cut the old grip off

 

2. apply double sided tape over old tape, by wrapping it around

 

3. Take the new grip, fill it with petrol (or some solvent), and shake it, but be sure to put your thumb in front of the two holes to stop it from squirting.

 

4. Pour what you mixed in the grip onto the shaft from the top.

 

5. Put the club toe on a wall.

 

6. Take the grip and push it on the shaft as hard as you can by pushing down (don't worry your club will not break)

 

7. Aligin your grip lines as you wish.

 

8. Let it dry.

 

Those are Fran's 8 simple steps to DIY gripping!

 

 

With all due respects, have a Professional clubfitter show you how it is done

 

item (2) If you add double sided tape over the old tape you will be increasing your grip thickness by at least 1/32 and possibly 1/16" (depending on your tape)

 

item (6) By doing this in all likelihood you will strectch out the grips then you have a set of clubs with different thicknesses. Not good for your game.

 

Also item (6) Back in South Africa I could push against the wall with the club as the walls were made of Brick, but here is the god ol USA the largest quantity of houses have dywall sheeting on the interior, if you push the club against the drywall you WILL have a hole in it.

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Grip Blowing Instructions

 

 

 

To install a grip: clamp the shaft in a vise, apply 8" section of masking tape to shaft covering the butt, dip mouth of grip in soapy water or mineral spirits to a depth of 1/4 to 1/2 ", start mouth of grip onto shaft in usual way, put blowgun nozzle tip into vent hole of grip, hold grip near mouth, apply burst of air while guiding the grip mouth onto shaft. The grip will slide on. It takes a little practice to learn how long the burst of air should be. Air goes down inside of shaft, tries to escape out of the grip, grip expands and will slide on. Remove the air gun from the vent hole while holding the grip fully down the shaft. To align a grip, apply a short burst of air while rotating grip to desired alignment. Start it right and you can skip alignment! This method is the easiest for installing grips on oversize butt Taylor Made Bubble shafts. No special tools are needed for this installation.

 

To remove a grip: Place the "protector tube" (IMPORTANT) over grip, punch through tape behind the vent hole (my tool is a piece of pegboard hook pressed into a hole part way through a golf ball and sharpened to a point on a belt sander), if grip tape was used to install grip shoot some solvent (mineral spirits) into the vent hole, put the blowgun nozzle tip into vent hole, apply long burst of air, the grip will expand in the "protector tube" as the air bubble travels down the shaft and tries to escape from the mouth of the grip and "pop" out the mouth (place a rag over shaft to catch the solvent (if used) spray. If air doesn't reach the mouth of grip, remove the blowgun and reapply solvent or roll back the mouth of the grip, rolling it back to the original position before applying air. Once "popped" you can remove the "protector" apply bursts of air while twisting and gently pulling the grip off the shaft. Twist while applying air! You will know where the twisting is needed (if not needed, grip will just slide off shaft on cushion or air). Process is "testy" on thin grips so roll back the mouth area as described on grips like Callaway OEM, Tour Velvet, and dried out grips (cut these off). All others can be saved 99% or more of the time as your skill at this method improves. If grips were installed by using MASKING TAPE as explained above you can easily save Winn grips. Winn grips on regular double stick have a save rate of approx. 90%.

 

Side notes: Shafts that have been butt cut with a tube cutter may be rough edged and require smoothing or covering the butt with masking tape before starting a grip. Do not bend Winn grips while during installation, lead them on close to the mouth end while applying air.

 

When removing Winn grips it is not necessary to use the protector tube.

With Winn grips you must add small bursts of air until the butt of the grip is freed from the shaft. Continue to give small bursts of air to the grip while gently twisting the grip in the direction that does not unwrap the grip. If you encounter resistance of air travel through the grip cover the air gun nozzle with a rag and remove the air gun from the grip. Once the air gun is removed from the grip you should add grip solvent through the grip vent hole and continue the removal process.

 

Installing the Blowgun Tip

The blowgun tip is made to fit a standard blowgun such as a Campbell Hausfeld model MP2167. These blowguns are readily available at hardware and home improvement centers.

1. To properly install the tip remove the tip that comes with the blowgun.

2. Screw the new tip into the blow gun.

 

This completes the assembly of the blowgun tip.

 

The provided “protector tube” will fit over all grips except jumbo oversized putter grips. These grips have extremely thick walls and can be removed in the same manner as Winn grips.

 

CAUTION: If a grip starts to swell excessively or bubble during removal without the “protector tube” being used, immediately withdraw the blow gun from the grip vent hole.

 

 

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