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Hi, I did something and I want to know what you guys think.

 

 

 

I used to put one layer of masking tape on before (under) the grip tape on my dads clubs.

 

 

 

I was out of masking tape and I put the bramptons grip-tape on and I just left the top covering (masking tape like stuff) on. The grip has dried and seems to be sticking.

 

 

 

My Question, will this slip off, is this a bad idea? I just left the top side of the double sticky tape on.

 

 

 

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

 

 

Scott

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If you used regular solvent, it will probably stick fine. If you used brampton's liquid snot, then it'll slip. I blow on grips all the time. 1 layer of plain masking, wet the mouth of the grip with soapy water and stick a compressor gun into the butt hole. Slides on real easy. It's the XXX method of grip installation.

 

Golfwrx member 'Arnie' is the man that has spread the word on this. The nice thing is you can try a grip, blow it on, play it right away, blow it off if you want to try something else.

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That's about it Scott. You need to lube the mouth so it'll slide...then as you GENTLY apply a small burst of air, push the grip on. It'll ride on a cushion of air. When it stops moving, add more air to fully seat. It only needs a little air to ride the shaft so be prudent.

 

The air works best with std rubber grips. Lamkin Dual Densities and GP Dual Durometers tend to stretch out. I use regular solvent for those. You can remove grips too but I usually don't bother if they were installed by someone else.

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Here are the complete instructions I provide with the blowgun tip and protector tube I sell.

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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