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  • Never / replace grips

    26 27.96%
  • Once a season

    14 15.05%
  • Every 3 months

    15 16.13%
  • Once a month

    26 27.96%
  • Once a week

    9 9.68%
  • After every game

    3 3.23%
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    Albatross TourIQ is on a distinguished road TourIQ's Avatar
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    Grip Cleaning - the 'Secret' Method

    TRUST ME this is the SECRET. No finer cleaner on the planet, your grips will last 2-3X's or even 3-5X's longer when used regularly (monthly, weekly). Why regrip at higher cost, if all your grips need is a regular cleaning (routine maintenance) with the correct product.

    USA based product:
    Black Magic Bleche-Wite, America's #1 Tire Cleaner, 32 oz spray bottle UPC: 77249 01064 - it costs ~ $5 a bottle or $3.69 USD on sale.
    this is the product I use, with its New & Improved Formula
    or
    Westley's Bleche-Wite, The Original Tire Cleaner, 32 oz spray bottle UPC: 77249 00555 - it costs ~ $5 a bottle.

    Canada based product:
    Simoniz® Tire Cleaner with Bleche-Wite, 946 ml spray bottle, Canadian Tire product #39-0716-8, - it costs $10 a bottle.

    I started to use the Westley's product, but now onto the Black Magic (made by same company). One 32 oz bottle will last most golfers a lifetime. I have not used the Simoniz® product, but understand it might be rebranded from the Westley's (or Black Magic) formulation, as they both contain the secret formula Bleche-Wite.

    TOOLS and CONSUMABLES:
    1. Wooden tee
    2. Bleche-Wite tire cleaner
    3. Nylon scrub brush
    4. Kitchen sink
    5. micro-fibre towel
    6. Beer
    7. Understanding wife

    INSRUCTIONS:
    1. PUT tee in grip end of club, so water does not go down shaft.
    2. DIP nylon scrub brush once in water to get it wet.
    3. TURN water on faucet (i.e., luke warm + slow trickle).
    4. SOAK grip under faucet (i.e., kitchen sink works great).
    5. SQUIRT 10 to 12 drops of Bleche-Wite down full length of grip.
    6. Using nylon brush, SCRUB complete grip several times/turns.
    NOTE: You are removing oils and dirt, reactiviting rubber.
    7. RINSE grip under faucet to remove Bleche-Wite residue.
    8. IF grip real dirty
    AND you did not notice suds,
    THEN REPEAT steps 4 to 7 until grip rubber totally clean.
    9. Using your fingers, REPEL water off grip and REMOVE wooden tee.
    10. Using micro-fibre towel, DRY grip to remove water beads.
    11. POSITION club upright to air dry.
    12. GRAB a beer and marvel at your handiwork.
    13. TRANSPORT golf club to golf bag.
    14. CLEAN-UP small mess you made in kitchen.
    15. TAKE wife out to dinner to offset money saved.
    16. REPORT back to thread regarding 'how good' this secret is

    This procedure is written to follow Nuclear PPA protocol.
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    Kind regards, Harry

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    7 Wood hx101 is on a distinguished road
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    Too much work...
    Hot water with dish soap and a stiff brush... Done.......

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    7 Wood hx101 is on a distinguished road
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    Too much work...
    Hot water with dish soap and a stiff brush... Done....... Gets the grease and other off the grips, like new again and sticky......

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    Lint free cloth and Windex. Works like a charm.

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    I used soap & water for years, tire cleaner with Bleche-Wite is simply amazing at getting grips super clean / super tacky.
    Soap is not recommended by some grip manufacturers (ex, Lamkin N-DUR), since soap can leave a residue on the grips.
    Quote Originally Posted by hx101 View Post
    Hot water with dish soap and a stiff brush... Done.......
    Kind regards, Harry

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    Quote Originally Posted by hx101 View Post
    Too much work...
    Hot water with dish soap and a stiff brush... Done....... Gets the grease and other off the grips, like new again and sticky......
    I use sand paper first when they are slick. Then I follow your method. They come out just like new.
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    This works great, the grips feel near new when your done. I did soap/water for years but this works so much better.
    No more work, substitute tire cleaner for soap and continue as usual

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    It works so great since dish soap is made for grime on china dishes while tire cleaner is made for grime on rubber (ie, grips are rubber compound).
    You need the formulation of tire cleaner with the 'Secret' ingredient Bleche-Wite or it won't work as described. I really like the Black Magic with Bleche-Wite I got out of the states. Westley's with Bleche-Wite will be the same.
    Quote Originally Posted by davevandyk View Post
    This works great, the grips feel near new when your done. I did soap/water for years but this works so much better.
    No more work, substitute tire cleaner for soap and continue as usual
    Kind regards, Harry

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    I went to Golf Works and they installed new grips and are they ever clean!!!

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    Thank Tour IQ, I will give it a try
    Lefty Lucas
    I am abidextrous, I once golfed right-handed and now I shoot left-handed just as badly!

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    Does this work on cord grips? I'm about to find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muddler View Post
    Does this work on cord grips? I'm about to find out.
    Seems to work great.

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    best cleaner... !!!

    19th tee... automatic club cleaners... dip grip... run thru brushes... cloth dry upside down

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    Cool, have not tried that yet. I bought Simoniz tire cleaner with the Bleche-Wite and and I will give it a try
    Lefty Lucas
    I am abidextrous, I once golfed right-handed and now I shoot left-handed just as badly!

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    I had a corded SC grip on an old TeI3 Newport. After 12 applications it came back.
    Kind regards, Harry

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    I simply sprayed the cleaner on the grips, scrubbed lightly and then rinsed off and wiped and the grips looked brand new even after one season of use, crazy good.
    Lefty Lucas
    I am abidextrous, I once golfed right-handed and now I shoot left-handed just as badly!

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    WOW--unbelievable---tried it this morning and it actually works---used a little sandpaper on a couple to remove a little shine---tackiness restored as well. ( Golf Pride Decade 2 colour.) Just saved another 100.00
    Does the 2nd hole-n-one come easier ?

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    Has anyone bought the Canadian Tire version lately? I was in CT the other day and couldn't find that brand. Just curious if I just happened to be in there the day they didn't have any on the shelf, or whether it's hard to find.

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    On a semi-related note, is there a good way to get cigarette smoke out of the grips? A heavy smoker friend of mine is thinking of selling his Pings but I noticed the grips kinda stink. I am guessing you can't get that sort of thing out, but this is a good opportunity to ask the more experienced amongst us...

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    Soap and water
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    I got the Simoniz at CTC in Kanata Quinner, they had tons of them. I just checked and they have 26 in stock. Just ask one of the many helpful staff to direct you to it, cough cough, I found it easily. I am not sure if this is the CTC version you are speaking of though. I used it on my tires as well and it did a very good job.
    Lefty Lucas
    I am abidextrous, I once golfed right-handed and now I shoot left-handed just as badly!

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    Thanks Lucas, I will go back and check tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quinner View Post
    Thanks Lucas, I will go back and check tonight.
    Make sure you get the right one, there are a couple simonuze products, the code is listed above

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    Works like a charm! You can especially see it with white grips.

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    I used some of that GoJo hand cleaner, finger nail brush & warm water then just towel dry. It's a gritty citrus degreaser and works great! Doesn't dry your skin out so not going to harm your grips. Super clean and back to tacky in no time.

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    My friend and I couldn't get the cigarette smell out of the grips his set has. We tried warm water and soap and a good brushing, but they still stink. Any suggestions before he goes hunting for a grip sale?

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    I would try baking soda. Wrap the grips up in a bag with baking soda for a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chieflongtee View Post
    I tried this on the weekend, just water and no Simple Green and it works like a charm. Very fast and easy and the grips look and feel like new.
    Obviously you're not a golfer.

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