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    Club Re-gripping

    I finished re-gripping my clubs today. Youtube is wonderful and helped a lot. The hardest part was removing the old tape. It was my first time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1800Duffers View Post
    I finished re-gripping my clubs today. Youtube is wonderful and helped a lot. The hardest part was removing the old tape. It was my first time.
    It can be a PITA if it's been on for awhile but a good heat gun can help loosen it off.

    It's a good feeling to be able to do something like this and you then realize why you've never done it before.
    I got a fever. And the only prescription is more golf equipment.

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    I used a hair dryer about half way through the clubs, should have used it from the start.

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    If you have an old shaft kicking around you could easily build the following.
    Along with a heat gun it makes the job a lot easier
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    Will that scratch the shaft?

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    Not if you don't run it at too steep of an angle. Chrome no problem. Graphite needs a little more TLC but no
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    See https://www.golfworks.ca/the-golfwor...pper/p/gw1101/ questions and answers comments.
    If you're in no hurry you could also let them soak in solvent for 30 minutes or so. If you did so you probably wouldn't have to use a heat gun.
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    Good advice for next time, thanks.

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    I would suggest anyone without a fair bit of experience use that tool on a graphite shaft.
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    Just hope you line up the 2 little white lines. One on top of the grip and the other at the bottom And always a good idea to tap the butt end of the club slightly to ensure the grip is seated all the way down. Slightly emphasized
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffc View Post
    I would suggest anyone without a fair bit of experience use that tool on a graphite shaft.
    I am sure you meant NOT
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chieflongtee View Post
    I am sure you meant NOT
    yep, not. I have scratched graphite shafts with a knife taking off grips in my younger days. That tool in the wrong hands can do a lot of damage.
    I got a fever. And the only prescription is more golf equipment.

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    I put a piece of tape near the bottom of the original grip and put a sharpie line following the old grip line in case my eyesight was off.

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    If you have an old shaft kicking around you could easily build the following.
    Along with a heat gun it makes the job a lot easier
    I made my own with an old shaft and then hollowed out a golf ball and glued it on for the handle. Works beautifully. As recommended in other posts, graphite shafts are better off without the use of this tool to prevent damaging the shaft.

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    Tried it again this morning on an old shaft. Removed the shaft label without a scratch. And even if you did you'd just remove a little bit of paint which would be covered by grip tape and and a grip. And the little amount that would be removed would be less than the amount you are removing when the shaft tip is abraded for epoxying the shaft into the head
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    Looking for a free shaft to make a tape remover, I live in Orleans.

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    Jeff hit the nail on the head..."It's a good feeling to be able to do something like this and you then realize why you've never done it before".

    After all these years I finally decided I was going to do my own re-gripping - ordered the necessary supplies from GolfWorks....received them Tuesday. Main item was $101.00....the shaft clamp (which works incredibly well). With solvent, tape, some hook blades and tape striping tool, the total cost with tax was $168.00 (shipping was $15.00, but normally I'd head out to Industrial Ave). Plus a paint tray.

    Found a good set up video on YouTube. Very easy to build. Doesn't take up much room and it's portable. All you really need is a flat surface and a wall.

    Had never re-gripped a club before.....did a couple of practice runs on an old iron and I was ready to do my three wedges and two hybrids. In my humble opinion the results were as good as, or better, than paying $5.00/grip locally. No more grip logo not lining up perfectly for your eye, or that bit of grip tape showing at bottom of grip, or a bit too much play at butt end of grip.

    As was said, a hair dryer works nicely to get the old tape off, but decided to buy a heat gun (a Porter-Cable for $60.00 from Amazon - will get Saturday).

    The biggest hassle for me is separating the two sided tape from it's backing....but it eventually comes!

    I think it's O.K. to re-grip the odd club indoors, but I think I'll move my operation to the garage......the fumes from the solvent not the best for indoor use.

    Overall, very glad I made the move. Apart from the satisfaction of doing the job yourself, and the fact that the cost investment will eventually pay for itself, best thing is not having to make separate trips to your local golf shop to have your clubs re-gripped.

    And for those of you that know me, there's no truth I've ever said......"What's re-gripping? Easier just to buy new clubs all the time".
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    Nice setup Chris! A vice works well as well and you can buy the rubber shaft holder as well for a few bucks
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffc View Post
    Nice setup Chris! A vice works well as well and you can buy the rubber shaft holder as well for a few bucks
    I cut an old grip in half and doubled it up and used it as a shaft holder in a vice.
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    Very nice set up CEDLA. Did you buy the catch pan as well?
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    No, just improvised with the paint tray. But I imagine I'll buy an actual catch pan some day.

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    Grip tape remover

    When using a grip tape remover it makes the job a lot easier if you have a nail or what have you to keep the shaft in a horizontal position while scraping away
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    question: my stainless steel grip solvent gun seems to be blocked. it was purchased at golfworks years ago. anyone had this problem before?

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    I had one and returned it. You might want to try unblocking it by blowing air into it. I use a compressor and/or the blade style remover to remove grips. My next experiment will be a meat injector. Nothing worse than grip tape remaining inside the grip after using the blade.
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