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10 hours ago, blackngold_blood said:

Lol. Part of the reason I was a late adapter was the compressor. I have had a portable air tank for years but not a compressor. I just happen across a portable Dewalt Booster Pack/Air Compressor from my local hardware store on sale and couldn’t resist anymore. This thing is perfect for grips. I set it to 60psi, pull the trigger of my grip gun, and hit start. It slowly builds up pressure while I keeps some pressure on the grip and just wait for it to slip right on.  I bet I have yet to actually get to 60psi and see no way I could blow out a grip with this thing. 

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How about a DIY video of this little guy in action?  I presume you have a lever/trigger air nozzle that jams into the end hole?  I've never done my own re-gripping but definitely want to get set-up to do so.

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16 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

How about a DIY video of this little guy in action?  I presume you have a lever/trigger air nozzle that jams into the end hole?  I've never done my own re-gripping but definitely want to get set-up to do so.

I will try to get something put together this weekend for those interested.  
 

I do have a gun that I got off eBay. The Dewalt Booster/Compressor hose isn’t very long so I just purchased one of them small coil hoses for an extension. 
Here is the gun. 

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3 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

How about a DIY video of this little guy in action?  I presume you have a lever/trigger air nozzle that jams into the end hole?  I've never done my own re-gripping but definitely want to get set-up to do so.

You definitely need to do it!

Want to try a different grip?  Buy one, blow off on of your grips, blow the new one on.  If you don't like it, you can put the old one back on.  

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I have had good fortune getting old taped ones off. If they plug the shaft with some tape originally and the air can get trapped, most will come right off. You can also spray some acetone based degreaser up in there prior to blowing.

Any trouble in blowing off grips installed the traditional method? I'd like to save them if possible..
 
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Hey all.  This thread has my attention and interest in setting up to do my own re-gripping.  I started looking at the various options and found this DIY video.  I may still buy a small air compressor for other home use but, always one looking for the best bang for the buck, I have a similar 12V/120V tire inflator that has the cone nozzle.  Anyone tried this?

He then does another video showing the use of a PVC pipe to protect against bubbling - and for use on removing grips installed the "regular way".  I presume regular way is with solvent and tape?  How can one tell which method was used for the install?  I suppose just using the PVC pipe in all cases makes that a mute issue?

I may swing buy the second hand store and pick up a "get out of the rocks" iron to serve as a test case...none of my current clubs need new grips.

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18 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

Hey all.  This thread has my attention and interest in setting up to do my own re-gripping.  I started looking at the various options and found this DIY video.  I may still buy a small air compressor for other home use but, always one looking for the best bang for the buck, I have a similar 12V/120V tire inflator that has the cone nozzle.  Anyone tried this?

He then does another video showing the use of a PVC pipe to protect against bubbling - and for use on removing grips installed the "regular way".  I presume regular way is with solvent and tape?  How can one tell which method was used for the install?  I suppose just using the PVC pipe in all cases makes that a mute issue?

I may swing buy the second hand store and pick up a "get out of the rocks" iron to serve as a test case...none of my current clubs need new grips.

Ooops I completely blanked the video. Sorry about that I got so caught up in actually getting to play that I spaced the video. I will get one put together this weekend for sure. 

 

 

 

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I have been re-gripping my own clubs for several years now.  I used the grip tape and solvent. I am looking forward to trying it this way. 

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Pure is offering the air gun for free with the purchase of a custom set of grips, offer ends 8/22. https://www.puregrips.com/

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Ok, completed my first DIY regripping project this afternoon.  Easy, beezy, lemon-squeezy!  I replaced the standard size TV360 on my driver, 3w and 5w with the midsize.  I was careful using the hook knife not to slice into the shaft scrim layer.. managed that successfully. The 3w and 5w were the original OEM grips and had spiral tape below.  Those came off quite readily.  The driver shaft took a little more time but not too bad.

I used Blue Painter tape (1.88 width) to make the one wrap and it works perfect at covering the entire circumference without overlap or gap. One of the DIY videos on changing grips with compressed air showed using a tiny bit of grip solvent to aid the process.  I set the regulator to 40 psi and, using short bursts, slid the grip on.  Upon inspection, I noted that it could be twisted a little... No Bueno.

So, I used the air pistol and slid it right back off.  I removed/replace the tape and blew out the grip to dry any residual solvent.  The second install was much better but it still could be twisted towards the butt end.  So, I moved onto the 5w but did not use the solvent... ROCK SOLID and it was not difficult to move into position.  Repeated that wit the driver and it too was good.  So, I grab one of the other grips and re-did the 3w again... perfect.

Now, perhaps the solvent would have eventually evaporated and it would have been fine but my lesson learned is not to use grip solvent - it's not needed.

The GP Align TV midsize (same ones on the new ZX5's) were supposed to have arrived today but didn't.  I'm going to change the original PING ID8 grip on my 56/12 to match the set as I'm loving the new grips.  That will require a little more care getting the "align feature" in the correct position, but using air makes things super easy.

Lastly, I have to mention how crazy quiet the new compressor is.  I opted for the Harbor Freight Fortress, 2 gal/135psi unit (vs. the 1 gal) and it is really well constructed, works great... and really quiet.  If you hate the noise most of the pancake models create, here is the answer 👍.

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I forgot to ask those of you who do the air compressor method if any particular brand of tape is preferred?  I used a brand new roll of ACE Hardware Blue Painter Tape; which just happened to be what I had in our "paint supplies" box.  

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I hope that this suggestion isn't TOO radical for My Golf Spy,

but I've discovered the BEST way to re-grip golf clubs.

Leave the clubs at the pro shop and tell them which grips that you want installed.

Over decades, I have NEVER run into a problem employing this method!

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22 hours ago, fixyurdivot said:

I forgot to ask those of you who do the air compressor method if any particular brand of tape is preferred?  I used a brand new roll of ACE Hardware Blue Painter Tape; which just happened to be what I had in our "paint supplies" box.  

I don't think it matters. I don't use tape, my grips go on nekkid.

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I was a distributor for Pure for years and yes the compressor is the way to go.  Home depot, Lowes, Sam's Club or Costco all will have the small compressors.  Mine ramps up to 100 psi  and makes regripping  very easy.  Good luck with it and I would recommend buying the Pure gripping tool.  Pricey but excellent.

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Well, I was setting up to install the GP Align midsize grip on my Glide 2.0 wedge and noted that the stock PING wedge grip is about 1" longer...🤔

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A quick search and I now see that these are "Dyla-Wedge" grips - an extra length grip offering the ability to choke down if desired.  They also have a less tapered foregrip section.

I grabbed my ZX5 AW with the GP Align and did a little choke down swing test comparison.  I guess I don't find myself choking down that often or much and don't see it as an issue.  The new PW and AW feel great, so I'm just going with it... but it did cause me to stop and rethink the plan...  learn something new everyday 😄.

I am going to install with compressed air and a couple of the DIY's suggest it's not as easy to get the align feature, well, aligned using this method.  I'm up for the challenge and will report back with the results.

 

 

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On 9/5/2021 at 6:53 AM, fixyurdivot said:

I forgot to ask those of you who do the air compressor method if any particular brand of tape is preferred?  I used a brand new roll of ACE Hardware Blue Painter Tape; which just happened to be what I had in our "paint supplies" box.  

I don't think it matters. My last roll was Scotch Blue.  

Another point... I like to replace the tape when I regrip, but I go 18-24 months before I regrip with Pure Grips.  I didn't replace the tape when I first changed my grips, and the next time the tape was a little hard and more difficult to remove.  So, I go fresh tape each time.

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Well, I can see where the solvent method has a little advantage over the compressed air when installing the "reminder" or newer external Align feature grips.  The install went fine but did require a couple of nudges with the air gun to get the align feature nice and straight. The solvent allows you to twist and turn for a bit until it sets up.  Doable with air, just a bit more clumsy as you have to be managing the air gun.

Before I removed the PING installed grip, I put a magic marker line, in-line with their factory position.  The DIY videos discuss getting the feature in proper alignment with the clubs leading edge, but I can see where this can be a bit guess-work.  For those of you who do lots of installs with align or reminder feature grips, any tricks in assuring one gets the correct clocking position?

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It just takes a little practice with the compressor.  Now I use grips that don't require tape so the alignment process is a snap.  I use Pure grips, Star grips or Tacki Mac none of which require tape plus they are all made here in the good old USA!!

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3 - 5 Tour Edge Exotics EX9 Hybrids 18*, 22*, & 25* w/ AeroTech i80 SteelFiber Reg. Shaft

6 - PW - Callaway Apex w/ AeroTech i80 SteelFiber Reg. Shaft - Standard length & lofts 

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On 9/7/2021 at 3:49 PM, fixyurdivot said:

For those of you who do lots of installs with align or reminder feature grips, any tricks in assuring one gets the correct clocking position?

I blew on a SuperStroke grip on my putter (alignment mattered, to get the flat side perpendicular to the face) and a regular SuperStroke grip on my SW and Driver that has a faux seam on the back side (the OCD in me meant alignment mattered). Assuming you have the club secured in a vice or similar, just "puff" air into the grip and gently rotate until you are satisfied with the alignment. If it turns out a little off, put it back in the vice and tweak until you are satisfied. Gentle puffs of air make it pretty easy to rotate into position.

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3 hours ago, MaxEntropy said:

Gentle puffs of air make it pretty easy to rotate into position.

Yea, gentle puffs being key to the air install.  Fortunately I looked at a handful of DIY videos and fellow spy posts saved me from what no doubt many first timers experience 😲.  I also found myself holding the grip too far forward after getting it started - choking off the air flow.  Then, not realizing the nozzle/stinger had butted itself against the end of the shaft and not allowing further advance of the grip 😄.  

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1 hour ago, fixyurdivot said:

Yea, gentle puffs being key to the air install.  Fortunately I looked at a handful of DIY videos and fellow spy posts saved me from what no doubt many first timers experience 😲.  I also found myself holding the grip too far forward after getting it started - choking off the air flow.  Then, not realizing the nozzle/stinger had butted itself against the end of the shaft and not allowing further advance of the grip 😄.  

Now you got it!!  Next time it's a piece of cake.

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