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I have been regripping my own clubs for years now, but I am trying to regrip my SIM Max 3 wood, and the tape seems to have meshed into the graphite lol I kid, but I usually flame it then peel it by hand. I spent almost an hour and barely even got a quarter of it gone. If someone knows an easier method without damaging the shaft, or getting a new shaft ( that did cross my mind), I will be really grateful. Thank you 

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Meshed into the graphite? That's new lol

Usually the tape is so old and hard that it peels right off. When not, I use some adhesive remover and rub it off. Nail polish remover works on steel shafts, not sure if it will damage the graphite surface.

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Not sure if this is a special weird case, but in general a heat gun on low just to soften up the tape and glue and then peal off.  If you have sticky gunk left on it after the tape is gone try getting some Goo Gone.  Spray it on and let it sit a minute then wipe off with paper towels.  Might have to work on it for a little bit.

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33 minutes ago, Kanoito said:

Meshed into the graphite? That's new lol

Usually the tape is so old and hard that it peels right off. When not, I use some adhesive remover and rub it off. Nail polish remover works on steel shafts, not sure if it will damage the graphite surface.

Yes I’ve never had this problem before, I just cannot seem to get under it and when I do it just won’t peel in strips instead it just falls apart, so either Taylormade uses really good adhesive or I just have a really stubborn piece lol

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I used a cheap heat gun on low setting 

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I use a mini torch to very lightly heat up the tape. Like not very long at all, and just quickly moving the torch along the tape. Shaft should still be comfortable to touch bare handed, otherwise too long. 

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12 hours ago, TBT said:

I used a cheap heat gun on low setting 

Same here - and never had a problem removing tape.

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Update, thank for all the advice, I was finally able to strip all the tape off. I literally burned my fingers because I had to peel as it was hot otherwise none came off, but with Johnnie Walker to help the grip is on and I did not give the shaft the chop. I really do appreciate the advice 🍻

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