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Grip Installation

The key to BestGrips grip installation

Below you will find two guides for installing grips using either water or solvents. You can also use the air method for grip installation. When using air, remember to make sure there are no sharp edges on the shaft and that the grip is lubricated. Expect some grip installation videos in early 2014.

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Grip Installation

Water-Based Grip Installation

Because Best Grips golf grips are engineered for simple slip-on installation, you can install our grips just like you would install any slip-on synthetic grip. Most golf shops will have all of the supplies and tools you will need, however, we recommend using Brampton HF-100 tape activator and our own grip tapes. Brampton is a water-based tape activator that simplifies the installation process and your grips are playable in as little as 15 minutes after installation.

Supplies Needed

  • Grip tape
  • Brampton HF-100 Tape activator
  • Best Grips golf grips

Equipment Needed

  • Vinyl shaft clamp
  • Bench vise
  • Sheetrock, carpet knife or straight-edge knife or heat gun to remove old tape

General Tips (PLEASE READ)

  • Completely cover the grip area on the shaft with tape – do not leave gaps!
  • Take care not to kink or bend the grip when installing. This can move the strapping or even tear the underlast. In most cases, if the underlast is not torn, the strapping can be re-tensioned if moved.
  • Put on right-handed grips with a clockwise motion
  • Counter rotate both ends of the grip to line up the cap and grip logos square with the club face

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HF-100 Advance Grip Tape Activator 5 Step Easy Grip Process

  1. Apply any standard grip tape to shaft. Use enough tape to cover the length of the grip and extend the tape 1/4″ over butt end of the shaft.
  2. Spray a small amount of HF-100 on the grip tape.
  3. Spray a small amount of HF-100 into the grip.
  4. Install the grip by pushing it over the taped end of the shaft.
  5. Wipe off excess HF-100 with a dry cloth. Carefully align the grip so the logo is square with the club face. Grips are playable in as little as 15 minutes.

Solvent-Based Grip Installation

Because BestGrips.com grips are engineered for simple slip-on installation, you can install our grips just like you would install any slip-on synthetic grip. Most golf shops will have all of the supplies and tools you will need. Here is a summary of standard grip installation techniques.

Supplies Needed

  • Grip tape
  • Grip tape solvent
  • BestGrips.com grips

Equipment Needed

  • Vinyl shaft clamp
  • Bench vise
  • Drip pan
  • Sheetrock, carpet knife or straight-edge knife or heat gun to remove old tape

General Tips (PLEASE READ)

  • Use an abundance of solvent!
  • Completely cover the grip with tape – do not leave gaps!
  • Take care not to kink or bend the grip when installing. This can move the strapping or even tear the underlast. In most cases, if the underlast is not torn, the strapping can be re-tensioned if moved.
  • Do not force the grip onto the shaft – if the grip does not slide on in an easy motion, remove the grip and use more solvent!
  • Put on right-handed grips with a clockwise motion
  • Counter rotate both ends of the grip to line up the cap and grip logos square with the club face

Solvent Installation 8 Step Easy Grip Process

  1. Position the golf club in a vinyl shaft clamp and then in a vise. Point the club head straight up.
  2. Use a sheetrock or carpet knife to cut through the old grip and peel away the sides of the grip to remove it.
  3. Peel off the old tape using a straight-edged knife or heat the tape with a heat gun and peel it off.
  4. Apply a strip of grip tape approximately 1 inch shorter than the grip and extended about 1/4 inch over the end. Remove backing, install tape around the shaft and fold over end. DO NOT LEAVE GAPS!
  5. Position a drip pan under the shaft. Place your finger over the air hole in the grip cap (or plug it with a golf tee!) and pour in about 1/2 inch of grip tape solvent. Cover the other end and tip the grip to thoroughly lubricate the inside of the grip. Make sure you use plenty of solvent!
  6. Pour the remaining solvent out of the grip and over the grip tape. Make sure it is wet and don’t forget to use extra solvent!
  7. Repeat 5 & 6
  8. Slide the grip onto the shaft until in is firmly landed onto the top of the shaft. Position the grip so the reminder rib (if applicable) is facing straight down and the logo straight up. Ensure both the logo and the reminder rib are square with the club head.
  9. The winding tension for the leather places a slight torque on the grips. When fitting a wrapped grip to any shaft, if there is any clockwise rotation during installation, it will be necessary to repeat a degree of anti-clockwise rotation at the collar end of the grip which will assist in the aligning of the logo or reminder rib back to square with the face of any club. Now take the club out of the vise and check that the grip is properly lined-up.