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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.

If you are installing grips on a shaft with a butt diameter larger than .600″, like a UST Recoil or an Aldila Rogue, please call us (866-687-2291) before installing.

Installation Video Guide

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 tear the underlast. 
  • 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

Interested in Tapeless Installation?

  • Contact us for more information.
  • Call 1 (866) 687-2291

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.  A shot of WD-40 may help.
  3. Spray a small amount of HF-100 into the grip.  A shot of WD-40 may help
  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 seam 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 tear the underlast. 
  • 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 grips with a clockwise motion
 

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 down!
  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 slightly shorter than the grip and extended about 1/4 inch over the butt end. Remove backing, install tape around the shaft and fold over end. DO NOT LEAVE GAPS!
  5. Position a drip pan under the shaft. Plug it with a golf tee (this important!) and pour in about 1 inch of grip tape solvent into the grip. 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!  The use of a smalll amount of wd-40 may help.
  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 seam is positioned to your liking and is up. Ensure the seam is where you want it in reference to the club head.
  9. Now take the club out of the vise and check that the grip is properly lined-up.

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