DIY Re-gripping

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Stuart_Wales

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Is this a balls-ache, or doable? Seen a few youtube videos and it looks simple enough. Anyone had any bad experiences?
 

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Yep it's easy, no need for a vice either, yes it's nice if you have one but I have always manged easily without one. you will need a craft knife, double sided tape ( available from the pro or online) a bottle of white spirit and a few rags. Take your time and you will be fine, just let them set overnight before using them.
 

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First one can be a little frustrating but it really is easy enough once you get going an easy way to save a few quid and gives great satisfaction to have tacky brand new grips.
 

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Really easy to do. Done it several times on my own clubs as well as a bunch of other people clubs, as it was my only task while working summers at the local golf club. Just make sure you use enough white spirit ;)
 

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Get a good quality double sided tape. I was re-gripping some clubs the other week and ran out so I popped up to B&Q to get some. It was not like the good stuff that can be purchased for re-gripping. My grip would not slide over it properly and it ended getting stuck half way on, that was a grip being cut back off before it was even fully fitted.............:mmm:

But it is easy to do, I re-gripped everything in ym signature in 30 minutes.
 

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I fancy a bash at this also, so what tape and tools to buy experienced fellas? and any do's and don't tips for people who are terrible at DIY and never done it before?
 

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I fancy a bash at this also, so what tape and tools to buy experienced fellas? and any do's and don't tips for people who are terrible at DIY and never done it before?
Grips and grip tape from Gamola
White spirit
Curved Stanley blades to cut the old grips off ( always cut away from yourself to prevent injury)

A decorators hot air gun can help to remove the old tape.

Plenty of videos on Youtube to show how it's done.

It's very satisfying replacing your grips yourself.
 

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Grips and grip tape from Gamola
White spirit
Curved Stanley blades to cut the old grips off ( always cut away from yourself to prevent injury)

A decorators hot air gun can help to remove the old tape.

Plenty of videos on Youtube to show how it's done.

It's very satisfying replacing your grips yourself.
Thanks, theres grip tape in different sizes, lengths and quality- whats best?
same applies for the grip solvent they sell- which one?
the curved blade is £20, get that or better at B&Q?
shaft protector- worth it?
 

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Easy peasy lemon squeazy but I'm a lazy git. My pro doesn't carry a big range and so I tend to order via Gamola and pay him for labour to stick them on
Out of interest, how much does he charge you for putting on a grip?
£20 a set. As I get the grips cheap on Gamola it works out cheaper. Truth be told he probably gives them to the assistant to do but as long they are fitted properly I don't care
 

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Thanks, theres grip tape in different sizes, lengths and quality- whats best?
same applies for the grip solvent they sell- which one?
the curved blade is £20, get that or better at B&Q?
shaft protector- worth it?
2" tape, any white spirit which you can get from B&Q at the same time as the stanley knife with the curved blade. Sorted.
 

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Thanks, theres grip tape in different sizes, lengths and quality- whats best?
same applies for the grip solvent they sell- which one?
the curved blade is £20, get that or better at B&Q?
shaft protector- worth it?
These blades:http://www.gamolagolf.co.uk/acatalog/Hook_Utility_Blades.html

White spirit from B&Q is every bit as good and cheaper than the specialist solvent.

I've never used a shaft protector.

I just buy the individual 2" strips of tape. As many as you need.
 

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just ordered 2 grips for my wedges and the 14 club 2" tape and solvent kit. 12 quid delivered for the lot from gamola. that will do for me as also got 2 putters to regrip.

it really is a doddle cos if I can do it any one can! :thup:
 

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Wicked, i'll be trying this soon then! Whats the rough price I should be paying for a grip?
Anywhere from 5 to 15 pounds per grip, Putter grips usually alot more. Most retailers do discount prices if you buy grips for all your irons f.ex. 8 for 36 pounds
 
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