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Tacki Mac Command Grips or Tape?

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01-30-2012, 03:23 PM
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I love the tackimac grip.

However, the glue NEVER works for me. It stays slippery and doesn't stick/dry so the grip comes right off. Tried 6 glue strips with 2 different grips. Including new strips from the manufacturer after asking for help.

End up using the brute force approach of sliding it on using a pair of old dull butter knives slid between the shaft and grip to reduce the friction.
Haha, that really stinks.
Do you know the hairspray method of installing?
Used to do this with my bicycle grips when I was a kid. Use some extra hold hairspray(use aerosol can), spray end of stick and inside of grip liberally then quickly slide on.
Worked like a charm on my x60.

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Null, what kind of sticks were you using? One95 type?

I did have a couple that slipped too much when putting down too much water. I usually would just get my finger wet and rub the grip tape, then slide it on.

Also I got a crapload of extra water activated grip tape strips from a golf shop nearby. Worked exactly the same, just had to use two strips.

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Thanks for the advice jonger and Jarick, will try that next time.

I followed the instructions with running under a faucet or from hot water kettle. Even after 24hrs it still didn't take. Might be too much water, but there was no warning about it on instruction or from manufacturer. I did use my finger to"activate" and push off excess water.

Sticks are a Reeebok 6k and a Easton Magnum shaft ($30, but perfect flex and length, and I'm not sad when they snap in two though they've lasted good).

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Thanks for the advice jonger and Jarick, will try that next time.

I followed the instructions with running under a faucet or from hot water kettle. Even after 24hrs it still didn't take. Might be too much water, but there was no warning about it on instruction or from manufacturer. I did use my finger to"activate" and push off excess water.

Sticks are a Reeebok 6k and a Easton Magnum shaft ($30, but perfect flex and length, and I'm not sad when they snap in two though they've lasted good).
I think that was your problem right there. You want to wet the tape just enough so the grip will slide on. Too much water and you run the risk of removing/rinsing off the adhesive. Also, try to avoid using hot water as it can dissolve the adhesive. Use lukewarm or even somewhat cold water.

I still prefer the hairspray method though as its faster and any added girth I can reduce(even though the tape is thin) is a plus.

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