View Full Version : How to put on a Head Calfskin Leather Grip???

08-06-2007, 10:05 PM
So I managed to dig up some Head Calfskin grips, new, for my Prestige Pro's I bought gripless. They came with no sort of backing. I'm used to seeing a sticky strip on the underside of the grip when I've unwrapped them in the past. Do I need to apply some kind of double sided tape under these when I install them?

08-06-2007, 10:10 PM
If there was no sticky stuff underneath, you really should add on some double sided tape. WIthout it, the grip will most likely slip when you are trying to put it on. As expensive as leather grips are, might as well make sure it goes on perfectly.

08-06-2007, 10:45 PM
ive seen many stapled...you might try that to start

my question is...can i get some?!!? lol

08-06-2007, 11:01 PM
Yeah I staple them on. Just using a household stapler does the job. Just make sure the staples is very low down!

08-06-2007, 11:07 PM
So staples, but no double sided tape?

08-06-2007, 11:39 PM
Never used double sided tape, just one staple did the trick. The key was to pull quite firm and get it right. So take your time!

08-07-2007, 05:08 AM
I can actually (re)wrap very old replacement grip whose backing adhesive is nearly gone without any problem, it will not come off as long as the finishing tape at the end is done well. However, the job will always be done much easier if you have good backing. So you'd like to apply some double-side tape onto the back of the grip before you wrap it around the handle.

08-07-2007, 10:58 AM
I never use staples when putting on leather grips. If the grip does not have adhesive backing I use double sided tape and it always works very well.

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08-07-2007, 02:00 PM
Just wrap tight with a little double sided tape