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Lloyd Barcenilla
08-10-2006, 03:32 PM
Do you wash overgrips?

if so how?

Lleyton Hewitt
08-10-2006, 03:42 PM
i dint no u could wash overgrips?...i guess u have white ones then....i use black or blue now coz u cant really see the dirt.

Lloyd Barcenilla
08-10-2006, 03:44 PM
i dint no u could wash overgrips?...i guess u have white ones then....i use black or blue now coz u cant really see the dirt.

I read it in another forum, i wasnt sure whether you could wash it? i want wilson pro in another colour or tournagrip with the new feel all the time. Because i love the brand new feel, then it goes horrible,

Anyway... how do i wash grips?

Lleyton Hewitt
08-10-2006, 03:48 PM
i dunno.....

tennis_hand
08-10-2006, 06:14 PM
use a black grip. it lasts longer in terms of imaging and visual impression. :mrgreen:

c_zimma
08-10-2006, 07:16 PM
Yeah, by washing you will lose a lot of feel. Probably not worth it.

LowProfile
08-10-2006, 07:41 PM
You can't wash an overgrip. The purpose of using them is so that you can remove them and throw them away after they get dirty.

Lloyd Barcenilla
08-11-2006, 02:25 AM
thats what i thought, i read it in another forum.

i want wilson pro overgrip in yellow or blue. Does yellow or blue get dirty?

probly try super grap. Is it worth it?

(Im in UK)

Newberry
08-11-2006, 05:11 AM
I use a regular old clorox wipe to clean up my white or yellow overgrips. I usually lay my racquet on a picnic table with the handle hanging off the side. Step on the head and use a "shoeshine" type motion to buff the overgrip.

The disenfectant wipe helps keep the grip from getting "funky".

naturalgut
08-11-2006, 06:08 AM
Washing overgrips doesn't work, it just ruins the grip.

1) The grip doesn't get clean.
2) The absorbent overgrips are easily torn when soaked, and take a decent time to dry.

pchoi04
08-11-2006, 11:48 AM
Its a waste of a time. Most over grips go for like $3 a pack. Just get new ones.

gb93433
08-11-2006, 12:22 PM
Mine gets thoroughly washed with sweat when I play on hot days.

djarc
08-11-2006, 12:23 PM
Well, I tried soaking on in engine degreaser, oxy-clean, and detergent (seperately). They don't get "clean" because the way pro overgrips are constucted the grip traps dirt inside the middle of the grip. Personally, I just use both sides of the og to "double" their life. It's about the same on both sides except that the backside is a little less tacky and slightly more rough. Almost the same though unlike some other overgrips.

Dopke
08-11-2006, 04:39 PM
I'm guessing you would want to wash it to extend the life of one. Rather than washing, if you REALLY wanted to reuse grips, turn it around and use the otherside. It definitely does NOT have the same feel, but it'll get the job done. I've done it once, at the end when I finally replaced it, it was really nasty :P (both sides were dirty).

tennisfanatic
08-12-2006, 11:42 PM
never heard of washing overgrips.... you don't wash overgrips you replace it after it wears out...

Nickswh
08-16-2006, 08:30 PM
I don't know what the point would be in wash over grips. Even if that 30 mins you put into that one stupid overgrip comes out ok, it is going to have no feel or be tacky at all.

Ten.Is
08-16-2006, 08:31 PM
You can wash overgrips???? Why not just buy new ones?

zhan
08-16-2006, 08:31 PM
get a set of new overgrips...
dont be el cheapo grande

zhan
08-16-2006, 08:32 PM
You can wash overgrips???? Why not just buy new ones?
cuz new ones COST MONEY!
and money dont grow on trees

Faber
08-16-2006, 08:57 PM
Grips are wear items... Replace them with new ones!

FuriousYellow
08-16-2006, 09:19 PM
I also heard you can collect all the fuzz on your strings and glue them back onto the balls.

Ten.Is
08-16-2006, 09:20 PM
cuz new ones COST MONEY!
and money dont grow on trees

Oh yea I forgot. :rolleyes:

But seriously whats the point in washing an overgrip? So you can remove all the grip already on there???