How do you prevent a leather grip from looking like hell?

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  1. KerryJ

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    I have leather grips on my Aero Storm's. They have been there for around 4 months and all look terrible now. Filled with sweat they're just gross. I do use an overgrip with them but I sweat through it. Is there some sort of overgrip I can use that will absorb sweat better? I still want to use my VS on top though. By this I mean Leather grip, then absorbent grip, then VS.




    I read the other thread about using a Shamwow, that's a really great idea.
     
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  2. Loco4Tennis

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    shamwow,, :-D thats funny, thats that orange german towel right :-D

    in regards to your question, i think i have a solution for you,
    i use 3 overgrips on my handles, the bottom ones are not always clean, so to keep the dirty overgrip from dirttying the overgrip ontop i wrapp it with the plastic the overgrips come with, just like i would an overgrip,
    seran wrap plastic would work too
    this will prevent any sweat from the top overgrip to sip down to the bottom one in your case
    for me it keep the bottom grip from dirtying the top overgrip, thus when i flip the oevrgrip the underside is still white anb clean,
    i have not left the overgrip for 4 months like you though
    the plastic weights nothing, and its not thick at all, it should keep your bottom natural gut looking knew all the time

    ohh, if you use the overgrip on the bottom and the leather ontop, please disregard everything i said above, would not apply :)
     
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  3. Rorsach

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    This sounds stupid, but it actually works for me.

    I tend to keep the leather hydrated with a bit of lotion (like you would use for your leather seats). This prevents too much sweat seeping into it and it keeps them looking nice and new.
     
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  4. Gmedlo

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    I've heard putting some canola/vegetable oil on it and letting it soak in and dry can help with cleaning and restoring it. Just make sure you wait until it dries to play with it, it gets quite slippery.
     
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  5. 2nd_Serve

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    Why...The look of leather grips won't matter if you use an overgirp all the time. You'll be the only one seeing it. Or the people your with when your changing it.

    But theres the Pro Supex Overgrip. Very thick, and I doubt any sweat will go through that.
     
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  6. ogruskie

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    I'm wondering the same thing. Why would you care how your leather grip looks like if you never even see it?

    Anyway, use thicker overgrips like Wilson Pro or Pro Supex.
     
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  7. tennis_hand

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    just use 2 layers of OG. then no problem for u.
     
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  8. beedlejuice22

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    How do you prevent a leather grip from looking like hell?

    Put wings on it.
     
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  9. ogruskie

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    Indeed. Soak your handle in Red Bull.
     
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