Removing over grip residue

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  1. T-Dog5

    T-Dog5 New User

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    Anyone have any tips for removing residue of over grips? I have a bunch of tourna-grip residue that I want to get rid of without damaging the original grip.

    Thanks
     
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  2. gully

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    Not to be a wag, but unwrap the overgrip, throw it away, and replace it with a new one. Works every time. (Overgrips are about the only part of this game that is inexpensive.)

    If you are desperate, you could try scraping with the edge of a ballcan lid. That's what we geezers used to do with leather grips when they were the only option. But I think the reason no one replied to this thread in ten days is that everyone takes the first option.
     
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  3. Tamiya

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    I use a rag dampened in isopropyl alcohol to rub off overgrip remains off
    a serviceable base grip... but sometimes it's also the base grip going mushy

    allow to dry totally before rue wrapping new overgrip


    Also I never leave sweat soaked grips to stew in the bag after play.
    At the least unzip the pointy end of the bag and let the grips poke out to dry.
     
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  4. Engelworks

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    I recently pulled an old Hyper Prostaff 6.1 out from under my bed and took it out to hit. It hadn't been played with in over 10 years so I took off the old tournagrip and put a new one on. There was a lot of old residue like what you experienced, but I found that after a few weeks of playing and changing overgrips, most of the residue came off on its own (stuck to the bottom of the newer overgrips I imagine).
     
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  5. Tamiya

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    10-15yrs is about when all the Polyurethane rubbery base grips all go to mush :(

    Only leather lives for the long run.
     
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  6. Baxter

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    You misunderstood the post. OP wants to clean his grip, not his overgrip. I would try a detergent solution in warm water.
     
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  7. LiquidWhip

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    I normally use a couple of my girlfriend's facial cleansing wipes which she uses to remove her make-up with. Works a treat.
     
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  8. djosbun

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    I read an article where the owner of Priority One was interviewed, and he said he uses lighter fluid for removing residue left behind by overgrips.

    Dave
     
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  9. Overdrive

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    That sounds unsafe unless if you use gloves and apply the fluid on the racquet outside.
     
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    UPDATE: Used lighter fluid and it removed the grip residue. I watered the pallet after a few minutes and let it dry.
     
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  11. Baxter

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    AKA Naptha. It's great for stuff like this.
     
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