Originally Posted by downs_chris
so you removed that sticky plastic wrap under the leather grip? this may be a dumb question, but is the only thing holding the buttcap to the actual racquet, those 2 little staples holding the leather grip onto the base?
No, there are four staples on the "corner" bevels closer to the opposite side from the grip staples.
I removed the plastic because I wanted to shim up the handle slightly to make the butt cap tighter. I figured it would be more consistent to do the whole handle than just under the butt cap. It seemed to me that the tape and the plastic were about the same thickness, so I didn't think it would change the size of the grip. Having the wrap under the butt cap seems to take up the slack that caused the squeak.