Originally Posted by esgee48
If you ever restored an old baseball or softball mitt, there's a dressing that you can get to restore the leather. Sporting goods stores normally carry this stuff next to their mitts or bats. Since the grip is new, applying a very small amount (2-3 drops) may help restore the feel.
I've never tried castor oil, but have tried vegetable oil. Seems to work, but turned slightly rancid from sweat. Wondered about using linseed oil.
this recommendation comes specifically from the instructions that come w/ the Balmforth Fairway grips. after cleaning, apply castor oil to the leather grip to restore tack. since this is a new grip, anuirut needs only apply castor oil.