New Leather Replacement Grips Without Adhesive Backing

#1
Have any of you ever purchased leather replacement grips the come without adhesive backing? If so, have you experienced problems with such grips, or did you apply your own adhesive backing? This is the first time I have ever received leather replacement grips without adhesive backing, and I'm wondering if the adhesive is even necessary.
 
#2
There's a few different ways you can do it. You can buy your own double sided tape and apply it to the back of the grip. You can put double sided tape on one or two sides of the handle and then wrap it from there. Or you can staple the end to the butt cap then just wrap it without any double sided tape. You will want something to hold the end in place as you start wrapping the replacement grip though.
 
#4
Have any of you ever purchased leather replacement grips the come without adhesive backing? If so, have you experienced problems with such grips, or did you apply your own adhesive backing? This is the first time I have ever received leather replacement grips without adhesive backing, and I'm wondering if the adhesive is even necessary.
I personally like the adhesive, makes it easier to get started IME.

I use Wilson leather replacement grips, which have adhesive.
 
#6
I put saran wrap over the bare handle before the (TW) leather. I usually secure the starting end with a small piece of tape and the tightness of the wrap keeps the grip in place. Otherwise when it's time to replace the leather, the handle can get really nasty sticky.
 
#7
Thanks for all the excellent replies. I will have to post a video of the leather grip I have that comes without adhesive backing. I think I will try a few centimeters of double-sided tape at the butt end and not line the entire length. If it ends up slipping after some use, I'll reapply with double-sided tape along the entire length.
 
#8
There's a few different ways you can do it. You can buy your own double sided tape and apply it to the back of the grip. You can put double sided tape on one or two sides of the handle and then wrap it from there. Or you can staple the end to the butt cap then just wrap it without any double sided tape. You will want something to hold the end in place as you start wrapping the replacement grip though.
I think I just now understood one of your interesting methods. Instead of lining the entire grip with double-sided tape (my 3M extremely thin double-sided tape for LCD screens is very expensive), put a strip of double-sided tape on just one or two bevels of the handle. Brilliant idea. Thanks.
 
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