I know hot glue works all right to prevent damages to the racket.Quick question when installing a replacement grip how many of you actually staple it into the butt cap? does it feel more secure when you do that than not? and what gauge staple are you using?
thanks in advance
i use the stanley TR250 staple gun and it drives staples with enough force that it sinks deep enough into the leather so that the wrap is flush.^^^ I agree. If you wrap the replacement grip right you should not need to staple it. Though USRSA requires a staple be used to secure the grip. My only problem with that is most of the time when I do staple the head sticks out. I either have to remove and try again, or hit it with a tack hammer.
i, too, try to reuse when i can. most of my racquets are old and often the staples are rusted or break due to old age when i remove them.If I can save the staple, I try to reuse it in the same holes. That's where micro pliers and a tack hammer comes in handy.
Agree on items 1 & 3. Luckily for me, I've done some home projects that have 'warranted' the purchase of a pneumatic stapler .I always remove it and have never replaced it. I have used double sided tape to replace grips but not staples. I always use staples on the butt cap.
I used golf grip tape but the last time I put on pallets for someone the had some double sided tape that was like gum. You put the tape on with the paper then remove the paper. The gum stays on the pallet and it is very thin. Then you place the pallet on. That could work for grips too but it would be harder to get off if you replace the grip.On the double sided tape, what do you use? I've wanted to use it, but all I can find are either the Scotch double sided (which seemed useless), or the thick mounting tape.
Yeah, a little spray on the pallet (and the grip itself), slightly more liberal on the buttcap and on the top of the pallet, let it sit for a few minutes, and it sticks like fly paper.