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Old 10-02-2005, 08:47 AM
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Default Re: Grips- Need Info

Oil-based solvents can dissolve or soften your grips so WD-40 is a bad idea.

Just because you got away with it once, with a certain type of grip, doesn't make it a good idea.
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Old 10-02-2005, 08:59 AM
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try alchohol next time....
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Old 10-02-2005, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by mtk
Why? As I said, Rubber Cement seems to bond grips more than adequately to the bars and is WAY easier to remove. Dried on grip glue is about impossible to remove without a sandblaster. Now I'll grant you that I've done very few sets myself with this method, but the gentleman who gave me the tip has done plenty and never had one move. I also don't pressure wash near the grip ends, but I wouldn't do that regardless of the method used to secure them as it is just asking to get water under them. Rain, mud, and such doesn't seem to effect it at all.
Didn't see your post on rubber cement. That's a fine substitute.
But, what i use to remove grip glue is acetone. Works amazingly. Put some on and just wipe off the glue.
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Old 10-02-2005, 11:48 AM
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I agree with KKXR400R, I use spray paint also and it works great. Just use a gloss type, not flat. (I use the same color as my bars)The chemicals in the gloss makes it alot stickier. Just spray an even light coat, not too dry, not too wet on the bar/throttle tube.Then spray some inside the grip evenly. Slide the grips on & spin them around about 1/2 - 1 turn and position them to your liking. Thay stay kind of loose for a while (just like grip glue) after about an hour they won't budge. They can be difficult to remove without cutting them off, and there is absolutely no unwanted build-up to clean off the next time you replace your grips.

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Old 10-02-2005, 11:59 AM
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I still say, JUST USE GRIP GLUE grip glue is probably your safest bet.
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