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    How do you save a SS grip on an Odyssey putter?

    I bought a brand new White Hot RX 2-Ball putter yesterday. These things are getting harder and harder to find in LH so I grabbed a 35" and I play 34".

    I typically use a needle gun with solvent to save grips but will it work with this type of grip? It is a bit thicker and will the grip just absorb the solvent?

    I haven't had much luck in the past with other smaller Super Stroke grips. They usually deteriorate or the tape will remain inside the grip.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllPING-AllDone View Post
    I bought a brand new White Hot RX 2-Ball putter yesterday. These things are getting harder and harder to find in LH so I grabbed a 35" and I play 34".

    I typically use a needle gun with solvent to save grips but will it work with this type of grip? It is a bit thicker and will the grip just absorb the solvent?

    I haven't had much luck in the past with other smaller Super Stroke grips. They usually deteriorate or the tape will remain inside the grip.

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    Should work just the same. If you get tape in there, use something like a coat hanger and just kinda scrape it out of there.
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    The grip won't just absorb the solvent, but the inside Taper makes it very difficult to remove. I haven't had any luck other than using a tool specifically designed for removing grips. And don't use a knife or anything sharp, trust me.
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    Squirt plenty of solvent in the hole of the butt cap. Use about 60 PSI and blow in the hole while twisting the grip. Sometimes have to go back and insert a little more solvent. I have taken off many SS putter grips this way without issue.
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    On the really stubborn SS grips, I'll insert a needle at various points in the stitching on the back (to avoid any holes in the actual grip.) Then ram a removal tool down the front a few inches to loosen some tape, and THEN hit it with air.
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    I use bamboo skewers for a bit of a gap to dump solvent into, really trying to work it around.

    Then get the compressor out to try and blow it off.
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    Those are some good ideas, unfortunately I don't have an air compressor.

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    That was a huge fail! I don't think the needle I have is long enough. I could never get down to the tape layer. The grip was getting squishy from all the solvent I was pumping in there.

    Good thing I had a brand new midsize PURE grip to put on there! I really wanted to try that grip though. Oh well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllPING-AllDone View Post
    That was a huge fail! I don't think the needle I have is long enough. I could never get down to the tape layer. The grip was getting squishy from all the solvent I was pumping in there.

    Good thing I had a brand new midsize PURE grip to put on there! I really wanted to try that grip though. Oh well!
    Providing you wouldn't be going totally out of your way, golf retailers charge under $10 to save a grip and are usually very successful. The one time I wasn't able to save a grip we refunded the guy's money on the service and gave him 25% off a new putter grip of his choice. The service is out there if self service isn't cutting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tpluff View Post
    Providing you wouldn't be going totally out of your way, golf retailers charge under $10 to save a grip and are usually very successful. The one time I wasn't able to save a grip we refunded the guy's money on the service and gave him 25% off a new putter grip of his choice. The service is out there if self service isn't cutting it.
    This is good advice, I wasn’t aware of that.

    Anymore, when I put a superstroke putter grip on I just use blue painters tape and air. So simple to remove with no damage and doesn’t seem to move around at all.
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    Good to know!

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