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Thread: Removing overgrip
12-09-2012, 05:41 PM #1
Hello one and all,
I recently removed my overgrip with the intention of playing with just the normal grip again. How do you remove the sticky residue from the adhesive side of the overgrip, which has been deposited on the normal grip?? I didn't forsee this issue before peeling it off *facepalm*
12-09-2012, 06:56 PM #2
Overgrip should not have any adhesive residue (except for the little bit at the start) ... you must have used a REPLACEMENT grip by mistake ... IF that is the case, it will be very difficult without damaging the original factory grip. Happened to me too many many moons ago.
In hindsight, the only thing that can be done is to slowly remove by hand - tedious and not 100% successful from my own bad experience .... SO should the worst case happen, please be mentally prepared to rip-off the original grip and changed it with a replacement grip.
12-09-2012, 08:50 PM #3
12-10-2012, 05:40 PM #4
if you really want to just play with an original grip, then i suggest you buy a new replacement grip, those generally has more cushioning and gives you more grip than the original grip. but if you must play with the grip that came with the racket, you can always try removing the stuff with alcohol, and if that doesn't work, engine parts cleaner (father is a mechanic). but make sure you wear goggles. that stuff with burn your eyes out in a second if you're not careful!!!
12-17-2012, 12:29 AM #5
I find the factory grip which comes with the racket is very lasting. Over grip is the way to go since it slightly cheaper, easier to wrap and more tidy. I try to refrain from using powder grip since it will ruin the overgrip faster. Another suggestion to minimise wetty palm is to wear a wrist guard. After games and training, I will clean the grip and let it to dry.