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post #1 of 18 Old 11-27-2012, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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Alternatives for grip glue?

So all my parts are back from the powdercoaters since the attempted theft.

I am reinstalling the oem grips but don't really want to go out and buy grip glue when I have numerous types of silicones and gasket makers handy.

Could I just use what I got?
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post #2 of 18 Old 11-27-2012, 10:57 PM
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Lots of people use hair spray. I have used it once, 5 yrears ago and the grips are still on tight.
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post #3 of 18 Old 11-27-2012, 11:01 PM Thread Starter
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I found hairspray if it gets wet again is slick as snot.
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Can't say that I have noticed that and I have got the grips pretty wet. Question.....how is the hairspray going to get wet under the rubber grips?
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I use a couple of smears of JB weld or similar epoxy and it works well. The putty version will even work.
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post #6 of 18 Old 11-28-2012, 08:51 AM
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I have used hair spray since the 70's on all my bikes and never had a problem. Plus it is easy to remove grips if need arises. And it makes install easy because it is slick till it dries.
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I found that not all hair sprays work the same. Use a brand that your grand mother may have used back in the day. Test it by spraying a little on your fingers and see if they start to stick pretty good.

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+ another happy user of hair spray. The cheap stuff is best..Aqua Net...

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I had bad luck using hair spray. Not sure what I did wrong.
I used Gorilla glue and now have grips that are tight and secure on my bike.

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I have used rubbing alcohol on many bikes and many types of grips over many years. It has always been a cheap, neat, easy, fuss-and-residue-free way to both remove and securely install grips. But I get so tired of recommending it that I'm not going to do it here.

I'm surprised so many of you have hair spray in your toolbox. Have you ever tried using your lip gloss?

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