How to Replace Golf Grips Using Rubber Cement

By Steve Silverman
Installing new grips with rubber cement is not common in the United States.
Installing new grips with rubber cement is not common in the United States.

Whether you have paid $2,000 for your golf clubs or you have been given hand-me-downs, you will want to take care of your clubs and maintain them. One of the tasks involved is changing your grips. Using rubber cement is a common way to regrip in Australia, but at least one major manufacturer recommends not using it. Check with your grip's manufacturer before using rubber cement.

Hook the utility knife blade under the end of the grip and make a vertical cut up the length of the grip. Pull the old grip off.

Pour solvent onto a rag and wipe the shaft to remove the old glue or grip tape. to get all remnants of the old glue off the shaft. With a dry rag, wipe the shaft to remove all moisture.

Apply rubber cement to the top 7 inches of the shaft with the glue brush.

Place the new grip over the top of the shaft, and then massage it into place. Make sure there are no air bubbles in the grip.

Give your club about four hours to dry. If you apply new grips in hot, dry weather, you can reduce the curing time to three hours.

About the Author

Steve Silverman is an award-winning writer, covering sports since 1980. Silverman authored The Minnesota Vikings: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly and Who's Better, Who's Best in Football -- The Top 60 Players of All-Time, among others, and placed in the Pro Football Writers of America awards three times. Silverman holds a Master of Science in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism.

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