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#1 690MB

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 01:43 PM

I've been told that you have to clean your cord grips in a different way than non-cord grips, can anyone tell me what's the best way to clean my Titleist Tour Velvet Full Cord Round grips?


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Posted 22 December 2005 - 03:27 PM

Warm water with a dab of dish soap - they'll be just fine.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 06:08 PM

i dont think it makes a difference, but this is what i do: i wet grips with normal water, and then get a golf towel and dry them by wiping them down, they shud be nice and tackey and clean!

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 07:44 AM

This is how I clean my 'normal' grips

I use a small grain sandpaper to rub on the grip a bit, then I clean the grips with hot water and soap dish useing the ruff side of a green/yellow sanding sponge (some people use just soap dish, but this will keep you rubbing till the end off time to get it off, or you will stand with foamy grips when it rains), wash of with normal to hot water and repeat the last to steps then dry off with towel and let the grips dry for a while.

It works like a charm and your grips look and feel like new, however I was told the especially the sanding and ruff rubbing part is not good when you try to clean cord grips.

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 12:25 PM

View Post690MB, on Dec 23 2005, 07:44 AM, said:


It works like a charm and your grips look and feel like new, however I was told the especially the sanding and ruff rubbing part is not good when you try to clean cord grips.

Definately avoid the sanding on the cord grips.


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Posted 23 December 2005 - 01:15 PM

I'm curious why some say avoid sanding cord grips? I wash 'em with soap and water, dry them 'till they're tacky, and every once in a while lightly sand them. They feel great.
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Posted 23 December 2005 - 02:56 PM

View Postgunmetal, on Dec 23 2005, 11:25 AM, said:

View Post690MB, on Dec 23 2005, 07:44 AM, said:


It works like a charm and your grips look and feel like new, however I was told the especially the sanding and ruff rubbing part is not good when you try to clean cord grips.

Definately avoid the sanding on the cord grips.


I wouldn't say that.  Sanding your grips every now and then will keep the cord exposed.

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 03:45 PM

Best thing I have ever used to clean my cord grips (or any grips for that matter) was a product called Westley's Bleach White.  It is found at auto parts stores and Wal-Marts, etc and is used for cleaning the white lettering and black rubber of tires.  It will literally remove any dirt/grease in the grip and bring it to perfect tackyness.  I have used it on my tires for years and just realized that since they are both rubber, it should work on grips.

Just as an aside, I also have used it on white rubber of tennis shoes to make them look just like new also.

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 06:22 PM

No different than regular rubber!  
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1)  Warm soapy water.  (Normal dish soap.)

2)  Get a semi stiff brush.  One that you could use to scrub your iron's grooves with.  (An old hair brush will do.)

3)  Wet the grips first, then dip the brush in the soapy water, then scrub lightly.

4)  RINSE THEM OFF with CLEAN WATER!!!!!!!  (Important!!!  get the soap OFF!!!)

5)  Pat dry with a towel, don't RUB them to death.  Let them AIR DRY!


They will be great in doing this a few times, but if you play allot, change them at least once or twice a year.

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Posted 23 December 2005 - 10:53 PM

View Postfinalist, on Dec 23 2005, 01:15 PM, said:

I'm curious why some say avoid sanding cord grips? I wash 'em with soap and water, dry them 'till they're tacky, and every once in a while lightly sand them. They feel great.

Because you can, and over time will, sand off the cord.  Although, if you do it lightly enough, I guess by the amount of time that elapses before your cords deteriorate, you'd be ready for a regrip anyway.


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Posted 23 December 2005 - 11:05 PM

View Postgunmetal, on Dec 22 2005, 03:27 PM, said:

Warm water with a dab of dish soap - they'll be just fine.

I used warm water and (2) dabs of soap.......And!.....A  splash of beach.....then I scub them with a hard bristle brush, rinse with cold water, and towel dry.  Mine come out like flypaper....TACKY! :dntknw:
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Posted 24 December 2005 - 09:33 AM

Thanks for the feedback guys. I've cleaned them in the same way as non-cord grips and the result is the same.

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 11:40 AM

I use SOS pads and they turn out like brand new...even when they are really slick and appear to be shot, these babies bring them back to life.

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 07:59 PM

Rub them down with the usual soap and water, let them dry, and then if the cord looks a little worn rub the grip with sand paper. This always seems to bring them back.

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Posted 22 May 2014 - 11:42 AM

Formula 409 will bring the tackiness back but you have spray it on and really choke the grip with a dry towel overt it.

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