I tried to regrip installing a MCC4 plus midsize grip on a ping iron using 1 layer of 2” blue painter tape. Installed and could still twist grip, removed grip and used 2 layers blue tape. I could still twist grip, not as easy. In the end I used the old fashion method of double sided tape with grip solvent. My first time using air, I watched several videos and thought I knew how, just didn’t feel comfortable with the movement of the grip after installing. Anybody have success installling the midsize MCC4 plus grips.
I grip almost exclusively with air now. I use Intertape Oversized Build Up Tape SKU: EE0001, or 2″ masking tape (do not use any solvent with it). This gives you adequate build-up. You should have no problem with slippage.
I give the customer the option, but strongly suggest air.
Blue painter tape is slick on the outside and that may be a reason you have an issue with slippage, or possibly butt diameter vs grip diameter?
Blue painter’s tape is designed to be easy to remove – not a good trait for grip tape. I blow grips on, but I use masking tape which adheres properly to the shaft. In addition, there is enough friction with the inside of the grip that it doesn’t slip, but the grip is easy to remove later with air if needed. In addition, masking tape is thinner than double-sided tape so I use two layers of tape to equal one layer of double-sided tape. I spiral wrap it – one is each direction (argyll!). I have never had it slip for anybody including very long hitters.
Another way is with rubber cement. To do it use the same masking tape, but use a stick to get the rubber cement inside the grip. Also coat the tape with rubber cement. You need to stand aside from the path of the rubber cement squirting out the hole in the butt of the grip when you slide it on. Once the rubber cement dries, any excess rubs right off of the shaft and the little bit on the end of the grip.
First, when using air, you either use no tape or two sided tape with solvent. If using two sided tape with solvent I am not sure why you want to use air, but some like to. Using air to pull grips off when saving them is something we do, but we do not install any grips using air in our own production. I never understood using air, to be honest, especially because it does effect the sizing of the grip. The blue tape is the reason the grips twisted. Can’t use it for gripping. Rubber grips will adhere to a shaft, or to double sided tape with solvent, but not blue tape.