Grip Glue

Discussion in 'Technical & Maintenance' started by Wayne, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Anyone with experience with Grip Glue? What works? What doesn’t?
     
  2. HunterSon

    HunterSon Active Member

    I have used hair spray with varying degrees of success. 3M spray on glue worked much better.
     
  3. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    I started using hair spray on BMX grips 35+ years ago, it still works for me. The key is lettin* it cure long enough.
     
  4. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Is hair spray better than grip glue?
     
  5. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    Depends on what you want. If you use something like hairspray, there is a reasonable chance of removal without destroying the grips. A long thin screwdriver to separate the grip from the bar and a blast of compressed air will generally get them off.

    Different types of grip glue are made. I am familiar with the cyanoacrylate (Krazy Glue) type. Rubber cement, RTV silicone, and even polyurethane glue may be used and are harder to remove.

    Careful with polyurethane (Gorilla glue). Use very little as it can foam as it cures.
     
  6. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    Hairspray is a lot easier to clean off the bars too
     
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  7. Wayne

    Wayne Well-Known Member

    Upon further investigation, it was the ol hidden set screw. Tightened up and so far all is good. Thanks for the tips.

    It is also a heated grip, so it’s plastic and not rubber that meets the bar. Not sure if hairspray would work. And I checked Gorilla Glue, and it says not to use with certain plastics. I have no idea how to identify plastics, so best not to use.
     
  8. RossKean

    RossKean Active Member

    For the "Original" Gorilla polyurethane glue. they say not to use with polyethylene or polypropylene - won't hurt it but might not stick very well.
    If not metal, there is a good chance that the throttle tube is polyethylene or polypropylene. Anyway, looks like you have it sorted out. If you have to use something, I would start with the hairspray. If it doesn't work out then I would try something different. The hairspray is most easily removed.
     
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  9. skibum69

    skibum69 Well-Known Member

    I can’t help you there
     

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