Hand-eez grips are designed to be installed with a minimum of time and effort resulting in a snug non slip fit. In most cases no adhesive is required.
TIP: Pushing the grip from the closed end enlarges the diameter and
pulling the grip decreases the diameter. Pushing the grip is the correct procedure.
TIP: Do not use soap or soap solutions, the high density of the foam will not allow water to evaporate
A. Compressed air directed into the open end of the grip as it is pushed into place often works very well and is quite fast in production line situations.
B. If a lubricant is required, RUBBING ALCOHOL, 30% water / 70 % rubbing alcohol, sprayed as a mist and thoroughly coating the inside of the grip is the best material to use. Allow 24 - 48 hours for the alcohol to evaporate. Longer grips may take up to a week to dry out completely, due to the high density of the foam.
TIP: Ware a cotton glove to provide good friction between hand and installed grip.
C. For the toughest installations requiring a lot of stretch and positioning, heat the grip to a temperature of about 45 - 55 degrees Celsius. This can be done in a clothes dryer at normal operating tempters in about 5 minutes. An oven or heat lamp might also be used. After heating, now use the rubbing alcohol as described above.
TIP: If an adhesive is needed we have had good results with the following;
- Hair Spray.
- Tesa Tape No. 4965
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