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Offline Gr8uncleal

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Hairspray method for fitting new grips?
« on: January 13, 2021, 04:32:13 PM »
A couple of online "how to" videos suggest using hairspray to aid the fitting of new handlebar grips. I've blagged some hairspray from a neighbour, but thought I'd check here first to see if there any downsides to using this method. The throttle tube is one of the metal ones, if that makes any odds.

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Re: Hairspray method for fitting new grips?
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2021, 04:38:17 PM »
It's the oldest trick in the book.
Used to pinch my mams hairspray back in the day for this very job.
Helps the grips slip on and then "glues" them in place once it dries.

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Re: Hairspray method for fitting new grips?
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2021, 05:26:52 PM »
+1 on that used it over the years recommend the max hold type as more glue in it .

Offline Gr8uncleal

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Re: Hairspray method for fitting new grips?
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2021, 05:49:27 PM »
Thanks chaps.  ;)
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Re: Hairspray method for fitting new grips?
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2021, 08:07:12 PM »
Just make sure everything is clean first. "White Rain" is one of the most  pure (less perfumes and such). On grips it doesn't hold as well as grip glue, but comes off easily with soap, water, and isopropyl.
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Re: Hairspray method for fitting new grips?
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2021, 10:08:01 PM »
Make sure you use harmony, then nobody will be able to tell that you used it!

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Re: Hairspray method for fitting new grips?
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2021, 07:56:18 AM »
Make sure you use harmony, then nobody will be able to tell that you used it!

Funnily enough, I was thinking of that, then their advert (Is she or isn't she?) and then the (now) non pc comedy spoof of the advert (The Two Ronnies?).
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Re: Hairspray method for fitting new grips?
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2021, 06:49:40 PM »
Its been a long time since anyone on here had to use hairspray apart from Mervin....
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Re: Hairspray method for fitting new grips?
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2021, 07:53:54 PM »
Its been a long time since anyone on here had to use hairspray apart from Mervin....

 :D :D :D :D :D :D   meaning I am the only one with hair left I assume !!
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