Gluing Finger Inserts

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Gluing Finger Inserts

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I've had mixed results in the past with doing my own grips but now it is almost a necessity to do them myself. I have a good pro shop guy but he is 70 miles from me.

The issue I have is with the high side (opposite bridge). I do the bridge side first with no issue but then when I do the high side no matter how small a drop I use when I push the high side of the grip down to be flush with the surface glue seeps out of the top.

I have acetone at the ready to clean up but there must be a more efficient way to get the high side flush without all of the mess.

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I don't push the high side down, once glued in I take a razor blade cut it flush. Then take a towel with a little acetone on it and smooth/round the inside edge of the grip if needed.

I feel pushing the high side of the grip down deforms the hole slightly.
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Buy a very small, flexible paring knife (best), fine flat head screwdriver or break a pair of nail scissors in half. You want a thin blade to slide down betweent he insert and hole.
Glue the low side. For the high side , put a drop of glue on the tip of the knife etc. Pull the insert away from the side of the hole, slide the knife in an inch with the glue to the ball side of the blade, release the insert. Push it down flush, hold in place, pull out knife/scissor blade. Easy to position and neat as a pin.
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Use a router ! :)
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I use Loctite Gel Super Glue in the small tubes. The tube has a tiny hole in the spout that allows a very small drop and the gel doesn't spread as much as regular super glue or doesn't set up as quickly. Turbo grips have a groove around the grip that gives excess glue a place to go instead of to the top of the grip. -- JohnP
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JohnP wrote:I use Loctite Gel Super Glue in the small tubes. The tube has a tiny hole in the spout that allows a very small drop and the gel doesn't spread as much as regular super glue or doesn't set up as quickly. Turbo grips have a groove around the grip that gives excess glue a place to go instead of to the top of the grip. -- JohnP
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LabRat wrote:Buy a very small, flexible paring knife (best), fine flat head screwdriver or break a pair of nail scissors in half. You want a thin blade to slide down betweent he insert and hole.
Glue the low side. For the high side , put a drop of glue on the tip of the knife etc. Pull the insert away from the side of the hole, slide the knife in an inch with the glue to the ball side of the blade, release the insert. Push it down flush, hold in place, pull out knife/scissor blade. Easy to position and neat as a pin.
Been using that method for years. I use an old pair of scissors that one side broke off.
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I use the Vise extender tips. Attach it to the top of the glue bottle and a controlled amount of glue comes out. Easy with no mess.
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Drill the holes a little bit deeper or cut the bottom of the inserts aprox. 1/8". Glue the lower part of the insert first; then the highest last. This should work unless you have extreme pitches on the fingers; then I would have to shave with the router and smooth with acetone.
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use gel super glue... and glue further down use a screw driver. should be no problem
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