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#1 2012-11-06 9:33am

JC-RH
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installing CLEAR grips

I have brand new clear GT A'ME grips that I am trying to install. I removed the old ones using the compressed air method.

It seems that the new grips have some sort of talc/powder on them to keep them from yellowing over the years. Do I need to wash this off prior to installation? I do not want to spray wd-40, hairspray, alcohol, or water because i am afraid it will contribute to premature yellowing. My handlebars have the GT stickers on the grip area that will show through the new grips, so I need it to be nice and clean and free of chemicals at the time of installation.

So my question is, is it necessary to wash off the talc on the new clear grips prior to installation? Any other suggestions?

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#2 2012-11-06 10:58am

johndub71
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Re: installing CLEAR grips

Talc sounds like release agent so should be fine to wash off. Yellowing is down to sun light bleaching. Only way to stop it is to cover up in direct sunlight.


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#3 2012-11-06 12:49pm

JC-RH
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Re: installing CLEAR grips

Would it be ok to just install it without washing? Any drawbacks? Perhaps it'll be more clear if I wash it?

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#4 2012-11-06 2:18pm

JC-RH
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Re: installing CLEAR grips

About to wash them...does anyone want to stop me?

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#5 2012-11-06 3:59pm

JC-RH
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Re: installing CLEAR grips

I washed them, and they are still a bit cloudy. Any tips to get them nice and clear?

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