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?
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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