Introduction

You will learn how to change a worn out grip on a baseball bat. When the grip begins to tear or shred is usually when an old bat is thrown away; this repair will help you keep a bat longer with no skills required to replace the grip. You will need a clean flat surface to work on as you are guided through removing the old grip, cleaning the handle, and putting a new grip on.

Image 1/3: Draw a line on the top of the old grip using a marker. Image 2/3: Practice caution when using the utility knife. Image 3/3: Use the utility knife to cut the tape where you made your mark.
  • Place the bat on a firm surface with the grip hanging off the edge.

  • Draw a line on the top of the old grip using a marker.

  • Practice caution when using the utility knife.

  • Use the utility knife to cut the tape where you made your mark.

  • Peel off the old grip.

  • Some bats may have an under layer of wrap that will require extra peeling to remove.

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Image 1/2: Apply the residue cleaner to the handle. Image 2/2: Scrub off the residue with a rag.
  • Put on gloves and place the paper towels under the bat handle to catch the excess spilled residue cleaner.

  • Apply the residue cleaner to the handle.

  • Scrub off the residue with a rag.

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Image 1/3: Take the pre-wrap, begin at the [http://www.cheapbats.com/uploads/commerce/images/large/marucci-black-bbcor-baseball-bat-knob.jpg|knob|new_window=true] of the bat and wrap downward in a spiraling motion toward the mark. Image 2/3: When applying the pre-wrap, be sure to keep it evenly layered as it will quickly get thicker when doubled. Image 3/3: Stop applying the prewrap at the marked line.
  • Sit in a chair and hold the bat in-between your legs with the knob facing upwards.

  • Take the pre-wrap, begin at the knob of the bat and wrap downward in a spiraling motion toward the mark.

  • When applying the pre-wrap, be sure to keep it evenly layered as it will quickly get thicker when doubled.

  • Stop applying the prewrap at the marked line.

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Image 1/3: Apply the electrical tape over the previous wrap using the same motion as before. Image 2/3: Be sure to evenly layer the tape to have a smooth wrap all the way down the handle. Image 3/3: Be sure to evenly layer the tape to have a smooth wrap all the way down the handle.
  • Hold the bat in the same position used for applying the pre-wrap.

  • Apply the electrical tape over the previous wrap using the same motion as before.

  • Be sure to evenly layer the tape to have a smooth wrap all the way down the handle.

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Image 1/2: Now that your new grip is complete, you're ready to play ball! Image 2/2: Now that your new grip is complete, you're ready to play ball!
  • Apply a small piece of electrical tape at the beginning and end of the wrap to fasten it to the bat.

  • Now that your new grip is complete, you're ready to play ball!

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