Ambient tempurature and grip glue

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by mnultra, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. mnultra

    mnultra Active Member

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    I just recieved my new ISO grips (They finally offer them in all black :small3d026:) and would like to install them, but it's cold!! The garage stays about 35 degrees but I can't find anything on the grip glue (Black Widow is the name brand) that gives me a tempurature range. I know that the cure time would be increased but I've got a month before I head to AZ so that's no problem. I just don't want to have to install them once I get there.

    Thoughts or opinions? I checked the manufacture web site and still came up empty.
     
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Heater? Even hanging a lightbulb in a cardboard box on the left side may be enough to raise the temp. around the grip to about 50* or more. You can warm the bar and grip with a heatgun or even a hair blow drier.

    TQ
     
  3. mnultra

    mnultra Active Member

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    I can certainly heat up the bar, I just didn't know what tempurature on the low end was acceptable. Thanks TQ.
     
  4. Mattman4403

    Mattman4403 Junior Member

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    TQ is probably right in the park on the temperature. Seems like 50 is the minimum temperature for just about everything.
     
  5. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Epoxy is temp sensitive & you probably don't want to take the bike w/new grips for a test drive either...best to wait for warmer weather.
     
  6. horizonchaser

    horizonchaser Senior Member Contributor

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    You want to make certain that the temp is correct. A afriend of mine had his grips come loose after a while.
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Just about all the adhesives I have used or looked at state a min, of 50 degrees, I would heat the bars and grips with a blow dryer or heat gun and after applying the grips continue to heat them until just a bit of the adhesive oozed out JMO