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  1. Vroom…Motorcycle Assembly Just Got Easier

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    Motorcycles and power sports vehicles are full of rubber parts. Assembling these parts can be an arduous task. If you have ever struggled with installing bushings, hoses, engine oil seals, handle grips or footrests, you know firsthand just how difficult it can be to install these rubber parts.



    Rubber is naturally slip resistant, making it difficult to work with. Trying to install, remove or manipulate tight fitting rubber components can be a real challenge. Parts that are improperly aligned or installed may result in performance or safety issues. Using a temporary assembly lubricant makes rubber installation easier and helps avoid these types of problems.

    P-80® Temporary Rubber Assembly Lubricants decrease the force needed to install rubber parts, enabling them to slide easily into place. Once dry, P-80 stops lubricating and parts remain in place, resulting in a tight fit.

    P-80 is used by many motorcycle manufacturers, suppliers and repair shops to ease the force needed to install rubber parts such as bushings, hoses, O-rings, belts, gaskets and grips.

    P-80 lubricants are water-based and do not contain alcohol or petroleum distillates, so they will not cause rubber to swell, dry out or harden. P-80 does not contain silicon or other persistent ingredients, so once dry the slipping action goes away resulting in a tight fit. P-80 lubricants do not contain hazardous ingredients, making them safe for workers and the environment; most are biodegradable.

    What are the Benefits of Using P-80 Temporary Assembly Lubricants?

    Reduce Installation Force

    A thin film of lubricant applied to a part fills in any gaps, holes, or spaces between two separate surfaces, allowing them to slide across each other. By reducing the friction between the two surfaces, rubber parts slide into place easily.

    Achieve Closer Fits

    The force needed to install parts when a lubricant is used is greatly reduced, so engineers can design lower tolerance parts. Since the lubrication is only temporary, once dry, the parts stay in place resulting in a tight fit.

    Improve Product Performance and Reduce Failures

    Improper part alignment can lead to part failure and safety issues. Using lubricants is one way to ensure that mated parts are properly installed and will work as anticipated.

    Increase Production Rates and Accelerate Assembly Processes

    Pairing the optimal lubricant with the right application technique speeds up production. An increase in lubricity, even by small amounts, is greatly appreciated by line operators required to maintain strict cycle times.

    Help Avoid Injuries

    Assembly lubricants ease the installation process of many parts. Workers can more easily push parts into place, reducing the amount of musculoskeletal, slippage, and repetitive stress related injuries that can be caused by using too much force to insert a rubber part.

    The next time you’re having trouble installing suspension bushings, pushing a hose into place or installing handle grips try using P-80 and see how much easier the job becomes. Temporary lubricants are ideal for motorcycle assembly and repair because they reduce friction without damaging parts.

    Want to try P-80 for your motorcycle and power sports vehicle assembly or repair needs?  Request a free sample.
     Contact our technical team to help you find the best solution for your assembly needs.

  2. How To Install Rubber Grips in 5 Easy Steps (And maybe even improve your golf game!)

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    Need to replace the rubber grips on your bicycle or golf clubs? Sounds easy, right? If you’ve ever tried replacing grips on golf clubs, bicycles, motorcycles, tools or exercise equipment you know first-hand how difficult it can be.

    Foam grips and rubber grips are purposely designed to fit snuggly so they don’t wiggle once in place. Properly installed, tight fitting grips won’t slip when the equipment is in use. But getting them in place, without ripping, tearing or using excessive force, can be a real challenge.

    Traditional methods of installing grips include using petroleum based products, hairspray, solvents, grease and even soap and water. While these solutions might provide the lubrication needed to install the grip, they can degrade the rubber or they may not dry completely. Both of these scenarios can cause the grips to slip or spin later on while the equipment is in use. Imagine your frustration if you miss that hole-in-one because the new grip on your golf club moved while you were swinging?

    Experience the Easy Way to Install Rubber Grips with P-80® Grip-It. Grip-It is a quick-drying temporary assembly lubricant that eases installation of tight-fitting rubber and plastic parts by reducing the force needed for assembly. Once assembly is complete, Grip-It dries quickly and provides resistance that helps keep parts in place. Watch below to see how grips slide easily into place (and then stay put) with P-80-Grip-It.

    5 Easy Steps For Replacing Grips
    Whether you are replacing an old grip on a bicycle or golf club, or installing a new grip on a tool or motorcycle, use this no-struggle method for assembly.

    1. Remove the old grip completely. Use a utility knife to carefully cut a slit in the grip. Be sure to cut away from yourself to avoid injury.
    2. Thoroughly clean the handle. It’s important to remove any residue left by the old grip. Clean the surface thoroughly and wipe dry. This will make it easier to apply the new grips.
    3. Squirt inside of new grip with P-80 Grip-It. Apply Grip-It to the interior of the grip. This can be done easily with a spray bottle. Dipping or brushing application methods also work well.
    4. Slide grip easily into place. Once Grip-it is applied the grip should slide into place. Push, rather than pull, the grip onto the handle. Pushing a grip will slightly enlarge the opening, whereas using a pulling motion will decrease it. Be sure to position the grip exactly where you want it, facing in the right direction. Reposition if necessary while the grip is still wet.
    5. Allow completed assembly to dry before use. Let the assembly dry thoroughly. Once dry the grip stays in place.

    Rejuvenate your old gear with new grips. Grips provide cushioning and support on many types of equipment. In addition to making your apparatus look newer, replacing the grips on your bicycle or golf clubs provides better grip control. Some grips, especially on power tools and motorcycles, protect the user’s hands from vibration and shock. Installing new grips provides you with an opportunity to tailor the size, cushioning, texture and firmness of the grip to best meet your needs.

    For more information about using P-80 Grip-It to install rubber grips contact one of IPC’s technical specialists.


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