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INSTALLATION OF THE “DEATH GRIP” IS VERY EASY. HOWEVER, YOU MUST READ AND
FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS. IF YOU FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS, THE BOND WILL BE
UNBELIEVABLY STRONG. THE “DEATH GRIP” WILL NEVER COME OFF YOUR BOW,
UNLESS YOU WANT IT TO.
INSTALLING THE BEARING ASSEMBLY ONTO THE BOW
First of all, find a place that you can set and leave your bow so that the face of the grip seat will
remain level for 24 hrs after applying the bearing assembly. (FIG-13) This is done to allow the
bond to take place properly. Do not touch the bow for 24 hrs after you have installed the bearing
Remove the old grip presently on the bow. The factory installed grip may require you to remove
one or two screws. Other grips may be glued on. Depending on the adhesive the manufacturer
of the bow uses, this step will range from very easy, to the hardest part of the installation. Use
a hair dryer to heat the grips that are glued on. This will weaken the bond of the glue and make
it easier to remove the old grip.
Remove the paint and glue that is necessary to mount the bearing assembly. You can see how
much paint to remove by setting the bearing assembly on the grip seat and lining it up with the
line up tool included with your kit. (Fig.-1). Mark the area that the paint must be removed from.
(Fig-2) Remove the old paint and glue from the back of the grip seat. (Fig-3) A single sided
razor blade works well for this task. Drag the blade over the paint and shave the paint and glue
off. Do not push the blade, as it will dig into the aluminum riser. Remove as much of the old
glue as possible. Excess glue may interfere with bearing movement. The adhesive that will be
used to adhere the bearing assembly to the grip seat will only bond metal to metal. It is better
to take off to much paint rather than not enough.
It may be necessary to use a 320 grit emery paper to remove the last bit of paint from the face
of the grip seat. (FIG-4) You may have to remove some glue on the sides of the grip seat left
over from the old grip. Check the fit of the bearing assembly on the grip seat. Make sure the
bearing assembly will slip onto the grip seat freely and completely. You must be able to slide
the bearing assembly up and down freely.
Clean the grip seat where the paint was removed with water and a paper towel. (Fig-6) Clean
the area of the bearing assembly that will be afixed to the grip seat with water and a paper
towel. (Fig-7) Do not use any soap or chemical cleaners. Dry the bearing assembly and grip
seat with a paper towel.
Apply the activator with the cotton swab onto the space where the paint was removed from the
grip seat. (Fig-8) The activator must be applied in a thin film over the entire bare metal surface.
Apply the activator once then wipe it in with a paper towel. This will prime the surface. Apply
the activator a second time and leave it on the riser in a thin film.
Unscrew the cap from the syringe and apply a bead of adhesive 1/8 of an inch (3 mm) thick
down the center of the area of the bearing assembly that will be adhered to the grip seat.(Fig-
9) Do not smear or apply the adhesive any place else. All you want is the 1/8"(3mm) bead
down the center of the bearing assembly. (Fig-10) When you place the bearing assembly onto
the grip seat it will roll the bonding agent over the activator and the chemical bond will take
Use the provided line up tool to place the bearing assembly in the correct position on the grip
seat. (Fig-11) Press the bearing assembly onto the grip seat. One firm press is all that is
needed. (Fig-12) Pressing the bearing assembly onto the grip seat will cause adhesive to
squeeze out the sides and the ends of the bearing assembly. This is normal. Do not worry
about the excess adhesive that was squeezed out the ends or the sides at this time. Recheck
the position of the bearing assembly with the line up tool. (Fig-11) Wait four minutes. Remove
all of the adhesive that is under the bearings with a paper towel. Set or hang the bow so that
the grip seat and bearing assembly are at a level position. (Fig-13)
Do not touch the bow for 24 hours after the installation is complete. An initial bonding will take
place in the first 2 hours. A complete bonding will take place after 24 HRS.
Do not try to install the grip on the bearing assembly for at least 24HRS!!!!!!
INSTALLING THE GRIP
After the 24 hr. curing time you may now remove the excess adhesive that has leaked out the
sides of the bearing assembly. The adhesive may still be in a thick liquid form at this point. It is
not necessary to remove all the adhesive on the sides of the bearing asembly.
It is important to snap the bottom of the grip onto the bearing assembly first in order to get the
correct alignment to the traverse bearing and the traverse bearing slot machined into the grip.
Line up the slot that is running left and right inside the grip with the bearing mounted on top of
the bearing assembly. Apply firm pressure on the very bottom of the grip. You will feel and
hear it snap into place. (Fig-14)
Apply forward pressure to the top of the grip until you hear and feel the top of the grip snap on.
Removal of bearing assembly
1-Upply upward pressure to the rear of the grip. The grip will pop off the bearing assembly.
2- Remove the fifth bearing from the top of the bearing assembly with a 5/32 Allen wrench.
3- Install a 3/4 inch 10x24 allen screw back into the same hole.
4- Using a back and forth motion thread the screw back into the same hole until the bearing
assembly is pushed off the riser. You may hear a crack. That is normal. The sound is the
5- Remove all residue of adhesive from riser and bearing assembly before reinstalling the
INSTRUCTIONS FOR TYPE-1