Buffed Foam Grips

 Now available in lengths up to 38"

Popular for their sponge-like exterior and suede-like feel, buffed foam grips provide a comfortable cushioned feel and an attractive upscale appearance. The textured surface provides a no-slip grip that maintains its look even when nicked or scratched.

Most buffed foam grips are also designed with radiused ends to provide a more finished appearance. However, they can also be made with one or no radiused ends as required.

Sizes ID: Buffed foam grips can be made in practically any inside diameter. For most applications, we recommend using grips that are 0.125” smaller than the handle that they will be covering. This downsizing will factor in the tolerances and still provide a tight fit. Longer grips may not require a full 0.125” downsizing to fit tightly. Standard sizes are shown in the chart but other diameters can be manufactured.

Wall Thickness: Generally speaking, the thicker the grip, the more comfortable it will feel and the more it will cost. Our standard wall thickness is two tenths of an inch (0.200”). This thickness offers plenty of cushion while maintaining adequate durability for most applications.

Length: Tooling is available to make buffed grips in most lengths. The maximum length is 38”.

Materials: Buffed foam grips can be made in a many densities and in a variety of materials including NPVC and EPDM. Note, any buffed or ground grip will typically lose two to three pounds of density.

Finishing Operations: Foam hand grips can be printed, punched, sliced, or custom packaged. Go to our finishing section for more information.

Buffed Foam Tubes - Available Sizes, Diameters, Walls, and Lengths
Material Formulation
Product Type
Inside Dimension"A"
Length
Range"B"
Nominal Wall Thickness"C"
From
To
From
To
From
To
NPVC Smooth 0.250 1.500 1.000 72.000 0.150 0.650
  Buffed 0.500 1.500 1.000 38.000 0.150 0.570
EPDM Smooth 0.250 1.500 1.000 72.000 0.135 0.400
  Buffed 0.500 1.500 1.000 38.000 0.110 0.335
Density (Pounds per cubic foot) - NPVC 9 lb.to Dense, EPDM 24 to 34 lb.,
Consult your sales representative for specific product inquiries.

Buffed Foam Tubes - Standard Sizes
Material Formulation
To Fit Outside Diameter
InsideDimension"A"
Lengths Up To"B"
NominalWall Thickness"C"
in
mm
in
mm
in
mm
in
mm
NPVC 0.625 15.88 0.500 12.70 38.000 965.20 .200 & .250 5.08 & 6.35
EPDM 0.625 15.88 0.500 12.70 38.000 965.20 .150 & .200 3.81 & 5.08
NPVC 0.750 19.05 0.625 15.88 38.000 965.20 .200 & .250 5.08 & 6.35
EPDM 0.750 19.05 0.625 15.88 38.000 965.20 .150 & .200 3.81 & 5.08
NPVC 0.875 22.23 0.750 19.05 38.000 965.20 .200 & .250 5.08 & 6.35
EPDM 0.875 22.23 0.750 19.05 38.000 965.20 .150 & .200 3.81 & 5.08
NPVC 1.000 25.40 0.875 22.23 38.000 965.20 .200 & .250 5.08 & 6.35
EPDM 1.000 25.40 0.875 22.23 38.000 965.20 .150 & .200 3.81 & 5.08
Tolerances   NPVC in ±.050 mm ±1.27 Length tolerance varies depending on desired part length, +.125 or greater.   in ±.020 mm ±0.51
    EPDM in ±.050 mm ±1.27     in ±.020 mm ±0.51
Density (Pounds per cubic foot) - NPVC 13 lb., EPDM 24 lb.,
Consult your sales representative for specific product inquiries.