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Re: Iron RefinishingI don't think this is what you are looking for (i.e. "refinishing"), but I've had very good luck with Mr. Clean's Magic Eracers for general club cleaning. Removes marks (e.g. range ball marks on the face of woods) that I couldn't get off with anything else. You can also clean the painted surfaces (i.e. tops of woods and hybrids) with no visible damage or scratching.
(P.S. Is anyone else a little wigged out by those Magic Eracers?)
Re: Iron Refinishingfor removing fine/medium scratches, i use ScotchBrite pads. they come in various degrees of coarseness.(i found steel wool too aggressive,even fine steel wool.). they're perfect for wet "sanding" stainless irons.
ScotchBrites are color coded for coarseness as well. i like to use the slightly more aggressive maroon colored one, then finish with the finer light grey.i cut them up into smaller chunks with scissors before i start. but remember to keep the pads wet, and you'll get a near perfect smooth finish.takes a lot of elbow grease, or more aptly, thumb grease. seriously, my thumb aches when i'm done.
The Erasers help get dirt you can't see off the face, sole, back. Try those. Metal polish helps, but the eraser is what makes the difference.
They won't look new. If you want something that looks new all the time with a touch of an eraser, buy some Pings. Otherwise, be happy that you have a set of irons you like.
I will give you the secret for making your irons last longer -- clean the grooves every few shots on the range. Dirt blasting against dirty grooves with a hard ball wears down a club - take a break, have a wet towel on your bag, and a handy little brush. Clean'em every few shots.