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Idiot Marks

post #1 of 30
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Against my better judgment I decided to use a tee at the range today that was too high. To punish me for my horrible decision, the golf gods placed a pop up mark on the top of my brand new Tour Edge driver.

Does anyone know a good way to remove these?
post #2 of 30

Re: Idiot Marks

If it's a skymark, then there is no removing it. It's there forever, but there is a light. Go to Home Depot, and look in the paint aisle for Rustoleum American Accents Craft and Hobby Enamel. It comes in a small jar for I think 2 bucks. If your driver is glossy black on top, then get it in gloss black. If not, there are many other colors as well. Then, take a fine craft paintbrush and brush over the mark with the paint until you get it how you want. You will still see it if you look really close, but you won't be able to see it at address. I put an ugly skymark on my Burner and I used this paint and my it worked good. Like I said you can see the mark real close but not at address even in the bright sunlight. I've touched up chips as well. The paint has yet to wear off where the skymark is, though I have had to repaint a few chips after it wore off. But, try this and see how it works. Just remember: looks do not in any way affect the performance of the club, so don't worry. Best of luck to ya, mhodar13
post #3 of 30

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thats unfortunate. there really isn't a good way to remove it. The bad thing about sky marks, is that that stare back at you over each tee shot and remind you of that terrible swing that caused it.

I have a friend that used something called "clear shield" on all his new drivers to prevent that mistake. may want to give them a try, you cant even notice them on your club. and eventually you wont need them anymore. I even tried one myself years ago and I thought it was pretty clever.

http://www.newedgesports.com/index.html
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Originally Posted by golfbarefoot View Post
thats unfortunate. there really isn't a good way to remove it. The bad thing about sky marks, is that that stare back at you over each tee shot and remind you of that terrible swing that caused it.

I have a friend that used something called "clear shield" on all his new drivers to prevent that mistake. may want to give them a try, you cant even notice them on your club. and eventually you wont need them anymore. I even tried one myself years ago and I thought it was pretty clever.

http://www.newedgesports.com/index.html
I have these on my current driver and 3 wood. I put them on prior to the first round with each.

I assure you that they work very well.

Bought 'em from a local golf shop, Bonaventure Golf.....$6 for ten strips, I think.


I'll see if I can find my camera and post a few pics.


I also saw a post on golfwrx.com that someone used a clear piece they purchased from an auto parts store. They used a modeling knife to cut and it covers their entire driver head. The piece was $15 and large enough to custom fit a dozen driver heads.
post #5 of 30

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Those are interesting. How much better do those work than just plain clear packing tape? I probably won't bother with any type of shield since I've already got 1 skymark. If I get another I'll definitely look into those though.
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Originally Posted by Thaddy View Post
Against my better judgment I decided to use a tee at the range today that was too high. To punish me for my horrible decision, the golf gods placed a pop up mark on the top of my brand new Tour Edge driver.

Does anyone know a good way to remove these?
If it is just a melted ball cover streak (best way I can describe it) on the crown, and the paint isn't messed up, you can use Breakfree CLP to remove. It shouldn't hurt the paint and clearcoat if you wipe it off right away and then wash with warm soap to get the leftovers off. You can find CLP in the gun aisle at Wal Mart.

Great for your guns too.
post #7 of 30

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I dont get them on the top but more on the bottom(i tend to dig towards the ground)
post #8 of 30

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Originally Posted by threedolphins View Post
If it is just a melted ball cover streak (best way I can describe it) on the crown, and the paint isn't messed up, you can use Breakfree CLP to remove. It shouldn't hurt the paint and clearcoat if you wipe it off right away and then wash with warm soap to get the leftovers off. You can find CLP in the gun aisle at Wal Mart.

Great for your guns too.
oh yeah i should mention ive only owned TM drivers, I dunno bout the paint jobs on others, I assume they will be fine too using this process.
post #9 of 30

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I've had great success using Meguiar's Scratch-X 2.0
post #10 of 30

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Originally Posted by cubfanbob View Post
I've had great success using Meguiar's Scratch-X 2.0
Wait you've removed skymarks with that stuff? Or just light scratches? I went to the range last night and my friend put a small dent in the crown of his driver. He has all Walter Hagen Clubs. Does anyone know of a way to cover up a dent? I was thinking maybe bondo like they use on cars but idk how good it would stay on.
post #11 of 30

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My son borrowed my new driver a couple weeks ago and left two big sky marks on the top. I rubbed a little automotive rubbing compound on the marks and in two seconds the club was as good as new.
post #12 of 30

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The idiot mark on my 3-wood is special to me... It hit the ceiling of the covered range so hard it sounded like a gunshot. People ducked and covered.
post #13 of 30

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Originally Posted by elcash View Post
The idiot mark on my 3-wood is special to me... It hit the ceiling of the covered range so hard it sounded like a gunshot. People ducked and covered.
That's when you look down the range at someone else with a 'WTF' look on your face.
post #14 of 30

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I'll tell ya a way to prevent it, black electrical tape on the topline. Works for me and I don't sweat letting others hit my woods because of it.
post #15 of 30

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Oh I haven't tried rubbing compound. I'll have to give that a try now.
post #16 of 30

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Originally Posted by me
It hit the ceiling of the covered range so hard it sounded like a gunshot. People ducked and covered.
Originally Posted by gmanuel25
That's when you look down the range at someone else with a 'WTF' look on your face.
After I stopped laughing. Or do you mean they looked at me like that? 'Cause, yeah, everybody gave me the 'WTF' look... And I gave a 'WTF' look to the golf club...
post #17 of 30

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Well, rubbing compound didn't work for me. I've already painted over the skymark but It wouldn't have worked anyway because the skymark was all the way through the paint lol. You still can't see it until you look at it right in front of your face lol so I'm happy still.
post #18 of 30

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Originally Posted by LBlack14 View Post
I'll tell ya a way to prevent it, black electrical tape on the topline. Works for me and I don't sweat letting others hit my woods because of it.
Won't that mess up the weight of the club? And doesn't black electrical tape on a club look more stupid than a ball mark?
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