i'm giving this another go and repainting my Silver Scots. i bought another new bag, and need to repaint the 'ol Tommy Armour's to match the bag. i'm using some different products this time to hopefully make the process easier, and the results are turning out well. on my first attempt, i used straight acetone to remove the original paint. that didn't work out so well, and there was still some residual paint leftover in some of the hard to reach areas, which caused paint to flake off when i painted over them, especially on the sole of the club. i went with more of a gel product this time from Mendards.
this stuff works well, but doesn't get the paint off in one try. the first application will get the majority of the paint off, but there will still be leftover paint after it's rinsed off (i used an old toothbrush to work the stripper into the paint after letting the product sit on the surface of the club for 30+ minutes, then went underneath running water to get everything off). i ended up doing three or four applications before i got the clubs to a level of cleanliness that i was satisfied with. in my opinion, this type of product is certainly preferable to only using acetone.
i really like the "naked" look to the heads once all of the paint is gone. i'll probably end up painting the soles first and seeing if i like them painted alone before filling in the cavity text (i would imagine finding the right club in the bag with no paintfill would be difficult). if i end up repainting the text in the cavity, i'll probably stray away from the original paint slightly. "845s" will remain white, but i'll make the horizontal line black and paint "silver scot" red.
when i do start painting them, i'll be getting a few tipped applicator bottles to apply the paint as opposed to my old toothpick method.
edit: as an aside, the clubs in my signature are no longer current. those, along with the bag that these Silver Scots once matched, were stolen out of my trunk.