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HELP!!!! Got Rust spots on my new Mizuno Irons

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Played 3 rounds with my new Mizuno mp67 irons and i have just gone to clean them and to my horror at least 3-4 clubs have rust spots on the face

How can i get this off without damaging the club / Finish of club
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Re: HELP!!!! Got Rust spots on my new Mizuno Irons

This is directly from the Mizuno website FAQ's:


My forged irons have rust showing up on the face of the club. Is this normal?
Yes, rust can happen. Forged heads are made of mild carbon steel that is chrome plated. Once you start hitting balls you scratch the surface of the chrome, which can eventually expose the raw steel to moisture, and chemicals that can cause rust to form. The best way to minimize rust is to keep the irons dry at all times, wipe them after every shot and at the end of the round with a dry cloth. When cleaning use only a NYLON brush (no metal) and dry them with a dry towel. If you get some rust forming, spray the surface with WD-40 and clean with a nylon brush or Scotchbrite pad and wipe them clean with a dry cloth. Some high nitrogen fertilizers, sandy soil conditions and water with high iron content can accelerate the production of rust. The use of iron head covers is not recommended as they trap moisture and accelerate the production of rust.

In addition to WD 40 you can also try gun cleaner... many new firearms have nickel / carbon steel slide and frames and a good gun cleaner (CLP) will clean it without damaging the finish etc.
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Re: HELP!!!! Got Rust spots on my new Mizuno Irons

I think you could rub them down with a silicone cloth as well!
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Re: HELP!!!! Got Rust spots on my new Mizuno Irons

I had the same problem with my MP 60. I called the guys from Mizuno and they told me to use very fine Steel-Wool! I tried it on my PW and it works without damaging the rest of the chrome cover.

Another way is "Scotch Brite" Steel Cleanser but i only tried that once because i think it is a little bit to aggressive.

The best way to keep the rust spots away is to play a lot with your irons dry them well with a towel after the round and use (Sewing Machine/ Gun) Oil every now and then to keep the moisture away.
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Re: HELP!!!! Got Rust spots on my new Mizuno Irons

think i am going to spray them with WD-40 then scrub them with a Nylon brush
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Re: HELP!!!! Got Rust spots on my new Mizuno Irons

I have managed to sort it. I had a 2 sided brush i got from a golf pro shop i cleaned them with the Yellowey wire type brush end that is meant to clean grooves and it removed all the rust

cheers for help
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Re: HELP!!!! Got Rust spots on my new Mizuno Irons

Originally Posted by jrbechthold View Post
This is directly from the Mizuno website FAQ's:


My forged irons have rust showing up on the face of the club. Is this normal?
Yes, rust can happen. Forged heads are made of mild carbon steel that is chrome plated. Once you start hitting balls you scratch the surface of the chrome, which can eventually expose the raw steel to moisture, and chemicals that can cause rust to form. The best way to minimize rust is to keep the irons dry at all times, wipe them after every shot and at the end of the round with a dry cloth. When cleaning use only a NYLON brush (no metal) and dry them with a dry towel. If you get some rust forming, spray the surface with WD-40 and clean with a nylon brush or Scotchbrite pad and wipe them clean with a dry cloth.
Originally Posted by carmo View Post
I have managed to sort it. I had a 2 sided brush i got from a golf pro shop i cleaned them with the Yellowey wire type brush end that is meant to clean grooves and it removed all the rust.
You're going to want to play close attention to them now, you may have removed more of the chrome with that wire brush which could potentially increase your chances for even more rust to return. My suggestion would be to spray them down with WD-40 after each cleaning at least for a little while.
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Re: HELP!!!! Got Rust spots on my new Mizuno Irons

hopefully it should be ok. It is one of those masters double sided brushes you get from pro shops. 1 end is a black nylon for cleaning drivers and the other end is like wired brush for cleaning grooves

I think it will be ok
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Re: HELP!!!! Got Rust spots on my new Mizuno Irons

Originally Posted by carmo View Post
hopefully it should be ok. It is one of those masters double sided brushes you get from pro shops. 1 end is a black nylon for cleaning drivers and the other end is like wired brush for cleaning grooves

I think it will be ok
carmo,

Stick with the nylon bristle side. With irons made from carbon steel this is an unavoidable side effect of playing golf. There are certain things you can do to slow the process.

Make sure you are using clean range balls. This is the biggest thing you can do. It's in your control, before you practice, take three balls at a time and wipe them down (if dirty). This will also slow you down and keep you from developing the "scrape and hit" mentality.

If possible, avoid soil with extremely sandy substrate. This is nearly impossible to do at most driving ranges since this is the number one choice of backfilling. However, sandy substrates rapidly increase the wear process.

Do not spray WD-40 on your clubs. I used to believe it is a rust inhibitor as well until a chemical engineer customer warned me that it is actually petroleum based and will speed the rusting process. If you're storing your clubs for a long period of time (such as winter break), buy electrician grade spray silicone (in the blue can), spray some on a cloth, and use that to wipe your clubheads down. It does a much better job than WD-40. I use it on my gun blue TP Mills putters and recommend all customers use it on their Cameron Circa series putters to prevent rust.
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