Re: HELP!!!! Got Rust spots on my new Mizuno Irons
Originally Posted by 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.