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Can I clean up old clubs?

post #1 of 6
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Hi everyone

 

I was recently offered to buy some nice iron and wedges by a family friend - they are Ping i-10s and some Titleist Vokey wedges, with a bronze-ish finish. Still in very good condition but the heads are a little worn from use. The irons are ok and the vokey wedges are almost rusty at the club head....are these still worth a cheap bid? Can the pro shop do some cleaning or polishing to make them look new again?

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Originally Posted by thejohnsmith View Post

Hi everyone

 

I was recently offered to buy some nice iron and wedges by a family friend - they are Ping i-10s and some Titleist Vokey wedges, with a bronze-ish finish. Still in very good condition but the heads are a little worn from use. The irons are ok and the vokey wedges are almost rusty at the club head....are these still worth a cheap bid? Can the pro shop do some cleaning or polishing to make them look new again?


Some wedges are made to rust - the rust adds friction to the face - you don't clean these.

 

It will be cheaper to buy clubs in better condition then pay to have them cleaned up beyond what we do at the kitchen sink.

post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by The Tin Man View Post

Some wedges are made to rust - the rust adds friction to the face - you don't clean these.

 

Wive's tale. Rust doesn't add spin.

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

 

Wive's tale. Rust doesn't add spin.

For the most part, that is true. It won't add significant spin or stopping power

post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys, I might take them down to the local pro shop to see if they can do anything - the clubs do feel good but I just don't want to get rust on my hands when I take them out of my bag

 

Maybe I could polish them up at the pro shop, see what they can do

 

Does anyone have any experience of cleaning up old second hand clubs?

post #6 of 6

Go to the auto store and buy a quality mag wheel polish.

 

Don't use Naval Jelly - it dulls the finish.

 

Wendol metal polish is what museums use. But it removes the paint and any coatings a club may have, such as gun blue.

 

As to rust not being a help.....why bother making clubs that are meant to rust.....just more marketing stupidly.

 

I need to carry gun oil for my putter!

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