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How do I Hide the alignment aid on my putter?

post #1 of 10
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Greetings!

 

I just bought a new Ping Karsten Anser 2 1959, and so far I love it. Yet there is something about the alignment aid that is throwing me off. I put a piece of blue painters tape over it, and I immediately started dropping putts right in the heart of the cup. I would rather not have a piece of tape on my putter. Is there a way to remove or hide the line that would look decent? Is this something a local shop may be able to do? 

 

Thanks in advance!!

 

post #2 of 10

I have found a black line is let noticeable then the white line. I used a Elmer's Painters pen that I bought at office max to change mine. If that does not suit your eye use some paint remover and a brass brush.

post #3 of 10

If your putter is grey, I'd also consider a piece of lead tape.  A piece small enough to cover a line isn't going to really change the weight of the club enough to be noticeable, and it will blend in with the rest of the putterhead.

 

Source:  A guy who put lead tape all over his grey Ping Pal 2 and can barely see that its there.  And it was several pieces, specifically for weight, and I still can barely tell the difference, which is why I believe that such a small piece shouldn't bother you.

post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by JRM4440 View Post
 

Greetings!

 

I just bought a new Ping Karsten Anser 2 1959, and so far I love it. Yet there is something about the alignment aid that is throwing me off. I put a piece of blue painters tape over it, and I immediately started dropping putts right in the heart of the cup. I would rather not have a piece of tape on my putter. Is there a way to remove or hide the line that would look decent? Is this something a local shop may be able to do? 

 

Thanks in advance

I can think of 2 ways to do this...

 

Find a paint that will hide it enough to not bother you

 

Get some paint stripper and strip the paint away from the channel completely..This would still have the channel for the paint fill but would look like the rest of the putter...

post #5 of 10

As stated above A piece of lead tape would do the trick. Another thing you can do is to paint it. I normally would switch putters because I am a club ho ;-). The thing with sight lines is that they are there to try and help you aim and if you feel that the sight line is distracting and thus affecting your aim then you definitely should consider a putter without one at all. Many putters come with a sight dot which I quite enjoy but everyone is different!

post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys! I have had site lines before, but something about the way this one is, it just jumps off the club and slaps me in the face. When on the putting green, I tried hiding the line with a quarter, and instantly had better aim. Thinking I may try and paint the line first. Any suggestions on what kind of paint will stick?

 

Thanks!!!

post #7 of 10

Try the Elmer's Painters pen it is real easy just blot it on a piece of paper and run it across the line.  This is one to look at   http://www.amazon.com/Elmers-Painters-Opaque-Marker-Silver/dp/B000BREQFW/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1391128493&sr=8-8&keywords=Elmer%27s+Painters+pen

post #8 of 10

or try nail polish, you may look funny walking into Right Aid with a putter buy why not.

post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 

Well, I decided I would try the least toxic and easiest to find option first. Nail polish remover. It's the good stuff. I soaked it for about 5 minutes, and used the point of a pair of tweezers, and it began to chip. So I put some more on the area and let it soak for about 10 minutes. A lot more came off the second go. After 5 or so applications, some elbow grease, and the use of an old toothbrush, toothpick, and the tweezers, it was clean as a whistle. Hit a few balls here in the house, and right away I can tell my aim is better. Thanks to everyone for your replies and ideas. 

 

 

post #10 of 10

DYI is the way to go.  But i fail to understand why or how a small colored line which is placed precisely where it should be on the putter can influence your putting ability. I like my putter head line and believe it helps me hit the ball square on. 

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