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Taylor Made R1, what colour should I choose?

Poll Results: Smokey black colour (like in the pic) or Piano black colour (shiny black)

 
  • 75% (3)
    Smokey black
  • 25% (1)
    Piano black
4 Total Votes  
post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

I just wanted to say that this driver is the best I have used, but I hated the R1 brands and stripes on it, so I painted it pure black. Easy job and worth it :)

 

Im just wondering what you guys think about the black colour.

 

Should I have it like it is, sandblasted smokey black or should I do it ''piano black'' shiny?

 

If I go for the final shiny layer, there is NO RETURN :)

post #2 of 17

Id leave it. What did you paint it with?

post #3 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jakester23 View Post
 

Id leave it. What did you paint it with?

I used 3 layers heat resistant black matte paint on spray can. This is the same paint you will use to restore fireplaces and so. Thing with this is that is really scratch resistant and it also gives the ''sandblown'' finish but I am a little unsure about making it shiny black .Now it's almost the same as the Ping i20 2013.

post #4 of 17
Thread Starter 

post #5 of 17

I'm not a huge fan of drivers with a high gloss finish, so I'd stick with the matte personally. But the question is: which do you typically prefer?

post #6 of 17
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by geauxforbroke View Post
 

I'm not a huge fan of drivers with a high gloss finish, so I'd stick with the matte personally. But the question is: which do you typically prefer?

 

 

Yes, I did it with high gloss first, using a glossy finishing layer over the black in the first post. Did not like it when it was sunny, so I did it over again and now it is like the one in the picture. Matte is best. I kind of liked the orginal white colour on the R1, but it had to big problems. 

 

- The white paint was not good at all, it got scratches just by looking at it.

- The logos on the top is not good, better if they did it clean like the R11s.

 

 

Im also arguing with Taylor Made about a Spider Blade putter, the paint on this putter is really bad quality, it tears way to easy, even if you threat it with care :(

 

Thinking about doing the putter black to....

post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dirtyzecret View Post
 

I just wanted to say that this driver is the best I have used, but I hated the R1 brands and stripes on it, so I painted it pure black. Easy job and worth it :)

 

Im just wondering what you guys think about the black colour.

 

Should I have it like it is, sandblasted smokey black or should I do it ''piano black'' shiny?

 

If I go for the final shiny layer, there is NO RETURN :)

I bought the Black one myself.....and that looks badass. Kinda wish I did the same thing.

post #8 of 17
I just bought the factory black one today and love the look of the combined glossy and matte finish... If I was doing only one though I'd stick with the matte sandblasted look
post #9 of 17
Calling @WUTiger, how did 3 coats of spray paint change the swing weight of this driver.....?
post #10 of 17

Sorry, no firsthand knowledge on this.

 

I did find a thread on repaints in GolfWRX.com. Rough estimate: each coat would add about 1/2 swingweight point.

  • One person recommended three coats of color and three coats of clear.
  • Another person suggested taking the driver to an auto body shop and have them do it.

 

You might contact Ralph Maltby's www.GolfWorks.com crew and see if they know. GW refinishes metal wood heads. You can call them at 1-800-848-8358.

post #11 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by WUTiger View Post
 

Sorry, no firsthand knowledge on this.

 

I did find a thread on repaints in GolfWRX.com. Rough estimate: each coat would add about 1/2 swingweight point.

  • One person recommended three coats of color and three coats of clear.
  • Another person suggested taking the driver to an auto body shop and have them do it.

 

You might contact Ralph Maltby's www.GolfWorks.com crew and see if they know. GW refinishes metal wood heads. You can call them at 1-800-848-8358.

 

 

As an OLD painter, you do NOT need 3 coats of clear. 1 if done properly will do. 

post #12 of 17
I wonder if powder coating could be done on a driver?

I don't know much about it but the only drawback I can see is if a driver head can be baked without messing it up.
post #13 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by MS256 View Post

I wonder if powder coating could be done on a driver?

I don't know much about it but the only drawback I can see is if a driver head can be baked without messing it up.

 

 

Yeah, I wouldn't want to chance sending a driver through a powder coating process.

post #14 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hammer 4 View Post

 

 

Yeah, I wouldn't want to chance sending a driver through a powder coating process.

 



Would either make a really nice finish or a glob of warped up metal. a2_wink.gif

Volunteers to be the Guinea pig? Ha ha!

Edit: Well after a Google search it appears it can be done, but I'm not sure how much expertise it takes, and it's expensive to have someone else do it.
Edited by MS256 - 3/24/14 at 12:32am
post #15 of 17
I think this looks awesome. I am going to try this on my white burner super fast 2.0 this week.
post #16 of 17

Always go with black unless you prefer how a white driver looks at address.

post #17 of 17
Thread Starter 

 

 

Im making this for my girlfriend :)

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