Process to get knicks and dings out of a Cameron putter?
Posted 01 December 2007 - 06:38 PM
Posted 01 December 2007 - 06:39 PM
LaMont in AZ
Posted 01 December 2007 - 11:03 PM
Posted 04 December 2007 - 01:33 AM
Posted 04 December 2007 - 11:53 AM
I remember a while back, Cameron did some restoration to Brad Faxon's putters. After all was said and done, he added some lead tape on the head to give Faxon back the same swingweight he was accustomed to.
So a Cameron with all those dings and scratches would definitely lose some weight if those things are removed through buffing.
If you send it to the Custom Shop, all the dings and scratches will be removed and you will lose some headweight. Unfortunately, you are no Brad Faxon so you will get your putter much lighter and Cameron won't really be putting leadtape on your putter to make up for the lost weight like he did for Fax.
So in short, buffing is the way to remove nicks and scratches, but always be careful about the weight loss. It is better to weight your putter before you send it in, so even if they won't fix it for you, your local clubmaker can put the putter back to regular weight after you send it to any "putter spa" you want.
Posted 04 December 2007 - 02:03 PM
Posted 08 December 2007 - 02:00 AM
Posted 08 December 2007 - 10:12 AM
I am confused. I was curious at this restoration and on the link page it says only color they do is black oxide but you say you are getting a nickel or pearl or gun metal finish? Could you explain, sorry if I missed something obvious.
Posted 10 December 2007 - 03:20 AM
It's after-ish as I have changed my mind on the finish so will strip it off and start again, and other work is getting in the way. Uses the same process as repainting driver heads. Tests so far seem to indicate that it is extremely durable but you must use a headcover otherwise it will get dinged up.
Posted 04 December 2008 - 11:26 AM
Posted 04 December 2008 - 12:06 PM
Posted 04 December 2008 - 01:01 PM
That sounds like a lot, but I suppose much of it was attributable to taking off the nickel plating.
Posted 04 December 2008 - 02:03 PM
This might be a useful way of restoring a putter without removing a bunch of weight. Come to think of it, you could even use this process to add weight.
Posted 04 December 2008 - 05:34 PM
I think you have the grits reversed. I work with wood, auto paint and metal and you would definately use the 60 for removal and 400 for polish.
Posted 08 March 2010 - 10:52 PM
Posted 12 March 2010 - 10:12 PM
Posted 26 October 2010 - 02:25 PM
The interetsing thing is, your putter doesn't lose and metal when it gets dinged. All that happens is that the metal gets compressed. I know you're not going to re-cast a block of GSS, but would you be able to address the issues without sandpaper/buffing?
Posted 26 October 2010 - 04:05 PM
Posted 26 October 2010 - 07:19 PM
Posted 27 October 2010 - 06:48 AM
If your doing it yourself, a dremel with an ultra fine sanding bit and a steady hand. If your not opposed to taking it somewhere, hit up a metal fab shop with a media blast cabinet.
Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:35 AM