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#1 WooPig

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:33 PM

I attempted to change the paint fill on my putter today from blue to red. I didn’t have any trouble getting the blue off, filled the grooves with red paint, let it sit for a couple hours, then attempted to clean up the extra with acetone and lint free gun cleaning patches. I was able to get the edges of the grooves nice and clean but the entire surface I was working on developed a pink haze that I could not budge regardless of how often I got a clean patch.

I ended up having to use paint stripper on the whole thing to get rid of the haze, which took all the paint fill out.

I wish I would have taken some pics but I didn’t. Hopefully someone will be able to understand my ramble and tell me how to avoid it on my next attempt.

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#2 Socrates

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 09:50 PM

You need to wipe off the excess almost immediately.  Then once it’s dry, use 0000 steel wool to remove any residue.  Trying to clean it off later with acetone just makes a mess as you found out.
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Posted 22 May 2018 - 10:12 PM

Lots of different ways to do fill.  Pix would be incredibly helpful, for future posts, for sure.
I always let the fill dry, like you did and then wipe.  Any clouding that appears outside the letters can be removed with acetone, after the initial fill has been given just a little longer to dry.
What are you using for paint?  THAT can play a part, also.
A few more details and I'll add that as simple as fill is, it can be a PITA the first several times you attempt it.  If you are filling engraved areas that are wide/flat, it is even MORE fun, ;(.
Don't sweat that your first effort got your goat.  Keep at it and you'll get the trick, before you know it.
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Posted 23 May 2018 - 07:53 AM

View Postgolfluvzme, on 22 May 2018 - 10:12 PM, said:

Lots of different ways to do fill.  Pix would be incredibly helpful, for future posts, for sure.
I always let the fill dry, like you did and then wipe.  Any clouding that appears outside the letters can be removed with acetone, after the initial fill has been given just a little longer to dry.
What are you using for paint?  THAT can play a part, also.
A few more details and I'll add that as simple as fill is, it can be a PITA the first several times you attempt it.  If you are filling engraved areas that are wide/flat, it is even MORE fun, ;(.
Don't sweat that your first effort got your goat.  Keep at it and you'll get the trick, before you know it.
Good Luck!
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#5 Socrates

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 09:53 AM

Newspaper wrapped around a straight edge (cardboard, plastic) and wet with acetone seems to be a very effective squeegee for removing most of the wet paint without compromising the paintfill.

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 12:39 AM

Acetone on a Q-tip to remove haze around letters.

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 08:20 AM

You can remove that final haze with rubbing alcohol.  It's not as tough on the actual paintfill but will take the residual haze off easily.
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