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Chrome peeling off of hickory mashie

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#1 Dcohenour

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:49 AM

Question:

Last week I picked up a couple of hickory clubs to add to my set of irons (no woods yet). One of them has peeling chrome & rust. The head is currently sitting in rust remover, but I am wondering if there is such a thing as chrome remover and what would the process be?

I'd like to see this club minus the chrome. It has "Mashie 4" stamped on the sole. The engraving is no longer legible on the back, except for "Al". That's all I can make out.

After I get this one fixed up, I plan on regripping all of my hickory clubs with leather. Hope to get this all done by July 4th weekend.

Also, if anyone has a line on a couple of reasonably priced woods, pm me please. Ideally I would like to have a 3 1/2 wood and something like a 7 wood. I think that would allow me to play best.
Thanks!


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#2 hollabachgt

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:38 AM

If the chome is chipping off naturally you could most likely media blast off of the rest. You could also take the head to a chrome shop and they should be able to strip it for you.

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 10:20 AM

Old woods are the hardest part of finding playable old clubs. You would best to find a Brasdie or Spoon and a Cleek or Baffy for your lofted club.
Another way to clean irons is vinegar. Soak the head in it. For chrome you are best to have a chrome shop strip it fit you. Knock the pin out of hosel and take head to shop

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 10:42 AM

Unless a club is a valuable collector or fabulous player, I wouldn't mess with chrome alterations.  If the face is clean, I just sand down any chrome flaking so it's smooth and play away.  For the time, effort, and expense to mess with chrome you could find a suitable replacement sans the hassle (just my opinion of course).

I have a true ugly duckling MacGregor niblick...the chrome was peeling but face is clean.  Light sanding to smooth and call it good.  The club has nice loft, great playable weight, and believe it not just a touch of bounce.  It's a player, and fine just like it is.

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 10:55 AM

View Postmajic, on 06 June 2018 - 10:20 AM, said:

Old woods are the hardest part of finding playable old clubs. You would best to find a Brasdie or Spoon and a Cleek or Baffy for your lofted club.

True! I am having a dickens of a time finding one. I was thinking along the same lines as your suggestions, and am considering reproduction clubs. Considering that the woods would be used quite a bit, and that playable irons seem relatively easy to obtain around here, new reproductions might be a better way for me to go. They would change my cost per club ratio a bit tho.....


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Posted 06 June 2018 - 10:59 AM

View Postebeer, on 06 June 2018 - 10:42 AM, said:

Unless a club is a valuable collector or fabulous player, I wouldn't mess with chrome alterations.  If the face is clean, I just sand down any chrome flaking so it's smooth and play away.  For the time, effort, and expense to mess with chrome you could find a suitable replacement sans the hassle (just my opinion of course).

I have a true ugly duckling MacGregor niblick...the chrome was peeling but face is clean.  Light sanding to smooth and call it good.  The club has nice loft, great playable weight, and believe it not just a touch of bounce.  It's a player, and fine just like it is.

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Mine is nothing like that. After soaking over night in rust remover, it actually polished up pretty good. So much so that I can now read the very light engraving. It's an "Al Winstou's" (but it could be "Winston's) and appears to have been made in Milwaukee, which is a bonus. I'll try to take pics tonight and post them...

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 12:30 PM

View PostDcohenour, on 06 June 2018 - 10:55 AM, said:

View Postmajic, on 06 June 2018 - 10:20 AM, said:

Old woods are the hardest part of finding playable old clubs. You would best to find a Brasdie or Spoon and a Cleek or Baffy for your lofted club.

True! I am having a dickens of a time finding one. I was thinking along the same lines as your suggestions, and am considering reproduction clubs. Considering that the woods would be used quite a bit, and that playable irons seem relatively easy to obtain around here, new reproductions might be a better way for me to go. They would change my cost per club ratio a bit tho.....

There are a couple of pretty nice looking Wilsonian driving brassies on ebay right now that may be worth a look. Those are good solid driving clubs that won't entirely break the bank. You should also look at getting a good driving iron, They can be great clubs to bridge the gap between playable woods and not having a club for the tee.

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 12:31 PM

View Postebeer, on 06 June 2018 - 10:42 AM, said:

Unless a club is a valuable collector or fabulous player, I wouldn't mess with chrome alterations.  If the face is clean, I just sand down any chrome flaking so it's smooth and play away.  For the time, effort, and expense to mess with chrome you could find a suitable replacement sans the hassle (just my opinion of course).

I have a true ugly duckling MacGregor niblick...the chrome was peeling but face is clean.  Light sanding to smooth and call it good.  The club has nice loft, great playable weight, and believe it not just a touch of bounce.  It's a player, and fine just like it is.


I've been looking for an early Popular C model Niblick, If you're ever in parting with the club please let me know.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 07:38 AM

If you are interested in reproductions please contact me as I may have a demo club for you. tad@tadmoore.com

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 08:24 AM

View Postmajic, on 07 June 2018 - 07:38 AM, said:

If you are interested in reproductions please contact me as I may have a demo club for you. tad@tadmoore.com
Thank you! Will do.

Edited by Dcohenour, 07 June 2018 - 08:24 AM.


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