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#1 ghodges

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 01:53 AM

I'm getting a new driver and because I've been known to get a little steep with my driver I'd like to get a little protection.  At some point in the not too distant past, I saw an ad for clear, invisible "tape" that provides protection for the ole idiot/sky mark.  Just can't remember where I saw the product or the name.  Google searches didn't help.  Anyone seen/heard of such a product?


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Posted 28 November 2006 - 02:06 AM

I think you can get it from pretty much any good golf shop.  They usually have it near the club covers.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 02:32 AM

http://www.pupgolf.com/

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 07:53 AM

Something easier than that is to use electrical tape across the crown.  A buddy did this after someone put a sky mark on his TM 580 and you couldn't even see it.  Note this is only "stealth" on darker color driver heads.

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Posted 28 November 2006 - 08:51 PM

View Postalpha_pro, on Nov 28 2006, 03:32 AM, said:


That's the one...thx!


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Posted 29 November 2006 - 08:48 AM

I actually have a mate in the air force and they use a very strong and durable adhesive transparent film that they apply to rotor blades of helicopters and planes etc, so I get a sheet from him and I cut to size for my clubs and even the sole of my putter (for those sandy greens).

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 10:02 AM

View Postalpha_pro, on Nov 28 2006, 02:32 AM, said:



Hey Thanks, I have never heard of this before.  I just picked up a box off their webpage.  I don't need it for my driver but I do for my 5 wood as I tend to get a bit steep with it and since the Fusions crown isn't painted it's really soft and gets messed up really easy.

Thanks,

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 01:23 PM

I have to vouch for the Pop up protector as well.  It works great, been using them since this past summer, found them at golf galaxy. (cool)

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 02:24 PM

I have used these and they work pretty good as well.
http://www.newedgesports.com/

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 02:35 PM

www.ghosttape.com is what i use...


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Posted 29 November 2006 - 03:11 PM

View PostDieselMp32, on Nov 29 2006, 07:35 PM, said:

www.ghosttape.com is what i use...

I was going to mention that - ghost tape is really good.
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Posted 29 November 2006 - 03:53 PM

ghost tape is the way to go.  Easy to use, easy to clean, an easy choice.

i sound like a commercial

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 04:17 PM

That a good idea someone came up with.

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 05:26 PM

I hope all y'all remember to remove the tape before tournaments.....If any of the tape is on the hitting surface I am fairly sure that is against the rules (as opposed to lead tape on bottom)

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 05:38 PM

just use touch up paint.


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Posted 29 November 2006 - 08:15 PM

I take some rubbing alcohol and clean the head. Then I use 3m electic tape. Works GREAT!!!

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 01:39 AM

View PostInTheHole!, on Nov 29 2006, 05:48 AM, said:

I actually have a mate in the air force and they use a very strong and durable adhesive transparent film that they apply to rotor blades of helicopters and planes etc, so I get a sheet from him and I cut to size for my clubs and even the sole of my putter (for those sandy greens).

Probably not exactly the same thing as the military stuff, but 3M makes a thick transparent plastic film called Paint Protection Film which has a strong adhesive backing.  You can buy it at an automotive paint specialty store as it's commonly used as stone shields on car bodies (transparent covering on the front of flares, etc.).  You can also get it at motorcycle shops, where it's typically sold to protect sport bike gas tanks from getting scratched by the hardware on your jacket.  

It's relatively cheap, very strong, and stays transparent.  You can pull it tight on a curved surface by heating it with a blow dryer and it removes with heat as well.  I'm sure this is the same stuff that's cited in previous posts, minus a 500% mark up!

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 10:54 AM

Anyone ever just use packing tape?  Other than the finger prints I get applying it (because I am a clumsy oaf) it works great.  And, it's really easy to remove when it gets a bit beat up.  I may try the PUP though, sounds like a good deal.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 11:28 AM

This thread is of great interest to me, but also pisses me off. A year ago I filed a patent disclosure for a product that is far superior and more flexible than any of the ones mentioned in this thread. Unfortunately, I discovered that a patent already existed which contained a patent clause that would prevent my patent application, even though my product would be far superior. I believe the patent belongs to Ghost Tape.

Now my question is. How can there be 3 companies making the same product, when 1 company owns the patent. Are they all paying that company.

I guess in a way, this gives me new hope.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 02:41 PM

Pup Golf, great to deal with.


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Posted 08 April 2011 - 10:23 AM

I know this thread is from year's ago (found it thru a google search) but I'm wondering if anyone has an opinion as to whether tape on the head messes up the aerodynamics/balance/weight of the club. Maybe it's too insignificant for a mid-handicapper like me to notice, but just curious on the thoughts.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 12:41 PM

+1 on the Pop-up-Protector. If applied well, it's almost invisible on your driver. And what you can see of it isn't distracting at all because it's in a nice half-moon shape with a straight front edge that hangs over on to the face ever so slightly. Easy to put on without any ugly bubbles or ridges too and super durable.

I'm also a huge fan because the PUP guys are great to work with. I've used their protectors many, many times without incident but earlier this year when removing one from my Cobra ZL it ended up taking off some paint from the crown (smaller than half-a-dime in size). The damage was purely cosmetic and in reality not a *huge* deal but I'm pretty anal about keeping my gear in good shape so I was pretty irate. I shot them an email explaining what had happened and uch to my surprise I got a call from Leroy @ PUP less than 5 minutes later. He said this had happened only a couple times ever with one of their products but he would make sure I was taken care of. They paid for a brand spanking new head and all I had to do was ship them the damaged one. OUTSTANDING customer service.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 12:44 PM

View PostFlooder, on 08 April 2011 - 10:23 AM, said:

I know this thread is from year's ago (found it thru a google search) but I'm wondering if anyone has an opinion as to whether tape on the head messes up the aerodynamics/balance/weight of the club. Maybe it's too insignificant for a mid-handicapper like me to notice, but just curious on the thoughts.

I would be shocked if it had any effect at all. None of these solutions would weigh enough to affect swing weight and aerodynamically, if you apply it right it's going to stick tight to the club head. Shouldn't be any problem.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 12:55 PM

http://www.hobokengo...ducts_id=1089

Another option.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 02:20 PM

I have had some success with automotive pinstriping from Autozone.  I believe I got the idea from this forum.


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Posted 08 April 2011 - 05:56 PM

View Postsleuth, on 08 April 2011 - 12:55 PM, said:


This is the best one I have found.  Love it.

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 07:43 PM

ClearShield.com. Imo is the best. Easy to put on, works great. PUP is too big and risk getting bubbles. you can't really tell you have ClearShield on the clubs. I have used them for years and they are on all my woods.
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Posted 24 April 2011 - 06:23 PM

View PostCaptain Morgan, on 08 April 2011 - 07:43 PM, said:

ClearShield.com. Imo is the best. Easy to put on, works great. PUP is too big and risk getting bubbles. you can't really tell you have ClearShield on the clubs. I have used them for years and they are on all my woods.

Question is?? Is Clear Shield Approved by the USGA/R&A like the P.U.P.?




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