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Rusty Putters- good or bad?


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#1 MPellow

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:53 AM

I love rusted wedges so much I am getting a set of irons rawed out so I have a full set.

I was wondering about getting a putter rawed too but not sure how it would effect playability.

Would it make it softer? Would the rust in the face negatively affect putts?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:51 PM

Unless you try to rapidly rust it and create uneven spots, no it wouldn't effect it one iota. You could raw it and then to get the deep rich brown, either do a coffee treatment or use plum brown. That way its controlled in the color you're looking for and will get that color for you until you develop natural rust.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:14 PM

View PostMPellow, on 21 November 2012 - 05:53 AM, said:

I love rusted wedges so much I am getting a set of irons rawed out so I have a full set.

I was wondering about getting a putter rawed too but not sure how it would effect playability.

Would it make it softer? Would the rust in the face negatively affect putts?

great idea....
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

If you like the way it looks, go for it. Doing this will not negatively affect putts, nor will it make the putter feel softer.

I like the idea of the coffee grounds treatment.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:37 PM

A rusty putter screams "I don't take care of my stuff." just like a guy who doesn't keep the headcovers on and ends up with a ton of bag chatter. I understand the idea of trying to get that relic look, but it should be done professionally abd artfully, and rusting it out is neither. I would go with oil can or plum brown 1000 times over true rust.


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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:19 PM

Oil canned putters are really the same as rusted putters. They are both oxidations of raw carbon steel, just different results. One is a chemical reaction controlled by the person applying the finish, while the other is natural oxidation that occurs when you leave carbon steel untreated.

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 10:54 PM

View Postmshills, on 22 November 2012 - 12:52 PM, said:

If you like the way it looks, go for it. Doing this will not negatively affect putts, nor will it make the putter feel softer.

I like the idea of the coffee grounds treatment.

I've been trying the coffee treatment on a raw carbon Scotty newport classic. I've had the putter in used grounds for about two weeks now and went to check on it this evening and saw no real browning. Any tips or steps I should follow?
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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:58 AM

View PostSC-TX 88, on 25 February 2014 - 10:54 PM, said:

View Postmshills, on 22 November 2012 - 12:52 PM, said:

If you like the way it looks, go for it. Doing this will not negatively affect putts, nor will it make the putter feel softer.

I like the idea of the coffee grounds treatment.

I've been trying the coffee treatment on a raw carbon Scotty newport classic. I've had the putter in used grounds for about two weeks now and went to check on it this evening and saw no real browning. Any tips or steps I should follow?


Take it out so it can oxidize.
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Posted 26 February 2014 - 12:37 PM

View Postartsmart73, on 26 February 2014 - 10:58 AM, said:

View PostSC-TX 88, on 25 February 2014 - 10:54 PM, said:

View Postmshills, on 22 November 2012 - 12:52 PM, said:

If you like the way it looks, go for it. Doing this will not negatively affect putts, nor will it make the putter feel softer.

I like the idea of the coffee grounds treatment.

I've been trying the coffee treatment on a raw carbon Scotty newport classic. I've had the putter in used grounds for about two weeks now and went to check on it this evening and saw no real browning. Any tips or steps I should follow?


Take it out so it can oxidize.

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 02:51 PM

View Posthebron1427, on 22 November 2012 - 02:37 PM, said:

I understand the idea of trying to get that relic look, but it should be done professionally abd artfully, and rusting it out is neither.

I realize this post is over a year old, but this comment made me chuckle.

No golfer with an ounce of respect would be caught with a putter that was not professionally and artfully done (takes sip of tea with pinky dangling in the air)!

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Edited by shaffe, 26 February 2014 - 02:51 PM.


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