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#1 bgibson27

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 10:31 AM

I've just begun my first club project. New paint job on a Nike SQ 3wd. I'm doing a 1956 Chevy Bel Air powder blue/white theme with the crown powder blue and club details white. Also, Chevy must have had golf in mind because the old chevy hood ornament included a V which makes a perfect alignment marker. I want this club to function so I am wondering if I can strip paint from a graphite shaft and repaint it white (not to mimic the "ghost" trend but to reflect the old whitewall tires).

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:58 PM

I wouldn't, the paint is used as a sealant layer too. Anything happens to the fibers and the integrity is compromised. Try one of those shaft skins instead is what I'd do if I insisted on doing the shaft white and not buying one already white.

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Driver: TaylorMade Tour Issue Superfast 2.0 LCG w/ USPG Black Ops Pearl X 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade SLDR TS 13* with Aldila NV 75X
3 Hybrid: Adams Super LSP 18* (bent to 17*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams Super LSP 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
5-7I : Tour Issued Adams CB2 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour issue S400 hardstepped 1x
8-GW: Tour Issued Adams CB1 w/ Dynamic Gold S400 hardstepped 1x

SW: 56* Cleveland CG12 (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Cleveland CG12 (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
Putter: Mannkrafted Widebody Rattler 34", 71* lie, 4* loft

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.


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Posted 30 December 2010 - 01:03 PM

Boy I dont know you gotta be real careful that you dont damage the fibers I would definately try it out on an old shaft first. My opinion would be to lightly rub the finish with a scotch brite pad {used in auto body and wood working].Just get the gloss off and Lightly rub to abrade the finish so your paint will adhere. This is just my opinion and I am not an expert on graphite or carbon fiber.Good Luck ,be sure to let us know how it turns out. Dave
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 03:37 PM

But, Dave, couldn't that impact flexural stiffness? I know with the right paint with a flex additive in it (which would be required due to the shaft loading and unloading anyway) you could, in theory, not effect it. But not stripping it all the way down would mean more paint, adding weight, which generally makes the launch characteristics change (more weight, lower launch). Just playing devil's advocate.

In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade Tour Issue Superfast 2.0 LCG w/ USPG Black Ops Pearl X 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade SLDR TS 13* with Aldila NV 75X
3 Hybrid: Adams Super LSP 18* (bent to 17*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams Super LSP 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
5-7I : Tour Issued Adams CB2 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour issue S400 hardstepped 1x
8-GW: Tour Issued Adams CB1 w/ Dynamic Gold S400 hardstepped 1x

SW: 56* Cleveland CG12 (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Cleveland CG12 (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
Putter: Mannkrafted Widebody Rattler 34", 71* lie, 4* loft

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.


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Posted 30 December 2010 - 03:53 PM

Yeah RB I think you may be right I think it may be easier to just get a new shaft. I'm sure there is a manufacturer that can custom make a shaft in any color .
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titleist 585h 24 &21 hybrid
Heavy wedge 52 gap wedge
Nike sv sand and lob wedge
Callaway Diablo Octane tour Driver
Adams F 11 3 wood
Seemore ci2 or Bettinardi studio stock 2

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 04:17 PM

The Fubuki is available in white... And Matrix has the White TP7.

In The Bag
Driver: TaylorMade Tour Issue Superfast 2.0 LCG w/ USPG Black Ops Pearl X 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade SLDR TS 13* with Aldila NV 75X
3 Hybrid: Adams Super LSP 18* (bent to 17*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams Super LSP 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
5-7I : Tour Issued Adams CB2 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour issue S400 hardstepped 1x
8-GW: Tour Issued Adams CB1 w/ Dynamic Gold S400 hardstepped 1x

SW: 56* Cleveland CG12 (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Cleveland CG12 (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
Putter: Mannkrafted Widebody Rattler 34", 71* lie, 4* loft

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.


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Posted 30 December 2010 - 04:35 PM

Thanks for the input! I have access to old shafts so I'll try some things. Rookie, I just checked out the shaft skins and can't find a pure white but did find a blue/white skin. Thanks for the suggestion, keep me posted with more ideas and I'll do the same with my progress.

Off to the auto store to talk paint.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 04:55 PM

By the way, my inspiration: http://wildmusclecar...let/1956-chevy/

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Posted 14 May 2011 - 03:02 PM

http://shaftwraps.com/solid2.htm

all white version available here, how'd the project turn out ? sounds interesting

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 05:51 PM

Rookie Blue is correct....

We have designed a few line of shafts and the layers of paint will contribute to the flex/performance of the shaft...When we rested our shafts and got bi-monthly samples from the manufacturer, we had already determined what color/layer process would be used...and had them apply similar layers in low cost clear coat.

Because we HAD to duplicate the effects of paint.




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