I had an old set of MP30 irons that were looking a little tough so I though I would try to refinish them.
The first step was to remove the original finish. After some research online and a couple of phone calls I decided to let a pro do this. It was well worth it (only cost $30). It can be done yourself and there is alot of information online about stripping chrome from both the automotive and firearm crowds.
After the chrome was stripped I sandblasted the heads to give them a consistent finish and take out some of the nicks and scratches. I then taped off the faces and "polished" the rest of the head with a "scotchbrite" ™ pad. This was not a high gloss finish, more of a satin finish. I am sure more polishing could be done with steel wool.
I then applied a "bluing" (4oz bottle purchased at local gun shop) solution to the heads. I wiped it evenly around each head for about 1 minute then rinsed them off.
The final step was the paintfill (thanks to previous posts for the tips).
One suprise that I have had is the headweights. In trying to precalc my swingweight I weighed the heads and they are quite light. My 9 iron head is only 260g. I am not sure if the original plating would have made up this difference as I didn't weight them prior to stripping. I am planning on using new DGS300 shafts in them with 47g grips so I guess I will have to do some tip weighting prior to reassembling them to get my swingweights back to around D2. Any tips here would be appreciated. Is tungsten powder the way to go?
Can't wait for the snow to go!!!!