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  1. Here's the finished 2.5. This is one of my favorite putters I've ever done. Went with black and white paintfill so as not to distract from the finish. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  2. I guess I ran out of upload space, I'm having to link to pics now. Oh well. This Giannini had either plated or PVD finish, in not certain and there isn't a ton of info regarding specs on these sweet little sticks, but I was able to blast/grind most of it off. And here's a newer 2.5 I'm about to wrap up: Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  3. That Newport 2 I posted on the 6th isn't actually plated off the shelf... it's stainless with Camerons standard beadblasted finish new. So that one can just be polished to shine instead of satin, cleaned and torched. The 2.6 I did before that one, around Christmas, has a pvd finish stock, which I torched without stripping. I've removed the black mist PVD finish by sandblasting. Plating is tricky. Generally if a putter is plated, I'll just leave it alone unless there's a quick and easy way to strip... but generally there isn't. Ruined a couple putters figuring that out. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  4. Weird. I'm having a hard time uploading photos in posts. Anyone else experiencing that? Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  5. My second attempt at the oil can on the bb33 went a bit better. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Generally I'll strip with either acetone or Kleen strip stripper and acetone afterward. Using Tamiya paints. They have great acrylics and transparent colors. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I switched from propane to MAPP on stainless about a month and a half ago. I'm also high polishing the sole pre-torch to bring out more color in torch Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. The reason this is uneven and splotchy is due to the pvd coating - this shite is a real thorn in my side. I enjoy working on Bettinardis because they're carbon steel, and they're so unique -- but it's a real pain in the butt to strip the PVD finish. When I torched it, I had spent a good amount of time grinding (fine silicon carbide wheels) and buffing it to mirror like shine. Prior to that I had beadblasted it. And most of the PVD was still in tact. When heating it, I could see the pvd begin to turn to embers and flaking a little bit - so I went ahead and blasted again at pretty high pressure. Finally, I saw the PVD come off in the blast cabinet! If I had known the "metallic fog" finish was PVD, I would've just torched it the way it was bc torching pvd creates some insane colors. Oh well, live and learn. Once I have this thing prepped, I'm going to do another oil quench - we'll see how it looks.
  9. Oh no, I was just beginning to like you JA. Now you gotta go and tell me you're a Steelers fan? Cmon man! They're seriously the only AFC team I have a chip on my shoulder toward. Might have something to do with them passing Dallas in titles.
  10. In honor of the 2016 NFC East(and hopefully Super Bowl) Champs: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Here's my first crack at an oilcan finish. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I think I've seen some .5s on Detours. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Am I correct in thinking that the alignment dots are designed to help make breaking putts? I always thought it was like this: (For a RH player) Big left to right breaker, favor the inside dot. Right to left swinger, favor outside dot. Please correct me if I'm off base. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Sent an email to spryevo, nothing back so far... but it's also the holidays Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. The color on the body of that Detour is one of the best and most even purples I've ever gotten. I kind of wish I'd done it on a normal Newport 2. Would look super. Does anyone know where a face only for the Detour can be bought? Scoured eBay, did some googling, so far no dice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Finished the Detour also. Went ahead and just blasted the alignment bar and screwed it back in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Here's what I've been working on this weekend: Studio select 2.6 x7: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. I'd give it a whirl, I'm just not even sure where I would start. Regardless, that is incredible work. Seriously well done. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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