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  1. Hi guys, Just finished the work on this Detour earlier in the week. Figured I'd list here if anyone is interested. It looks great and is in great shape. $129 shipped. 35" with black Lamkin deep etched paddle. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. I miss him already. The dude can throw the heck out of the ball. Like I said, Dak has been great... I think he's the second best QB on the team tho. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. In honor of the 2016 NFC East(and hopefully Super Bowl) Champs: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Here's my first crack at an oilcan finish. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I think I've seen some .5s on Detours. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. 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
  11. Sent an email to spryevo, nothing back so far... but it's also the holidays Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Wow! Awesome Foz, congrats! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. I can honestly say I would never put it in my bag. If it were guaranteed to save me a minimum of 5 shots a round, I still couldn't bear to look at something that ugly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. 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
  15. This football season has been bittersweet for me. Loving Dallas in the #1 seed in NFC, but I also feel like Romo should be starting. Thought I'd accepted Dak (who I love, and am so stoked about for the future of this team) as the starter, and Romes comes on yesterday and leads a super efficient drive, throws a TD pass, rips off the scab. AND they had him in one series. Lol. Like seriously, wtf? I hope he either wins the starting job back in camp next year, bc I really do think that he is the superior QB right now... or, the more like scenario, he gets traded to a team with a legitimate shot and gets them a title. Has all the tools and was the difference between 5-11/6-10 and the actual 8-8 record we finished with for so many years. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Damn, those are some beautiful Bettinardis. I have the mid mallet SR JAM and it's one of the best putters I've ever held. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Finished the Detour also. Went ahead and just blasted the alignment bar and screwed it back in. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Here's what I've been working on this weekend: Studio select 2.6 x7: Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. 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
  20. Stainless can get purple and blue even with propane. It just takes patience. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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