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I would like to make my irons a satin finish from a chrome finish.

 

Would a cheap sandblaster 'ideal for removing stone chips' do the job?

 

Plus would this treatment actually remove the chrome or not? If so is there anything I could do to prevent it from 'rawing'?

17* Acer XF Fairway Wood, Stiff Steel, hardstep x1, 41.5"

5-PW Tempest Pro Drive Blades, Stiff

52* & 58* Acer XB Satin Finish, Stiff

Acer iSight Centre Shafted with Two Thumb grip and 80g counterweight, 34"

 

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Another way to just scuff it up a little with a scotch brite pad or sand paper.  Don't remove all the chrome if you don't want it to rust.

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How coarse should the sandpaper be? I have previously attempted this with sandpaper and without advice but it just looked like poorly maintained chrome :mad:

17* Acer XF Fairway Wood, Stiff Steel, hardstep x1, 41.5"

5-PW Tempest Pro Drive Blades, Stiff

52* & 58* Acer XB Satin Finish, Stiff

Acer iSight Centre Shafted with Two Thumb grip and 80g counterweight, 34"

 

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Try a maroon 3m Scotch Brite pad. I do alot of satin brushed finishes on motorcycle chrome parts and they always seem to do the trick.

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Fairway: :cobra-small: AMP 15* Aldila RIP s flex               

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For sandpaper the finer the better.  If you don't like the look go over it again with a finer paper.

 

That being said I agree with ACcustomX, start off with a scotch brite pad.  If you have any old clubs laying around that's a good place to start practicing until you get the look you want.  Or swing by a play-it-again and pick up a cheap demo 6 iron (they usually have a bunch) and practice on that.

Driver: :callaway-logo-1: Epic SZ w/ VA Composites Raijin 65 04

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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You don't want to sandblast anyway.  The most abrasive media you'll want to use is glass beads, though walnut shells would be even better.  You don't want anything that'll dull the grooves.

Bit I'd use a red scotchbrite.  If you want to make it easier, use the scotchbrite Dremel atachment.

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4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
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I use steel wool when I want to "satin-ize" stuff.

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Personally, I would get a few Salvation Army clubs for next to nothing,then try a few different processes.

 

My first try would be a blast booth with glass beads, and I would also try some 60 grit sand. I don't see walnut shells having enough bite.

Back off a foot or two to start, and use at least two layers of duct tape to protect areas you don't want blasted.

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