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Been a crazy week at work and home, but my putter will be completely (re)finished this weekend with pics.

Thank you for participating, it's been really fun to see the work that you've done.

Even if you don't win and are interested in a putter grip, let me know we can do some special pricing for participating

Howdy Fellow Spies-

After seeing RookieBlue7's posting of his refinishing of his Scotty Cameron (http://forum.mygolfspy.com/topic/14152-modded-out-and-industrialized-tei3-newport/), it gave me an idea for a new hobby that I don't really have time for, but want to do anyway.

Also, I have a box of Cork Tree Putter Grips left over from a charity fundraiser that I don't really want to ship back and would rather buy one to give to you.

 

Contest:

Find a putter than needs some love. It can be your current gamer, an old putter in your garage, or run out to Goodwill, eBay, or your local golf shop and pick up a project putter.

Refinish it any way you want: you can do a pimp-list style, classic colors/lines, or keep it clean and basic. This can be done at home, work, Home Depot, a friend's shop, but please this must be done YOURSELF, no professional refinishing (Putter Lounge, eBay refinishers, or LaMont, etc. )

You can coke it, bake it, torch it, stain it, plate it, grind it, stamp it, engrave it, paint-fill it or whatever your heart desires, but make it look good.

You can reshaft and even use your own grip if the style and color scheme work, but the prize is still the same

 

This contest REQUIRES PICTURES:

1) Pre-finish: backside/flange, topline, bottom, face

2) Process pics- if you replate it, take a pic of your set up

3) finished product

If possible, post pics and include descriptions as you go

 

Prize:

The Cork Tree putter Grip of your choice from the following:

Stumpy black only

Bandit: Red, Black or Pink

Gimme: Red, Black or Pink

Slim Jim: Red, Black, Blue or Pink

 

Deadline: Hey, I have 3 kids and no time, so this one's gonna be due on Halloween, Saturday October 31st.

 

Good luck to all and have fun!

 

I'm attaching my own project putter pics to this thread.

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What's in my  :cleveland-small: bag:

Driver :  :cobra-small: F9 10.5, Fujikura Speeder 757 TR 

Fairway  :cobra-small: F9 15.5° Oban Kiyoshi Black 75 05 (X)

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 18° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Irons:   :srixon-small: z585 4i - 6i,  z785 7i-PW, Nippon Modus 120X

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX  50.11, 55.11, 60.10  TT DG S400 Black

Putter:  post-53756-150768041262.jpg Honey Badger 34" 

Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour

 

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Here's my project: 

Spalding TPM 12

 

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What's in my  :cleveland-small: bag:

Driver :  :cobra-small: F9 10.5, Fujikura Speeder 757 TR 

Fairway  :cobra-small: F9 15.5° Oban Kiyoshi Black 75 05 (X)

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 18° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Irons:   :srixon-small: z585 4i - 6i,  z785 7i-PW, Nippon Modus 120X

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX  50.11, 55.11, 60.10  TT DG S400 Black

Putter:  post-53756-150768041262.jpg Honey Badger 34" 

Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour

 

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This was more of a refinish than a restore:

 

Used sandpaper, dremel tool, and steel wool to remove copper paint coating and then polish steel.  Used testors enamel paint to do the painfill.

 

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In my :mizuno-small: BR-D4 Stand Bag

:ping-small: G410 LST 9* VA Nemesys 65X
:ping-small: G410 LST 14.5* Tour AD DI 7X
:titelist-small: 818 H2 20* Tour AD DI 85X
:mizuno-small: MP20 HMB 4 Tour AD 95X
:mizuno-small: JPX 919 Tour 5-PW Oban CT 115 X(-)
:titelist-small: Vokey SM7 50F - 54S - 59D
:EVNROLL: ER1v
:titelist-small: ProV1
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Nice! I'll be stripping mine down tonight after this kiddos go to bed,then the fun begins!

What's in my  :cleveland-small: bag:

Driver :  :cobra-small: F9 10.5, Fujikura Speeder 757 TR 

Fairway  :cobra-small: F9 15.5° Oban Kiyoshi Black 75 05 (X)

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 18° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Irons:   :srixon-small: z585 4i - 6i,  z785 7i-PW, Nippon Modus 120X

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX  50.11, 55.11, 60.10  TT DG S400 Black

Putter:  post-53756-150768041262.jpg Honey Badger 34" 

Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour

 

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i will put forth my old warhorse. 

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This is the was she came to me searching for a safe bag to be in. 

 

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Gave her a bath.......
 
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Then let her try on a few new outfits. 

Driver:  :nike-small:  Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK 70g Stiff

Fairway Wood: :nike-small: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK 60g Stiff
Hybrids:   :nike-small: Nike Covert 2.0 Tour KK Stiff

Irons:    :taylormade-small: R-11s KBS Stiff. 

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  Cleveland 588 Rotax  56*

               Some no name 60* I got at Goodwill for $5

Putter::  :ping-small: MGS Ketsch Special Edition   

Ball: :bridgestone-small: :e7, normally. If not, whatever I found while looking for mine in the Tall Grass
Bag :Birdies for the Brave Org.14 Desert Camo 

Shoes : Oakley Cipher 2

                 Addidas Adizero One Wd

                 Nike Lunar Control

                 6 other pair "just in case"

 

Founder: Texas BBQ Curtain (according to Jdiddyesquire)

 

Favorite #TOURSAUCE Move:  signing a ball and tossing it to a non existent fan as I walk back to cart. 

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Ohhhhhh, that's purdy.

What's in my  :cleveland-small: bag:

Driver :  :cobra-small: F9 10.5, Fujikura Speeder 757 TR 

Fairway  :cobra-small: F9 15.5° Oban Kiyoshi Black 75 05 (X)

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 18° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Irons:   :srixon-small: z585 4i - 6i,  z785 7i-PW, Nippon Modus 120X

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX  50.11, 55.11, 60.10  TT DG S400 Black

Putter:  post-53756-150768041262.jpg Honey Badger 34" 

Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour

 

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I found these nice milled Founders Club putters cheap, they just need a little love. It will be my first club refinish. Not gonna pimp them or anything, just some Caswell stainless steel black, new paint fill and lengthen an inch or so.

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WITB:

Stan Thompson “Reactionizer” persimmon woods 1-4

Spalding Tour Edition 3-PW

Spalding Top-Flite E.V.A. Sand Club

Rife Legend Z Putter

 

 

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looking forward to seeing the blackening. I'm going back and forth between bluing and blackening mine

What's in my  :cleveland-small: bag:

Driver :  :cobra-small: F9 10.5, Fujikura Speeder 757 TR 

Fairway  :cobra-small: F9 15.5° Oban Kiyoshi Black 75 05 (X)

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 18° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Irons:   :srixon-small: z585 4i - 6i,  z785 7i-PW, Nippon Modus 120X

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX  50.11, 55.11, 60.10  TT DG S400 Black

Putter:  post-53756-150768041262.jpg Honey Badger 34" 

Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour

 

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This sounds like fun gotta find a candidate

 Ping G410 LST 10.5 set -1* Flat Accra TZ5 65 M5

Callaway Epic Flash 15* set -1 Aldila ATX Blue 75TX

Ben Hogan FT Worth Hi 19* KBS Tour V X

Ben Hogan PTX Pro 4-P KBS Tour V X 2* Flat 4* loft increments

Hogan Equalizer 50* KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 X 2* Flat

Hogan Equalizer 56* KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 2* Flat

Hogan Equalizer 62* KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 2* Flat

EVNROLL ER7 P2 Aware Tour
Scotty Cameron Newport2 Buttonback P2 Aware Tour Grip
Snell MTB-X

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Updated: Process Pics

It's never hurts to work in a clinic that has an orthotics shop in the back, Here's the TPM 12 after a session with metal polisher

 

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Up next- gun bluing!!

 

What's in my  :cleveland-small: bag:

Driver :  :cobra-small: F9 10.5, Fujikura Speeder 757 TR 

Fairway  :cobra-small: F9 15.5° Oban Kiyoshi Black 75 05 (X)

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 18° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Irons:   :srixon-small: z585 4i - 6i,  z785 7i-PW, Nippon Modus 120X

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX  50.11, 55.11, 60.10  TT DG S400 Black

Putter:  post-53756-150768041262.jpg Honey Badger 34" 

Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour

 

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here' another one that I will be torching for the purple/blue hues

 

1990s Golden Bear Model 1

 

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What's in my  :cleveland-small: bag:

Driver :  :cobra-small: F9 10.5, Fujikura Speeder 757 TR 

Fairway  :cobra-small: F9 15.5° Oban Kiyoshi Black 75 05 (X)

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 18° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Irons:   :srixon-small: z585 4i - 6i,  z785 7i-PW, Nippon Modus 120X

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX  50.11, 55.11, 60.10  TT DG S400 Black

Putter:  post-53756-150768041262.jpg Honey Badger 34" 

Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour

 

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Looking good Mcasey. I got my Caswell stainless steel blackening gel today. I think I'll give it a go on Sunday.

WITB:

Stan Thompson “Reactionizer” persimmon woods 1-4

Spalding Tour Edition 3-PW

Spalding Top-Flite E.V.A. Sand Club

Rife Legend Z Putter

 

 

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Deejaid- what kind of putters are those? I like the sharp heel. My next on will probably be a TPM 4, has a soft tail with a nice flange.

This could be an addicting habit, especially having access to a mini machine shop at work.

With my TPM 12, I'm going to gun blue it, then paint fill with some new colors

What's in my  :cleveland-small: bag:

Driver :  :cobra-small: F9 10.5, Fujikura Speeder 757 TR 

Fairway  :cobra-small: F9 15.5° Oban Kiyoshi Black 75 05 (X)

Hybrid:  :cobra-small: King F7 18° KBS Tour PROTO Hybrid 95 S+

Irons:   :srixon-small: z585 4i - 6i,  z785 7i-PW, Nippon Modus 120X

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX  50.11, 55.11, 60.10  TT DG S400 Black

Putter:  post-53756-150768041262.jpg Honey Badger 34" 

Ball:  :srixon-small: Q-Star Tour

 

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They are Founders Club Tour putters from the 90's I believe. Paid $40 for the pair and they are both nice, quality putters. I like the way the FC Vll ( the narrow blade) sets up a bit more than the FC lX.

 

I doubt either will knock my 1960's Mars 70 blade putter out of the bag, but liked the looks of them and $40 wasn't too much to give them a shot.

WITB:

Stan Thompson “Reactionizer” persimmon woods 1-4

Spalding Tour Edition 3-PW

Spalding Top-Flite E.V.A. Sand Club

Rife Legend Z Putter

 

 

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Got my putters stripped using a wire brush dremel attachment.

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WITB:

Stan Thompson “Reactionizer” persimmon woods 1-4

Spalding Tour Edition 3-PW

Spalding Top-Flite E.V.A. Sand Club

Rife Legend Z Putter

 

 

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Then I took the plunge this morning and put on the Coswell Blackening Gel applied with some q-tips.

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WITB:

Stan Thompson “Reactionizer” persimmon woods 1-4

Spalding Tour Edition 3-PW

Spalding Top-Flite E.V.A. Sand Club

Rife Legend Z Putter

 

 

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After working the gel around for 5 minutes (no pics as I didn't want that stuff getting on my iPad), I rinsed off in water and wiped dry with a paper towel.

 

OH NO! What happened to the black! It seemed to flake off a bit.

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WITB:

Stan Thompson “Reactionizer” persimmon woods 1-4

Spalding Tour Edition 3-PW

Spalding Top-Flite E.V.A. Sand Club

Rife Legend Z Putter

 

 

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Undeterred, I let it sit for a few hours and the black was dull a splotchy. Decided to see if a pass with the wire wheel dremel attachment would brighten it up.

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WITB:

Stan Thompson “Reactionizer” persimmon woods 1-4

Spalding Tour Edition 3-PW

Spalding Top-Flite E.V.A. Sand Club

Rife Legend Z Putter

 

 

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Eureka! The finished evened out pretty well and got a nice shine. It looks like an oiled putter so I decided to go ahead and drop fill the stampings in gold. I'll wait until tonight to put a thin coat of oil to protect it. For a first try, not too bad.

 

I now knew what to expect so I tackled the second putter.

WITB:

Stan Thompson “Reactionizer” persimmon woods 1-4

Spalding Tour Edition 3-PW

Spalding Top-Flite E.V.A. Sand Club

Rife Legend Z Putter

 

 

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