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#466 yungkory

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:30 AM

So, I found out that Nike used little stickers to fill the numbers on the sole of my Vapor Pro Combos. Not sure if it's actually a sticker, or if the paint just turned out to be able to come off as a solid piece. Anyways, a couple of my irons no longer had black filling in the number on the sole. I'm the type of personality where this bothers me, so I set out to do some reading to find out the easiest/cheapest way to make them black again.

 

I stumbled upon a video that Anthony Taranto did where he showed a little behind the scenes look of how he makes the custom wedges. The guy leading the video asked him about an easy way for people who want to learn how to customize their wedges, and he said Sharpie Oil Based pens were the easiest way to paint fill. I picked up a black ultra fine tip from a local office supply store for $2.50 and set out to make my irons look complete again.

 

Wow, this stuff is easy to use! I used it along with a little nail polish remover from my girlfriend (it has acetone in it) and they came out great.

 

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One of those is original and one of them was done by me. I don't think anyone will know the difference from far away, super happy!


Driver:  :callaway-small: GBB Epic 10.5 HZRDUS 6.0 55g
3w:  :callaway-small: XR16 Fuji Speeder Evo 565 S
Irons 3-PW:   :mizuno-small: JPX 900 Tour NS Pro Modus3 105 S
Wedges:  :callaway-small:  MD3 52.10, 56.10 & 60.08
Putter:   :cameron-small:  Cameron & Crown Newport


#467 Liberty Ball Markers

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 10:42 AM

Perfect! See how easy this stuff is? ;)

The sharpies work great, as well as Testor's enamel paints (pen, bottle, whatever).

Good call on the acetone nail polish remover!

If you plan to do a bunch of paint fill, I'd recommend getting a can of mineral spirits - same result, less money, and smells better.


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 06:07 PM

Perfect! See how easy this stuff is? ;)

The sharpies work great, as well as Testor's enamel paints (pen, bottle, whatever).

Good call on the acetone nail polish remover!

If you plan to do a bunch of paint fill, I'd recommend getting a can of mineral spirits - same result, less money, and smells better.


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Honestly, I got lucky with the nail polish remover. I realized when I got home last night that I didn't have anything to remove the excess, and lucked out that her nail polish remover had acetone. My mind was blown at how easy it was. Did a test drive with my gap wedge from my set because I don't get along with that club anyways, and it came out great and gave me the confidence to do the other clubs.

 

If anyone goes the sharpie route, just make sure that if you're doing a color that isn't black or white, that you bleed some of the paint out because the color when it first comes out of the pen is not the same as the end product. For example, in the video Anthony was going to use a light blue color, think the color of the OKC Thunder. When he first started, the color was more of a dark Royal blue. So he just kept letting paint out until it eventually turned out correct. Just a little tip for everyone! (pun intended)


Driver:  :callaway-small: GBB Epic 10.5 HZRDUS 6.0 55g
3w:  :callaway-small: XR16 Fuji Speeder Evo 565 S
Irons 3-PW:   :mizuno-small: JPX 900 Tour NS Pro Modus3 105 S
Wedges:  :callaway-small:  MD3 52.10, 56.10 & 60.08
Putter:   :cameron-small:  Cameron & Crown Newport


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Posted 23 June 2017 - 11:24 PM

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:14 AM

Some nice work there!! Good job, beautiful!


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What did you use to get that matte black finish?


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 04:14 AM

What did you use to get the matte black finish?


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 02:41 PM

These putters look Awesome- I would (almost) be afraid to use them...

 

So, has anyone done restoration work on an iron set?  I have a full set of the 1960's Wilson Dyna-Powered Irons - they were my dad's- and I would love to see them cleaned up and restored- I can re-grip them but would be hesitant to get to grinding or sanding without knowing what  I was doing.

 

No urgency, just a nice to have thing.  I cant play them- they are too damn small and incredibly unforgiving!

 

Thanks


What's in the bag?
 
Driver :callaway-small: Callaway Razr Fit Extreme, 9.5 degrees, Square setup, Matrix 7M3 Stiff shaft
#3 Wood  :callaway-small: Callaway FT Tour 13 degree neutral setup, Fuijkara 370 Stiff Shaft
Hybrid  :cobra-small:  18 Degree King Cobra Baffler pro, Baffler Stiff shaft
4-PW :titelist-small: Titlest 714 AP2, Standard loft and lie, MGS S Shafts

:benhogan-small: 53, 57 degree loft Hogan TK wedges
1962  :wilson_staff_small: Wilson "Sandy Andy" sand wedge with HUGE bounce!
Putter :cleveland-small: Cleveland Classic 350 gram BRZ bronze mallet

:titelist-small: Titlist ProV 1, ProV 1x


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Posted 31 July 2017 - 05:07 PM

These putters look Awesome- I would (almost) be afraid to use them...

So, has anyone done restoration work on an iron set? I have a full set of the 1960's Wilson Dyna-Powered Irons - they were my dad's- and I would love to see them cleaned up and restored- I can re-grip them but would be hesitant to get to grinding or sanding without knowing what I was doing.

No urgency, just a nice to have thing. I cant play them- they are too damn small and incredibly unforgiving!

Thanks


I've done them before but if there's sentimental value, don't skimp. Send them to Jim Kronus at The Iron Factory. He's hands down the best in the business with chrome and factory style refinishes. That's why OEM's recommend him

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Driver: TaylorMade M2 (2017) w/ Project X T1100 HZRDUS Handcrafted 65x 
Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

Have a ton of back-ups in all categories, but there are always 14 clubs in the bag that differ depending on the course and set-up. Bomb and gouge. Yes, I'm a club gigolo.


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Posted 01 August 2017 - 01:31 PM

Thanks - After looking ah his website, I may not only get the set of Dyna-Powered done, but also my current sand wedge, which actually came from that set.  a 1962 Wilson Sandy Andy, it has no grooves left, and very little chrome- may get it regrooved and rechromed.

 

Thanks (I knew this was gonna cost me!!!)


What's in the bag?
 
Driver :callaway-small: Callaway Razr Fit Extreme, 9.5 degrees, Square setup, Matrix 7M3 Stiff shaft
#3 Wood  :callaway-small: Callaway FT Tour 13 degree neutral setup, Fuijkara 370 Stiff Shaft
Hybrid  :cobra-small:  18 Degree King Cobra Baffler pro, Baffler Stiff shaft
4-PW :titelist-small: Titlest 714 AP2, Standard loft and lie, MGS S Shafts

:benhogan-small: 53, 57 degree loft Hogan TK wedges
1962  :wilson_staff_small: Wilson "Sandy Andy" sand wedge with HUGE bounce!
Putter :cleveland-small: Cleveland Classic 350 gram BRZ bronze mallet

:titelist-small: Titlist ProV 1, ProV 1x





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