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7 minutes ago, Shankster said:

@jlukes have you ever played cobra wedges before?

Nope never. But damn I’m liking how they set up at address. 
 

Going to put them in white vinegar tonight to see if I can strip the black finish like I always do with my vokeys

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20 minutes ago, jlukes said:

Nope never. But damn I’m liking how they set up at address. 
 

Going to put them in white vinegar tonight to see if I can strip the black finish like I always do with my vokeys

I really enjoyed the King wedges I had.  Curious to see how you like them against the Bob’s. 

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1 hour ago, Shankster said:

I really enjoyed the King wedges I had.  Curious to see how you like them against the Bob’s. 

I’m looking forward to it. I mentioned earlier in the thread that I think the wedges are going to be my favorite part of this review. 

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Three off the tee, but still all I can do is laugh in disbelief. 
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5 hours ago, gavinski91 said:

Arccos says smart distance with my current driver is 254. And for comparison here is this hole with my previous clubs a month and a half ago, when I got par on the hole for the first time in my life en route to a career-best 80.9D395A92-E9E4-490F-8F29-230B245C57C0.jpeg.f43049a2ef979f4d674816f37bd89bd9.jpeg

I’ve always been a firm believer that distance isn’t everything, but damn if it doesn’t make the game so much easier when your approach shot is two clubs down. For another example, on the 9th hole today I skyed my 3w off the tee and was left with 190 to the center of the green. With my old irons I would have gone with my 5i and swung out of my shoes in hopes that the ball somehow rolled up onto the green. Instead today I was able to hit a basic 6i without over swinging, hit the green, and 2-putt for par. I really hope some of the other contestants have a similar experience, otherwise I’m gonna run away with this thing! 😂😂🤣

Great stuff. Interested to hear how the review progresses, especially in regards to how the irons come into greens (are they holding greens or are they coming in flatter with less spin so you have to play for more run out 

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10 hours ago, jlukes said:

I’m looking forward to it. I mentioned earlier in the thread that I think the wedges are going to be my favorite part of this review. 

The MIM Blacks are outstanding. Hoping they are as good for you as they are for me.

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40 minutes ago, edingc said:

The MIM Blacks are outstanding. Hoping they are as good for you as they are for me.

Can confirm that mine are no longer black 🙂

One more round of soaking and scotchbriting and I will post some pics.

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49 minutes ago, jlukes said:

Can confirm that mine are no longer black 🙂

One more round of soaking and scotchbriting and I will post some pics.

Do you know if there's any risk of the grooves becoming non-conforming by removing the finish?  It may be too thin to be significant and it also can naturally wear off, but I thought I read that Vokey in particular accounts for the finish layer thickness for its grooves and that's why there's not a performance drop off between them and the raw models.  

No idea if that's true or not, but since you've done this with your vokeys I thought you might know.

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1 minute ago, B.Boston said:

Do you know if there's any risk of the grooves becoming non-conforming by removing the finish?  It may be too thin to be significant and it also can naturally wear off, but I thought I read that Vokey in particular accounts for the finish layer thickness for its grooves and that's why there's not a performance drop off between them and the raw models.  

No idea if that's true or not, but since you've done this with your vokeys I thought you might know.

The PVD finish isn't a plating, so I am not removing anything that would impact the wedges conforming (or performance in general).  As you mentioned, the PVD finish on wedges wears off naturally - I am just expediting the process.

Now, removing chrome plating is a different animal all together - that would involve dangerous chemicals and would change the grooves (not sure about if they'd still be legal)

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8 minutes ago, jlukes said:

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Nice!

Normally I'm  not a fan of the raw or the stripped look.  But I will say those look really really good.  

 

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25 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

Nice!

Normally I'm  not a fan of the raw or the stripped look.  But I will say those look really really good.  

 

These looked so good in black.  These look exceptionally better in their current state.  🙂  

@jlukes did you have to redo the white paint fill? 

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2 minutes ago, knightsofnii said:

These looked so good in black.  These look exceptionally better in their current state.  🙂  

@jlukes did you have to redo the white paint fill? 

Nope - didn't have to touch the paintfill

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58 minutes ago, jlukes said:

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Welp, I now know how to fix all those ball marks on the toe on my wedges...strip the black finish and make it less noticeable. Those look really good. Do they rust or is it just taking care of the PVD layer? 

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7 minutes ago, txgolfjunkie said:

Welp, I now know how to fix all those ball marks on the toe on my wedges...strip the black finish and make it less noticeable. Those look really good. Do they rust or is it just taking care of the PVD layer? 

I tried to find information on that online, but there is nothing on officials sites or in other forums.  With Vokeys they rust, so I would assume the Cobras will do the same.  They do not look like they are plated underneath the PVD

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I have a black MIM 52* that has a bit of rust on the leading edge after a few months. It doesn't even get a lot of play as I usually play a four wedge setup with my set 50* and a Vokey 54*, so I am guessing with regular play you will see some rust, but this is just based on a sample size of 1 so YMMV.

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Got in some chipping practice this afternoon when the boy let me have a turn. Really enjoyed the widelow grind off my tight, worn down range mat. 
 

 

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