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Scotty refinish project!

Discussion in 'Golf Equipment Talk' started by Splunge, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. Splunge

    Splunge Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    So Cameron doesn’t do any work on their aluminum putters, so I’m on my own with fixing the knocks and dings on this bad boy.

    I have some questions if you guys have done anything like this before. Also feel free to chime in if you have any questions!

    1) I know it’s bad practice to grind nonferrous on a bench grinder, so I was thinking about using a flapper on an angle grinder, and a scotch brite sanding bit on a die grinder to buff out the problems on the head except for the face.

    2) I have a sandblasted at my disposal that I’ll be using to remove the paint and to give the nice satin finish on the club head, do you guys have any recommendations for a grit size, or sand vs glass beads when working with aluminum

    3) I forget who but someone here is a metallurgist, I’m thinking about heat anodizing the head, and getting that nice bluing. I have several torches at my disposal, which one would be ideal? I would think oxy acetylene with a brazing tip. But I would love some feedback on the best way to go about doing this!
     
  2. warbirdlover

    warbirdlover Ender of all threads Supporting Member

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    Howdy.

    On blasting use the finest grit you can.

    On aluminum I've never heard of using heat to change the color. Steel yes. Most articles talk about anodizing aluminum to give it a color.
     
  3. PaPaD

    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    I have no idea on Aluminum. I've had really good luck with a Scotchbrite wheel on stainless steel and I can paintfill pretty well. Please post pics before and after. I'd love to learn how to do this!
     
  4. limpalong

    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Do NOT use a torch... or any excessive heat on aluminum! It will melt! You can anodize aluminum, which will change the color slightly.
    Aluminum Anodizing at home - DIY aluminium Anodising
    This link is to the use of a patina solution. That would darken it.
    Sculpt Nouveau - Patinas and Metal Finishes

    If it were mine, I'd be very careful with anything too abrasive... or high speed. Not familiar enough with blasting to know what to recommend. Lots of aluminum used in aircraft and, of course, automotive wheels. I know the Coast Guard is more about boats than planes, but some Google research re blasting of aluminum plane parts might turn up something.

    Good luck!
     
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    Fairwaysplitter3320 Recovering Equipment Ho...off the wagon again. Staff Member Admin

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    Super fine media in the sandblaster. Have fun and post pics!
     
  6. Splunge

    Splunge Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    After initial sandblasting ImageUploadedByShot Talk1568150235.907867. ImageUploadedByShot Talk1568150246.290151. ImageUploadedByShot Talk1568150254.740610. ImageUploadedByShot Talk1568150264.441788. ImageUploadedByShot Talk1568150272.193990.
     

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    Splunge Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    After Grinding and polishing with a dremmel, working it with 200, 340, 480, and 600 grit Emory paper, and running the face on a surface plate with 1200 grit clover compound: ImageUploadedByShot Talk1568150438.885720. ImageUploadedByShot Talk1568150450.353176. ImageUploadedByShot Talk1568150458.534149. ImageUploadedByShot Talk1568150469.571414. ImageUploadedByShot Talk1568150476.269152.
     
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    azgreg "Don't count that." Supporting Member

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    Nice work.
     
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    limpalong Mental Ward Escapee Supporting Member

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    Great job!! Bringing new life to her. Now, the paint fill. (Don't use Patriots colors!!!:rolleyes:)
     
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    very impressive.
     
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    Splunge Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Jokes on you, I’ve used red white and blue for almost all my paint fills, holes aside though, I’m trying to think of something that would look cool
     
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    PaPaD Club ho, geezer........ Supporting Member

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    Nice work! Can't wait to see the paintfill.
     
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    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

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    Use Patriots colors. You want a putter that can win the big one.
     
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    Green and Gold!!!!
     
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    Denver Broncos colors......c'mon Splunge!
     
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    ualtim Carrollton, TX Supporting Member

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    Where's the censorship software routine on this forum???!!!
     
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