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Anyway of getting dents out?

The master

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Any way of getting dents out of drivers? Heated machines. Phone the techincal department at titleist?

Does anyone know?
 

Golfbum

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DRIVER DENTS??

Question I have is how the hell did the dent get in the driver in the first place? Wee bit of anger after a mis hit drive maybe? Hmmmmmmm maybe not your usual 300 yd bomb you talk about?

Small dents, and I mean very small dings can be taken out by sanding, however if you don't know what you are doing you will make it look worse than it already is.

I refinished a driver for a friend, it had a small ding on the top of it from not having a head cover on it. His irons banged against it and put the ding in. I carefully sanded that driver head, then sand blasted it, primed, painted it with automotive paint (With an air gun, not a spray bomb), clear coated it and slowly baked with under the heat lamp. (This driver had a graphite shaft so I had to bake it slowly, away from the heat and baked it 4 times to get it to cure . No damage to the ferrule or the shaft as both were wrapped in masking tape and paper first) When finished it looked like new, the ding was hardy noticeable. I do this at work (I work in the Paint Shop at a major automotive manufacturer) so this was all professional equipment being used. A fine sandpaper is required and sandblasting it sure helped too.

You can do this at home, by carefully hand sanding the driver head, using good automotive touch up paint in a spray can, let that paint dry. Then spray it with a good automotive clear coat spray. Carefully mask off all the areas you do not want to paint before spraying.

Good Luck, hope this helps. If not send it to me postage paid and I will refinish it for a nominal fee.
 

Silver

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I wonder about this too. My friend took his gf to the range with him and she hit the driver on the support pole on her backswing and it has a big dent in the bottom now.

He hits it better than before, so he's not complaining, but it sure does look bad.
 
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The master

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My friend did it at the golf course about 6 months ago he was holding my driver and swung it back and hit my other friends driver putting a big dent in it which could not be sanded out, I would need some sort of machine that would heat it to get it out, but thanks for the replys.

And I have proof of the 300 yarders when I had my hacker swing a coupleof months ago I was hitting them close to 300 yards at portstewart on many occasion, especially the 18th at portstewart I ripped one there and worked it out on the card on the way down it went 306 yards roughly.
 

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Golfbum said:
Question I have is how the hell did the dent get in the driver in the first place? Wee bit of anger after a mis hit drive maybe? Hmmmmmmm maybe not your usual 300 yd bomb you talk about?

Small dents, and I mean very small dings can be taken out by sanding, however if you don't know what you are doing you will make it look worse than it already is.

I refinished a driver for a friend, it had a small ding on the top of it from not having a head cover on it. His irons banged against it and put the ding in. I carefully sanded that driver head, then sand blasted it, primed, painted it with automotive paint (With an air gun, not a spray bomb), clear coated it and slowly baked with under the heat lamp. (This driver had a graphite shaft so I had to bake it slowly, away from the heat and baked it 4 times to get it to cure . No damage to the ferrule or the shaft as both were wrapped in masking tape and paper first) When finished it looked like new, the ding was hardy noticeable. I do this at work (I work in the Paint Shop at a major automotive manufacturer) so this was all professional equipment being used. A fine sandpaper is required and sandblasting it sure helped too.

You can do this at home, by carefully hand sanding the driver head, using good automotive touch up paint in a spray can, let that paint dry. Then spray it with a good automotive clear coat spray. Carefully mask off all the areas you do not want to paint before spraying.

Good Luck, hope this helps. If not send it to me postage paid and I will refinish it for a nominal fee.

Thanks for the story and your credibility after so many years in the business cannot be questioned.

About a year ago on GR - in a famous flamewar - somebody came online and asked about refinishing a club. The poster indicated that he had already sanded it down and displayed a photo.

I suggested that he take the club to an auto body shop where they would have excellent spray painting and curing equipment.

Other GR posters had a variety of ideas that they put forth as well.

Then Fred3 came on and just trashed every suggestion that everyone had made and told the guy that it could not be done.

At that point, Fred3 experienced the internet equivalent of 7 AK 47's unleashed in his direction simultaneously.
 

Golfbum

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CLUB REFINISHING

I have posted the picture below for reference. This is an older copy of a Callaway 3 wood. This club was not that beat up when I bought it for $10 (has a Paragon graphite shaft so it was a good deal) It had the dull Callaway metal finish on it and one small ding on the top of the club near the toe.

What I described in my post above is exactly what I did to this club. Now the picture does not show the quality that well, but trust me if you looked at the club you would think it was factory finished. It now the colour of older Titleist woods, the dark grey finish.

So it can be done with patience and the right equipment. I find that by spraying the paint with the cup guns we have at work I get a far better finish. I did one metal wood with a spray bomb and it looks ok, just not as smooth as the cup gun finish.

The local golf shop has asked me to refinish some of the trade ins they get that have scuffs on them so they have better resale value. I see that Golfsmith does this work too, and I think it was about $40 US per head. I charge $25 Cnd.

If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask. That's why we are all here, to learn from others :)
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