Refinishing wood woods -- how?

Refinishing wood woods -- how?

Post by Thomas Prufe » Wed, 04 May 2005 03:46:04


Can anyone point me to information about refinishing a laminated wood clubhead?

Google hasn't turned up much.

Specifically, it' a "Ginty" utility club (well, two, actually), laminated maple,
zinc sole plate, synthetic inset, whipped hosel, steel shaft. There are some
scratches and dings that go through the varnish to the wood, and some peeling of
the varnish around some of the damage. I'd like to refinish to keep moisture
out, and for cosmetic reasons. It's not an antique, and both clubs will be
played.

I'll probably be able to scrounge some good two-component polyurethane varnish.

Do I fill the chips, hoping that the poly will run under any loose or peeling
bits. Then sand level, buff, or then give the whole head a brush, dip or spray?
(I have access to spray equipment.)

Or does the whole lot need to come off? I'd rather not mess with staining the
head -- I'm comfortable doing that, but I'd like to keep the head as original as
possible.

Or sand the chips back to where the poly adheres perfectly, sand to a feather
edge, then brush, dip or spray?

Thomas Prufer

 
 
 

Refinishing wood woods -- how?

Post by sfb » Wed, 04 May 2005 04:59:42

Yellow pages. Find the oldest club maker in town.


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> Can anyone point me to information about refinishing a laminated wood
> clubhead?


 
 
 

Refinishing wood woods -- how?

Post by Thomas Prufe » Wed, 04 May 2005 15:40:13

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>Yellow pages. Find the oldest club maker in town.

Naah. Not a chance.

See, I live in the wrong country :-)

Thomas Prufer