Refinishing woods

Refinishing woods

Post by brian ter » Tue, 01 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Whatever *** you use, be careful of the insert. If it is made of
cycolac (ABS plastic), the stripping solution can melt it. It won't melt
it completely, but it can cause enough damage that it may need to be
replaced. If your clubs were made prior to 1970, they could have fiber
(Phenolic) inserts. If so, the *** will not damage them. Fiber
inserts are made of cloth compressed with a phenolic resin and tend to
have a faint swirl look on the face portion when cleaned off. Scrape or
file the face of the club before stripping and see if you can tell what
kind of insert it has, then proceed carefully. Also, some ***s can
chemically burn you really quick, so make sure to read the directions.
After removing the old finish you will have to sand the head to remove
any scratches and dings. Sometimes, if the club has a light stain, you
wont have to restain it. If it has an opaque colorcoat, you will have to
reapply it. You should order some primer/sealer from one of the
component suppliers to spray on the club before the poly. It doesn't
cost that much and it really helps the poly adhereto the metal sole
plate better. I would also suggest getting a spray poly from the same
supplier. Speaking from experience, it's not easy finding a poly at the
hardware store that can take the punishment of golf like the component
supplier poly can.I've finished and refinished hndreds of clubs and this
is the easiest and best route.

B Terry

 
 
 

Refinishing woods

Post by James Han » Wed, 02 Sep 1998 04:00:00

Recently, I looked at my old clubs and found that moisture had gotten to my
Wilson woods. I would like to refinish them. I plan to use a mild, slow-acting
*** and thne refinish the heads with polyurhethane glossy varnish. The
grips were easily renovated with saddle soap. Any input? Jim