refinishing metal woods

refinishing metal woods

Post by miko » Mon, 05 Feb 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

> Is there any info anywhere on the net on refinishing metal woods?  I
> have found very little info/books available to teach me how to do it.
> In my area, there is a very big demand for someone to do this and
> virtually nobody to provide the service.  I've looked at Golfsmith,
> Dynacraft and Golf works's catalogs and have come up empty.

David

GolfWorks, (Newark, Ohio), is where I usually start for any refinishing
information or products. They have a video, GolfWorks Video Repair
Series Vol 10-Metal Wood Refinishing, (VREF), as well as a service.

They also have an assortment of polishing, sandblasting, buffing
equipment/supplies, as well as the only tumbler that I've seen.

Metal finishing is often difficult without a wide variety of
chemical, mechanical, and plating equipment/supplies. Other than
buffing, polishing, painting, and maybe tumbling, (if you have a
machine...), there is not much you can do in a small shop environment.
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                 db miko
          Mac Shack Golf
 London, Ontario, CANADA

 
 
 

refinishing metal woods

Post by dave wheato » Mon, 05 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Is there any info anywhere on the net on refinishing metal woods?  I
have found very little info/books available to teach me how to do it.  
In my area, there is a very big demand for someone to do this and
virtually nobody to provide the service.  I've looked at Golfsmith,
Dynacraft and Golf works's catalogs and have come up empty.  

thanks for your help,

dave wheaton
Pine Tree Golf
SoPortland, Me  04106

 
 
 

refinishing metal woods

Post by JOHN R. DREW J » Thu, 08 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>Is there any info anywhere on the net on refinishing metal woods?  I
>have found very little info/books available to teach me how to do it.  
>In my area, there is a very big demand for someone to do this and
>virtually nobody to provide the service.  I've looked at Golfsmith,
>Dynacraft and Golf works's catalogs and have come up empty.  

>thanks for your help,

>dave wheaton
>Pine Tree Golf
>SoPortland, Me  04106

 Dave,

I agree with Miko; how much do you want to expand your services and
how much do you want to shell out?
Here's a suggestion- I'm sure you've seen the expensive sandblasting
contraptions from Golfsmith and Golfworks. Hell, when I was down at
the Golfsmith training school, they didn't use the damn thing they
have in their catalog. Their sandblaster consisted of a homemade box
made from plywood with 3 holes; one to insert the club and two for
your hands. The holes had slitted ruber flaps to stop sand from
getting out. On top of the box was a plexiglass window to see what
you're doing. Look at what they offer in the catalog and you can use
your imagination. All you have to buy is a 2 1/2 HP air compressor and
the attachment for the sand (and maybe buy their sand).

The end result was a beautiful raw finish. They sprayed it with a
epoxy solvent followed by coats of polyurethane.

Hell, when I get back to the States, I'm going to try this. You don't
get too many requests on refinishing persimmons any more, do ya?

Well, this is just food for thought for you. Good luck!

John
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John Drew

U S Army
NATO Forces-Norway