My Detour 2 Refinish - A DIY Buttonback

I needed to get rid of some clubs and took advantage of a trade-in bonus coupled with a discount on Titleist equipment to pick up this Detour 2 for the equivalent of about $80 worth of clubs that weren't being used. Anyways, I wish I would have taken some pictures of where it started, but I was pretty excited to get started on it and forgot.



I started by attempting to remove the stock screws, which stripped immediately. Naturally, my next thought was to drill out the old screws, and with the detour insert sticking back, it was difficult to get a clean angle on the screws. This led to them not being screwed out of the center and me drilling out a bigger portion of the back of the putter. WHOOPS. I was, however, able to get the insert out after doing this. If I had it to do over again, I would have just left the stock screws and hammered out the insert (not planning to reuse), as it seemed to come out pretty easily, and then removed the screws. Live and learn.



After getting the insert out, I had to take care of the severe damage that the putter had incurred. Specifically, the toe of the putter had a huge ding in it that actually cause the face of the putter to bow outwards. Again, I wish that I had pictures of this, but you can see where I had to remove a lot of metal to get it level. The rear bumpers were also pretty bad and the topline had a good amount of damage.



These photos are pretty good indicators of how the putter started, not the exact putter though:



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The dings required a good amount of worth with the Dremel and a grinding wheel and then sanding both by hand and with the Dremel. In these photos you can see the holes where I had to drill out the old screws.



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Here's the toe that needed a lot of work.



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This area was really bad too.



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I then cleaned the head really well and decided to take my first shot at torching a putter, which I think turned out awesome. I figured that a finish that wasn't completely uniform would do a better job of hiding the remaining imperfections, and I think that proved to be correct.



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Those are the last picures that I have for now. I ended up hitting the head with a Scotch Brite pad to make it have more of a brushed torched finish, and applied a white paint fill. I will upload pictures of that when I get home.



I have some copper stock that is arriving tomorrow that I plan on cutting and sanding to fit the insert area. I'll be going to the store either tonight or tomorrow to find some screws that hopefully have a head that's big enough to cover the extra area that was drilled out in back, if I can't do that I will have to come up with some creative way to fill them. I had some JB Weld SteelStik in there before I torched it, which didn't look bad but isn't ideal.
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  • semarlorsemarlor Charlotte, NCMembers Posts: 667 ✭✭
    I have seen this a couple of times but I can't get enough of it! Such a cool thing to do and I really respect the guys that can pull it off. I am looking forward to following your progress! Takes a putter that is widely considered one of Scotty's worst and makes something awesome out of it...I dig it!
  • TheCompleteHackerTheCompleteHacker Members Posts: 170 ✭✭
    I'm in the same boat but with different plans. I picked mine up for $1.55 at a thrift store, and got plans for a copper insert in a reshaped insert pocket, a cover for the cavity and a welded on flow neck. I'll post pictures of my metal polishing in a bit.
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  • cardozacardoza Members Posts: 1,193 ✭✭
    I haven't given up on this project, I'm just a bit of an, ummm, idiot.



    I did a light brush with a Scotch Brite pad to take some of the glare out of the finish, which turned out great, then added a white paintfill. All good with that part of the process.



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    Then came time to make the copper insert. I bought some copper stock off of Amazon, which looks great with one exception - I really messed up on the size that I ordered. The height was perfect for the insert, and I could cut it to the proper length that I needed, but the "depth of the insert compared to what's needed to sit flush in the head was WAY off. Way too big. Here's where it stood after getting the insert the right shape to fit the head, you can see what I'm dealing with.



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    WHOOPS. I had planned on sanding the copper down to sit flush with the face, but this has required way more work than I thought. It's getting there, hope to have some time to work on it this weekend.



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  • TheCompleteHackerTheCompleteHacker Members Posts: 170 ✭✭
    edited Nov 17, 2017 #5
    cardoza wrote:


    I haven't given up on this project, I'm just a bit of an, ummm, idiot.



    I did a light brush with a Scotch Brite pad to take some of the glare out of the finish, which turned out great, then added a white paintfill. All good with that part of the process.





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    I've been watching flat stock on ebay. You can get a piece of 1" x 3" x 6" c110 flat stock for about $23-$32.



    I want to have my insert pocket recut to fit a insert similar to the current Select line.

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    Then have either a piece of Mokume or Copper machined to cover the cavity, like a Machine putter would have.

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    Here is my Newport 2 from start to current, but like you I have more work to do and took on other projects and put this on the back burner.



    When I first picked it up, it literally looked like someone had drug it down a gravel road behind a truck.



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    After some basic metal work.



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    At one point I did an initial polish, and then went over the top with a wire wheel mounted to a bench grinder. That gave it a more satin/brushed finish, but then I didn't like the kinda of shot peened look it had, so I polished back over the top.



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    As was to be expected, I lost nearly all of the face milling during the metal refurb. I'm not too worried about this, as I'll have the face cut once with a cleanup pass a few thousandths of inch deep, then recut with a similar fine fly cut. I'm also not concerned with the lost weight of material removed, as plenty of copper will be going back on with the insert. Ultimately I intend to have a custom flow neck welded on.
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  • R HaganR Hagan Members Posts: 1,222 ✭✭
    Great work so far OP. I’d love to try this sometime
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  • cardozacardoza Members Posts: 1,193 ✭✭

    cardoza wrote:


    I haven't given up on this project, I'm just a bit of an, ummm, idiot.



    I did a light brush with a Scotch Brite pad to take some of the glare out of the finish, which turned out great, then added a white paintfill. All good with that part of the process.










    I've been watching flat stock on ebay. You can get a piece of 1" x 3" x 6" c110 flat stock for about $23-$32.



    I want to have my insert pocket recut to fit a insert similar to the current Select line.





    Then have either a piece of Mokume or Copper machined to cover the cavity, like a Machine putter would have.





    Here is my Newport 2 from start to current, but like you I have more work to do and took on other projects and put this on the back burner.



    When I first picked it up, it literally looked like someone had drug it down a gravel road behind a truck.













    After some basic metal work.





























    At one point I did an initial polish, and then went over the top with a wire wheel mounted to a bench grinder. That gave it a more satin/brushed finish, but then I didn't like the kinda of shot peened look it had, so I polished back over the top.









    As was to be expected, I lost nearly all of the face milling during the metal refurb. I'm not too worried about this, as I'll have the face cut once with a cleanup pass a few thousandths of inch deep, then recut with a similar fine fly cut. I'm also not concerned with the lost weight of material removed, as plenty of copper will be going back on with the insert. Ultimately I intend to have a custom flow neck welded on.




    That's some really good progress! Here's a link to what I got:



    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H9JS7K/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



    Obviously you'll want like 1/4" thickness instead of 1/2". Sanding that copper down to the proper size has been a royal pain.
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  • TheCompleteHackerTheCompleteHacker Members Posts: 170 ✭✭
    cardoza wrote:


    cardoza wrote:


    I haven't given up on this project, I'm just a bit of an, ummm, idiot.



    I did a light brush with a Scotch Brite pad to take some of the glare out of the finish, which turned out great, then added a white paintfill. All good with that part of the process.










    I've been watching flat stock on ebay. You can get a piece of 1" x 3" x 6" c110 flat stock for about $23-$32.



    I want to have my insert pocket recut to fit a insert similar to the current Select line.





    Then have either a piece of Mokume or Copper machined to cover the cavity, like a Machine putter would have.





    Here is my Newport 2 from start to current, but like you I have more work to do and took on other projects and put this on the back burner.



    When I first picked it up, it literally looked like someone had drug it down a gravel road behind a truck.













    After some basic metal work.





























    At one point I did an initial polish, and then went over the top with a wire wheel mounted to a bench grinder. That gave it a more satin/brushed finish, but then I didn't like the kinda of shot peened look it had, so I polished back over the top.









    As was to be expected, I lost nearly all of the face milling during the metal refurb. I'm not too worried about this, as I'll have the face cut once with a cleanup pass a few thousandths of inch deep, then recut with a similar fine fly cut. I'm also not concerned with the lost weight of material removed, as plenty of copper will be going back on with the insert. Ultimately I intend to have a custom flow neck welded on.




    That's some really good progress! Here's a link to what I got:



    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H9JS7K/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1



    Obviously you'll want like 1/4" thickness instead of 1/2". Sanding that copper down to the proper size has been a royal pain.




    I had actually looked at a larger piece of stock, as I have a friend whose father is a machinist. So it was my intention to have the copper milled to the appropriate shape and thickness, while still having enough leftover to do the cavity insert in the rear.
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  • MudguardMudguard Members Posts: 1,273 ✭✭
    That's superb work. I've always had a soft spot for the Detour, not because of the massive alignment aid, but the fact it was quite a clean Newport 2 head. I love seeing these old restos, I mean there was nothing to lose and it already looks great.
  • cardozacardoza Members Posts: 1,193 ✭✭
    Almost done! Finally got the insert to size, would prefer to not mention how long it took. Still needs some finishing touches and I'd like to find a better solution for the screws in back, but I wanted something to make sure it set in the proper place. I'll probably end up doing a complete white paint fill of the copper showing from the back since I didn't finish the back of the insert in a way where I'd really want it to show.



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  • nospeedcbrnospeedcbr Bombs Away Baby! Members Posts: 200 ✭✭
    what a great project! What's the final head weight of the putter at this point?
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  • cardozacardoza Members Posts: 1,193 ✭✭
    nospeedcbr wrote:


    what a great project! What's the final head weight of the putter at this point?




    Not sure, I do intend to weigh it. The weight of the copper insert was a lot more than I expected compared to the standard detour insert.



    Also - I figured I'd utilize the power of the forums and ask for some tips on the rear screws. I need something with a large head to cover those holes that were drilled out, but only 3/8" or even 1/4" in length. Any suggestions?
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  • smeech8000smeech8000 Ev'ryday I'm Trufflin' Members Posts: 2,419 ✭✭
    cardoza wrote:

    nospeedcbr wrote:


    what a great project! What's the final head weight of the putter at this point?




    Not sure, I do intend to weigh it. The weight of the copper insert was a lot more than I expected compared to the standard detour insert.



    Also - I figured I'd utilize the power of the forums and ask for some tips on the rear screws. I need something with a large head to cover those holes that were drilled out, but only 3/8" or even 1/4" in length. Any suggestions?




    I forget the diameter/gauge but I would recommend looking here: https://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-flat-head-screws/=1ac6w61



    I recommend something zinc plated to resist corrosion, and in an undercut profile to keep the head as flush as possible to the cavity and ideally, out of sight at address.
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  • cardozacardoza Members Posts: 1,193 ✭✭
    smeech8000 wrote:

    cardoza wrote:

    nospeedcbr wrote:


    what a great project! What's the final head weight of the putter at this point?




    Not sure, I do intend to weigh it. The weight of the copper insert was a lot more than I expected compared to the standard detour insert.



    Also - I figured I'd utilize the power of the forums and ask for some tips on the rear screws. I need something with a large head to cover those holes that were drilled out, but only 3/8" or even 1/4" in length. Any suggestions?




    I forget the diameter/gauge but I would recommend looking here: https://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-flat-head-screws/=1ac6w61



    I recommend something zinc plated to resist corrosion, and in an undercut profile to keep the head as flush as possible to the cavity and ideally, out of sight at address.




    I'd love to do some kind of undercut screw, as they are visible at address, but unfortunately due to my mangling of the back of the head I'm not sure if that's possible.
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  • smeech8000smeech8000 Ev'ryday I'm Trufflin' Members Posts: 2,419 ✭✭
    cardoza wrote:

    smeech8000 wrote:

    cardoza wrote:


    Also - I figured I'd utilize the power of the forums and ask for some tips on the rear screws. I need something with a large head to cover those holes that were drilled out, but only 3/8" or even 1/4" in length. Any suggestions?




    I forget the diameter/gauge but I would recommend looking here: https://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-flat-head-screws/=1ac6w61



    I recommend something zinc plated to resist corrosion, and in an undercut profile to keep the head as flush as possible to the cavity and ideally, out of sight at address.




    I'd love to do some kind of undercut screw, as they are visible at address, but unfortunately due to my mangling of the back of the head I'm not sure if that's possible.




    While the screw head itself may not cover the entire hole, you may be able to do so via combining an undercut screw AND a thin washer.
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  • spryevospryevo Members Posts: 184 ✭✭
    Wow, great handmade work. I used CNC, and see the drill bit wandered a bit on yours. The key is to use a 9/64" bit, which fits right into the buttonhead bolt. Then drill until the head spins. Once you do both sides, the old insert knocks right out.
  • cardozacardoza Members Posts: 1,193 ✭✭
    spryevo wrote:


    Wow, great handmade work. I used CNC, and see the drill bit wandered a bit on yours. The key is to use a 9/64" bit, which fits right into the buttonhead bolt. Then drill until the head spins. Once you do both sides, the old insert knocks right out.




    Hey Spry, cool to see you in here! Thanks for the advice... I might have another one on the way to make use of the extra supplies that I have, and hope to learn from this first one!
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  • finchi5finchi5 Members Posts: 1,293 ✭✭
    Seriously get the insert from Spryevo. It feels superb
  • R HaganR Hagan Members Posts: 1,222 ✭✭
    finchi5 wrote:
    Seriously get the insert from Spryevo. It feels superb




    Agreed. I’ve got 3 putters with his inserts. They’re awesome
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  • nounalaonounalao Nouna Lao Members Posts: 3
    I got question did someone try the marker pen finish? Mean you coloring the putter with marker pen and then torch it or stove up?
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  • smeech8000smeech8000 Ev'ryday I'm Trufflin' Members Posts: 2,419 ✭✭
    nounalao wrote:


    I got question did someone try the marker pen finish? Mean you coloring the putter with marker pen and then torch it or stove up?




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    I've never seen or heard of this... do you have any pics?
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  • bballchester24bballchester24 Members Posts: 955 ✭✭
    Anybody have the final headweight of this putter with copper insert?
  • cardozacardoza Members Posts: 1,193 ✭✭


    Anybody have the final headweight of this putter with copper insert?




    I'll pull mine and measure it, one sec.
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  • cardozacardoza Members Posts: 1,193 ✭✭
    Pretty surprised by the weight, honestly. I would have guessed 350-360.



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  • cardozacardoza Members Posts: 1,193 ✭✭
    I know that I'm not the first to do it, but I'm glad to see that people have been interested in this project!



    If questions like this are frowned upon in here someone please let me know, but I have materials leftover from my first build that I was planning on using on a Newport 2.5 head that I have on the way with the intention of selling one of them to recoup some costs. Does anyone have input on what they think would be a far price point for one of these? The materials aren't overly expensive, but it is quite time intensive when making the insert from a raw block of milled copper. Any input would be appreciated!
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  • cardozacardoza Members Posts: 1,193 ✭✭
    Round two begins! The biggest improvement was that I was able to get the two insert screws out without some horrific drilling. Here are some progress pics:



    As it came.



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    After getting all of the dings out. Sanded with the following grits: 60, 150, 320, 400, 600.



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    Then did 1500 and 2000 grit wetsand followed by a polish using Meguiar's metal polish and a Dremel.



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    Taylormade M4 8.5* - Matrix MFS Black Tie 70X
    Callaway Rogue Subzero 13.5* - HZRDUS Yellow 83X
    Callaway Rogue Subzero 18* - Accra 380 M5
    TitleistAP2 3-PW - KBS Tour 130X
    Callaway MD4 52* W Grind and 58* X Grind - DG X100
    Black Lab BL2 35" Super Stroke Pistol GT Tour
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