Carbon putter rust protection

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cjblake09cjblake09 Members  2109WRX Points: 201Posts: 2,109 Platinum Tees
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Has anyone tried Birchwood Casey Barricade on their putter to help with the rust? I use it on my guns with great success but afraid to pull the trigger on my putter. I currently just rub it down with a silicon cloth about once a week and it does the trick but looking for something i dont have to do every week.

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  • jobinjobin Members  145WRX Points: 28Posts: 145 Fairways
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    I found a bit of rust on an old putter shaft, bought from the 2nd hand shop. I used fine sandpaper and clear nail polish.
    How can rust form on putter heads if you use the club frequently, avoid water and never use a wet headcover?

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  • cjblake09cjblake09 Members  2109WRX Points: 201Posts: 2,109 Platinum Tees
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    I guess you have never had a carbon putter. Once the finish starts to wear off they will rust.

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  • danattherockdanattherock Members  3558WRX Points: 136Posts: 3,558 Titanium Tees
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    Weak or thin finishes on many carbon putters facilitate rusting. Get refinished if a putter you care about. Polymer is a great choice. PVD also worth looking at, golf garage website has several options. BOS offers polymer coating, $100 and 3 week turn around, colors available red, white, black, and teal green, maybe others. Google BOS putter refinishing.

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  • danattherockdanattherock Members  3558WRX Points: 136Posts: 3,558 Titanium Tees
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    Thread I started on the putter artisans subforum here few days ago, titled who to refinish Scotty tei3, has lots of pictures of my putters refinished in PVD and polymer, among others.

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  • jobinjobin Members  145WRX Points: 28Posts: 145 Fairways
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    Indeed, i have never even heard of carbon putters until this thread. What's the big deal? Make more putts? Most likely not or these putters would be in everyone's hands tomorrow.
    But your rusting problem is due to moisture. Sure if living in Hong Kong where the humidity is always high then more difficult to control. But take the club into a dry atmosphere when not in use and reduce the tendency to rust.
    Next time go aluminum or titanium.

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  • oneaugustaoneaugusta Members  3192WRX Points: 268Handicap: 8.7Posts: 3,192 Titanium Tees
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    Polymer on carbon changes the feel, at least it did in my experience. Good old fashion tlc to keep from rusting, wipe down with soft silicone cloth soaked in oil after use. I have carbon putters decades old that still look great.

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  • danattherockdanattherock Members  3558WRX Points: 136Posts: 3,558 Titanium Tees
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    Good point above about feel. I overlooked that in my suggestion because my application with polymer was on TEI3 insert face of older Scotty, so my feel was unaffected when putter head was done. A good question to ask BOS or golf garage, both offer various finishes. PVD may offer the same protection without compromising feel.

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  • Hags11Hags11 Members  13WRX Points: 44Posts: 13 Bunkers
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    I have an old Scotty, at first I used to always oil it and keep it dry. Now I love the look and patina it has.

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  • 03trdblack03trdblack Wake Forest, NCClubWRX  2145WRX Points: 343Handicap: 0.8Posts: 2,145 ClubWRX
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    I have a raw carbon Tad Moore Pro 1 putter and I spoke with Tad Moore on instagram as to the best way to prevent rust and remove any light rust that had accumulated. He suggested EEZOX oil so I picked some up. It worked perfectly and once applied almost dries out instead of remaining wet like regular oils.

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  • T-MACT-MAC Members  2022WRX Points: 132Posts: 2,022 Platinum Tees
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    Eezox is an excellent product to use on carbon putters. Any food-grade or electrical-grade silicone works well. Wipe them on and they will dry to the touch. In the old days everyone used baby oil but it stayed wet.
    Carbon putters are easy to maintain. Just takes a little TLC. Main thing is to NEVER leave them in a damp headcover. You won't like the way the putter looks the next time you take it out of the headcover and go to make a putt with it. Trust me.

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  • IvyguyIvyguy Members  1638WRX Points: 281Posts: 1,638 Platinum Tees
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    I gotta say, I'm in the market for a new flat stick. I just moved from Vegas to FL, and I think I'm gonna veer towards SS because of this...

    I'm not good enough to feel the difference anyway. I just have to find one that I dont hit off the grip.

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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members  9658WRX Points: 1,606Posts: 9,658 Titanium Tees
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    Gun oil

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  • eleven bravoeleven bravo Members  42WRX Points: 56Posts: 42 Bunkers
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    I have an older carbon scotty. I’ve found that Ballistol has worked wonders. Once it’s sprayed and wiped down you don’t have any residue and nothing for the dirt/sand to stick to like oils.

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  • danattherockdanattherock Members  3558WRX Points: 136Posts: 3,558 Titanium Tees
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    Ballistol is amazing stuff, I use it on everything. Been around forever, most of us had grandpa's using this stuff I'm sure. Axes, hand tools, guns primarily, but anything metal. Little box of Ballistol wipes from Amazon my favorite way to buy it. Would be convenient to keep a wipe or two in golf bag to occasionally wipe down putter.

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  • BYKBYK Cardinals NationMembers  2164WRX Points: 331Posts: 2,164 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @03trdblack said:

    I have a raw carbon Tad Moore Pro 1 putter and I spoke with Tad Moore on instagram as to the best way to prevent rust and remove any light rust that had accumulated. He suggested EEZOX oil so I picked some up. It worked perfectly and once applied almost dries out instead of remaining wet like regular oils.

    stuff is amazing
    and like you said, the best part is it dries pretty much on contact, so no grit gets picked up
    It works great for carbon

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