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Taylormade MG2 in hand and RUSTED. How to with pictures.

 Jdavenp3 ·  
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Hey all,

So my MG2s came in a little earlier than expected. So I watched the Rick Shiels video like a lot of you and saw him spraying the faces to help accelerate the raw faces oxidation. I assumed he used a Hydrogen Peroxide/Vinegar/Salt solution and someone in the other threads confirmed my beliefs. So I figured I would copycat him and give everyone a realistic idea of how long it takes, what to do, blah blah.

So here are my wedges. Fresh out of the wrapper with the sticker removed, which is very satisfying if youre into that type of thing. MG2 Black, Nippon 115 wedge matte, and midsize Golf Pride MC red/black grips.



Here is the beginning of the oxidation process. To see an initial result in the oxidation it literally takes 10 seconds before you see it start working on the face. This was after maybe a minute.

Here is the head after about 3-5 minutes.

And here it is after I was satisfied with the results and did not want to cause any deformation to the grooves (which I doubt it would in the time frame). Around 15 minutes total and washed off.

Also, the etching on the back will rust as well. Cool touch if they meant to do it, who knows?

I just poured the solution onto the club head and let it sit on the face. I believe misting would be a better alternative but I didn't have a spray bottle handy. 15 minutes total on my end, sitting in the sun. So...The recipe to do this is as follows.

8oz Hydrogen Peroxide
1ish oz of Distilled White Vinegar
1/2 tbsp of Kosher Salt

Let me know what you guys think. I know this is just a jumpstart to the true oxidation process. I am also not one that thinks rusting adds a ton of anything other than looks, and I happen to be one of the few that enjoy the aesthetics of it.

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WITB:

*Ping G410 LST PX Evenflow Black 75g
*Taylormade M3 15* Tensei Blue
*Ping i25 Hybrid 18*
*Taylormade P790 4-AW Nippon Modus 105 T stiff
*Callaway MG3 Lucky Clover 56/60 for now
*Toulon Atlanta Stroke Lab slant
*2019 ProV1X-yellow
*Nike camo cart bag.
*Nike Vapor React 2 & Nike Air Max 1g
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  • OspreyCIOspreyCI Valley of the SunMembers  5629WRX Points: 525Handicap: 10Posts: 5,629 Titanium Tees
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    Great post! Thanks for sharing.

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    TM MG2 50* Modus 120S
    TM MG2 54*
    TM HT 60*
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  • ASN21ASN21 #TeamTaylorMade Bay AreaMembers  681WRX Points: 497Posts: 681 Golden Tee
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    Wedge is looking good! Looking forward to hearing how that raw face helps you on the course.

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  • Jdavenp3Jdavenp3 Members  890WRX Points: 136Posts: 890 Golden Tee
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    On -, @ASN21 said:

    Wedge is looking good! Looking forward to hearing how that raw face helps you on the course.

    I am going to be completely honest, I dont think the raw face will help a bit. Not to me, maybe to those where 100-300 revs makes a difference but I am a 9hdcp. I just like the look honestly. I had an older wedge when I was younger that had a similar look to it with black and gnarly face and I needed new ones so I said what the ****...

    In the 20 or so chips I have hit around the yard, it feels great. Way, way, way better on the feel than my previous MD3s. I really didnt get along with those on the feel side of things, could have been weighting or shaft-they worked great for me but I just wanted better feel.

    Posted:
    WITB:

    *Ping G410 LST PX Evenflow Black 75g
    *Taylormade M3 15* Tensei Blue
    *Ping i25 Hybrid 18*
    *Taylormade P790 4-AW Nippon Modus 105 T stiff
    *Callaway MG3 Lucky Clover 56/60 for now
    *Toulon Atlanta Stroke Lab slant
    *2019 ProV1X-yellow
    *Nike camo cart bag.
    *Nike Vapor React 2 & Nike Air Max 1g
  • BetterAtBingoBetterAtBingo Members  153WRX Points: 34Posts: 153 Fairways
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    What wedges did you play before these?

    Posted:

    Driver: Epic Flash SZ <-> ATMOS Red 7X

    Fairway: M4 3HL <-> TENSEI Pro Blue 90TX

    Hybrid: Apex '16 <-> HZRDUS Black 105X

    Irons: Apex Pro '16 H20 <-> NIPPON 105S

    Wedges: CBX2 50° / 56° Full Face <-> NIPPON C10S

    Putter: Senita B 400g Slight Arc

    Ball: Tour B RXS

  • Jdavenp3Jdavenp3 Members  890WRX Points: 136Posts: 890 Golden Tee
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    Callaway MD3s. Then a lot of MD2 forged before that which I’d probably my favorite wedge

    Posted:
    WITB:

    *Ping G410 LST PX Evenflow Black 75g
    *Taylormade M3 15* Tensei Blue
    *Ping i25 Hybrid 18*
    *Taylormade P790 4-AW Nippon Modus 105 T stiff
    *Callaway MG3 Lucky Clover 56/60 for now
    *Toulon Atlanta Stroke Lab slant
    *2019 ProV1X-yellow
    *Nike camo cart bag.
    *Nike Vapor React 2 & Nike Air Max 1g
  • hacker49hacker49 Members  587WRX Points: 134Posts: 587 Golden Tee
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    My OCD just wants to clean up that face. I could never play a raw club. The rust would drive me insane. I don't care how much of an advantage it would give me, which it doesn't.

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  • BarfolomewBarfolomew #worstWRXer Members  1987WRX Points: 430Posts: 1,987 Platinum Tees
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    Looks grippier .... cause the grooves dont cause spin its the face. Too bad you didnt hit a few first to compare the spin...

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    On -, @Barfolomew said:

    Looks grippier .... cause the grooves dont cause spin its the face. Too bad you didnt hit a few first to compare the spin...

    Ill leave that for folks that have the equipment to measure spin to do so. I dont believe my anecdotal data would have been of any help. It definitely has a rougher texture to it now but I'd say the results would be negligible. To my eye, it looks awesome though haha.

    Posted:
    WITB:

    *Ping G410 LST PX Evenflow Black 75g
    *Taylormade M3 15* Tensei Blue
    *Ping i25 Hybrid 18*
    *Taylormade P790 4-AW Nippon Modus 105 T stiff
    *Callaway MG3 Lucky Clover 56/60 for now
    *Toulon Atlanta Stroke Lab slant
    *2019 ProV1X-yellow
    *Nike camo cart bag.
    *Nike Vapor React 2 & Nike Air Max 1g
  • BIG STUBIG STU Members  13207WRX Points: 4,331Handicap: 5.0Posts: 13,207 Titanium Tees
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    Like it I am a big fan of rust and patina

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    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana
    FW 7 woodTM V- Steel 21* Stock TM R
    Irons 3 thru PW 1980 Macgregor VIP Hogan #2 Apex Shafts
    SW- Clevaland 588 56* Sensicore S-400
    LW Cleveland 588 60* Sensicore S-400
    Putter 1997 Cameron Santa FE rusty as heck Bulls Eye Satin fluted shaft
    Bags- Old School Burton mini staff non logo or Jones Classic

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    On -, @Jdavenp3 said:

    On -, @Barfolomew said:

    Looks grippier .... cause the grooves dont cause spin its the face. Too bad you didnt hit a few first to compare the spin...

    Ill leave that for folks that have the equipment to measure spin to do so. I dont believe my anecdotal data would have been of any help. It definitely has a rougher texture to it now but I'd say the results would be negligible. To my eye, it looks awesome though haha.

    It might spin more in wet conditions then before.... that would be huge cause many play in morning or evening dew even if not in rain

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    3 wood M2 HL
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  • wfrogge1wfrogge1 Members  1282WRX Points: 218Posts: 1,282 Platinum Tees
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    The topic of rust on iron heads and more spin was debunked years ago. If anything this will reduce spin over time due to the groove edges wearing out faster

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    On -, @wfrogge1 said:

    The topic of rust on iron heads and more spin was debunked years ago. If anything this will reduce spin over time due to the groove edges wearing out faster

    Not an issue when Titleist thinks you should replace your wedges after 75 rounds, but says nothing about actual use in that time frame...
    Persoanlly I didn't think I would like just the grooves rusting initially, and I stick with that. I love my RTG/raw/OC wedges rusted up. This just seems like yet another gimmick that they will drop next generation like the XFT wedge plates that would have cost them in the long run, yet a way better value for consumers...

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  • Popeye64Popeye64 Members  1201WRX Points: 348Handicap: .2Posts: 1,201 Platinum Tees
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    How did you ever survive the beating from **** up the cushions on the patio????? Nice wedge btw.

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  • br61br61 3x Hackin' Hall of Shame SW MissouriMembers  2812WRX Points: 253Handicap: +0.6Posts: 2,812 Titanium Tees
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    Nice! I ordered MG2 Black 52 & 58 with same shaft as yours. Can't wait to receive mine's.

    I had been playing with bronze MG with Modus 115 wedge shafts for 23 months. Love it but I could tell it was losing some spin.

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    TM SIM 10.5 GD XC-6 stiff
    SIM 3 & 5 wood with Diamana FW 75 stiff
    Adams VST 22* & 25*
    TM P760 4-PW DG 120 S300
    TM MG2 50, 54 & 60
    Titleist Big Sur, yes it is that old thing, 46"










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    On -, @Popeye64 said:

    How did you ever survive the beating from **** up the cushions on the patio????? Nice wedge btw.

    Hahaha. Old cushions. Excuse for her to buy a new set.

    Posted:
    WITB:

    *Ping G410 LST PX Evenflow Black 75g
    *Taylormade M3 15* Tensei Blue
    *Ping i25 Hybrid 18*
    *Taylormade P790 4-AW Nippon Modus 105 T stiff
    *Callaway MG3 Lucky Clover 56/60 for now
    *Toulon Atlanta Stroke Lab slant
    *2019 ProV1X-yellow
    *Nike camo cart bag.
    *Nike Vapor React 2 & Nike Air Max 1g
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    On -, @wfrogge1 said:

    The topic of rust on iron heads and more spin was debunked years ago. If anything this will reduce spin over time due to the groove edges wearing out faster

    Rick Shiels just did a video showing a before and after rust comparison. It equated to about 300rpms after rust. So not enough to make a difference to us mere mortals. ****, even tour pros probably wouldn't notice a difference.

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    Nah. No difference. Now the wedges have had pretty high spin rates from all of the reviewers but I didn’t expect anything different. And don’t put too much merit into it.

    It boils down to this, if you like the looks of the MG2 it’s a great wedge. The shape and feel have been spot on. The patina look is really cool but won’t help your game.

    Posted:
    WITB:

    *Ping G410 LST PX Evenflow Black 75g
    *Taylormade M3 15* Tensei Blue
    *Ping i25 Hybrid 18*
    *Taylormade P790 4-AW Nippon Modus 105 T stiff
    *Callaway MG3 Lucky Clover 56/60 for now
    *Toulon Atlanta Stroke Lab slant
    *2019 ProV1X-yellow
    *Nike camo cart bag.
    *Nike Vapor React 2 & Nike Air Max 1g
  • MakersMarsh3MakersMarsh3 TX/CAMembers  1728WRX Points: 305Posts: 1,728 Platinum Tees
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    The raw is supposed to make a pretty big difference when water is introduced to the impact equation

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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members  9791WRX Points: 1,674Posts: 9,791 Titanium Tees
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    Would kill my OCD to see rusty face but a clean heel & toe.

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    D - SIM Max 9* Ventus Black 6x
    4w - SIM Ti Diamana B 80x
    5w - Speedzone FX 2.0 380 or Speedzone 4i Modus 105x
    Irons - P760 4-PW | Modus 120x
    Glide 3.0 50/54/58 S400 Tour Issue
    Spider X or Huntington Beach #1 or Toulon San Diego
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  • Jdavenp3Jdavenp3 Members  890WRX Points: 136Posts: 890 Golden Tee
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    On -, @MakersMarsh3 said:

    The raw is supposed to make a pretty big difference when water is introduced to the impact equation

    I've heard this as well. I'd like to see someone do a Dechambeau-esque test with a spray bottle. Whether its true or not? I will be getting them on course sometime this week and give a better review of actual shots. Around the house in the yard they feel great.

    Posted:
    WITB:

    *Ping G410 LST PX Evenflow Black 75g
    *Taylormade M3 15* Tensei Blue
    *Ping i25 Hybrid 18*
    *Taylormade P790 4-AW Nippon Modus 105 T stiff
    *Callaway MG3 Lucky Clover 56/60 for now
    *Toulon Atlanta Stroke Lab slant
    *2019 ProV1X-yellow
    *Nike camo cart bag.
    *Nike Vapor React 2 & Nike Air Max 1g
  • br61br61 3x Hackin' Hall of Shame SW MissouriMembers  2812WRX Points: 253Handicap: +0.6Posts: 2,812 Titanium Tees
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    My MG2 Black 52.09 & 58.11 came in this afternoon. I like them already. I'm not going to accelerate the rusting but will see how long it takes for them to rust on their own.

    Posted:
    My bag of hacking utensils;

    TM SIM 10.5 GD XC-6 stiff
    SIM 3 & 5 wood with Diamana FW 75 stiff
    Adams VST 22* & 25*
    TM P760 4-PW DG 120 S300
    TM MG2 50, 54 & 60
    Titleist Big Sur, yes it is that old thing, 46"










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  • Kale_mKale_m Members  2471WRX Points: 528Posts: 2,471 Platinum Tees
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    Used this solution on my raw apex mb


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    Titleist TS3 15* Synergy green proto 80tx
    Titleist U500 2 iron Aerotech HLS 980 xstiff
    Taylormade p750 4-PW
    Callaway md4 52/56/ 60
    Scotty Cameron 2012 Newport 2
  • PhilippPhilipp Members  325WRX Points: 65Posts: 325 Greens
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    Can the black coating be stripped completely? Is this QPQ coating?
    Like the Vokeys!?

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    On -, @Kale_m said:

    Used this solution on my raw apex mb


    Those things look great.

    Posted:
    WITB:

    *Ping G410 LST PX Evenflow Black 75g
    *Taylormade M3 15* Tensei Blue
    *Ping i25 Hybrid 18*
    *Taylormade P790 4-AW Nippon Modus 105 T stiff
    *Callaway MG3 Lucky Clover 56/60 for now
    *Toulon Atlanta Stroke Lab slant
    *2019 ProV1X-yellow
    *Nike camo cart bag.
    *Nike Vapor React 2 & Nike Air Max 1g
  • BrandonDunesBrandonDunes Members  448WRX Points: 137Posts: 448 Greens
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    I don't care if it spins more. The black with the rust looks sick!

    So the feel is good. How about the grind?
    I have the MD now and like the option of choosing a grind whereas these come in low/high bounce.

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    3W - Taylor Made Jetspeed HL º17
    H - Callaway Xhot Pro 23º
    Irons - Mizuno JPX919 Hotmetal 5-GW
    SW - Callaway MD3 (S-52º)
    LW - Callaway MD3 (W-58º)
    Putter - Scotty Cameron
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    On -, @BrandonDunes said:

    I don't care if it spins more. The black with the rust looks sick!

    So the feel is good. How about the grind?
    I have the MD now and like the option of choosing a grind whereas these come in low/high bounce.

    Feel is great. Cannot be happier. The TPU insert does mute the clickiness of the wedges a good bit. They feels much, much softer than my old MD3s. I chose to go with low bounce options on both of my wedges so there it is a little different grind than the normal bounce. I have no problem opening them up, putting any forward press, etc. Seems like a very versatile wedge and I am very pleased with my purchase.

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    WITB:

    *Ping G410 LST PX Evenflow Black 75g
    *Taylormade M3 15* Tensei Blue
    *Ping i25 Hybrid 18*
    *Taylormade P790 4-AW Nippon Modus 105 T stiff
    *Callaway MG3 Lucky Clover 56/60 for now
    *Toulon Atlanta Stroke Lab slant
    *2019 ProV1X-yellow
    *Nike camo cart bag.
    *Nike Vapor React 2 & Nike Air Max 1g
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  • jll62jll62 MinneapolisClubWRX  2414WRX Points: 715Handicap: +2.2Posts: 2,414 ClubWRX
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    On -, @Philipp said:

    Can the black coating be stripped completely? Is this QPQ coating?
    Like the Vokeys!?

    The black finish is a QPQ finish.

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    TaylorMade M5 Rocket 3, Tensei Blue X, 42.5"
    TaylorMade SIM Max Rescue 19, Fujikura Atmos Blue Tour Spec 8X Hybrid
    TaylorMade RSi TP, 3-4, KBS C-Taper S
    TaylorMade P7TW 5-PW, KBS C-Taper S+ (soft-stepped)
    TaylorMade MG2 52, DG S400 Tour Issue
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 58, DG S400 Tour Issue
    Scotty Cameron Button Back Newport 2, 33.5"
    TaylorMade TP5

    jll62's WITB
  • pedrobordespedrobordes Monterrey, NLMembers  17WRX Points: 28Handicap: +2Posts: 17 Bunkers
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    those look niceeee

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    TM M1 2017 16º / HZRDUS Black 75X
    TM M2 Tour 18º / Diamana D+ 80TX
    TM P790 UDI 2i / KBS Tour Hybrid Prototype 95X
    Mizuno MP-4 3-PW / TT Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 SS
    Miura Forged Raw 50 Custom F Grind / TT Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
    Miura Forged Raw 54 Custom S Grind / TT Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
    Miura Forged Raw 59 Custom C Grind / TT Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
    Scotty Cameron Circle T Newport 2 Carbon Steel TriSole
  • handyquacks17handyquacks17 MassachusettsMembers  97WRX Points: 55Posts: 97 Fairways
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    I have these on the way. If I just play them regularly they will rust naturally over time right? I dont see the need to speed up the rusting process

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    Reminds me a lot of the black trusty rusty wedges

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