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

Jdavenp3Jdavenp3 Members Posts: 850 ✭✭✭✭✭

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.

WITB:

*Taylormade M4 8.75* Evenflow Black HC 6.0 65g
*Taylormade M3 15* Tensei Blue
*Ping i25 Hybrid 18*
*Taylormade P790 4-AW Nippon Modus 105 T stiff
*Taylormade MG2 Matte Nippon Modus 115 54/58*
*Taylormade Spider X-navy w/ single sightline
*2019 ProV1X-yellow
*Nike camo cart bag.
*Nike Vapor React 2 & Nike Air Max 1g
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  • OspreyCIOspreyCI Valley of the SunMembers Posts: 4,981 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Great post! Thanks for sharing.

    PXG Gen2 0811x 10.5 GD AD IZ 6s
    TM M2 15* Speeder 757 Evo TS
    TM M2 #3 19* Fujikura
    PXG 0211 4 Iron Elevate Tour
    TM P790 5-AW Modus 105
    TM MG 54*
    TM MG2 60*
    PXG Gen2 Gunboat
  • ASN21ASN21 #TeamTaylorMade Bay AreaMembers Posts: 254 ✭✭✭✭

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

    TaylorMade M6 10.5 - Aldila Rogue Black
    TaylorMade M6 3 Wood - Aldila Rogue Silver
    TaylorMade GAPR HI 3 & 4 - KBS Hybrid
    TaylorMade P790 5-AW - Project X LZ
    TaylorMade Milled Grind HI-TOE 56 & 60 - KBS HI-REV 2.0
    TaylorMade My Spider X
    TaylorMade TP5/X

  • Jdavenp3Jdavenp3 Members Posts: 850 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @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.

    WITB:

    *Taylormade M4 8.75* Evenflow Black HC 6.0 65g
    *Taylormade M3 15* Tensei Blue
    *Ping i25 Hybrid 18*
    *Taylormade P790 4-AW Nippon Modus 105 T stiff
    *Taylormade MG2 Matte Nippon Modus 115 54/58*
    *Taylormade Spider X-navy w/ single sightline
    *2019 ProV1X-yellow
    *Nike camo cart bag.
    *Nike Vapor React 2 & Nike Air Max 1g
  • BetterAtBingoBetterAtBingo Members Posts: 23 ✭✭

    What wedges did you play before these?

  • Jdavenp3Jdavenp3 Members Posts: 850 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Callaway MD3s. Then a lot of MD2 forged before that which I’d probably my favorite wedge

    WITB:

    *Taylormade M4 8.75* Evenflow Black HC 6.0 65g
    *Taylormade M3 15* Tensei Blue
    *Ping i25 Hybrid 18*
    *Taylormade P790 4-AW Nippon Modus 105 T stiff
    *Taylormade MG2 Matte Nippon Modus 115 54/58*
    *Taylormade Spider X-navy w/ single sightline
    *2019 ProV1X-yellow
    *Nike camo cart bag.
    *Nike Vapor React 2 & Nike Air Max 1g
  • hacker49hacker49 Members Posts: 580 ✭✭✭✭✭

    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.

  • BarfolomewBarfolomew #worstWRXer Members Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    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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    3 wood M2 HL
    OnOffOnAgain Kuros 4-P
    Cleveland Blob
    SeeMore Butts
  • Jdavenp3Jdavenp3 Members Posts: 850 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @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.

    WITB:

    *Taylormade M4 8.75* Evenflow Black HC 6.0 65g
    *Taylormade M3 15* Tensei Blue
    *Ping i25 Hybrid 18*
    *Taylormade P790 4-AW Nippon Modus 105 T stiff
    *Taylormade MG2 Matte Nippon Modus 115 54/58*
    *Taylormade Spider X-navy w/ single sightline
    *2019 ProV1X-yellow
    *Nike camo cart bag.
    *Nike Vapor React 2 & Nike Air Max 1g
  • BIG STUBIG STU Members Posts: 11,698 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Like it I am a big fan of rust and patina

    Driver--- Honma G1-X Stock R shaft
    FW Adams Tight Lies 16* Mitsu Diamana R
    Irons 3 thru PW KZG Teardrop ( 2009) Forged CB 5.5 Rifle Flighted
    SW Mizuno T-10 forged S-400
    LW Ping Zing 60* Stock
    Putter (for now) TM Rosa Daytona AGSI insert

  • BarfolomewBarfolomew #worstWRXer Members Posts: 1,539 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jdavenp3 said:

    @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

    G30 LST
    3 wood M2 HL
    OnOffOnAgain Kuros 4-P
    Cleveland Blob
    SeeMore Butts
  • wfrogge1wfrogge1 Members Posts: 1,252 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    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

  • gwelfgulfergwelfgulfer OnteribleMembers Posts: 262 ✭✭✭✭

    @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...

    Custom Hoofer Lite Bag:
    Driver - Taylormade R510 TP 9.5* w/ Di6X (black)
    Woods - Taylormade V-Steel 3/5 w/ 80X Kai'Li
    Hybrid - Adams Pro VST 20* w/ DG TI X100
    Irons - Taylormade 300 Forged 4-PW w/ Rifle 6.0
    Wedges - Cleveland 588 RTG 53/58 w/ DG TI S400
    Putter - Yes! Abbie Forged 33"

  • Popeye64Popeye64 Members Posts: 921 ✭✭✭✭✭

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

  • br61br61 3x Hackin' Hall of Shame SW MissouriMembers Posts: 2,666 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    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.

    My bag of hacking utensils;

    Titleist TS3 9.5 PX Even Flow White 6.0(45")
    Callaway Epic Flash 9.0 PX Smoke 6.0
    TM Aeroburner TP fw 15*, hybrids 19* & 22*
    MP-18 MMC 4-PW Modus 120 stiff
    TM MG2 Black 52.09 & 58.11 w/Black Modus 115 Wedge
    ancient Odyssey 2Ball Long putter at 44"






  • Jdavenp3Jdavenp3 Members Posts: 850 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @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.

    WITB:

    *Taylormade M4 8.75* Evenflow Black HC 6.0 65g
    *Taylormade M3 15* Tensei Blue
    *Ping i25 Hybrid 18*
    *Taylormade P790 4-AW Nippon Modus 105 T stiff
    *Taylormade MG2 Matte Nippon Modus 115 54/58*
    *Taylormade Spider X-navy w/ single sightline
    *2019 ProV1X-yellow
    *Nike camo cart bag.
    *Nike Vapor React 2 & Nike Air Max 1g
  • hacker49hacker49 Members Posts: 580 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @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.

  • Jdavenp3Jdavenp3 Members Posts: 850 ✭✭✭✭✭

    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.

    WITB:

    *Taylormade M4 8.75* Evenflow Black HC 6.0 65g
    *Taylormade M3 15* Tensei Blue
    *Ping i25 Hybrid 18*
    *Taylormade P790 4-AW Nippon Modus 105 T stiff
    *Taylormade MG2 Matte Nippon Modus 115 54/58*
    *Taylormade Spider X-navy w/ single sightline
    *2019 ProV1X-yellow
    *Nike camo cart bag.
    *Nike Vapor React 2 & Nike Air Max 1g
  • MakersMarsh3MakersMarsh3 Members Posts: 1,386 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

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

    lead tape & Taylormade TP5X's
  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members Posts: 7,834 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Would kill my OCD to see rusty face but a clean heel & toe.

    WITB
    OG Epic Sub Zero 9* | HZRDUS Smoke 60X
    '16 M1 Tour Issue 16* | Diamana B 70X
    '17 M1 Tour Issue 3h or GAPR Lo | Accra TZ6 M5
    P790 4i | Modus 120X
    P770 5-PW | Modus 120X
    Glide Stealth 2.0 50/10SS | Modus 120TX "Spinner" 
    Glide Stealth 2.0 54/12SS | Modus 120TX "Spinner" 
    Hi-Toe 58 | Modus 125 Wedge ( Glide Stealth 2.0 58/10SS for spring & fall)
    Bettinardi MC 360 Tour or Ardmore 2 
    ProV1x
    Sun Mountain 5.5 Bag
    Nike Tour Premiere






  • Jdavenp3Jdavenp3 Members Posts: 850 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @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.

    WITB:

    *Taylormade M4 8.75* Evenflow Black HC 6.0 65g
    *Taylormade M3 15* Tensei Blue
    *Ping i25 Hybrid 18*
    *Taylormade P790 4-AW Nippon Modus 105 T stiff
    *Taylormade MG2 Matte Nippon Modus 115 54/58*
    *Taylormade Spider X-navy w/ single sightline
    *2019 ProV1X-yellow
    *Nike camo cart bag.
    *Nike Vapor React 2 & Nike Air Max 1g
  • br61br61 3x Hackin' Hall of Shame SW MissouriMembers Posts: 2,666 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    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.

    My bag of hacking utensils;

    Titleist TS3 9.5 PX Even Flow White 6.0(45")
    Callaway Epic Flash 9.0 PX Smoke 6.0
    TM Aeroburner TP fw 15*, hybrids 19* & 22*
    MP-18 MMC 4-PW Modus 120 stiff
    TM MG2 Black 52.09 & 58.11 w/Black Modus 115 Wedge
    ancient Odyssey 2Ball Long putter at 44"






  • Kale_mKale_m Members Posts: 2,002 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Used this solution on my raw apex mb


    Ping g410 plus 8* 1 flat Fuji pro 2.0 Ts 6x
    Titleist TS3 16.5* evenflow white t1100 6.5 75g
    Ping g410 19* hybrid 
    Callaway Apex MB Raw TIX100
    Callaway md4 52/56
    Tm hi toe 60
    Tm spider x 34” navy with true path alignment
  • PhilippPhilipp Members Posts: 315 ✭✭✭✭

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

  • Jdavenp3Jdavenp3 Members Posts: 850 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Kale_m said:
    Used this solution on my raw apex mb


    Those things look great.

    WITB:

    *Taylormade M4 8.75* Evenflow Black HC 6.0 65g
    *Taylormade M3 15* Tensei Blue
    *Ping i25 Hybrid 18*
    *Taylormade P790 4-AW Nippon Modus 105 T stiff
    *Taylormade MG2 Matte Nippon Modus 115 54/58*
    *Taylormade Spider X-navy w/ single sightline
    *2019 ProV1X-yellow
    *Nike camo cart bag.
    *Nike Vapor React 2 & Nike Air Max 1g
  • BrandonDunesBrandonDunes Members Posts: 427 ✭✭✭✭

    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.

    Driver - Callaway Epic SZ 10.5º
    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
  • Jdavenp3Jdavenp3 Members Posts: 850 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @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.

    WITB:

    *Taylormade M4 8.75* Evenflow Black HC 6.0 65g
    *Taylormade M3 15* Tensei Blue
    *Ping i25 Hybrid 18*
    *Taylormade P790 4-AW Nippon Modus 105 T stiff
    *Taylormade MG2 Matte Nippon Modus 115 54/58*
    *Taylormade Spider X-navy w/ single sightline
    *2019 ProV1X-yellow
    *Nike camo cart bag.
    *Nike Vapor React 2 & Nike Air Max 1g
  • jll62jll62 MinneapolisClubWRX Posts: 2,202 ClubWRX

    @Philipp said:
    Can the black coating be stripped completely? Is this QPQ coating?
    Like the Vokeys!?

    The black finish is a QPQ finish.

    TaylorMade M5 9.0, Tensei Orange V2 70TX, 44.5"
    TaylorMade M5 Rocket 3, Tensei Blue X, 42.5"
    TaylorMade P-790 UDI 2, Aerotech SteelFiber i95 S
    TaylorMade RSi TP 3-PW, KBS C-Taper S+
    TaylorMade Milled Grind 52 Raw, DG S400 Tour Issue
    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 58, DG S400 Tour Issue
    TaylorMade Black Copper Soto, 34"
    TaylorMade TP5

    jll62's WITB
  • pedrobordespedrobordes Monterrey, NLMembers Posts: 17 ✭✭

    those look niceeee

    TM M6 10.5º / Tensei CK Pro Orange 60TX
    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 Posts: 77 ✭✭✭

    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

  • SUITSSUITS Members Posts: 964 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Reminds me a lot of the black trusty rusty wedges

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