How do I get rid of a sight dot?

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I have a SC newport and I had a sight dot milled on top and I hate it. I called SC to see what it would cost to get filled in and they said roughly $200 which I think is a rip off. Does anyone know of someone that could do it? Has anyone ever filled one themselves? I'd rather just have a sight line on the flange and thats it.



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  • ace036ace036 Members  2067WRX Points: 141Handicap: +1.5Posts: 2,067 Platinum Tees
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    $200! That is freaking nuts. Try Slighter Golf, I hear that they do good work.
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    kaotic5150 wrote on Jan 26 2009, 04:30 PM:
    I have a SC newport and I had a sight dot milled on top and I hate it. I called SC to see what it would cost to get filled in and they said roughly $200 which I think is a rip off. Does anyone know of someone that could do it? Has anyone ever filled one themselves? I'd rather just have a sight line on the flange and thats it.



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    Is this a pro platinum or gun blue? I know it's not a end all fix, but couldn't you just remove the paintfill from the sight dot?



    Of course, you could always send it to LaMont. He'll do a great job. I would opt for a full refinish and let him work his magic.
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  • Lngnokr71Lngnokr71 Hmmm what to get next? Members  965WRX Points: 0Posts: 965
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    ace036 wrote on Jan 26 2009, 08:44 PM:
    $200! That is freaking nuts. Try Slighter Golf, I hear that they do good work.


    Tom's not going to save you a whole lot $$ either, I second Lamont....
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  • herd8497herd8497 Members  386WRX Points: 0Posts: 386
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    I'm sure most of the "refurb" guys are busy, but in addition to Lamont and Slighter, you may consider Kevin Colbert at puttertplating.com and George Palombi (username geogolf on this forum).
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  • mattl2787mattl2787 Members  1245WRX Points: 0Posts: 1,245
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    Like JonPeterson said, I would remove the paintfill: you won't even know the sight dot is there. Or you could painfill it black or silver (to match whatever finish you have): fill the sight dot to the top and let it dry; this will smooth out the indentation...Caulk would fill the sight dot even better, and then paint that. I really don't know, I'm just ramblin'
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  • PaulNPaulN Members  164WRX Points: 0Posts: 164
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    How handy are you? If you have the guts, remove the paint dot with acetone. Once clean you can fill, or slightly overfill, the hole with a fast setting epoxy. Once that is cured you can work the area down even with the top line with a sanding block and a piece of 400 grit paper (or use a lower number if you are feeling brave). Mask off the top line when you are done and hit it with a rattle can finish. The dot will be gone. Total cost is about $20, if you buy a good can of paint. Take your time and no one, including yourself, will know the difference.
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