Mizuno ST-180 Sole Weight Removal

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After some lead tape testing, I tried to remove the sole weight in the ST-180 to add some yarn to the inside of the head. I followed the instructions in this GolfWRX thread (heated the weight with a heat gun for about 30 seconds first) and tried to unscrew the weight by hand with a security Torx bit. Unfortunately, instead of breaking loose, it stripped the torx "teeth" in the weight. Guess I don't know my own strength or got it too hot... <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/swoon.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':swoon:' /> <br />
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Anyone have a suggestion on how to remove the weight from this point?<br />
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Thanks in advance.<br />
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Old Redtop
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Mizuno ST-180 (9.5*)
Mizuno ST-180 3 Wood (15*)
Wishon 775hs Hybrid (21*)
Hogan PTX irons 4-PW (21-45*)
Hogan TK wedges (49, 53, 57*)
Ping Zing (1967 version)
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  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub Members  3540WRX Points: 1,594Handicap: 1.7Posts: 3,540 Titanium Tees
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    Unfortunately your non-destructive options become pretty limited once you've gone beyond being able to use any of the teeth. If you have a Dremel you can cut a slot into the weight and use a flathead screw driver or you can just drill straight through it if you aren't worried about destroying the whole thing.
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  • mr_oldredtopmr_oldredtop Members  108WRX Points: 33Posts: 108 Fairways
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    Valtiel wrote:
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    Unfortunately your non-destructive options become pretty limited once you've gone beyond being able to use any of the teeth. If you have a Dremel you can cut a slot into the weight and use a flathead screw driver or you can just drill straight through it if you aren't worried about destroying the whole thing.<br />
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    Good idea on the Dremel. I will try that next as I would prefer to not totally destroy the weight port. Thanks Valtiel! <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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    Mizuno ST-180 (9.5*)
    Mizuno ST-180 3 Wood (15*)
    Wishon 775hs Hybrid (21*)
    Hogan PTX irons 4-PW (21-45*)
    Hogan TK wedges (49, 53, 57*)
    Ping Zing (1967 version)
  • Ri_RedneckRi_Redneck Leather for Life!! Members  5882WRX Points: 419Handicap: 8Posts: 5,882 Titanium Tees
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    Contact Mizuno and they will send you a new weight. I got a replacement for my JPX850 at no charge by simply asking nicely. Drill a hole in the stripped one and remove using an Eze-out. When you replace the new one, use Blue Loc-Tite. It will keep it from unscrewing and there's no need for heating. BTW, I used a micro torch when heating mine to remove for hotmelt. Worked fine. You probably didn't get it hot enough.<br />
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    BT
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  • mr_oldredtopmr_oldredtop Members  108WRX Points: 33Posts: 108 Fairways
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    Thanks for the suggestion, BT. If I end up having to drill it out, I'll see if Mizuno has a spare weight laying around... I'm only about 10 minutes from one of their club assembly facilities...
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    Mizuno ST-180 (9.5*)
    Mizuno ST-180 3 Wood (15*)
    Wishon 775hs Hybrid (21*)
    Hogan PTX irons 4-PW (21-45*)
    Hogan TK wedges (49, 53, 57*)
    Ping Zing (1967 version)

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