Torching a Putter: What's the allure?

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BobbyLiteBobbyLite Robert MDallas 181WRX Points: 49Handicap: 1.5Members Posts: 181 Fairways
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Am I the only one that doesn't see the value in this?
i'm ignorant to the process - can you ever go back from Torching?
It seems like ever BST ad that goes up with a torched putter people go bonkers over it.
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  • rt301rt301  17WRX Points: 45Members Posts: 17 Bunkers
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    I’ve read that you can use a product called blue away to restore the original appearance. Has anyone tried this?



    To me it’s just preference. Like comparing oil can to black oxide to copper plating etc.
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  • oneaugustaoneaugusta  3132WRX Points: 231Handicap: 8.7Members Posts: 3,132 Titanium Tees
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    There's a big difference to just torching a putter and a torched finish. Anyone can throw heat to a putter and change the color but to get an even finish with lasting vibrant colors there must be good preparation with a process, otherwise it will fade in a matter of weeks or months. Some like the look of a torched finish and some do not, just personal preference I guess. " Scotty Cameron has done quite well with his chromatic finishes"
    As far as removing a torched finish it's quite easy: light sanding, bead blast or barkeepers friend which can be found in most grocery stores in the cleaning section will remove.

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  • bogeyprobogeypro The Original Bogeypro AL 3445WRX Points: 371Handicap: +1ClubWRX Posts: 3,445 ClubWRX
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    On stainless, the bluing is an oxidation due to the heat. It can easily be removed.

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  • aceofclubsaceofclubs  854WRX Points: 92Members Posts: 854 Golden Tee
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    To each their own.
    I bought an old Cleveland Classic for $40 and torched it. Gave a unique bronze/gold finish.
    Sort of custom putter for cheap.
    I dont know if id ever do it to an expensive Scotty.

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  • BobbyLiteBobbyLite Robert M Dallas 181WRX Points: 49Handicap: 1.5Members Posts: 181 Fairways
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    On -, @aceofclubs said:

    To each their own.
    I bought an old Cleveland Classic for $40 and torched it. Gave a unique bronze/gold finish.
    Sort of custom putter for cheap.
    I dont know if id ever do it to an expensive Scotty.

    Definitely to each their own. Knowing that you can go back from it rather easily changes my feelings ever so slightly. Though still not my thing

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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to Canada 13320WRX Points: 2,191Handicap: 1.6Members Posts: 13,320 Titanium Tees
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    Love the warm colour on my Matera vs stainless look

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  • toctoc  2899WRX Points: 612Members Posts: 2,899 Titanium Tees
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    Always struck me as just something else one can choose to do for a more unique look, like colored ferrules and stamping and stuff. Value is relative, might make it more valuable to one person and less so to another.

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    On -, @rt301 said:

    I’ve read that you can use a product called blue away to restore the original appearance. Has anyone tried this?

    To me it’s just preference. Like comparing oil can to black oxide to copper plating etc.

    I had Carbon Palambi that was rusty so I cleaned it up, then I torched it and quenched it in oil. Like someone in this thread stated it takes experience and knowledge to get a nice torched finish and I have neither. I wasn't happy with the finish so I cleaned it off and blued it. Blueing a putter requires very little skill.

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  • spryevospryevo  184WRX Points: 55Members Posts: 184 Bunkers
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    Performance wise, the darker finish has less glare from the sun and more contrast than bare stainless (with say a white dot).
    Some also find it cool to be different. Last but not least: Tour Allure. Some tour players have darkened their steel putters, and that catches on.
    That's my $0.02 with the allure.

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