Stripped Black Finish on SM7’s

 kcd38 ·  
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Decided to strip two of my wedges of the black finish because it was pretty worn.

Soaked both my 60 and 50 degree wedges in vinegar for about an hour then used some softer sand paper to strip the finish. Not as “raw” looking as others I’ve seen but kinda a mid point between raw and black.




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Driver - PING G400 LST 8.5, Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0
3 Wood - PING G400 14.5, AD Di 6s
Hybrid - Ping G410 19 degree, Tour AD DI 95x Hybrid 
4-PW - Mizuno JPX 919 Tour PW-6, 919 Forged 5 iron, 919 Hot Metal Pro 5 iron, all with Modus Nippon3 120s
Wedges - Vokey SM7 50F, 55F, 60 D 
Putter - Taylormade Spider Tour Black
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  • SUPERGSUPERG Members  462WRX Points: 264Posts: 462 Greens
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    That looks great!!! good alternative to paying 200 for a raw head lol. I have the polished finish but always kick myself for not getting the black so I can strip it.

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    Taylormade M5 10.5* - Diamana DF 70 TX

    Callaway Epic Flash 13.5* - PX HZRDUS Smoke Black 80 6.5

    Callaway X Forged UT 21* - KBS $ Taper 130X

    Mizuno MP18 SC 4-PW - KBS C Taper 130X

    Titleist Vokey SM7 - DG S400

    Scotty Phantom X 5

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    On -, @SUPERG said:

    That looks great!!! good alternative to paying 200 for a raw head lol. I have the polished finish but always kick myself for not getting the black so I can strip it.

    Thank you! Definitely a cheaper alternative. i'd recommend vinegar rather than going the chemical route. Some of the CLR or alcohol strips ive seen make it look almost too raw

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    Driver - PING G400 LST 8.5, Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0
    3 Wood - PING G400 14.5, AD Di 6s
    Hybrid - Ping G410 19 degree, Tour AD DI 95x Hybrid 
    4-PW - Mizuno JPX 919 Tour PW-6, 919 Forged 5 iron, 919 Hot Metal Pro 5 iron, all with Modus Nippon3 120s
    Wedges - Vokey SM7 50F, 55F, 60 D 
    Putter - Taylormade Spider Tour Black
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    On -, @kcd38 said:

    On -, @SUPERG said:

    That looks great!!! good alternative to paying 200 for a raw head lol. I have the polished finish but always kick myself for not getting the black so I can strip it.

    Thank you! Definitely a cheaper alternative. i'd recommend vinegar rather than going the chemical route. Some of the CLR or alcohol strips ive seen make it look almost too raw

    What grit sandpaper did you use? Also what kind of vinegar?

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    Driver: Titleist TS2 9.5* Tensei Pro White 60
    3W: Titleist TS2 15* Tensei Pro White 70
    5W: PING G410 16.5* Diamana D+ Limited 70
    4HY: Titleist 818H2 23*Atmos HB Tour Spec Blue 8
    Irons: PING G410 5-UW Project X LZ 120
    Wedges: CBX2 54/12 & 58/10 Full Face DG115
    Putter: Bettinardi BB1F Blackout Limited Run
    Ball: Titleist ProV1x #27
    WITB
  • TIM929TIM929 Los AngelesMembers  1353WRX Points: 807Handicap: 11.1Posts: 1,353 Platinum Tees
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    Awesome job! Love the way it turned out!

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    Titleist TS3 10.5* Driver                  HZRDUS SMOKE 6.0         Tour Velvet std 
    Adams Tightlies 2 16*3 Wood        whatevers stock                 Tour Velvet std  
    Titleist TS3 19*    Hybrid                 HZRDUS SMOKE 6.0         Tour Velvet std 
    Titleist 716 TMB  4-P                       DG S300                            Tour Velvet Align 2 wraps  
    Titleist SM7 52.12F (bent to 49.09)DG S400                            Tour Velvet plus4 1 wraps
    Titleist SM7 56.10S                          DG S400                            Tour Velvet plus4 1 wraps
    Titleist SM7 60.12D                          DG S400                            Tour Velvet plus4 1 wraps
    Titleist SC Terryllium Fastback 1.5  34" loft 6.5                        Pistolini Plus  
    Titleist PROV1                                   ball
    Kirkland sig                                       glove 
    FJ rain glove                                     glove (rain)  
     

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    On -, @AG12 said:

    On -, @kcd38 said:

    On -, @SUPERG said:

    That looks great!!! good alternative to paying 200 for a raw head lol. I have the polished finish but always kick myself for not getting the black so I can strip it.

    Thank you! Definitely a cheaper alternative. i'd recommend vinegar rather than going the chemical route. Some of the CLR or alcohol strips ive seen make it look almost too raw

    What grit sandpaper did you use? Also what kind of vinegar?

    I used apple cider vinegar and not sure what grit sandpaper but it wasn't very coarse. It came from a sheet rock repair kit.

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    Driver - PING G400 LST 8.5, Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0
    3 Wood - PING G400 14.5, AD Di 6s
    Hybrid - Ping G410 19 degree, Tour AD DI 95x Hybrid 
    4-PW - Mizuno JPX 919 Tour PW-6, 919 Forged 5 iron, 919 Hot Metal Pro 5 iron, all with Modus Nippon3 120s
    Wedges - Vokey SM7 50F, 55F, 60 D 
    Putter - Taylormade Spider Tour Black
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    On -, @TIM929 said:

    Awesome job! Love the way it turned out!

    Thank you! I do too. Looking forward to seeing how they rust

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    Driver - PING G400 LST 8.5, Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0
    3 Wood - PING G400 14.5, AD Di 6s
    Hybrid - Ping G410 19 degree, Tour AD DI 95x Hybrid 
    4-PW - Mizuno JPX 919 Tour PW-6, 919 Forged 5 iron, 919 Hot Metal Pro 5 iron, all with Modus Nippon3 120s
    Wedges - Vokey SM7 50F, 55F, 60 D 
    Putter - Taylormade Spider Tour Black
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    On -, @kcd38 said:

    On -, @TIM929 said:

    Awesome job! Love the way it turned out!

    Thank you! I do too. Looking forward to seeing how they rust

    I don’t think they will rust, maybe a little rust will form only at the bottom where the sole hits the ground.

    The little finish that’s left on there does a pretty good job of keeping the rust off, but they look beautiful as as is.

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    Titleist TS3 10.5* Driver                  HZRDUS SMOKE 6.0         Tour Velvet std 
    Adams Tightlies 2 16*3 Wood        whatevers stock                 Tour Velvet std  
    Titleist TS3 19*    Hybrid                 HZRDUS SMOKE 6.0         Tour Velvet std 
    Titleist 716 TMB  4-P                       DG S300                            Tour Velvet Align 2 wraps  
    Titleist SM7 52.12F (bent to 49.09)DG S400                            Tour Velvet plus4 1 wraps
    Titleist SM7 56.10S                          DG S400                            Tour Velvet plus4 1 wraps
    Titleist SM7 60.12D                          DG S400                            Tour Velvet plus4 1 wraps
    Titleist SC Terryllium Fastback 1.5  34" loft 6.5                        Pistolini Plus  
    Titleist PROV1                                   ball
    Kirkland sig                                       glove 
    FJ rain glove                                     glove (rain)  
     

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    On -, @TIM929 said:

    On -, @kcd38 said:

    On -, @TIM929 said:

    Awesome job! Love the way it turned out!

    Thank you! I do too. Looking forward to seeing how they rust

    I don’t think they will rust, maybe a little rust will form only at the bottom where the sole hits the ground.

    The little finish that’s left on there does a pretty good job of keeping the rust off, but they look beautiful as as is.

    Whoa, the edit button disappeared..

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    Titleist TS3 10.5* Driver                  HZRDUS SMOKE 6.0         Tour Velvet std 
    Adams Tightlies 2 16*3 Wood        whatevers stock                 Tour Velvet std  
    Titleist TS3 19*    Hybrid                 HZRDUS SMOKE 6.0         Tour Velvet std 
    Titleist 716 TMB  4-P                       DG S300                            Tour Velvet Align 2 wraps  
    Titleist SM7 52.12F (bent to 49.09)DG S400                            Tour Velvet plus4 1 wraps
    Titleist SM7 56.10S                          DG S400                            Tour Velvet plus4 1 wraps
    Titleist SM7 60.12D                          DG S400                            Tour Velvet plus4 1 wraps
    Titleist SC Terryllium Fastback 1.5  34" loft 6.5                        Pistolini Plus  
    Titleist PROV1                                   ball
    Kirkland sig                                       glove 
    FJ rain glove                                     glove (rain)  
     

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  • gdb99gdb99 Members  1789WRX Points: 212Handicap: 3.3Posts: 1,789 Platinum Tees
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    They came out great!
    I used White Vinegar on mine. No sandpaper. Love the look.

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    Cobra King LTD, Diamana Blueboard stiff flex
    Ping G400 5 wood, stiff flex
    Cobra DWS 4 hybrid, Nippon 950Gh stiff
    * irons still undetermined *
    Vokey SM7 52F
    Vokey SM7 56M
    Vokey SM7 60M
    Odyssey #2
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    On -, @gdb99 said:

    They came out great!
    I used White Vinegar on mine. No sandpaper. Love the look.

    Pics? How long did you leave it in white vinegar for?

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    Driver: Titleist TS2 9.5* Tensei Pro White 60
    3W: Titleist TS2 15* Tensei Pro White 70
    5W: PING G410 16.5* Diamana D+ Limited 70
    4HY: Titleist 818H2 23*Atmos HB Tour Spec Blue 8
    Irons: PING G410 5-UW Project X LZ 120
    Wedges: CBX2 54/12 & 58/10 Full Face DG115
    Putter: Bettinardi BB1F Blackout Limited Run
    Ball: Titleist ProV1x #27
    WITB
  • SAM_PGASAM_PGA PGA Professional Knoxville, TNMembers  686WRX Points: 162Posts: 686 Golden Tee
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    I stripped some SM7 Jet Black wedges for a friend this past week. They were brand new out of the box so I had to make sure they were free of any oils by wiping down with alcohol. Soaked them for about 3 hours in White Vinegar, rinsed, and then used a Green Scotchbrite Pad. After one final wipe down with alcohol, shined up the ferrules.

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    TS3 9.5º - UST LinQ Purple 6X     TS3 16.5º - UST LinQ Purple 7X     818 H2 21º - Recoil Proto Hybrid 85F5
    T200 #4-5 (1º Weak) & T100 #6-9 - AMT Tour White S300 HS1


    SM8 Raw     46.10F   50.12F @ 51º   56.12D   60.08M @ 61º - AMT Tour White S400      

     
    Special Select Newport 2 - 34"


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  • jblough99jblough99 Members  897WRX Points: 228Posts: 897 Golden Tee
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    Ive always used Naval Jelly to strip wedges. No need to wait for hours like vinegar. Just coat the head, let it sit for a minute, then use a scotchbrite pad or I use foam backed automotive wet sanding sponges (800-1000 grit), rinse with warm water while scrubbing, repeat the process a couple times. Works great and leaves an identical finish as the above post. Stripped my last set of 3 SM7's in about 10 minutes.

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    Taylormade SIM 10.5 (8.5 setting) Fujikura Pro 2.0 Tour Spec 80X
    Mizuno JPX 919 HMP 4-PW Modus 120X
    Mizuno T20 48/08 Modus 120X
    Mizuno T20 53/10 Modus 125 Wedge
    Mizuno T20 58/08 Modus 125 Wedge
    MySpider X Long Slant Black / Tour Issue Odyssey Protype PT12
    


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    They came out great!
    I used White Vinegar on mine. Love the look.>

    On -, @AG12 said:

    On -, @gdb99 said:

    They came out great!
    I used White Vinegar on mine. No sandpaper. Love the look.

    Pics? How long did you leave it in white vinegar for?

    Overnight

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    Cobra King LTD, Diamana Blueboard stiff flex
    Ping G400 5 wood, stiff flex
    Cobra DWS 4 hybrid, Nippon 950Gh stiff
    * irons still undetermined *
    Vokey SM7 52F
    Vokey SM7 56M
    Vokey SM7 60M
    Odyssey #2
  • Albatross_AceAlbatross_Ace Members  54WRX Points: 28Handicap: 1Posts: 54 Bunkers
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    gorgeous. I might have to try this! Do they still cut out glare from the sun or are they reflective? thats the main reason i go with the black wedges

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    On -, @Albatross_Ace said:

    gorgeous. I might have to try this! Do they still cut out glare from the sun or are they reflective? thats the main reason i go with the black wedges

    They cut glare just as well as a raw wedge. The main benefit to the raw wedges is the anti-glare characteristic and lack of wear marks. They're still there, just muted as compared to the wear on a Jet Black or Chrome. Just not as noticeable.

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    TS3 9.5º - UST LinQ Purple 6X     TS3 16.5º - UST LinQ Purple 7X     818 H2 21º - Recoil Proto Hybrid 85F5
    T200 #4-5 (1º Weak) & T100 #6-9 - AMT Tour White S300 HS1


    SM8 Raw     46.10F   50.12F @ 51º   56.12D   60.08M @ 61º - AMT Tour White S400      

     
    Special Select Newport 2 - 34"


  • GolfManCollinGolfManCollin Par Pursuit Members  179WRX Points: 89Posts: 179 Fairways
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    Subscribing to this because those came out awesome! Going to do that to some of mine

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    Taylormade M5 9* -- Fujikura Ventus Blue 6X
    TEE CB Pro F2 14.5* -- Fubuki AX F65 X
    TEE CB Pro F2 17.5* -- Fubuki AX F65 X
    Mizuno MP20 MMC 4-6 -- KBS Tour 130 X
    Mizuno MP20 Blade 7-P -- KBS Tour 130 X
    Mizuno T20 52, 56, 60 -- KBS Wedge X
    Scotty T22 Newport 2
    IOMIC Sticky 2.3
    Bridgestone Tour BXS

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    Can anything be done to Tour Chrome wedges ?

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    TS3 / 785 / SM7 / Juno
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    Just did the white vinegar for an hour and the rough side of a sponge turned out pretty good

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    Driver: Titleist TS2 9.5* Tensei Pro White 60
    3W: Titleist TS2 15* Tensei Pro White 70
    5W: PING G410 16.5* Diamana D+ Limited 70
    4HY: Titleist 818H2 23*Atmos HB Tour Spec Blue 8
    Irons: PING G410 5-UW Project X LZ 120
    Wedges: CBX2 54/12 & 58/10 Full Face DG115
    Putter: Bettinardi BB1F Blackout Limited Run
    Ball: Titleist ProV1x #27
    WITB
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    On -, @AG12 said:

    Just did the white vinegar for an hour and the rough side of a sponge turned out pretty good

    Awesome!!

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    Taylormade M5 9* -- Fujikura Ventus Blue 6X
    TEE CB Pro F2 14.5* -- Fubuki AX F65 X
    TEE CB Pro F2 17.5* -- Fubuki AX F65 X
    Mizuno MP20 MMC 4-6 -- KBS Tour 130 X
    Mizuno MP20 Blade 7-P -- KBS Tour 130 X
    Mizuno T20 52, 56, 60 -- KBS Wedge X
    Scotty T22 Newport 2
    IOMIC Sticky 2.3
    Bridgestone Tour BXS

  • kcd38kcd38 Members  424WRX Points: 134Posts: 424 Greens
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    On -, @AG12 said:

    Just did the white vinegar for an hour and the rough side of a sponge turned out pretty good

    Those look great!

    Posted:
    Driver - PING G400 LST 8.5, Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0
    3 Wood - PING G400 14.5, AD Di 6s
    Hybrid - Ping G410 19 degree, Tour AD DI 95x Hybrid 
    4-PW - Mizuno JPX 919 Tour PW-6, 919 Forged 5 iron, 919 Hot Metal Pro 5 iron, all with Modus Nippon3 120s
    Wedges - Vokey SM7 50F, 55F, 60 D 
    Putter - Taylormade Spider Tour Black
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    ^ ****. What type of vinegar did you use?

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    On -, @Albatross_Ace said:

    ^ ****. What type of vinegar did you use?

    Regular White Vinegar

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    Driver: Titleist TS2 9.5* Tensei Pro White 60
    3W: Titleist TS2 15* Tensei Pro White 70
    5W: PING G410 16.5* Diamana D+ Limited 70
    4HY: Titleist 818H2 23*Atmos HB Tour Spec Blue 8
    Irons: PING G410 5-UW Project X LZ 120
    Wedges: CBX2 54/12 & 58/10 Full Face DG115
    Putter: Bettinardi BB1F Blackout Limited Run
    Ball: Titleist ProV1x #27
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