My experience stripping my brand new black Vokeys

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Allergic2BirdiesAllergic2Birdies Members  70WRX Points: 44Posts: 70 Bunkers
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I have always been one who is a huge fan of the raw wedge look. Yet being a college student, I can't really afford the extra $$$ Vokey charges for raw wedges. I decided I wanted to strip my new black SM7s with CLR. So far the results are really good. I included some pictures below. With my first attempt, I didn't get enough CLR to cover the whole wedge (you can see the line pretty well on them). I put the wedges in there for about 30 minutes and just scrubbed them w a normal rag. I have yet to play with them and will get more CLR. I still have to soak them more to get rid of the black on the hosel. Looking to get that complete raw look w the black paint fill.

Interested to hear about any of our experiences with stripping a finish of a wedge/iron or what techniques you guys use. Will post pictures and updates.


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  • Crooksc17Crooksc17 NJMembers  916WRX Points: 100Handicap: 5Posts: 916 Golden Tee
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    Scotchbrite pad instead of a rag will do the trick

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  • lookylookitzadamlookylookitzadam SoCalMembers  625WRX Points: 229Handicap: 2.7Posts: 625 Golden Tee
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    I did mine with vinegar and a scotchbrite. They are super rusty now and will try and post pictures soon.

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  • brickhouzebrickhouze Members  5WRX Points: 27Handicap: 8Posts: 5 Bunkers
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    I did mine in vinegar and scrubbed with a sponge. Rust is coming slowly - tempted to force it with a salt water bath, but I don't want an unnatural look.

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    On -, @brickhouze said:

    I did mine in vinegar and scrubbed with a sponge. Rust is coming slowly - tempted to force it with a salt water bath, but I don't want an unnatural look.

    What sort of sponge did you use to achieve that brushed look?

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    Scotch Brite Heavy Duty Scour Pad. I tried to scrub back and forth versus scrubbing in small circles

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    On -, @brickhouze said:

    I did mine in vinegar and scrubbed with a sponge. Rust is coming slowly - tempted to force it with a salt water bath, but I don't want an unnatural look.

    Those look great!

    Delponcho, try using barkeepers friend. I use it to clean my clubs and it works great, but I mistakenly found out it strips the black off black vokeys

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  • Allergic2BirdiesAllergic2Birdies Members  70WRX Points: 44Posts: 70 Bunkers
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    This is the finished product. I got some more CLR tonight to cover the rest of the hosel and used a Scotch-Brite pad.

    I'm telling you guys, use CLR. That stuff is a miracle worker. I had mine in there less than an hour and it did great. I highly recommend getting the jet black sm7s and doing this instead of the basic raw vokeys.

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  • buntabunta Members  795WRX Points: 461Posts: 795 Golden Tee
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    Can i strip "Tour Chrome" sm7s ?? i feel left out of all the fun.

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    Anybody know if the Cleveland RTX 4 black satin finish would strip the same way? Just received my new set and am really loving the stripped look on those Vokeys!

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    On -, @bunta said:

    Can i strip "Tour Chrome" sm7s ?? i feel left out of all the fun.

    Nope. Not without some dangerous chemicals. Chrome is designed to protect from rusting.

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    On -, @brickhouze said:

    I did mine in vinegar and scrubbed with a sponge. Rust is coming slowly - tempted to force it with a salt water bath, but I don't want an unnatural look.

    How long did you soak them in vinegar and any particualr type of vinegar? I've done the CLR soaking before in the past but really love the color yours turned out, been doing the raw wedge work orders the last few years but getting tired of spending that extra money.

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    I soaked them in distilled white vinegar for maybe 30 minutes then scrubbed. I did that soak/scrub process maybe 4x.

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    Cleaning grade vinegar that can be bought in the cleaning supply section of a grocery store is the easiest.

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    The works toilet bowl cleaner works as well, much stronger acid. Just dont leave an open container out in the garage, it will rest every steel surface (ask me how I know!)

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  • TIM929TIM929 Los AngelesMembers  1358WRX Points: 808Handicap: 11.1Posts: 1,358 Platinum Tees
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    All those raw wedges are looking sweet!

    OP, please post another updated pic when you finish the job of scrubbing the wedges down with green Scotchbrite till the surface is smooth, takes 5 mins.. leave the face though.

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