Making a wedge raw

 rbhan12 ·  
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hey all,



I'm having some trouble making my wedge raw. I'm trying to use coke and a Nike VR Forged wedge (I believe it is the 2011 or 2012 model), so I put the wedge in a glass of coke and left it there overnight. I've heard that this is a solid method to make the wedge raw, so when I came back in the morning I expected that nice deep musty blueish color. To my surprise, nothing, wedge looked exactly the same except now it smells like coke! Anybody have some advice?
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  • Par ForePar Fore  1294WRX Points: 57Members Posts: 1,294 Platinum Tees
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    If it is chrome plated coke will do nothing
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  • tdk8180tdk8180 Parts Unknown 2446WRX Points: 142Handicap: 3Banned Posts: 2,446 Platinum Tees
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    coke lightly alters the surface of metal, and that metal has to be stripped and cleaned prior to dipping it. otherwise, nothing will happen or it will look spotty and streaky.
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  • SPIFSPIF  814WRX Points: 164Members Posts: 814 Golden Tee
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    Par Fore wrote:


    If it is chrome plated coke will do nothing




    This is accurate. Unless you have the black oxide finish, the coke bath just makes your club sugary.
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  • rbhan12rbhan12 Be the person your dog thinks you are.  4332WRX Points: 0Handicap: 99Members Posts: 4,332
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    SPIF wrote:

    Par Fore wrote:


    If it is chrome plated coke will do nothing




    This is accurate. Unless you have the black oxide finish, the coke bath just makes your club sugary.




    ****! explains a lot. any help as far as removing chrome? is it worth the trouble? I don't really have a preference for it but I'm on winter break and figured why not do something.
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  • AUDufferAUDuffer  2942WRX Points: 154Handicap: 8.3ClubWRX Posts: 2,942 ClubWRX
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    I think you'd be better off buying a cheap raw wedge--not worth it once you pay to have the plating stripped and you figure out how much weight you have to add back.
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    Surprised there are no existing threads about this...
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  • AUDufferAUDuffer  2942WRX Points: 154Handicap: 8.3ClubWRX Posts: 2,942 ClubWRX
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    Oh I'm sure there are.
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  • blink3665blink3665 #TwistFaceExperience  6296WRX Points: 405Members Posts: 6,296 Titanium Tees
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    Removing chrome requires some chemicals that you may not want to mess with. Hydrchloric acid comes to mind... Nasty stuff. I'm not even sure where you buy it. You may also want to buy and alkaline rinse for after you use the HCI. Otherwise the acid may remain on the wedge and continue to eat it. I have heard that Muriatic Acid will work as well (never tried it). You can buy that at hardward stores. I used muriatic acid on a raw wedge to remove rust. It worked well, but you will want MASSIVE air circulation. That stuff stinks! You may want to experiment on a wedge/iron you don't care about first... good luck!
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    Surprised there are no existing threads about this...




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    blink3665 wrote:


    Removing chrome requires some chemicals that you may not want to mess with. Hydrchloric acid comes to mind... Nasty stuff. I'm not even sure where you buy it. You may also want to buy and alkaline rinse for after you use the HCI. Otherwise the acid may remain on the wedge and continue to eat it. I have heard that Muriatic Acid will work as well (never tried it). You can buy that at hardward stores. I used muriatic acid on a raw wedge to remove rust. It worked well, but you will want MASSIVE air circulation. That stuff stinks! You may want to experiment on a wedge/iron you don't care about first... good luck!




    Muriatic acid is hydrochloric acid.
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  • marrigomarrigo  2876WRX Points: 133Members Posts: 2,876 Titanium Tees
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    Sonny217 wrote:

    blink3665 wrote:


    Removing chrome requires some chemicals that you may not want to mess with. Hydrchloric acid comes to mind... Nasty stuff. I'm not even sure where you buy it. You may also want to buy and alkaline rinse for after you use the HCI. Otherwise the acid may remain on the wedge and continue to eat it. I have heard that Muriatic Acid will work as well (never tried it). You can buy that at hardward stores. I used muriatic acid on a raw wedge to remove rust. It worked well, but you will want MASSIVE air circulation. That stuff stinks! You may want to experiment on a wedge/iron you don't care about first... good luck!




    Muriatic acid is hydrochloric acid.




    Stripping the chrome with muriatic acid produces a solution of hexavalent chromium which is a carcinogen, classified as a federally regulated hazardous waste, legally required to be disposed at a hazardous waste facility, and is what made Erin Brockovich famous. A small amount can cause serious health effects and if disposed of improperly could contaminate drinking water and lead to serious legal consequences. I.e. don't do it. Find a local plater who can do it properly and safely.

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  • blink3665blink3665 #TwistFaceExperience  6296WRX Points: 405Members Posts: 6,296 Titanium Tees
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    marrigo wrote:

    Sonny217 wrote:

    blink3665 wrote:


    Removing chrome requires some chemicals that you may not want to mess with. Hydrchloric acid comes to mind... Nasty stuff. I'm not even sure where you buy it. You may also want to buy and alkaline rinse for after you use the HCI. Otherwise the acid may remain on the wedge and continue to eat it. I have heard that Muriatic Acid will work as well (never tried it). You can buy that at hardward stores. I used muriatic acid on a raw wedge to remove rust. It worked well, but you will want MASSIVE air circulation. That stuff stinks! You may want to experiment on a wedge/iron you don't care about first... good luck!




    Muriatic acid is hydrochloric acid.




    Stripping the chrome with muriatic acid produces a solution of [url="https://www.google.com/search?espv=210&es_sm=93&q=hexavalent+chromium&spell=1&sa=X&ei=eHi_UoziIdSisQS8zYDIDQ&ved=0CCoQvwUoAA"]hexavalent chromium[/url][color="#000000"] which is a carcinogen, classified as a federally regulated hazardous waste, legally required to be disposed at a hazardous waste facility, and is what made [/color]Erin Brockovich famous. A small amount can cause serious health effects and if disposed of improperly could contaminate drinking water and lead to serious legal consequences. I.e. don't do it. Find a local plater who can do it properly and safely.

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    Freaking A!!! That is scary stuff.... I'm glad i didn't futz around with it!
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  • TJCDASTJCDAS I was cured, all right!  3228WRX Points: 52Handicap: MeMembers Posts: 3,228 Titanium Tees
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    Surprised there are no existing threads about this...




    What I really want to know is how do I prevent my raw wedges from rusting?
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    TJCDAS wrote:



    Surprised there are no existing threads about this...




    What I really want to know is how do I prevent my raw wedges from rusting?




    Think oldskool, Shellac them lol
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    I called a local chrome plating shop and they said they would strip the chrome from my wedge heads for $10/club. In order to chrome something you have to remove the old chrome so they will have experience in this process.
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  • markheardjrmarkheardjr Member 141..Oh yeah...Snap to youngin!  7356WRX Points: 187Handicap: 3.8Members Posts: 7,356 Titanium Tees
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    How many swingweight points do you lose from stripping chrome? Something to think about before doing.
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