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Im only 3 rounds into mine but nothing noticeable yet. I thought i read something from Marty Jertson that they did something to this finish to make it last and be durable.

TM M2 (2016) GD Tour AD DI 6 X
TM M1 (2016) 3 HL Aldila Rogue Silver 70 X
Ping Rapture DI with UST Proforce V2 Hybrid X
I200 4-U silver dot Nippon Modus 3 125 X
Ping Gorge 2.0 Stealth SS 54 & 58 Green Dot
Bettinardi SS 3
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One round, minimal range time and some backyard pitching and chipping and if I clean it up, you can't even tell it's been hit. Will get it out for another round tomorrow. So far seems to be very durable.

Taylormade Sim2 10.5  HZRDUS RDX blue 60s

Taylormade Sim Ti 15  Aldila Rogue Silver 70s

Ping G25  TFC 189s

Titleist T100 2019  4-P AMT S300

Titleist Vokey SM6 52/12, 58/8

Taylormade Spider x navy 34.5"

 

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Titleist Players 4

 

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I'm intrigued by your grind selections as well. I always veer towards the TS but I think I could gains some from the ES. I just get concerned as I play a lot of slightly open faces shots around the greens.

 

I currently carry a 54* ES and 60* TS............I like the ES so well that I’m going to order a 60*

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54 SS and 58 ES for me. Finish has held up amazingly well so far with very little sand play. Sand is the wear culprit with black wedges.

Taylormade SIM2 Max 9* // Autoflex 505

Taylormade SIM2 Max 3HL // Fujikura Ventus Blue

Ping G425 20*, 23* // Accra FX 2.0

Mizuno MP-20 HMB 5-PW // KBS TGI 80

Odyssey 2-Ball Ten // Stroke Lab

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I have about 10 rounds and 5 range sessions into mine. No noticeable wear on the sole. I do have some ball marks on the face, but no more than the glide 2.0 or original glides did.

 

I am really impressed with these wedges so far.

Ping G425 Max 10.5 Tour Ad VR 6

Ping G425 Max 16.5 Ventus Red 7

Taylormade SIM 20.5 Blueboard 83

Ping G25 20* Hybrid Kiyoshi Purple
Taylormade Combo P790 5-7

P770 8-AW Steelfiber FC 115
Ping Glide Stealth 56 WS and 60 ES
Ping PLD Prime Tyne 4

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I totally agree these wedges are the real deal, amazing turf interaction.

 

What lofts/grinds are you playing??

54/60 both SS. In typical WRX style I pulled the stock shafts and installed limited edition matte black KBS Tours.

Irons: 19' Cobra CB's
Drivers: Titleist TS3 & Cobra F9
Fairway: Titleist 917F2
Hybrid: A-Grind
2 iron: Ping Rapture
Wedges: Ping Gorge 2.0 Stealth's
Putter: Evnroll 9.1
Balls: ProV1

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My son has had these since mid-February with 12 rounds and that many practice sessions including bunker work and they look like he just took 'em out of the box. This finish is really impressive.

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TaylorMade SIM2 Ti 15*                            Diamana ZF 80TX

Bridgestone J33 AirMuscle 19*                Velyx Rome Wildeye 988X
MIURA CB 57  4-6                                     MCI MMT-125TX

MIURA MB-101  7-P                                   MCI MMT-125TX
Chikara V1 Proto  52, 57, 60                      MCI MMT-125TX (8-iron)

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Anyone try to dip these in a CLR bath and try to remove or dull the finish to raw? I'm not crazy about black wedges but do like the softer 8620 steel than the regular Glide 2.0.

 

There is no way CLR will even touch this finish.

COBRA LTD w. Hzrdus Red
WISHON 919 w. Hzrdus Red
TAYLORMADE Issue Aeroburner w. Tensei Blue
PING G25 w. Tensei Blue
PING I200 w. AWT 2.0
PING Glide 2.0 Stealth
MannKrafted Carbon WB Rattler
Xenon Copper Wide X
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It sounds as though the finish on these wedges may be similar to the DBM finish on some Maltby products. That finish actually penetrates into the metal rather than just a coating like a PVD finish that wears rather quickly. I have some DBM finish Maltby wedges and that finish holds up incredibly well.

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TEE E8 Tour 15* - Blueboard S+70/S
W/S C300 20*/23* - Steelfiber hls780/S
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Anyone try to dip these in a CLR bath and try to remove or dull the finish to raw? I'm not crazy about black wedges but do like the softer 8620 steel than the regular Glide 2.0.

 

http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1632380-raw-ping-stealth-glide-20-wedges-pics/

Ping G425 Max 10.5 Tour Ad VR 6

Ping G425 Max 16.5 Ventus Red 7

Taylormade SIM 20.5 Blueboard 83

Ping G25 20* Hybrid Kiyoshi Purple
Taylormade Combo P790 5-7

P770 8-AW Steelfiber FC 115
Ping Glide Stealth 56 WS and 60 ES
Ping PLD Prime Tyne 4

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Anyone try to dip these in a CLR bath and try to remove or dull the finish to raw? I'm not crazy about black wedges but do like the softer 8620 steel than the regular Glide 2.0.

 

http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/1632380-raw-ping-stealth-glide-20-wedges-pics/

 

Maybe it’s just me but doesn’t look any different or raw. Guess that answers my question.

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Anyone try to dip these in a CLR bath and try to remove or dull the finish to raw? I'm not crazy about black wedges but do like the softer 8620 steel than the regular Glide 2.0.

 

http://www.golfwrx.c...20-wedges-pics/

 

Maybe it's just me but doesn't look any different or raw. Guess that answers my question.

 

It's definitely just you. In addition to stripping the 46 as seen in the pic, I recently also stripped the 52, 56 and 60. I will take some pics next time I am out with them and post them. They turned out beautifully.

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Okay I was wrong lol. Looks good...ill likely wait jntil these are a bit worn before doing that.

COBRA LTD w. Hzrdus Red
WISHON 919 w. Hzrdus Red
TAYLORMADE Issue Aeroburner w. Tensei Blue
PING G25 w. Tensei Blue
PING I200 w. AWT 2.0
PING Glide 2.0 Stealth
MannKrafted Carbon WB Rattler
Xenon Copper Wide X
SGC 902

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I have the I200 irons and Glide 2 wedges. Both have Ping’s Hydropearl finish. I spoke with Ping and they say it is a plating process over top of the 431 stainless. It’s not a paint or material mixed in with the molten stainless. After playing mine for a couple months it seems fairly durable. I do see some slight marks on the faces but nothing bothersome. The rest of the iron bodies are wearing ok. These replaced a set of Titleist AP2’s (forged) that could knick up real easy.

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