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14 minutes ago, Philly Golf Guy said:

I have a set of raw Adams MB2 iron heads coming my way.  This will be my first set raw, but really like how they look. 

 

Some very rookie/newbie questions are:

 

- Can I apply heat to them as I would any other head if I need to pull shafts out or does that risk damaging it?

 

- They are rusted now so would I need to remove the rust if I want to blue them?  If I just leave them, will they eventually patina or do I need to do something to them to make that happen?

 

Thanks for any help and I'll post up some photos once I have them built!  

Yeah, heat them as you would any other iron head.  You won't damage anything but you're more likely to change the coloration of a raw head with heat compared to a chrome/satin head.  A lot of folks will do that intentionally on the whole head specifically for the colors, rather than just using heat for reshafting.  Google "torched" iron/putter finishes.  Doing it with a torch offers one type of control/finish, you can also bake them in an oven for a different type of control over the process/finished result.

 

If you want to use gun blue as a finish, yes, remove the rust first.  I suppose you don't have to, but that'd give you a pretty splotchy result.

 

Whether you strip them back to rust free raw metal and then gun blue them or leave them as they are, yes they will continue to patina, though they'll patina differently raw vs. gun blued.  There's a recipe earlier in this thread to speed the process along if you'd prefer, though that more applies to raw than gun blued.  On a gun blued finish you have to wear through that thin layer of blueing before you'll start to see rust.  Or keep them blued and more or less rust free as you would a gun. 

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Here are those 32s.  You can see they started off darker than those 690s above.  The more coats of gun blue the darker/shinier the finish you get.  You can also see how I've left them alone and raw/rust has started to creep back in depending on ball/turf/bag wear.  You'll have to excuse the somewhat lumpy ferrules.  The guy who had them before me didn't quite turn them down all the way.  I have a set of BB&F ferrules for them, but I've been hitting them so well I'm hesitant to take them apart!

 

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58 minutes ago, Philly Golf Guy said:

I have a set of raw Adams MB2 iron heads coming my way.  This will be my first set raw, but really like how they look. 

 

Some very rookie/newbie questions are:

 

- Can I apply heat to them as I would any other head if I need to pull shafts out or does that risk damaging it?

 

- They are rusted now so would I need to remove the rust if I want to blue them?  If I just leave them, will they eventually patina or do I need to do something to them to make that happen?

 

Thanks for any help and I'll post up some photos once I have them built!  

I wish I could be more helpful, but I'm not sure about the effects of heat or whether you should remove the rust before the blue. I blue'd these immediately after getting them back from the chrome place, so they weren't very rusty. I did go over them really well with steel wool, though. 

I'm sure someone who knows more than me will chime in. Best of luck!

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17 minutes ago, jmck said:

Here are those 32s.  You can see they started off darker than those 690s above.  The more coats of gun blue the darker/shinier the finish you get.  You can also see how I've left them alone and raw/rust has started to creep back in depending on ball/turf/bag wear.  You'll have to excuse the somewhat lumpy ferrules.  The guy who had them before me didn't quite turn them down all the way.  I have a set of BB&F ferrules for them, but I've been hitting them so well I'm hesitant to take them apart!

 

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These look SO GOOD!

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This has to be my favorite WRX thread of all time! Wish I had a supplier like Oughtons here in Norway! Would love to do a raw treatment to my Apex 18 MBs together with my TP-18 ferrules...

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TaylorMade SIM2 Max Fairway 3 15° HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 70 6.0 42,75"

Ping G425 Hybrid 3 19° Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro 80 Orange S 40,25"

Miura Giken CB-1008 Raw Black 4 23° - P 46° Project X LZ Blackout 5.5

Miura Tour Raw Black 50° Project X LZ Blackout 5.5 35,5"

Vokey SM8 Jet Black 54° 10S TT DG S200 35,25"

Vega VW-10 Raw 58° TT DG TI S400 35"

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How does a raw iron feel or play compared to a finished one?

TSi3 8 Accra TZ6 75 M5

Tsi2 16.5 Tensei Raw White 2.0 85TX 

3 Nike Vapor Pro LAGP 105X 

4-6 T100 7-PW 620CB X100

SM8 50.12 at 51 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 135x

RTX ZipCore 55 and 60 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125

Toulon San Diego

Srixon XV and Titleist -ProV1X

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6 hours ago, justasgood said:

Update to the bag thanks to a great GolfWRX member

 

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Black Heads? Or Raw Heads? 

 

Regardless. Very nice. 

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1 hour ago, justasgood said:

Raw and Blued

Wow! Very cool! My buddy would absolutely love those! 

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Callaway Epic Flash Star 10.5° Tour AD IZ 7X
Callaway Apex 2H 18.0° Speeder Ion 904X
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Just now, justasgood said:

They are awesome! Most I have ever spent on a set of clubs and worth twice what I paid IMHO

Awesome! I still have my original '57 Baby Blades! 1 of a kind stick! 

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Callaway Epic Flash Star 10.5° Tour AD IZ 7X
Callaway Apex 2H 18.0° Speeder Ion 904X
Callaway Apex 4H 23.0° Speeder Ion 904X
Miura Craftsman Custom CB•301 5-8 iCWT Proto 105X
Miura Craftsman Custom TB•000 Raw 9 iCWT Proto 105X
 Miura Hand Grind Raw 4606 iCWT Proto 105X
Miura Hand Grind Raw 5210 iCWT Proto 105X
Miura Hand Grind Raw 5810 iCWT Proto 105X
Miura High Bounce Raw 6416 iCWT Proto 105X
T.P. Mills Hand Grind Fleetwood Proto Stability 1.0X
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On 2/15/2021 at 9:32 PM, autronicdsm said:

Had some rusty wedges for a while. Over the winter I decided to remove chrome from these TA1s and leave them raw to complete my set. Everything came out nice, except for 2-iron. Removed a bit too much, then tried to save it with a welder 🙄 Custom Iomic navy grips and BB&F ferrules. Waiting for rust now 😁

 

 

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How it started and how it's going. I'll need to find better paint. Acrylic I got supposed to be "weather proof", but it requires baking it at 350* for 30 minutes. Didn't want to risk melting those ferrules or weakening epoxy. Any recommendations for good paint that won't come off with water?

 

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