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Coca-Cola works on steel because of the phosphoric acid content - it puts a light parkerized finish onto the raw steel.  It's technically a type of corrosion, but it looks kinda cool honestly...dark grey or black.

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12 minutes ago, Mr Titleist said:

Hi All,

 

I have some raw Miura Wedges which are very rusty which I want to clean up a bit.

 

Can I use coke to do this?

 

Or does Coke eat away/ corrode carbon steel like this?

 

If it’s safe to use how much time should I leave the wedges in the Coke for?

 

Thank you! 

No problem,

Cut the bottle so its enough to cover the full head to the ferrules, and let it stay there for about 4 hours. (i always just park it overnight), left overs is removed with steel wool and WD40.

If you give them a nice brush finish (320 grid ONE direction only), its easy to make them Black oxide DIY if you want. I started club making with renovation of wedges, its silly easy, and i wrote a DIY Wedge renovation tread in here 10 years ago with photo illustrations, but later updates of the forum has removed all photos... 
 

 

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it's safe, as long as you don't drink the image.png.24d743b738e754c3ae9fddcd0f0870a7.png afterwards.

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15 minutes ago, ChipNRun said:

it's safe, as long as you don't drink the image.png.24d743b738e754c3ae9fddcd0f0870a7.png afterwards.

 

IF I could like and laugh at that a 1000x I would. I always tell my buddies who play, we use that stuff to strip rust and we drink the same agent.

OP,

1.) soak it in coke over night. (About a 1L to 1.5L in a large bowl) 

2.) brush lightly with wire or wire part of club brush

3.) CLR for about 2 hours

4.) wipe with rag to remove excess dirt, grime. (Share a pic at the bottom of finished process)

5.) keep dry and wipe with oil cloth to maintain finish. 

 

 

 

 

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