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Just wonder what if any maintenance raw wedge users are doing - I love the raw dull patina look, but not a huge fan of fresh orange rust that gets all over everything. I realise an easy option is to use something other than raw, just wondering how others out there manage the level of rust, or do you just let it go nuts? Do you ever strip back to raw and start over?

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I’ve been using raw wedges and irons for months now. I’ve never had issues with rust and all I do is give my clubs a quick wipe after each shot. I’ve played several rounds in the rain without a problem too.

 

The general suggestion for polishing them up is 0000 steel wool followed by a coat of oil, but I like to use high grit sanding blocks (the foam ones) like what you can get from an auto store. 

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Mizuno MP Titanium 18* - Diamana Kai’li

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Mizuno MP68 (raw) 4i-PW - KBS Tour

Vokey SM7 55M & 60L (raw) - KBS Tour

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I've had good luck with hitting my wedge with a "magic eraser" occasionly, keeps rust under control without ruining the raw look.

This week`s Starting Line-Up:

Ping G400 LST 10* w/ Px Evenflow Blue 75 6.0
Rogue SZ 15* w/ Px Evenflow Blue 75 6.0
Cally 416 19* Hybrid w/ Diamana S+ 82g Stiff
Bridgestone J40 Combo 4-P w/ Steelfiber i95 Stiff
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I let mine rust then hit em with a wire brush every once in a while. Gets rid of the bright rust. And leaves the deeper set patina. They stay relatively rust free if you wipe them down after each round.

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Titleist 917D3 Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw White 65s 9.5

Cobra F9 Tour Fujikara Atmos Blue TS 7s 13.5

Cobra F6 Baffler Aldila Tour Blue 85s 17.5

Titleist 816H2 Fujikara Motore Speeder TS HB 8.8s 21

Bridgestone Tour B X-CB 4-pw PX LZ 6.0

Cleaveland Rtx4 50,56 Dynamic Gold TI S400

Maltby Ptm-4

Srixon Zstar

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I just let mine be. I clean the grooves but that's about it. 

Dr. SIM 9° w/ Atmos black 6x

3 and 5 woods. SIM w/ old D+ 82x

Ui. X forged ut w/ project x 6.5

5 to pw. '14 TP MB w/ project x 6.5

Gw, sw. T20 w/ project x 6.5

Lw. Milled grind w/ dg s200

Putter. Odyssey OG 7s, 33 inches

Ball. Taylormade TP5x

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Scotty makes an oil can cloth, wipe em down + oil, steel wool or redo the process are all options. Just find out what works.

Callaway - Epic Subzero 9* Oban Kiyoshi White 68g 04

TEE - CB Pro Limited 16.5*  Oban Kiyoshi White 74g 04

TEE - CB Pro U 19* Paderson KINETIXX TS Hybrid 80

Miura - Baby Blades 4 - PW KBS Tour Black 120s

Vokey - SM7 52* 56* 60* KBS Tour Black 120s

Ping - PLD Prime Tyne 35"

Grips- Iomic Sticky 2.3 .60

 

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I just use a wet towel to clean them after the round, then a quick wipe down with a dry towel. Always make sure wedge grooves are clean just like any wedge, but nothing special. Have used raw wedges for 4-5 years now and this works just fine for me.

Callaway Epic Flash SZ 9* w/Fujikura Ventus Blue 6x

Callaway Epic Flash SZ 15* w/GD Tour AD TP 7x

Callaway Apex hybrid 18* w/GD Tour AD IZ 85x

Callaway X Forged UT 21* w/PX6.0

Callaway X Forged 5-PW w/PX6.0

Titleist SM8 50 F, 54 S, 58 S w/PX6.0

Toulon Austin w/Stability Tour shaft

Srixon Z Star XV 

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steel wool scrub and wipe down with a cloth afterwards.

Titleist  TSi3 9* Oban Hashimoto LTD 65 04

Titleist TS3 15* Diamana S+ ltd Blueboard 70s tipped 1" 

Titleist U500 2i Fujikura Motore Speeder Tour Spec 9.8 hb

Callaway  18 X Forged UT 4i  Accra iCWT 105

Wilson Staff   CB 5-pw  Nippon Modus 125 stiff

National Custom Works   50, 53, 58  DG TI s400 Black Onyx

Cushman Custom   C&C 1.0 Welded Hex Flow Neck  KBS CT Tour Matte Black, Lamkin Deep Etch Full Cord

Bridgestone Tour B XS

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I soak mine in Coca Cola periodically. It darkens the head and evens out the patina. 

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I have raw T20 wedges and to start the season I gave them a soak in distilled vinegar and quick scrub with a scotchbrite green pad.  Other than typical face wear they look brand new.

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SIM 3W Ventus Blue Velocore 7x
SIM 5W Ventus Vlue Velocore 7x
HMB 4&5, MP20 6-P Modus 125x
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