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I was going to pull the stock shaft from my R1 to try in the M3 head I just got. When I loosened the bolt, the shaft wouldn't budge. So I screwed the bolt in a little, grabbed my hammer and gave it a tap. A bunch of white powder fell out and I knew something was a miss.

 

Guess I won't be trying it out in the M3. 🤣

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Taylormade M3 driver

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44")

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Lazrus 3 18* Hybrid 

KZG Forged 2-M cavity back 2-6

KZG Forged Blade 7-PW

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Tour "Percision" [sic] Milled TP-M5 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

 

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Try an old toothbrush to see if any of that crud will come off.  If that doesn't work, a brass wire brush will probably take that stuff off.  I wouldn't sand on that at all.  You don't want to remove

That looks pretty bad, but it's really just on the surface.  I'd say the structural integrity of the adapter is still just fine.  It's pretty weird though.  Not sure how the hell that happens to a dri

High temp engine enamel (it's what I had on hand).       <edit> it really brings out the pitting.

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Spray some oil on it before you put the M3 head on, I think it should work fine.  It just looks nasty.  May even be able to sand some of it off.

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Try an old toothbrush to see if any of that crud will come off.  If that doesn't work, a brass wire brush will probably take that stuff off.  I wouldn't sand on that at all.  You don't want to remove any material from the adapter itself.  You just need to remove the corrosion.  The adapter should be good to go after a good cleaning.  And stop using salt water to clean your clubs! 🤣

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There is a lot of missing metal, wow. I soaked it in PB Blaster and used a wire brush. It still seems to work, but it's in bad shape.

 

I put it back in the R1 after giving the head a good once over arms well. I will get a picture tonight, but the corrosion did a real number.

 

No wonder the toe weight was welded in, they stored this driver in a bucket of water in the garage. 

Taylormade M3 driver

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44")

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Lazrus 3 18* Hybrid 

KZG Forged 2-M cavity back 2-6

KZG Forged Blade 7-PW

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Tour "Percision" [sic] Milled TP-M5 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

 

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14 minutes ago, lefthack said:

You can see the results.

 

 

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That looks pretty bad, but it's really just on the surface.  I'd say the structural integrity of the adapter is still just fine.  It's pretty weird though.  Not sure how the hell that happens to a driver, or any golf club for that matter. 

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Taylormade SLDR Mini 14° NV 2KXV Green 75X 42"            PING G25 3 Wood Aerotech Steelfiber ss75 S

Callaway 2015 Big Bertha 5 wood Attas 3 8X 41.5"             PING G25 5 Wood Aerotech Steelfiber ss85 S

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Mizuno JPX 900 Hot Metal 6-GW AMT Tour White s300    PING Glide 54° SS and 58° TS KBS 610 125

Mizuno T20 54° and 60° DG TI s400                                   PING Sigma Tyne H

Odyssey O-Works Red 7s

 

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23 minutes ago, farmer said:

Time for a new adapter.  If you don't have a puller, any decent shop can do it for you.

 

I had bought another shaft with adapter before I bought the M3 head. Because I had bought a shaft, the M3 was total impulse. 

 

Still not sold on the shaft, but I do love the M3. I only hit  about a dozen drives yesterday, but promising.

Taylormade M3 driver

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44")

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Lazrus 3 18* Hybrid 

KZG Forged 2-M cavity back 2-6

KZG Forged Blade 7-PW

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Tour "Percision" [sic] Milled TP-M5 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

 

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Yeah, I noticed that it seems to go into each loft setting, but some better than others. I didn't pay attention to where it was, but I thought it was at 10.5

Taylormade M3 driver

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44")

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Lazrus 3 18* Hybrid 

KZG Forged 2-M cavity back 2-6

KZG Forged Blade 7-PW

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Tour "Percision" [sic] Milled TP-M5 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

 

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High temp engine enamel (it's what I had on hand).

 

 

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<edit> it really brings out the pitting.

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Taylormade M3 driver

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44")

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Lazrus 3 18* Hybrid 

KZG Forged 2-M cavity back 2-6

KZG Forged Blade 7-PW

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Tour "Percision" [sic] Milled TP-M5 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

 

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The goal was just to put something between the aluminum and titanium to prevent additional corrosion. 

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Taylormade M3 driver

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44")

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Lazrus 3 18* Hybrid 

KZG Forged 2-M cavity back 2-6

KZG Forged Blade 7-PW

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Tour "Percision" [sic] Milled TP-M5 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

 

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9 minutes ago, lefthack said:

The goal was just to put something between the aluminum and titanium to prevent additional corrosion. 

Good move.  If the adapter is Al, then it should have been coated to prevent galvanic corrosion.  Apparently Al and Ti are not very compatible.  A coating failure could likely cause the corrosion you saw through galvanic action.

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That brings up a interesting point. Are you talking about something to put on the adapter? After seeing the level of corrosion that was there, it made me think of petroleum jelly. Or something similar to help prevent the interaction.

 

I just got this club maybe 3 weeks ago. It seems it wasn't taken apart much. 🤣

Taylormade M3 driver

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44")

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Lazrus 3 18* Hybrid 

KZG Forged 2-M cavity back 2-6

KZG Forged Blade 7-PW

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Tour "Percision" [sic] Milled TP-M5 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

 

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14 minutes ago, lefthack said:

That brings up a interesting point. Are you talking about something to put on the adapter? After seeing the level of corrosion that was there, it made me think of petroleum jelly. Or something similar to help prevent the interaction.

 

I just got this club maybe 3 weeks ago. It seems it wasn't taken apart much. 🤣

Usually if there is the possibility for galvanic corrosion between dissimilar metals, hard coatings are applied to bridge the electronegativity gap or insulate against it.  I'm not sure what the manufacturer would use for Al to prevent the corrosion.  A lubricant would help with stickiness, but not sure how it would help with galvanic corrosion.

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Guess we will see how this does.

 

 

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Taylormade M3 driver

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44")

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Lazrus 3 18* Hybrid 

KZG Forged 2-M cavity back 2-6

KZG Forged Blade 7-PW

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Tour "Percision" [sic] Milled TP-M5 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

 

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I would think something like lithium grease would inhibit corrosion at least.

Taylormade M3 driver

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44")

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Lazrus 3 18* Hybrid 

KZG Forged 2-M cavity back 2-6

KZG Forged Blade 7-PW

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Tour "Percision" [sic] Milled TP-M5 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

 

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4 hours ago, lefthack said:

I would think something like lithium grease would inhibit corrosion at least.

That sort or thing doesn't normally happen to driver heads and shaft adapters.  Something bad wrong was obviously done to that poor driver of yours.  That's okay, it's definitely in better hands now. 

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Taylormade SLDR Mini 14° NV 2KXV Green 75X 42"            PING G25 3 Wood Aerotech Steelfiber ss75 S

Callaway 2015 Big Bertha 5 wood Attas 3 8X 41.5"             PING G25 5 Wood Aerotech Steelfiber ss85 S

Callaway Rogue 7 Wood Elements Wind 9X 41"                   PING G25 23° Hybrid KBS Tour V 110

Callaway Rogue 24° Hybrid Tour AD DI 95X                        PING G25 Irons 5-UW KBS Tour V 120

Mizuno JPX 900 Hot Metal 6-GW AMT Tour White s300    PING Glide 54° SS and 58° TS KBS 610 125

Mizuno T20 54° and 60° DG TI s400                                   PING Sigma Tyne H

Odyssey O-Works Red 7s

 

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1 hour ago, drumdude96 said:

That sort or thing doesn't normally happen to driver heads and shaft adapters.  Something bad wrong was obviously done to that poor driver of yours.  That's okay, it's definitely in better hands now. 

I’ve seen this happen to a couple of drivers, although to a lesser extent. I think it had to do with the wet climate I play in. I’ve only seen it on Taylormade adapters though, never had a problem with any other brand.

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10 hours ago, BlueDragonKorea said:

I’ve seen this happen to a couple of drivers, although to a lesser extent. I think it had to do with the wet climate I play in. I’ve only seen it on Taylormade adapters though, never had a problem with any other brand.

 

Makes sense. Humid or wet climate combined with never taking it apart to clean or inspect.

 

I got it from a Play it Again in  Evanston, IL.

Taylormade M3 driver

Mitsubishi Kuro Kage TiNi 70G shaft (cut to 44")

Taylormade M1 5 wood

Lazrus 3 18* Hybrid 

KZG Forged 2-M cavity back 2-6

KZG Forged Blade 7-PW

Lazrus 52/8 and 56/12 wedges

Tour "Percision" [sic] Milled TP-M5 putter

Golf Pride Concept Helix grips

 

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23 hours ago, lefthack said:

I was going to pull the stock shaft from my R1 to try in the M3 head I just got. When I loosened the bolt, the shaft wouldn't budge. So I screwed the bolt in a little, grabbed my hammer and gave it a tap. A bunch of white powder fell out and I knew something was a miss.

 

Guess I won't be trying it out in the M3. 🤣

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