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Has anyone sent a set back for refinishing?
I have a set of I3 O-size that I'm thinking about sending back to Ping for refinishing. They said they buff the sole and leading edge, retumble the heads, apply new paint fill, and put on a new shaft band for $18 a club. Has anyone ever sent a set or club to Ping for refinish? How was the experience? Were you satisfied with the results? The set is 3-PW,GW,SW. I will probably only send the 5-GW back since the 3 and 4 look almost new. Any experience with this would help me out a bunch! I'll post before and after pics if I send em in. Thanks
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I have seen sets that have had it done and they look as if they're brand new. It's well worth it.

PING G400 Max 10.5° (+)
PING G430 fairway 18° (F-), Alta CB S
PING G430 hybrid 22° (F-), Alta CB S
PING i530 5-U, DG Mid 115 S300
PING s159 54°-W (bent 52°), 58°-B, DG Mid 115 S300
PING Serene B60, KBS CT Tour, 35"
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I purchased a used set of Ping Eye 2's back in the early 90's. It was exactly the set I was looking for, but was not in the best condition. I was familiar with the Ping refinishing service offered in AZ so I bought the set and immediately sent them back to Karsten in AZ for refinishing. I was not disappointed. When my Eye2's came back about 2 weeks later, they were in brand new condition ... and I'm talking brand new. Iron heads were all refinished, clean, buffed and repainted. Shafts were polished clean and re-labeled. They looked absolutely stunning. I do not know what Ping/Karsten is charging per club these days, but back in the 90's it was very in-expensive. And again, you'll be getting a brand new (looking) set of clubs in return. Do not hesitate. Send 'em in before the season gets underway.

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had my ZING 2 irons done and they came back like new :)

[color=#A4A4A4][font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][size=3]Ping G30 LS Tec 10.5*, Tour 65[/size][/font][/color]
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[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][color=#a4a4a4][size=3]Mack Daddy PM grind 58*[/size][/color][/font]
[font=helvetica, arial, sans-serif][color=#a4a4a4][size=3]Ping CTR Tomcat C heavy 34"[/size][/color][/font]

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I recently bought a set of refinished S-59 tours from an "unnamed online auction site" the previous owner said that they had been done. I thought nothing of it until I received them. wow,wow,wow. I was scared to hit them, they looked absolutely fantastic. when really looking at them closely you could see a couple nicks/scratches. All paint was touched, all grooves checked. I was told by a Ping outfitter that if the grooves are getting a little skinny, they regroove them as part of the process.

It is definately worth it if you are keeping the clubs, nothing like the feel of a "new" club in your hands.

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