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How easy is it to remove?
I recently received a driver and I'm finding the 8.5 rating it was given a bit off. There are two noticeable globs of epoxy on the paint of the clubhead. How easy would something like that be to remove from the head? I'm trying to get a refund for the club but in case I dont and I have to take care of selling the club myself. Thanks

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243 4-PW

T22 56, 60

Phantom X 12.5

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The best way to get it off is with a heat gun. If the epoxy is near the hosel, it's the usual risk of heating up the area and weakening the bond that's securing the shaft. I've used a couple of other methods. One that I've found will work is to tap the epoxy blob with a small hammer, with the warning that most titanium heads are incredibly thin walled. Don't hit it hard. Just tap it gently but firmly. This will sometimes help the epoxy lift off the polyurethane coating that is usually on the painted areas.

 

If that doesn't work, try using a credit cart edge on a thin area and see if the epoxy will work its way off. You can often gently scrape it off without damaging the poly or paint finish.

 

Next step, repeat both of the above after a short blast of heat with a heat gun on low. You can soften the epoxy just a little without heating up the head too much. You have to be careful, since some painted finishes become very easy to damage with even a little heat applied to them. I haven't found a solvent yet that will soften epoxy without working through and damaging the paint.

 

Maybe Joe or thewitt will offer some additional things to try.

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