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Refinish at a "gun shop" in gun blue


Nille

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Hello everyone!

 

I bought a used Scotty Cameron Newport in a gun blue finish (thanks titleistpro2). I really like how it puts and I love the shiny black finish, but the sole has been polished to a raw metal, which I don't really like.

 

So I thought about refinishing it, but sending it to the US and getting it refinished is too expensive and would not be worth it for this putter.

 

So I went to a local gun shop. The salesman, after I explained him, what I want him to do (looking at me rather strangely), said that he sells cold gun blue stuff, but that is only good for small areas and does not look very nice. Any comments about that? (The sole is not a very large area, but will it look bad)

 

Then he mentioned, if he finds time he would do a gun blue (hot process) for me for 30€ (~32$), and if I give it to him polished that would reduce the price. Has anybody of you done this? Do you recommend it? Do I need to get rid of the existing gun blue, which still looks fine? Do I need to remove the shaft and the paintfill? Anybody who has done this got any pix for me?

 

Furthermore, I would like to add a sight dot and sight line. How do you do that? What tools do you recommend?

 

I also like the black pearl finish and some others I have seen. Do you think a gun shop offers some different finishes?

 

If there happens to be somebody who knows of a putter refinisher in Germany, please post.

 

Thanks for helping me out!

Nils

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Send the putter to Tom Slighter for the sight dot or sight line. You WON'T be disappointed!

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Jovi/Jick has pics posted of the Napa and the Newport Two. They were posted before December 05. I'll post the BB16 in a week or so.

 

Thanks, I found pictures on his homepage, look really nice.

 

Send the putter to Tom Slighter for the sight dot or sight line. You WON'T be disappointed!

 

That would be probably the best solution, but because I live in Europe, I would have to pay alot for the shipping, then custom when the putter comes back (13% of what the putter is worth, even if it is marked as a gift) and the fee from slighter. That would add up and be more than to buy a new putter. But thanks for that recommodation.

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Yup pretty good. I intentionally haven't wiped it with oil/protector for 6 months now just to see how it holds up. It held up better than the original SC gun blue finish. I've played in rain about 10xs with it and haven't oiled it. Rust is showing. I will have it redone in awhile now that I know the durability. Cost me US$20/putter. I have to find out if they can do the rainbow/acid trip thing. Anyone know which chemicals you need for that?

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