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this is what i got from the mizunousa.com site:


My forged irons have rust showing up on the face of the club. Is this normal?
Yes, rust can happen. Forged heads are made of mild carbon steel that is chrome plated. Once you start hitting balls you scratch the surface of the chrome, which can eventually expose the raw steel to moisture, and chemicals that can cause rust to form. The best way to minimize rust is to keep the irons dry at all times, wipe them after every shot and at the end of the round with a dry cloth. When cleaning use only a NYLON brush (no metal) and dry them with a dry towel. If you get some rust forming, spray the surface with WD-40 and clean with a nylon brush or Scotchbrite pad and wipe them clean with a dry cloth. Some high nitrogen fertilizers, sandy soil conditions and water with high iron content can accelerate the production of rust. The use of iron head covers is not recommended as they trap moisture and accelerate the production of rust.

anyone playing forged irons has ever done this and does this really work? Are there other ways to clean them? will a new soft bristle toothbrush work for this matter?

here's how i've been cleaning my set:

i try to remember to wipe them clean after every shot........

after a round, i usually wet a bandana in warm water and use that the clean the driver, fw woods, irons, wedge and putter.....then wipe them dry and clean with the golf towel.

for the irons, i usually dig up as much dirt, etc from within the grooves with the bandana also so i havn't had the chance to use a brush....and it ends up to be pretty good.....

but i was thinking if i can get away with a soft or hard bristle toothbrush in cleaning forged irons?

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I clean my 695MB's with a soft bristle toothbrush. They never get really dirty though because I carry a wet towel out on the course and clean them after every shot.

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I wipe my clubs down after every shot and use the nylon side of a club brush attached to my bag when the grooves get caked with dirt and the towel won't clean them, then on about a monthly basis I'll clean them with warm water and a little dishwashing liquid, dry them real good and then apply a light coat of wd40. I play once a week sometimes twice when I can sneak out on fridays and average about about 2 or 3 range sessions weekly during my lunch hour and have had no signs of rust with this process. :yahoo:

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this info is really helpful guys....keep them comin'....but how do you clean behind the pocket...? i think it's the pocket...i beleive it's the area behind the word "Mizuno" on the irons........take a look at mizunousa.com at the mx23 in particular for more info........look at pick and i beleive it's call the pocket area!

 

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this info is really helpful guys....keep them comin'....but how do you clean behind the pocket...? i think it's the pocket...i beleive it's the area behind the word "Mizuno" on the irons........take a look at mizunousa.com at the mx23 in particular for more info........look at pick and i beleive it's call the pocket area!

 

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Stuffing the corner of a towel in there should work, that area shouldn't get that bad, but you could use q-tips if you wanted to be real thorough. :yahoo:

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I clean all my clubs with Meguires car soap and a soft brush. Dry and hand buff the soles with a linen cloth. I also apply several coats of Meguires Gold car wax on the crown of my woods to prevent skymarks. Grips I just use warm water. Some grips (winn g8/g7) with seams should not be washed with soap because it will cause the seam to rip.

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So glad I read this post. I got a new set of Mizuno's this week and in an effort to keep them looking nice have put the covers on them. Anybody use covers w/o any issues?

 

I haven't had any issues with my MP-60's and iron covers yet. I think the key is to remove the iron covers then, clean and dry the irons off when you finished your round. I'll put my iron covers on mostly for transporting the irons in the car, but I may or may not keep the iron covers on when I get to the course. :yahoo:

 

I also use the soapy water and soft brush for cleaning my 60's.

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this is what i got from the mizunousa.com site:

 

 

My forged irons have rust showing up on the face of the club. Is this normal?

Yes, rust can happen. Forged heads are made of mild carbon steel that is chrome plated. Once you start hitting balls you scratch the surface of the chrome, which can eventually expose the raw steel to moisture, and chemicals that can cause rust to form. The best way to minimize rust is to keep the irons dry at all times, wipe them after every shot and at the end of the round with a dry cloth. When cleaning use only a NYLON brush (no metal) and dry them with a dry towel. If you get some rust forming, spray the surface with WD-40 and clean with a nylon brush or Scotchbrite pad and wipe them clean with a dry cloth. Some high nitrogen fertilizers, sandy soil conditions and water with high iron content can accelerate the production of rust. The use of iron head covers is not recommended as they trap moisture and accelerate the production of rust.

 

anyone playing forged irons has ever done this and does this really work? Are there other ways to clean them? will a new soft bristle toothbrush work for this matter?

 

here's how i've been cleaning my set:

 

i try to remember to wipe them clean after every shot........

 

after a round, i usually wet a bandana in warm water and use that the clean the driver, fw woods, irons, wedge and putter.....then wipe them dry and clean with the golf towel.

 

for the irons, i usually dig up as much dirt, etc from within the grooves with the bandana also so i havn't had the chance to use a brush....and it ends up to be pretty good.....

 

but i was thinking if i can get away with a soft or hard bristle toothbrush in cleaning forged irons?

 

holla!

 

Whenever I had a set of forged irons rust particularly within a year back they went for a replacement set. Usually that means a cruddy chrome plate job. Reputable companies won't give you that silly run around. I've got some 30 year old MacGregors that have been played a ton with no hint of rust. In my experience Mizuno and Titleist have been the tougher companies to get to stand behind their chrome plate jobs. MacGregor has been among the best with Taylor Made close.

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On the course I have half my towel damp and the other half dry. The damp half is to get rid of mud, sand, tee marks etc and the dry is to dry it all off. I do this after every shot when i'm walking to the next. It might seem like a chore but it's just second nature now.

 

I clean my clubs after every round with a bucket off hot water with dishwashing liquid and a soft toothbrush. I clean the heads, shafts and grips and then wipe it all down with a dry towel. Make sure it's all properly dry otherwise that's where rust starts. The grips will be nice and tacky after this although they perhaps don't last as long this way.

 

There's hundreds of other products out there but I haven't found anything better than soapy water.

 

P.S I know i'll get some abuse for this but don't use ironcovers on the course. They're ugly and they make you look tight. That's just not cool.

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Im not sure if anyone said this yet. I am not reading all that. But What I have found for me to work really well is just use a bristle brush to clean them out after a shot. wipe the face with a dry towel. Put my club cover back on it. Get home clean and dry. Most of the times the rust spots come from practicing. Where you are hitting ball after ball and not cleaning after every shot. My advice there is to have a no good towel on the ground so after you hit a shot you can just the towel club and foot to clean the face of and preceed to the next shot. Hope this helps.

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