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I have a Tei3 that is Black Oxd. I like the look. Especially in contrast to the insert. I can post a pic when I get home if you want....

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Oh. My bad. In that case, I really like the look of the polymer finishes. If it's going to be a gamer you might as well get something that won't need to be refinished again anytime soon. If it were mine, I'd go polymer, but I play my putters and don't really consider the re-sale value of collectors items. :)

Srixon ZX5 9.5* - GD ADDI 6S
Taylormade M3 HL - MFS5 White Tie 60S -0.75" (42.5")
Taylormade M4 19* - UST Proforce V2h R -0.5" (40.25")

Srixon ZXU 3i - Recoil95S - Softstepped - -1/2" - 2* flat
Srixon ZX5 4-AW - Recoil95S - Softstepped - -1/2" - 2* flat

Cleveland Zipcore Tour Rack 50*/54* mid, 58* low -0.5" - 2* flat 
Slighter Proto 1 #9/Del Mar design - High Toe - Long neck - Deep Milled face - 33", 370gr, lie 71*, loft 4*
Odyssey OWorks 2ball  33.5" - 1* loft - 71* lie

PXG Battle Ready Bat Attack - 34" 4* loft - 71* lie
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It's removable, but requires considerable work to remove, lol. It's tough, much tougher than black ox to remove. Another thing to consider for me is the amount of work to prep for black ox. It takes muuuuch longer to prep for than polymer. And you can miss one spot and have to redo all of it again. Because it's very sensitive to polishing matching. If the polish is mismatched, black ox shows it.

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I hear what you're saying, if it wasn't a sole stamp, i agree with you, bastardize the thing, but its a sole stamp, you know very well, those are more desirable than a regular Tei3 besides, you know you're not gonna keep it for long, so, imo, i say go with the black ox

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sole stamp means nothing to me. I would polymer it. You're already "aftermarket" finishing it. Might as well put a durable finish on it.

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[quote name='ckay' timestamp='1387638660' post='8331651']
sole stamp means nothing to me. I would polymer it. You're already "aftermarket" finishing it. Might as well put a durable finish on it.
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+1 on the sole stamp not meaning much to me either. It's just the first run of a production putter. Nothing that incredibly rare.

With that being said. Your black oxide refurbs look great and I personally prefer B.O. over polymer.

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