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hey all,

 

I'm having some trouble making my wedge raw. I'm trying to use coke and a Nike VR Forged wedge (I believe it is the 2011 or 2012 model), so I put the wedge in a glass of coke and left it there overnight. I've heard that this is a solid method to make the wedge raw, so when I came back in the morning I expected that nice deep musty blueish color. To my surprise, nothing, wedge looked exactly the same except now it smells like coke! Anybody have some advice?

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[quote name='Par Fore' timestamp='1388164961' post='8354955']
If it is chrome plated coke will do nothing
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This is accurate. Unless you have the black oxide finish, the coke bath just makes your club sugary.
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damn! explains a lot. any help as far as removing chrome? is it worth the trouble? I don't really have a preference for it but I'm on winter break and figured why not do something.

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I think you'd be better off buying a cheap raw wedge--not worth it once you pay to have the plating stripped and you figure out how much weight you have to add back.

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Removing chrome requires some chemicals that you may not want to mess with. Hydrchloric acid comes to mind... Nasty stuff. I'm not even sure where you buy it. You may also want to buy and alkaline rinse for after you use the HCI. Otherwise the acid may remain on the wedge and continue to eat it. I have heard that Muriatic Acid will work as well (never tried it). You can buy that at hardward stores. I used muriatic acid on a raw wedge to remove rust. It worked well, but you will want MASSIVE air circulation. That stuff stinks! You may want to experiment on a wedge/iron you don't care about first... good luck!

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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

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Surprised there are no existing threads about this...
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Sarcasm recognized. :busted2:

We get at least one new thread every week on this topic. :swoon:

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Removing chrome requires some chemicals that you may not want to mess with. Hydrchloric acid comes to mind... Nasty stuff. I'm not even sure where you buy it. You may also want to buy and alkaline rinse for after you use the HCI. Otherwise the acid may remain on the wedge and continue to eat it. I have heard that Muriatic Acid will work as well (never tried it). You can buy that at hardward stores. I used muriatic acid on a raw wedge to remove rust. It worked well, but you will want MASSIVE air circulation. That stuff stinks! You may want to experiment on a wedge/iron you don't care about first... good luck!
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Muriatic acid is hydrochloric acid.

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[quote name='blink3665' timestamp='1388186395' post='8356513']
Removing chrome requires some chemicals that you may not want to mess with. Hydrchloric acid comes to mind... Nasty stuff. I'm not even sure where you buy it. You may also want to buy and alkaline rinse for after you use the HCI. Otherwise the acid may remain on the wedge and continue to eat it. I have heard that Muriatic Acid will work as well (never tried it). You can buy that at hardward stores. I used muriatic acid on a raw wedge to remove rust. It worked well, but you will want MASSIVE air circulation. That stuff stinks! You may want to experiment on a wedge/iron you don't care about first... good luck!
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Muriatic acid is hydrochloric acid.
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Stripping the chrome with muriatic acid produces a solution of [size=4][url="https://www.google.com/search?espv=210&es_sm=93&q=hexavalent+chromium&spell=1&sa=X&ei=eHi_UoziIdSisQS8zYDIDQ&ved=0CCoQvwUoAA"][b]hexavalent[/b] chromium[/url][color="#000000"] which is a [b]carcinogen[/b], classified as a federally regulated [b]hazardous waste[/b], legally required to be disposed at a hazardous waste facility, and is what made [/color][/size]Erin Brockovich famous. A small amount can cause serious health effects and if disposed of improperly could contaminate drinking water and lead to serious legal consequences. I.e. don't do it. Find a local plater who can do it properly and safely.
:Schooled:

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Irons- TM 790 4-6,  TM 760 6-PW,  Steelfiber i95, S
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[quote name='marrigo' timestamp='1388280451' post='8360899']
[quote name='Sonny217' timestamp='1388276351' post='8360695']
[quote name='blink3665' timestamp='1388186395' post='8356513']
Removing chrome requires some chemicals that you may not want to mess with. Hydrchloric acid comes to mind... Nasty stuff. I'm not even sure where you buy it. You may also want to buy and alkaline rinse for after you use the HCI. Otherwise the acid may remain on the wedge and continue to eat it. I have heard that Muriatic Acid will work as well (never tried it). You can buy that at hardward stores. I used muriatic acid on a raw wedge to remove rust. It worked well, but you will want MASSIVE air circulation. That stuff stinks! You may want to experiment on a wedge/iron you don't care about first... good luck!
[/quote]

Muriatic acid is hydrochloric acid.
[/quote]

Stripping the chrome with muriatic acid produces a solution of [size=4][url="https://www.google.com/search?espv=210&es_sm=93&q=hexavalent+chromium&spell=1&sa=X&ei=eHi_UoziIdSisQS8zYDIDQ&ved=0CCoQvwUoAA"][b]hexavalent[/b] chromium[/url][color="#000000"] which is a [b]carcinogen[/b], classified as a federally regulated [b]hazardous waste[/b], legally required to be disposed at a hazardous waste facility, and is what made [/color][/size]Erin Brockovich famous. A small amount can cause serious health effects and if disposed of improperly could contaminate drinking water and lead to serious legal consequences. I.e. don't do it. Find a local plater who can do it properly and safely.
:Schooled:
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Freaking A!!! That is scary stuff.... I'm glad i didn't futz around with it!

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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There you go, good wedges as well

http://www.callawaygolfpreowned.com/wedges-jaws-cc-slate/wedges-jaws-cc-slate,default,pd.html?cgid=wedges

TM SLDR 460 set to 10.5° 70g Aldila VS Proto 44"
TM RBZ Stage 2 Tour 14.5° & 19°
Maltby KE4 Tour 22° Hybrid
PING G25 4-UW CFS
Maltby M-Series+ 54° and sometimes 58°
Odyssey White Ice #7 37" counter balanced and a SpryEvo TeCu insert
WS FG Tour(2014) or ProV1x

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[quote name='HighSpeedScene' timestamp='1388182414' post='8356281']
Surprised there are no existing threads about this...
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What I really want to know is how do I prevent my raw wedges from rusting?
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Think oldskool, Shellac them lol

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I called a local chrome plating shop and they said they would strip the chrome from my wedge heads for $10/club. In order to chrome something you have to remove the old chrome so they will have experience in this process.

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TaylorMade 2016 M2 Tour Issue, 18, Motore Speeder 8.2X
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Titleist SM8 Raw 54S, 60D, Project X 6.5
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How many swingweight points do you lose from stripping chrome? Something to think about before doing.

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TaylorMade SIM ROCKET 14.5° w/ PX Handcrafted EvenFlow Black 75 6.5
TaylorMade SIM 2 Max Rescue 3-19° & 4-22° w/ PX RDX Smoke 90 6.5

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Cleveland 588 RTX CB 52° w/ Nippon Modus Tour125 X
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Scotty Cameron SS Newport Beach w/ UST Frequency Filter and Rosemark Thorn grip

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