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Stripping Chrome and Leaving Irons in their Raw/Rusting condition - Doable ???

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  • veryold
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    Originally posted by ARL67 View Post
    No raw irons for me. As I do my much shorter length builds, losing that much head weight is a deal breaker.
    But they do look really cool !
    Thanks
    But just thinking about what u just said, maybe with some "weight loss" raw irons might be good for extended shafts ???

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  • ARL67
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    No raw irons for me. As I do my much shorter length builds, losing that much head weight is a deal breaker.

    But they do look really cool !

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  • veryold
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    Originally posted by ARL67 View Post
    Here is a thread at GolfWRX for raw irons
    https://forums.golfwrx.com/topic/156...ost-your-pics/
    So much appreciated, Andy, THANKS
    Boy, some really nice looking "raw" irons there.

    ...do you have any raw irons in your collection ?

    ...Oh, from the thread you posted above, found this bit, on the weight loss after de-chroming interesting - is this of concern from the playability point of view ?

    Here you go...full before and after on a set of Honma Rose Proto 4 - 10.

    Before After

    4 250g 245g

    5 255g 253g

    6 262g 253g

    7 268g 265g

    8 275g 270g

    9 284g 280g

    10 291g 286g
    Last edited by veryold; Sep 22, 2021, 10:20 PM.

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  • ARL67
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    Here is a thread at GolfWRX for raw irons

    https://forums.golfwrx.com/topic/156...ost-your-pics/

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  • veryold
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    Originally posted by bl8d View Post
    @VO.
    I wouldn't spend the money on chrome stripping a set of old blades.
    For the same dollars you could replace them with same in better condition.
    BTW what irons are you talking about?
    Nothing in particular ATM. Just wanted to know if I stumble on an old "gem" of a blade in a local garage sale, maybe grab them and see what happens. But my Wify will definitely NOT be happy me dragging another set of irons into our small 2 bdrm apartment, LOL.
    Cheers !
    Last edited by veryold; Sep 21, 2021, 09:46 PM.

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  • veryold
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    Originally posted by The Rifleman View Post
    Get them stripped and get an oilcan finish put on them. Maybe give Golfworks Canada a call in Ottawa, they could likely help.
    Thanks

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  • The Rifleman
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    Get them stripped and get an oilcan finish put on them. Maybe give Golfworks Canada a call in Ottawa, they could likely help.

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  • bl8d
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    @VO.
    I wouldn't spend the money on chrome stripping a set of old blades.
    For the same dollars you could replace them with same in better condition.

    BTW what irons are you talking about?

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  • DriveItHome
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    Looks like this company (very well known refinishers), The Iron Factory, will strip the heads for you for $35/USD per club + shipping + taxes. Seems like a good deal as the process is extremely labour intensive and uses a lot of dangerous materials.

    https://www.theironfactory.com/

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  • veryold
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    Originally posted by TheBaconator View Post
    Yes, it can be done, though it's not really a DIY project. There are some pretty harsh chemicals involved in stripping plating (Hydrochloric acid, etc.).

    Your best bet would be to find a local plating shop that could do it for you. They could also rechrome them while they're at it, but they could leave them in the raw state, as well.

    I think playability would depend on the base metal. If it's stainless, then they shouldn't play much different. If they're an older set of blades, then they're likely carbon steel and would feel softer and wear a bit faster without the chrome plating.
    Hey, thanks so much for this detailed reply - much appreciated
    1) re. stripping: not doing it myself, for sure.
    2) re. wearing them down: got only few years left on the green side of the grass and combined with my slow swing speed, i'm pretty sure they will oulast me
    Again THANKS and cheers !!!

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  • TheBaconator
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    Yes, it can be done, though it's not really a DIY project. There are some pretty harsh chemicals involved in stripping plating (Hydrochloric acid, etc.).

    Your best bet would be to find a local plating shop that could do it for you. They could also rechrome them while they're at it, but they could leave them in the raw state, as well.

    I think playability would depend on the base metal. If it's stainless, then they shouldn't play much different. If they're an older set of blades, then they're likely carbon steel and would feel softer and wear a bit faster without the chrome plating.

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  • Stripping Chrome and Leaving Irons in their Raw/Rusting condition - Doable ???

    Hey all
    Just a quick question as per title. Starting with an old set of chrome plated blades in "rough" shape (chrome peeling) and having them stripped of chrome BUT then leaving and playing them in their "naked" LOL, Raw/Rusting condition.
    Is this doable and will it affect the playability of the irons ?
    All best and cheers !
    Last edited by veryold; Sep 20, 2021, 12:37 PM.
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