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PostSubject: Flaming wedges   Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:26 pm

Does anyone know any shops in Singapore that flame wedges? Would like to have my Nike VR wedges flamed Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming wedges   Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:28 pm

DIY I guess ?

http://www.mygolfspy.com/torch-flaming-golf-wedges/
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming wedges   Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:29 pm

I saw the DIY option, but that means having to go get a torch. Someone even suggested putting in oven after coking, so the heat is more evenly applied, but my wife/folks will kill me for using the oven to bake a wedge Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming wedges   Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:41 pm

Does this mean making the chrome VR wedges into the black satin? I also want!!
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming wedges   Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:37 pm

Y do your need to flame your wedges? First time hearing such thingy. Does it improve the feel?
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming wedges   Fri Dec 18, 2009 7:40 pm

Think its more of an aesthetic thing SGtransgres.. I mean SGtiger Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming wedges   Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:32 am

According to various sites, flaming seems to strip the finish, which promotes rust, which should give better spin. The flaming process, however, also creates a bluish finish which appeals to some people
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming wedges   Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:10 am

This is also the first time I've heard of it. I will say that the post-flamed photos look nice but I'm worried I'll end up damaging the wedge in the process.

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PostSubject: Re: Flaming wedges   Sat Dec 19, 2009 7:17 am

Flaming a wedge is offered at a couple of shops here.

Due to the cost of labour, I think they charge USD$80-100 per wedge head. Almost the cost of a wedge itself. Much better to DIY if you can.

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PostSubject: Re: Flaming wedges   Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:23 am

well i am going to take out an old wedge and see if we can get something going...

got to get some coke today...my superburner should have no problem producing the 500 degree heat.

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PostSubject: Re: Flaming wedges   Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:24 am

Technospaz wrote:
This is also the first time I've heard of it. I will say that the post-flamed photos look nice but I'm worried I'll end up damaging the wedge in the process.

the only damage happens when the Rage decides to throw his wedge into the cart path after a duff shot...flaming will not change any properties only the coating.
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming wedges   Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:29 am

DGman wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
This is also the first time I've heard of it. I will say that the post-flamed photos look nice but I'm worried I'll end up damaging the wedge in the process.

the only damage happens when the Rage decides to throw his wedge into the cart path after a duff shot...flaming will not change any properties only the coating.

I'm fearful, DGMan - is that something which has happened or may happen?

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PostSubject: Re: Flaming wedges   Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:46 am

DIY! It's fun!
YES! Sophia flamed albino
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming wedges   Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:48 am

looks like the best way to get the chrome off is to do a bead blast....

i have a hogan putter (bead blasted and coke ready) which should be flamed soon.

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PostSubject: Re: Flaming wedges   Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:58 am

Eh DGman, video and post the whole process can? Be interesting and informative. Better have disclaimer like those extreme shows also. "Don't try this at home!"
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PostSubject: Re: Flaming wedges   Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:32 am

or it could be putter becomes metal scrap....

now wondering if extra virgin oil or synthetic motor oil will have different effects on finishing.

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PostSubject: Re: Flaming wedges   Sat Dec 19, 2009 11:34 am

Dun laugh but I have used EVOO on my scottys. Happy to report that it still works. Laughing

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