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PostSubject: Club maintence-Oiling   Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:25 pm

Hi All,
As I am rather sensitive about my clubs, cleaning them after every game with soap, water and brushes + A sun tan to dry them out after every game, chances are you oil your clubs as well.

After many arguments with my wife for stealing the baby oil to oil my wedges and putter, I finally found a far cheaper alternative.

Baby Oil is basically Mineral Oils scented... That's all. Maybe its a cleaner grade of Mineral Oils but who cares about the fragrance and scent if you are using it to oil clubs.

Lobang: Ikea, furniture finishing / wood staining. Apparently Mineral Oils are used to stain woods as well. So if you are ever in Ikea, grab a bottle. Far Far cheaper then Baby Oil. And needless to say, the bottle last a great deal longer.
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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:00 pm

Eh, I use Singer oil, ok?
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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:03 pm

Khorkar wrote:
Eh, I use Singer oil, ok?
Okay la. but not cost efficient...
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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:11 pm

WD40.

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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:17 pm

G, only sg3 only leh.... still not cost efficient...?
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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:22 pm

WD40? R u serious? i think it is not even oil-based, and could potentially be even corrosive... it eats rust by the way...
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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:22 pm

I use Johnson Baby Oil.

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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:25 pm

Eh G, Unless you game those black Ikasus, oil for F?

Just keep your clubs clean and dry after every game. Wash them after evey round. I dun oil my Ikasus and AP2s and they still look pretty good to me.

Also, your new SC dun need oil la, dun 'extra spray' put for nothing unless you intend to buy new oil can putter.

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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:39 pm

Actually the major component of WD40 is a standard solvent, hexane which is a mineral spirit similar to kerosene, some mineral oils and some other "secret" ingredients.

It's safe on your golf clubs lah, it doesn't actually eat rust, but has rust preventative properties. It's actually quite useful to squirt a bit of WD40 down the back of the grip end to help prevent rusting in the steel shafts from the inside. Sometimes water/moisture gets trapped inside the shafts and the shafts start to pit or rust from inside out. If you want to do so, make sure you use a tee or some sharp object to puncture the end of the grip tape that's in the grip end first.

I personally don't see the need to oil the clubs as it's going to be extra work to remove the oil before play..(and I'm lazy) Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:49 pm

G_Man wrote:

Lobang: Ikea, furniture finishing / wood staining. Apparently Mineral Oils are used to stain woods as well. So if you are ever in Ikea, grab a bottle. Far Far cheaper then Baby Oil. And needless to say, the bottle last a great deal longer.

I used that as well! But only on clubs that i dun use regularly (read - in storage). Otherwise, i take very little care on my set of ikasus, which explains why the shafts are already seeing rust spots.
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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Wed Jul 29, 2009 10:59 pm

CHAMPION LIAO LOH Cheers Jump
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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:26 pm

simi champion? i now worry where to get replacement shafts ah...
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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:33 pm

Best is Singer oil bros, smooth and clean....

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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:52 pm

Uncle Lau wrote:
Best is Singer oil bros, smooth and clean....

Very Happy

I'll make a note of it the next time I visit Sheng Siong. But I still prefer Baby Oil... at the least, I feel that it's kinder on my hands Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Thu Jul 30, 2009 12:59 am

I use baby oil, like wat S70B said, not really necessary but just want to pamper my clubs even if it does not work.

the best is always clean them after use. my sv tour wedge can see rust after 1/2 hour. so now I make it a point to clean it after use. whether practising of during game.

I treat them well, they treat me well



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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:11 am

this is what i do for maintenance .. and i am dead serious.


i will clean my clubs every each round. i pay special attention to my wedges. and i talk to my wedges too while cleaning them...
" oh baby.... next time , please give me some back spin.. ok?"
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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:20 am

I will clean them after every shot with a wet cloth if available. And if i happen to play at palm resort, Iwill give them a SPA treatment. they really clean and oil the clubs very well and for a mere RM15.
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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:32 am

chocoman wrote:
this is what i do for maintenance .. and i am dead serious.


i will clean my clubs every each round. i pay special attention to my wedges. and i talk to my wedges too while cleaning them...
" oh baby.... next time , please give me some back spin.. ok?"

This one I can vouch for. Choco cleans them while in the buggy. It goes something like this:

Choco: Baby... need more backspin from you next time ok?
Choco wipes the wedge
Choco looks intently at the wedge
Choco pulls out tee and cleans the grooves
Choco: This may hurt a little but it's for your own good
Choco: Don't cry wedgeypoo
Choco hugs wedge
Choco looks at Techno: What? Never see wedge-love before, ah??
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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:36 am

Technospaz wrote:
chocoman wrote:
this is what i do for maintenance .. and i am dead serious.


i will clean my clubs every each round. i pay special attention to my wedges. and i talk to my wedges too while cleaning them...
" oh baby.... next time , please give me some back spin.. ok?"

This one I can vouch for. Choco cleans them while in the buggy. It goes something like this:

Choco: Baby... need more backspin from you next time ok?
Choco wipes the wedge
Choco looks intently at the wedge
Choco pulls out tee and cleans the grooves
Choco: This may hurt a little but it's for your own good
Choco: Don't cry wedgeypoo
Choco hugs wedge
Choco looks at Techno: What? Never see wedge-love before, ah??

(calling golf digest now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:56 am

Mineral Oil is baby Oil... just unscented la!!!
$3 for a small bottle or 5 for a hugh bottle?

I am rather sensitive about my clubs. I once had some rust pitting on my 7 iron shaft. I was devastated. Stopped at hole 6, went back and clean the shaft...

But I love to clean my clubs... I think it is a rather calming activity.
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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:02 am

G_Man wrote:
Mineral Oil is baby Oil... just unscented la!!!
$3 for a small bottle or 5 for a hugh bottle?

I am rather sensitive about my clubs. I once had some rust pitting on my 7 iron shaft. I was devastated. Stopped at hole 6, went back and clean the shaft...

But I love to clean my clubs... I think it is a rather calming activity.

I agree, it calms me down. I do it after the game. I get to polish my clubs and give it some "love" (I've been instigated by choco).
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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:21 am

hi all

read thru this thread and few stupid questions pop into my mind :

1. Mineral oil is used to apply onto the steel shaft or club head ?
2. How to maintain / clean club head ?
3. What type of maintenance needed for graphite shaft ?
4. What maintenance needed for grip ?

Please advise me...thank you...

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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:23 am

golf_snowman wrote:
hi all

read thru this thread and few stupid questions pop into my mind :

1. Mineral oil is used to apply onto the steel shaft or club head ?
2. How to maintain / clean club head ?
3. What type of maintenance needed for graphite shaft ?
4. What maintenance needed for grip ?

Please advise me...thank you...

snowman

No questions are stupid la bro. Making sweeping statements is stupid.
using the oil on Steel shaft and club heads are okay
clean with brush and water...
Graphite just wipe with water la.
grips, wash lor. DONT oil!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:29 am

G_Man wrote:
golf_snowman wrote:
hi all

read thru this thread and few stupid questions pop into my mind :

1. Mineral oil is used to apply onto the steel shaft or club head ?
2. How to maintain / clean club head ?
3. What type of maintenance needed for graphite shaft ?
4. What maintenance needed for grip ?

Please advise me...thank you...

snowman

No questions are stupid la bro. Making sweeping statements is stupid.
using the oil on Steel shaft and club heads are okay
clean with brush and water...
Graphite just wipe with water la.
grips, wash lor. DONT oil!!!

thanks bro...

I couldn't rememeber when is the last time i clean my club liao...shame of myself..haha
I have this ion-grip (yellow) fitted on my driver and over time, because it's yellow in color, it is very obvious to stain. Wonder can i wash it with detergent to remove the stain ? not sure if detergent wash is healthy for the grip or not....

any advise on that ?

thank you.
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PostSubject: Re: Club maintence-Oiling   Thu Jul 30, 2009 11:38 am

I thought rust is good? Gives more bites (not for drivers and woods though)...
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