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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:48 pm

Technospaz wrote:
I don't think so. The wired brush isn't too hard. It's quite brittle and helps to get rid of dirt stuck in the grooves of the club.

then tht's alrite i guess.... Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 3:42 pm

jaketang wrote:
Technospaz wrote:
I don't think so. The wired brush isn't too hard. It's quite brittle and helps to get rid of dirt stuck in the grooves of the club.

then tht's alrite i guess.... Smile

You can try my brush at the game on Friday.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:17 pm

must go for spa once in a while...


cleaning with water, toothpick and brush while overseas.


cleaning with water and brush while at home.


after cleaning while overseas.


after cleaning while overseas.


I make an effort to clean my club after every game by myself. i somehow take pleasure in it.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:19 pm

I sometimes use my discarded tooth-brush.....I make sure I take the strain and stress of the toothbrush first on my own set of gums and teeth ............ before brushing it on my troops...aka my clubs
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:23 pm

Duval_S wrote:
I sometimes use my discarded tooth-brush.....I make sure I take the strain and stress of the toothbrush first on my own set of gums and teeth ............ before brushing it on my troops...aka my clubs

I too used an old toothbrush but realized that the bristles were far too used to have any serious effect on the grooves/dirt.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:29 pm

hmm then what about forged irons? any idea how frequent we have to oil them?
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:31 pm

ironfist wrote:
hmm then what about forged irons? any idea how frequent we have to oil them?

I don't have forged irons so will leave that to the "pros" Smile But I do oil my irons after each game... the head and shaft, and I clean the grips too Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:48 pm

Now this is a thread I see myself really getting into!
Baby Oil, better to get Mineral Oil from hardware shops, literally the same thing, but unscented. 5.60 gets 1 litre
Brush, Metal brushes not the best idea. recommend small brushes for household use. NTUC 1.80!!!
Dish washing liquid, two rags...

but must always dry out the clubs. Ideally in the sun as water does get into the shafts and storing them before drying them out WILL cause pitting... And always sun the iron covers, moist covers will encourage rust as well...
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:51 pm

mUAr_cHEe wrote:


Hrmmm, where did you get the grips on your irons from???
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:57 pm

where else?
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 4:59 pm

nientsu wrote:
Arnt our clubs just like our girlfriends. Before you buy them, you yearn for them everyday. Once you get them, you give them TLC everyday. You wash them clean, go range with them. But once you see a new model, the whole cycle repeats again and all we think about is to find the best price for our clubs.....

Nientsu, is that how you treat your girlfriends? Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:03 pm

Thanks for all the information and motivation! now i know what i can do for golf while nursing my bad back.... at least it is still for the love of Golf!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:03 pm

G_Man wrote:
Now this is a thread I see myself really getting into!
Baby Oil, better to get Mineral Oil from hardware shops, literally the same thing, but unscented. 5.60 gets 1 litre
Brush, Metal brushes not the best idea. recommend small brushes for household use. NTUC 1.80!!!
Dish washing liquid, two rags...

but must always dry out the clubs. Ideally in the sun as water does get into the shafts and storing them before drying them out WILL cause pitting... And always sun the iron covers, moist covers will encourage rust as well...

hmm what about singer oil? would that be alright? and good tip about the sunning bit! i usually skip that part.. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:06 pm

ironfist wrote:

hmm what about singer oil? would that be alright? and good tip about the sunning bit! i usually skip that part.. lol

singer is okay, but it isnt cost efficient and its a hell when it gets on our skins and we have to try to get it off just before a game. Bearing in mind mineral oil is the main ingredient in most cosmetic products. And you can get it at most hardware stores as a wood stain. Just look for 100% mineral oil and you are fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Cleaning & Caring for your Clubs   Tue Aug 18, 2009 5:28 pm

Aiyo.. you all baby their clubs so much ah....

Metal brush ok lah; but get the bass ones; brass is softer than steel.
I just cleaned and air my clubs yesterday because kenna heavy downpour in Batam. Sad other than that bochup.

If you are really anal or refinishing your irons, then you can also get a buffing wheel and some polishing compounds.
In the past, if the irons are in quite bad/dull shape I usually start with a brown compound (think it's called tripoli or something), worked up to a white rouge and/or a red jeweler's rouge. But be aware of the glare from the irons under the midday sun if you polish them too shiny!
If you have small gouges and rock dings, you might be able to soften this out with a fine diamond file.
For satin finishing, you can do like what stanley suggested with a fine green wool or steel wool or get a fine brass brush (satin finishing brush) for a drill or a dremmel-like rotary tool.

For rust problems, main culprits are usually damn covers which trap the moisture and also mositure that gets trapped inside the shaft, and covered by the grip tape at the end. I use a sharp object or a tee to puncture the end of the grip cap/tap and spray in a little WD40 down.

I don't believe in oiling the clubs too much because it becomes a real hassle to remove all the oil for the game. Razz
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