I just bought my own stamp set off of fleabay. I’m ready to personalize some golf clubs. I’d post a section about it, but someone has already set out the steps in very clear and concise detail. If you’d like to stamp/paint fill your own clubs, take a look at the link below.


Of course, I’ll be trying this ASAP, and–of course–there will be photos. Stay tuned, PF readers!

Updated 12/20/2010

Here is another link that includes some extra tips, etc.

Irons tend to lose their shine more quickly than any other club in the bag.  Those  with numbers stamped and painted on the sole tend to wear unevenly as well.  One technique I like to use to prevent irons from losing their beauty is simply removing all the paint fills from the club.  This takes very little time, and for about $7 (mar-hyde brand Tal-Strip Paint remover), can breath new life into your old forged irons.  All I do is use a spray on paint stripper (acetone never works for me, for some reason), and wait for it to do its thing.  NOTE, be sure to try a small amount of whatever solvent on a test area (or club you don’t use often) just to make sure it doesn’t take the finish off as well.  I haven’t ever tried this with a cast club, so proceed at your own risk.  See the pics below!

With paintfills:

without paintfills:

Paint stripper I used:

If you’re not a fan of the totally blank look, this is also the first step to doing your very own paintfills!  I’m considering experimenting with these guys during the upcoming days off…

Repainting a Club – Redux

December 6, 2010

Just wanted to post a few new pictures. The gallery below includes pictures of the club I painted first and the repainting of the 904f. With the 904f, I used electrical tape for the edges, which created a MUCH cleaner edge. See the photos below for a few good looks.

See the original post on repainting a club, here: https://thepowerfade.wordpress.com/2010/11/30/repainting-a-club/

Poll: New Paint Job

December 2, 2010

My metal woods have lost their original luster from months (or years in my hybrid’s case) of use and the occasional topped shot.  After reading JK’s post on repainting, I’ve decided to repaint all my metal woods the same color and am giving the PF community the choice of what color they will be forever more!  Go ahead and vote.  If you feel strongly, vote more than once!  I have also left the option open to choose your own color if you feel so compelled.  I will post before and after shots of all clubs and the process!  Happy Voting!


Repainting a Club

November 30, 2010

First, I’d like to give credit where due. I followed the instructions on the following thread at the golfWRX forums, modifying (of course) for my own paint.


Also, I used Duplicolor Mirage paint, which has a tutorial at the following YouTube address.


A look at the paint itself is below:

Alright, so, now for the gory details. I decided I was sick of seeing scratches on the top of my Titleist 904f, so I starting trying to find who would repaint it for me. As I looked around, the light bulb went off, as if to say “hey, why don’t you do it yourself? It would be cheaper, and you could customize it!” So, I tried to found the information online, and the GolfWRX forum listed above is what I came across.

However, I wasn’t confident enough to try it off the bat on my precious 904f. Instead, I decided Read the rest of this entry »

For the masses, golf club repair is black hole. How the club manages to stay together is mystery of modern science, best left to the professionals at the pro shop. Unfortunately, those professionals are in the business of club repair to make money off of this mentality, and the fees for simple tasks (changing a grip) are too much for the average golfer to experiment with different types of equipment.

For me, clubmaking and club customization was always something I wanted to understand, because I knew it would be helpful to avoid these fees if I were to find the equipment combination that worked best for me. Simple club repairs–like replacing grips, spikes, broken shafts, etc.–can save a great deal of money on golf equipment. Moreover, if you’re the kind of person that likes to try different things, understanding how to change equipment components by yourself can be the difference between trying a few things versus staying with equipment you really don’t like because it would be too expensive to change.

Today, I will change the shaft of a club I purchased on ebay. The club is a Sonartec NP-99 fairway wood. The model is a few years old, but I bought it for $8.50 on ebay, and it was exactly the head I wanted. The stock shaft (although a very nice Aldila NV) was not what I wanted, so I needed to change it out. I purchased a used Grafalloy ProLaunch Red on ebay for $10 and decided to switch out the shafts. Here’s is the procedure. (For a list of materials, skip down to the end of the post).

Read the rest of this entry »