August 29th, 2007
I wanted to check in with you guys as this Teryllium Santa Fe makes its way through the Custom Shop. As you saw in yesterday’s slideshow, the putter has been prepped for its restoration with a dunking in mineral spirits. On Day 2 it’s going to have some real work done to it now.
After soaking for a few hours to remove the elastomer plugs, the putter head was transferred to an acetone bath to soften up the paint. The excess paintfill is removed from the engravings with a wire brush. We make sure to remove all of the elastomer, too, before sandblasting the back of the putter. This takes it down to bare metal.
Now, with the experience of grinding thousands of putters, we carefully remove nicks and dings on our grinding wheels, taking the putter back to its original condition. This putter’s Teryllium insert has held up nicely for over ten years, and doesn’t need to be re-milled at this point. Just a bit of buffing and grinding to bring back its original shine. From here, we’ll remove the insert and give this putter a high buff before re-finishing the head. Check back later for more of the story. I hope you’re enjoying the pictures.
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