Basic Satin Finish

Last updated Jun 02, 2023

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A "satin" finish is the prerequisite for many of the other finishes here on the site. Call it the "fundamentals" of putter refinishing. It is the process of removing blemishes from a putter and beadblasting it back to a "factory" looking finish.

While simple, I love this finish for stainless steel Scotty Cameron putters because they won't rust and it achieves that original "Scotty" look.

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This is because the "Satin" Finish, otherwise known as the "factory" finish for many putters is simply the process of the following 5 steps:

  1. Remove the clubhead from the shaft
  2. Remove the Nicks and Dings from the putter
  3. Beadblast with 80 grit glass beads (this is the same exact process as sandblasting, but with a different blasting media - see the sandblasting/beadblasting 101 tutorial for more help)
  4. Give it a nice looking paintfill
  5. Install the shaft

And that's it! This is an extremely powerful technique that doesn't require a whole lot of time or effort, but looks fantastic.

The following photos are examples of what you can achieve with this "satin" finish:

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Zach Gollwitzer
Zach Gollwitzer

Hey, I‘m Zach, the founder of The DIY Golfer! I created this site while playing D1 collegiate golf with a simple mission—I wanted to learn the golf swing and get better at golf myself.

Fast forward a few years, and my “journal“, The DIY Golfer, has been viewed by millions of golfers worldwide looking to do the same with their games. my mission is to make golfers more consistent in just a few hours a week through advanced practice strategies and timeless, first-principle golf instruction.