How to do a Black Oxide Finish on a Carbon Steel Putter

Last updated Jun 02, 2023

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This is a simple finish that doesn't cost all that much, and looks great, especially on old T.P. Mills putters!

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Before Starting This Tutorial, Your Putter Must

Materials Needed

  • Birchwood Casey Gun Blue
    • Perma Blue Liquid Gun Blue Kit- I don't think that purchasing the entire kit is necessary unless you don't have a sandblasting station.
    • Individual Bottle- If you purchase this individual bottle, you will just need to use acetone or rubbing alcohol to do the preliminary cleaning as shown in the video.
  • Alternative product - Brownell Oxpho-Blue (this will achieve a similar finish and although I have not personally tried it, have heard good things about it)
  • Q-Tips- for applying the Liquid Gun Blue- if you purchase the kit, these are unnecessary

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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.