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How to Prevent Rust on Golf Clubs and Keep Them Looking New

Last Updated: Nov 09, 2023

How to Prevent Rust on Golf Clubs and Keep Them Looking New

Although there is no surefire way to prevent rust other than re-plating the club entirely, this method will help manage rust on your raw and exposed golf clubs.

Written By: Zach Gollwitzer

Posted in: DIY Refinishing

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If there is anything that will ruin a refinished putter, it is rust. If you do not protect against this menacing act of nature, your beautiful refinished putter could turn into a scrapyard metal rather quickly. Not all putters rust though, so it is important to understand which ones need a rust preventative and which ones don't.

The method shown in the video below is not something that you need to do for every putter that you refinish. Most refinishing chemicals have a rust preventative built in, so this protective step is unnecessary. For example, polymer finishes and black oxide finishes protect against rust already.

If you have a carbon steel putter that is in its "raw" it needs some sort of rust protection.

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About the author: Zach Gollwitzer

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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.

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