Polishing a golf club doesn't provide much utility to someone looking to use the clubs, but can make a collector very happy. I like polishing vintage putters, but you can use this technique for any club, or any metal for that matter.
Before Starting This Tutorial, You Must
*When measuring the size of the wheels, it is formatted as follows: diameter of wheel x width of wheel x diameter of arbor hole
- Protective Gloves and Eye-wear
- 6" Benchtop Buffer/Grinder with 1/2" arbor holes (the cheapest and most readily available deburring and polishing wheels fit are 6" in diameter with 1/2" arbor holes)
- I linked to a Buffer on Amazon, which I don't currently use, but looks like a good setup for what we are trying to accomplish here. I already owned a bench grinder when I got into this, so didn't bother to buy the proper "buffing" grinder.
- 6" Polishing wheels (they come in a pack, or you can purchase them separately.)
- Just make sure that the pack includes a sisal wheel and a cloth wheel
- Polishing Compounds
- Microfiber Polish Cloth
- Simichrome Metal Polish
Note: when finding a bench grinder, the size of the grinder doesn't matter. A 6" or 8" grinder will work, but be sure to match the wheel sizes to the grinder size! I recommend purchasing the bench grinder first, and then purchasing the wheels that will fit it. The materials listed below are the materials that I have. Yes, they are expensive, but all the materials listed below will last a long time. I have been using the same bench grinder and wheels for three years now, and expect to use them for another year or so.