< Back home Refinishing Series

How to Prevent Rust on Golf Clubs

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.

Materials Needed

Got some sweet refinishing photos? Send an email to thediygolfer@gmail.com with the following information to be featured in the community refinishing gallery.

  1. Any attribution you would like (i.e. Instagram Handle)
  2. Your first name
  3. A link to your photo album (i.e. Google Photos, Dropbox)
  4. (Optional) Descriptions of each photo (how you did it)

Want to submit your own tutorial? Please see my tutorial submission guidelines.