Being a scratch golfer is impressive, but playing with scratched golf clubs is not. If you don’t wish to take your nicked-up clubs to a pro shop for refinishing, you can repair small scratches yourself, pretty much the same way you’d touch up scratches on your car.
Painted Club Head Areas
Items you will need
- Clean cloths or towels
- Painter's tape
- Touch-up paint or nail polish
Wash the driver’s club head with a rag dipped in soapy water. Use a stiff plastic brush to completely clean the scratched areas. Dry the club head with a clean towel.
Apply painter’s tape around the scratched areas. Leave 1/8 inch of space around the scratches.
Stir or mix the paint according to the manufacturer’s instructions, then brush or spray it on the scratches, moving in a single direction. The Golf Tips website suggests using automobile touch-up paint or nail polish. After the paint dries, add a second coat if any scratches are deep.
Sand the painted area smooth. Work g in one direction with 600-grit sandpaper that’s been soaked in water for 15 minutes. Wipe the area with a towel to remove the residue.
Clean the sole (the bottom of the club head) with a rag dipped in soapy water. Use a brush to remove any remaining dirt from the scratched areas. Dry the driver’s sole with a clean towel.
Apply painter’s tape around the sole, covering the club face and the club head’s painted sides.
Buff out the scratches with 220-grit sandpaper that’s been soaked in water for 15 minutes if the scratches are small. Alternatively, try a rotary sander for deeper scratches. Either way, finish sanding with wet 400-grit sandpaper.
Wipe the club head with a clean cloth to remove the sanding residue.