Cleaning surface rust

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By SAnderson

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  1. SAnderson


    I recently purchased a pre-owned Circa 62 No.2 putter but it has seen better days and I was wondering what's the best way to clean it up at home? I don't need it to look brand new, so I won't be sending it off to be refinished. Just looking for the best cleaning products to use on it to brighten it up a bit. I've heard that vinegar and fine steel wool will get rid of the surface rust without damaging it, but wanted to see what you guys think.

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  2. Deno

    Hawthorne, NJ

    I would check youtube for videos on golf club rust removal. I would use steel wool lightly myself and a Scotty Cameron wiping cloth.
  3. Chris92009

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    I would consider sending the putter back the SC Custom Shop to be restored. Then upon receipt back I would use a SC Oil Cloth after every round to clean off. You have a model of putter that is obviously prone to rust (is it is made of carbon steel) unlike most other models (aluminium or stainless steel) that do not.
  4. Dr. Kovatchian

    Dr. Kovatchian

    That is a fine putter...
    I have used Bartenders Helper to remove rust.
    Wet your putter and sprinkle a little helper on the surface and wipe with a sponge.

    Should do the trick!

    Dr. K
  5. Not sure I can add anything to the debate but I must say I admire your taste in putters...
    I've had the pleasure to have owned a few, including a Newport 2 that had cross-hatching on the face.
    I never could keep the rust away from that face - it had a fleece lining in the head cover that certainly didn't help but it seemed to attract dampness.
    I even used a smear of machine oil on the face in an attempt to keep the rust away.
    Lost patience with it in the end and P/ex'd it for something requiring less maintenance.

    Seems that Scotty has come on considerably since those early models.
    Good luck with your acquisition
  6. Tyler H

    Tyler H
    Appleton, WI

    For small bits of surface rust, I have found that Flitz works the best and is not too abrasive that you need to worry about it removing the finish.

  7. Hulon M

    Hulon M
    Geneva, AL

    00000 steel wool, go to a hardware store try a product called Flitz. Has worked fairly well for me over the years..
  8. Does anyone know if the Putter Statistics changed from 2018 to 2019 for the Crown Cameron Newport 2? I can’t find a 2018 now and seemed like it was heavier and had a harder club face(more of a click) to it... Thanks!!
  9. larry m

    larry m
    columbiana, OH

    I have used regular oil with a toothbrush

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