Wedge shafts rusting / putting

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By Andrew Z

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  1. Had anyone had any issues with stock shafts on Vokey wedges rusting or pitting? I bought a set of three SM7 wedges maybe 10 or 11 months ago. All three have abnormal signs of wear and deterioration. Can someone advise what is the best way to handle? Here is a photo of the shaft on my 52 degree which is the worst of the three.

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  2. Dale V

    Dale V
    Escondido, CA

    Wow! Did you purchase them from a golf shop or second hand or on-line? My guess would be that some sort of chemical was used to remove stickers/labels and it damaged the finish to the chrome, thus allowing that area to rust. I could be wrong but that's what it looks like from the picture being that the rust is confined to just one concentrated area. No way to reverse it now, the chrome has already been compromised. You can use steel wool to make it look better and keep them oiled but they still won't match the rest of the shaft. Sorry to see this.
  3. Todd T

    Todd T
    San Diego, CA

    Only time I've seen a shaft rust was at the tip/ferrule from dunking head in the club cleaner. You only recourse is too reshaft.
  4. Ralph C

    Ralph C
    South Bend, IN

    I know the shafts on counterfeit Scottys rust almost instantly. That would be something that would raise a red flag for me with these. I honestly can't imagine what could have caused this normally.
  5. Andrew, how old is your bag? Are you sure that's rust and not the bag dividers leaving sticky wear on the shafts? Had the same stuff on graphite shafts and was able to clean it off. Just a thought.

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