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Can I cold weld over golf club engravings and then rechrome them?
I have some golf clubs that I want to remove the engraved logos on but I really don't want to have to have the clubs welded as it would effect the performance of the clubs. Do you know if there are any cold welding items similar to J-B Weld [affil link] that will hold up good to the rechroming of the heads? I can't seem to find any chroming places that can answer this for me. I plan on having the clubs stripped to raw metal, do the filling if possible, and then send them in for rechroming. Thanks for any info.Dusty Dowdle
Ed. note: Sorry, this RFQ is outdated so private contact is no longer available, but public technical replies are still welcome! No public brand/source suggestions please ( huh? why?)
Hi, Dusty. You'll be much better off sending the clubs "as is" to a plating shop, and for the same reasons that you don't take your old transmission out or your old faucet washer out before calling a professional to put in a new one. If it fails, whose fault is it?
There is a product called Lab-metal [an error occurred while processing this directive] which some shops electroplate over. There is also lead body filler, brazing, or brush plating to fill the engraving. I'd say keep trying plating shops until you find one that knows how to do the whole project. Maybe one will respond in private to your inquiry. Good luck!
Ted Mooney, P.E.
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