Here’s a Quick Way to Polish Golf Clubs Easily with a Drill!

Golf Clubs looking dull and a little tired? Discolored? Full of scratches? It might be time to invest in a Metal Buffing Kit from LINE10 Tools.

There are many - and I mean many - versions of metal polishing kits and tools on the market. But which one to choose? Since most of us do not want to spend the money to buy a special polishing machine and dedicate space in the garage for it, why not utilize tools you already have at home?

I’m talking about your good ol’ drill. Your electric drill is probably one of the most used tools in your home. Using your own drill to polish golf clubs is easy. All you need is a drill, stainless steel Buffing Polishing kit

In this article we are going to go over how to polish your golf clubs with a drill.

Getting Ready for the Buffing Process

One of the most important considerations when polishing your clubs is safety, please wear safety equipment such as eye protection, hearing protection and gloves when working with power tools.

Metal polishing is straightforward. Before you begin, make sure you have the following items:

The vise is optional. It can be tricky to clean a golf club while holding it in one hand and the drill in the other. To make the process easier, use a soft tipped clamp or a vise with a pair of soft jaw liner pads to safely hold the club in the vise without damaging it. You can also put a block of wood and a towel or anything soft between the club and vise.

Step by step to using your Drill to Polish The Golf Club Metal Surface

Step 0 Surface Preparation

The first thing you need to do is prepare the surface for the buffing process, start with a good heavy duty scrubbing and cleaning of the surface of the club to remove surface rust and oxidation.

Its important to note that the buffing and polishing process will Not remove scratches or dents that you can feel with your finger nail, they are too deep and need to be wet sanded, here is a good article you can read on this.

We recommend wet sanding from a coarser grit to remove deep scratches up to 2000 grits to get the best final results.


Step #1

Now you’ve got your club all set for polishing. Next, apply the #1 buffing compound with the yellow firm cotton buffing wheel. Remember, you only need a small amount of compound.

The firm wheel with the compound will deep clean the surface and remove oxidation stains and discolaration.

Step #2

The second step is to follow up with the second yellow firm polishing wheel with #2 buffing compound to remove discolorations and small surface scratches.

Step #3

The final step is to apply the white soft wheel with #5 polishing compound to achieve that new club, glossy look. This will also protect the club and make it easier to clean and maintain after each use.


Here is a video demonstration of the buffing process:


Maintaining Your Golf Clubs

Always make sure to maintain and clean your golf clubs. A dirty club can drastically affect club performance. There is a reason those grooves are in your irons and drivers. Grooves are the “gutters” of your club. They pick up dirt, moisture, and grass and move it away from your ball. That allows for a cleaner impact and more consistent shot.

Soiled grooves can also mess up the spin on your ball. In fact, if grooves are clogged, your ball may spin more than you want. Clogged grooves increase surface area, which increases the potential spin of your ball.

Final Thoughts

A dirty club that alters your shot is the last thing you need when out on the course. Make things easier by grabbing a metal polishing kit to fit on your cordless drill. In 30 minutes you can get your clubs sparkling clean. Regularly polishing your golf clubs will ensure that they last longer and easier to clean and maintain after each use.


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