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Rust on Forged irons - how to avoid?

Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:00 am

Posted by bhoywonder


Hi

Has anyone else had problems with rust spots appearing on the face of their clubs? I got my MP53's a week ago and have noticed rust spots on the face of the PW and 6iron. Mizuno want me to send them back for inspection, which is going to leave me without clubs for a while. Not good. Ive attached a photo for reference.
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Re: MP53's rusting after a week!!

Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:11 am

Posted by Ash1974


Do you clean them, because from the look of that photo it looks like you don't?

Do you use head covers for your irons?

I clean mine after every round with a nylon brush and mild soapy water, then dry them off with a towel.

No rust spots on any of my 53s and they are a few months old and been played plenty of times in the rain recently :)
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Re: MP53's rusting after a week!!

Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:12 am

Posted by Dasher390


Were these clubs brand new, if so that is a problem?
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Re: MP53's rusting after a week!!

Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:22 am

Posted by db.


I don't clean my mp62's very often (maybe 5 times in the last year), and they are perfect. I do not store them away wet though, I leave them out to dry and wipe them over.

That doesn't look good after 1 week though!!!
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Re: MP53's rusting after a week!!

Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:23 am

Posted by bhoywonder


Clubs are brand new and only a week old!! Yes I clean them with a towel after most shots, the picture taken was at the end of a round so obviously they are not spotless. Dont use iron covers. Never have done in the past and have never seen this problem before.

Did play 1 round in the rain, however that should not be an excuse for clubs to rust a week after taking out the wrappers.
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Re: MP53's rusting after a week!!

Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:47 am

Posted by MPX


Just on one club - or whole set?

Very abrasive bunker material? On rare occassions have heard of greenkeepers using a different chemical that has an impact.

Or you could just be very unlucky with faulty chrome.

Best bet is to send them back to us.
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Re: MP53's rusting after a week!!

Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:46 am

Posted by bhoywonder


Thanks MPX. So far its the 6 iron and PW that have the rust spots, neither of which ive hit out a bunker yet so cant be that!!

How long will it take Mizuno to review? I really cant afford to be without these clubs for long. I presume once Mizuno have them back that they will prioritise replacements where necessary?
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Re: MP53's rusting after a week!!

Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:52 pm

Posted by HAIRY ESSEX BLOKE


Hi, I had a similar thing happen with my 53's, I can only put it down to small bits of grit or similar on the ball and damp conditions. I use head covers but now clean my clubs as they come in & out of my bag, also a bit of TLC with WD40 helps. The main problem as I see it is the use of soft metal in the heads, it is part of trade off for such wonderful feel. As I say cleaning and a bit of TLC and the clubs will look after themselves and you.
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Re: MP53's rusting after a week!!

Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:19 pm

Posted by dave1803


Its happening my 8 iron too.. only after 3 or 4 weeks :(
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Re: MP53's rusting after a week!!

Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:49 pm

Posted by jonbek


I'll be furious if this happens to mine that I've just ordered.
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