HotMetal Failings

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UK
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JPX 900 mixed forged and Hotmetal
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Mizuno
#1
Has anyone else found that the metal plating on their JPX 900 HotMetal Irons just peels off?
The black metal beneath the plating is both ugly and now starting to corrode - not something I expected from a great brand like Mizuno!
 

Brattz

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Mizuno JPX 919 Tour (4-PW) - Project X LZ 6.5 120g - 0.5° Flat - 1/2"+
Driver
Titleist TS3 - HC Project X LZ17 6.5 60g, 9.5°, A1 - 11g
#4
They look fake
 

seanmor

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Kilmarnock, Scotland.
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Caprington Golf Club Kilmarnock
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MP20 HMB 7-PW ProlectX LZ 5.5 115g
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ST 200X 10.5 deg Mfusion D39R -R flex shaft
#5
I have to say my first impressions are the same as Brattz it looks fake..!

How about giving us a bit more information..?

(1) how old are the irons

(2) did you buy them new or used and who did you buy them from ie from a Mizuno official outlet or private sale

(3) what is the six digit number etched on the hosel above where it says (CHROMOLY 4140M) and what letter follows at the end of the six digit number is it S or C

(4) and can you upload more photos showing different angles of view bottom sole, top line and back view that shows the back cavity area insert badge with the running bird logo and the JPX 900 Hot Metal Mizuno lettering.
 
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JPX 900 mixed forged and Hotmetal
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Mizuno
#6
I have to say my first impressions are the same as Brattz it looks fake..!

How about giving us a bit more information..?

(1) how old are the irons

(2) did you buy them new or used and who did you buy them from ie from a Mizuno official outlet or private sale

(3) what is the six digit number etched on the hosel above where it says (CHROMOLY 4140M) and what letter follows at the end of the six digit number is it S or C

(4) and can you upload more photos showing different angles of view bottom sole, top line and back view that shows the back cavity area insert badge with the running bird logo and the JPX 900 Hot Metal Mizuno lettering.[/QUOT
Guys , not fake! Almost sounds like you work for Mizuno. Fitted to me by Mizuno on visit to my club. 071117C is number printed on club.
 

LOS

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#8
Does the iron have a fine crack on the edge?
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If it is one then I suspect water has seeped in.
 
Joined
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JPX 900 mixed forged and Hotmetal
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Mizuno
#10
After a clean I could see there was no crack, i think it was dirt from having just played. The pictures may not be the best but there is no crack.
I only play once a week and have had the clubs since May 2018. I really don't think this is good enough from Mizuno.

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PaulBoy

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#11
Hello ... How many clubs has this happened to? - The club in the pics looks like it has hit something to take a chunk out of it? - Once that happens (ime) it is impossible to stop the chrome from peeling away - If it's not just damage to one club and some / all of them are like this, then I would be equally hacked off & be
contacting Mizuno for some answers ...
Paul
 
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#12
I have a mixed set of irons, 4,5&6 are Hotmetal others are forged. The 5 is by far the worst but I can see some evidence of this on the 4 too.
I am hacked off, it is true. I would welcome advice on how to contact Mizuno but unfortunately the Pro that I bought through is no longer in business and others with Mizuno accounts would, understandably, be reticent of pushing Mizuno on my behalf as they don't owe me anything and wouldn't want to upset Mizuno. That leaves me out in the cold!

If anyone from Mizuno monitors this forum - I would welcome a discussion on this.
 

LOS

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#13
I am slightly confused.


"Fitted to me by Mizuno on visit to my club. 071117C is number printed on club."

"I only play once a week and have had the clubs since May 2018 "

The clubs were built 7 november 2017 and you didn't receive them until 6 months later. Any idea where they were and how they were stored until you got them?
 

DennisMiller

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Miami, Florida
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#14
Could you send it to Mizuno without too much cost? Maybe they could fix it, but they might also be able to tell you whether they are genuine, in which case, I'm not sure what they would do if they aren't. Where did you buy them? Any recourse there?
 
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Mizuno
#15
Mizuno took a look at the clubs and are not prepared to do anything other than offer me a bit of a discount on a new set of 919's. Pretty poor in my opinion, I really liked my JPX900s but this has put me off Mizuno for life - would probably have bought 2 0r 3 new sets in the time I have left golfing!
 

BRUCELILY

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#16
Happened to me and were replaced. The lacquer appeared to be coming off the irons and were reported inside a year.
 

MPX

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JPX919 Hot Metal Pro 4-PW (C Taper Lite stiff), T20 wedges chrome - 50 / 56
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ST200X driver, ST200x 3wood, ST200x 5 wood
#17
I won't / can't comment on specific cases. But most manufacturing defects rear their head within a year of purchase.....hence the warranty. If the irons come back to Mizuno for inspection - you've done everything you can do. They go back to the factory and are inspected by people with the most knowledge. The retailer would normally get feedback on why they were / weren't considered under a warranty. Often will be because damage is considered normal wear and tear, cosmetic or misuse. Or just outside of that one year period.
 
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