How to Polish Golf Clubs with Dremel

Whether you are a professional or an amateur golfer, you will always dream of a better score.  Debris and dirt from soil particles can significantly affect the trajectory of your shot. A good golf game is about how you control the ball and your accuracy. Ensuring that your golf club is always clean and free from debris is vital in improving your game. 

A Dremel tool ensures that you can clean your golf club whenever possible. It allows you to clean the spikes with a special brush, which gives you a smooth pivot. The machine runs on 4 AA batteries that are long-lasting and readily available. 

The condition of your golf club is an accurate representation of who you are as a person. As you prepare for your next game, ensure that your most important tool, the golf club, is shiny and clean. You sure don’t want to be the talk of the game due to poor scores as a result of a dirty or rusty golf club.

Described below is a step-by-step guide you can follow on how to polish golf clubs with Dremel.

Requirements for Polishing Using Dremel

Before you begin the process, you first need to determine what you require for the cleaning to go smoothly. Ensure that you have the following items to proceed to the next step.

  • Cleaning rug/ microfiber piece of cloth
  • Two-speed rotary Dremel tool
  • Polishing kit
  • A clamp

If the golf club is too rusty, you will require a wire brush to remove the hard rust. 

Step 1. Cleaning the Golf Club

  • Using water and small amount of soap, thoroughly clean the dirty golf club until all the dirt is gone. Using water may not be necessary if you don’t have the time or the resources to do so. You can go ahead and use the cleaning rug to wipe off any debris and soil particles stuck on the clubface. 
  • The cleaning helps to remove any oxidation on the metallic surface. If the rust is too hard, use a wire brush to scrub the rust from the surface gently. This also helps to remove any dry soil that sticks on the clubface. 

Step 2. Getting the Dremel Ready

  • There are several types of Dremel tools; however, the one we will be using here is a two-speed rotary tool. By two speeds, it means that you have two-speed options on which the Dremel operates. For instance, you can have one that has the option of 7,000 and 14,000 rpm. Some machines are set with speeds that go up to 15,000 rpm. 
  • It is, however, advisable that you pick a machine that does not exceed 15,000 rpm, as this may damage your golf club. Therefore you need to set the speed at 14,000 rpm.
  • After setting the Dremel at the required speed, apply the cleaning compound from the polishing kit on a buffing material (yellow cotton wheel) and attach it to the machine. Note that you only need a small amount of the compound for polishing your golf with a Dremel.  

Step 3.  Polishing the Golf Club Using Dremel

This is the most crucial part of the cleaning process, and you should therefore be careful.

  • Ensure that you have your protective goggles for your eyes and an apron for your clothes. 
  • Clamp the golf club in a firm position. You can use a vise if a clamp is not available.  
  • Turn the tool on and work on the club’s face using the edges of the buffing material to get into the crevices. The firm yellow cotton wheel will remove any oxidation stains and deep clean the surface of the clubface. 
  • To remove tiny surface scratches from the clubface, apply the buffing compound to a smoother cotton wheel from your collection and work over the entire clubface. This will leave you with a more shiny surface compared to the initial step.
  • The last step is to use a softer white cotton wheel and apply the buffing compound to polish the clubface finally and achieve a glossier look. At this point, your golf club should look brand new. You can use the process to clean any other metallic surface of the club. 

Note that too much pressure will decrease the Dremel tool’s performance because it is the tips of the cotton wheel that do the cleaning. You can carry your device out to the course because it is entirely portable. This is the simplest method you can follow to polish your golf club with a Dremel. 

How to Maintain Your Golf Clubs

  • Maintaining your golf clubs involves cleaning them properly and regularly, and ensuring they are always in perfect condition. It is crucial that you store your golf clubs indoors and do not leave them in sweltering conditions. 
  • Before storing the clubs, make sure that they are free from any moisture, as this may cause rusting on the shaft and clubhead. 
  • Always wipe your golf club as frequently as possible using a towel whenever you are doing your rounds. This will prevent debris from sticking on the clubface. Always remember also to clean the grips of your club. 

There are many tools available on the market suitable for polishing your golf club. However, some of these tools are quite expensive. Golfers prefer Dremels instead of other tools because they are cheaper and easier to use, and do a better job. Using your own Dremel to polish your golf clubs is very simple as long as you follow the steps outlined above. 

A polished golf club gives you the confidence and moral to perform even better. Having a Dremel tool by your side whenever you go to the course is crucial. Some come with bags that allow you to carry the tool when on the course, so that whenever you are stuck with debris, you quickly clean them out and maintain your shiny-looking club.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How do I get my golf clubs to shine again?

Using the procedure described above, you can get back the shiny look on your golf club. If you do not have a Dremel, you can apply metal polish or car wheel polish and work on your club until you get the shiny look back. 

Q: Can you buff out scratches on a golf club using a Dremel?

Deep scratches are almost impossible to remove. However, you can use the buffing compound and the Dremel tool to work over tiny scratches on the golf club’s metallic parts. 

Q: Can you use WD 40 to clean a golf club?

WD 40 can be used to clean the iron surfaces of a golf club. Using WD 40 on non-metallic surfaces can be detrimental. Avoid using it on clubs made of graphite and wood. 

Watch this video on how to clean your golf clubs with Dremel tools

Last Updated on March 3, 2021 by Tom Fiore

Hey ! I'm Tom. I have been playing Golf for most of my adulthood and have an experience of about 10+ Years. I love to guide people on their golf journey and share my experience of playing Golf, using products and all the tips I have for people out there ! Thanks for reading my blog.

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