Cleaning Golf Clubs With Coke? How To Guide

Cleaning your golf clubs with Coca-Cola may seem like a crazy idea but it works! Surprisingly, Coke can be very effective solution for removing rust, dirt, and debris from golf clubs. Coca-Cola contains acids and carbonation strong enough to clean your clubs while still being gentle enough to not damage them.

Given that cleaning your clubs with Coca-Cola is uncommon, you may not know the correct way to go about it. It’s important to get it right to make sure your clubs get cleaned properly.

In the article below, we are going to cover all you need to know about cleaning your clubs with Coke. We have a lot to cover so let’s get started.

Why Do People Use Soda To Clean Their Golf Clubs?

It seems absurd that people would choose to use coke to clean their golf clubs when there are many specialized cleaning products out there. However, there are plenty of golfers out there who swear by this soda-based method for a number of reasons.

1.) Its Ingredients Can Easily Remove Dirt And Debris

While most people simply look at coke as a tasty, fizzy drink, it actually contains ingredients which make it excellent for cleaning golf clubs.

Two key ingredients in any bottle of coke are phosphoric acid and citric acid. These acids are useful when it comes to cutting through dirt and rust. If your clubs are looking rusty then soaking them in a bucket of coke may well be the best solution.

The acid in the coke is not strong. This means that if you do decide to try coke as a cleaning method, you will have to leave your club to soak in it for quite a while to obtain the best results.

Another ingredient in coke that helps with cleaning golf clubs is carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide is what causes coke to bubble and fizz. These bubbles will help to break down any stains on your club.

Please note that you should not use coke, or any other fizzy soda, to clean the grips on your clubs.

2.) Coca-Cola Can Remove Rust

 Coke is formulated with weak acids such as citric and phosphoric acid. These acids react to rust on metals which allows rust to dissolve. Handyman have been using this trick for decades as it is a cheap. effective way to remove rust!

3.) It’s A Common Household Item

Another reason why coke is a popular item for cleaning golf clubs is because it’s so easy to get hold of. If you don’t already have a bottle or two lying around somewhere then every convenience store in your local areas will be on hand to provide you with some.

This is in contrast to specialist golf club cleaning kits. These kits usually have to be ordered online and can take days to arrive.

Additionally, bottles of coke are cheaper than golf cleaning kits. So, if you’re looking for a cost-effective, hassle-free solution for cleaning your clubs, then a bottle of coke is the answer.

How To Wash Your Clubs With Coca-Cola

To wash your clubs with Coke, you will need two buckets, access to water, a cleaning brush, and of course some Coca-Cola. Start by filling up one bucket with warm water and the other with Coke.

Fill the water bucket about a third of the way with warm water and the other bucket with just enough Coca-Cola so that your club faces are submerged when in the bucket.

Let your clubs soak for 15-20 minutes in the Coke. Use a brush to scrub your clubs after they soaked to remove any loose impediments. Repeat this process as necessary to remove any debris or rust.

Next, dunk your newly cleaned clubs in the water bucket to remove any remaining Coke residue. You want to make sure that all the Coke is removed before the next step. Lastly, be sure to let your clubs dry before putting them back in your bag.

Can Soda Damage Your Golf Clubs When Cleaning?

It’s important to remember a couple of things when it comes to cleaning your golf clubs with soda. First of all, only clean metallic surfaces with coke. Avoid washing your grips and graphite shafts with coca-cola and other sodas.

Coke can cause stains and potentially damage non-metal surfaces. You don’t want a nice expensive set of clubs being ruined by coke stains. This can potentially happen to your club heads so make sure you don’t leave them sitting in coke for too long and always remember to rinse them down with water afterwards.

As a general rule, only use coke to clean your golf clubs when they need a deep cleaning or if you have a rust developing. For routine cleanings, we would always recommend using dish soap and water to clean your clubs.

Can I Use Other Sodas To Clean My Clubs?

Other sodas will work to clean your golf clubs if they also contain phosphoric acid and citric acid. All fizzy sodas contain carbon dioxide so that doesn’t need to be considered. So, if you want a soda alternative to coke, make sure to read the ingredients on the bottle label before purchasing and using.

Looking for other ways to clean and polish your golf clubs? Check out our articles on cleaning your clubs with soap and water, polishing them with a Dremel, power washing golf clubs and so much more on the rest of the site!

Final Thoughts

Coke can be an effective washing solution to remove minor rust and debris from your golf clubs. The acids and carbonation in Coke make it strong enough to clean your clubs while gentle enough to not damage them. While using Coca-Cola to clean your clubs is not necessary for normal cleanings, it can be an effective tool in your cleaning tool belt. Use the tips above to maximize cleaning your clubs with Coke.

Follow the tips above to wash your golf gear safely and effectively. Hopefully you liked this article and found it informative. Check out our other blog posts if you liked this one!

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