How To Polish Golf Clubs With Dremel | Plus More Dremel Tips

Maintaining your golf club’s appearance is at the top of every golfer’s list. Golfers spend a lot of money on their golf clubs. As such, they want them to look like new for years after purchase. There are a couple different options in keeping your clubs looking brand new, but we have a secret tool for any golf looking to keep their golf clubs in tip top shape.

This above-mentioned tool is none other than a Dremel. A Dremel power tool is an excellent choice in maintaining your golf equipment. From polishing to rust removal, a Dremel can really do it all.

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

What Is A Dremel? 

For those who don’t know, Dremel is a brand of power tools that are often used for home projects. Products such as the Dremel 3000, a high-speed rotary tool, are commonly used for grinding, sharpening, cutting, sanding and carving. The user can get the desired effect from the tool by inserting the desired bit. Some of the bits available are perfect for cleaning and polishing metal, which means that the Dremel can be used effectively on golf clubs. 

How To Polish Golf Clubs With Dremel? 

Polishing your golf club with a Dremel is pretty easy. Follow the steps below for the best results.

What You Will Need

  • Polish Cream
  • Dremel
  • Dremel Polishing Attachment
  • Vice Grip
  • Cloth

Step By Step Instructions

  1. Secure your club soundly with a vice grip. You need the club to be fixed in one position to avoid damaging the club or hurting yourself.  
  2. Apply a small amount of polish cream on the club face.
  3. Attach A Dremel Polishing Attachment. We recommend Eve Chrom Plus as it made for polishing chrome finished metal
  4. Turn the Dremel on its lowest level. Polish the troubled areas of the club. Apply more polish cream as needed.
  5. Remove any remaining polish with a cloth. Repeat this process as many times as needed to get your clubs looking brand new!

Is It Safe To Use A Dremel To Polish My Golf Clubs? 

Now, is it safe to use Dremel on your golf clubs? The short answer is yes. As long as you’re using the correct bit, one that is designed for polishing and cleaning, then it’s perfectly safe to use a Dremel on your golf clubs.

You need to make sure that you’re using the correct bit, one that is designed for cleaning or polishing. You will need to avoid bits metal or coarse bristles. Using a bit with metal bristles, or a bit that is designed for sanding, sharpening or cutting will ruin the club face, leaving it damaged and unplayable. So while it is safe to use a Dremel to polish your golf clubs, you must do so in the correct way, otherwise it can easily go wrong. 

If you’re looking to polish the shafts, then again, a Dremel will do the job with the correct polishing bit, though be careful not to do this if you have graphite shafts. 

Can I Use A Dremel To Remove Rust From My Irons? 

There is a divide in opinion here. Technically, using say a two-speed Dremel with a wire-brush bit does remove rust, and does a more than reasonable job of doing so. However, this process has to be done very carefully. It may not only remove rust, but remove a layer of the club face itself, which can damage the golf club. This is why many people would advise against using a Dremel to remove rust from your irons. 

You could also use a Dremel with a polishing or cleaning brush, one that isn’t as harsh as a wire brush. This is perhaps the safest Dremel option for removing rust from golf irons. 

Can I Use A Dremel To Regroove My Irons? 

There will likely be a difference of opinion here, depending on who you ask. You can use a Dremel to regroove your irons, but should you? Probably not, as it’s very easy to get this wrong and thus damage the club face. 

The grooves in the club face will become less effective over time. Groves will typically wear out every three years for the average golfer. At this point, you have three choices. You can use a regrooving tool, you can pay a professional to regroove your clubs, or you can purchase a new club. 

Safety Tips For Using Dremel On Your Golf Clubs? 

There are a few things to note before taking your Dremel and getting to work on your clubs. They are as follows: 

  • Use a vice – If you’re going to use a Dremel on your golf clubs, then you don’t want to be holding the Dremel in one hand and the club in the other. Use a vice to position your club and have it securely fastened before getting to work. 
  • Avoid use on graphite – If you have graphite shafts, then be sure not to use the Dremel on your shafts, as it will likely damage them. 
  • Wear protective gear – Protective goggles/glasses and gloves are essential when using a power tool such as Dremel

Final Thoughts? 

A Dremel can be an excellent tool to help in maintaining your golf clubs. It can clean off debris, polish metal, as well as remove stubborn rust.

Use the tips above to keep your golf clubs looking like they just came out of the box. Just remember to follow proper safety protocol when cleaning with a Dremel as it can be dangerous, if not used properly.

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