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Pics please. Show me how your blue oil is aging.
« on: April 14, 2018, 11:28:08 PM »
I was just admiring one of Mr Morgan’s latest polished blue oil pieces here;

http://puttertalk.com/community/index.php?topic=48033.0

I would love to order a putter with blue oil finish but would want it to remain more or less in that condition always.

Perhaps some members with this putter finish over 2 years old could post up current pics and their tips on care as a reference?

Thanks, Gav
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Re: Pics please. Show me how your blue oil is aging.
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2018, 06:20:34 AM »
As this question has been asked before, there are a couple of threads with some thoughts on this.

Gio did a helpful write up about his experience with some member input here;  http://puttertalk.com/community/index.php?topic=46181.msg433911#msg433911

And another with an example of blue oil wear here;  http://puttertalk.com/community/index.php?topic=46106.msg432500#msg432500

What concerns me a little is in some cases patina appears to develop very quickly. 
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« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2018, 01:34:53 PM »
Here are my blue oil putters.  They are ALL holding up well, but as I've said in the other threads this is a very high maintenance finish and you have to put in the work.  The 007 is the oldest in here (about 3 years old with this finish) and it is holding up great with regular care.  The 611 matte blue oil is showing the most "issues" (some fading on surfaces and patina in the seams of the putter), but nothing worth getting too stewed about...

Even threw in here a blue oil job done by BOS Golf - it's the Bettinardi in the pictures and the finish is their polished "aquamarine"...

My opinion stays the same - this is a great finish but you need to (a) know what you're getting into since it varies greatly across steel types and degree of polish, and (b) be ready to put in the regular maintenance work. 

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Re: Pics please. Show me how your blue oil is aging.
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2018, 08:31:55 PM »
Thanks for posting those pics up.  Really nice looking line up. 

That 615 has the hues I'm after and appears to be lasting well.  The 611 I'd be disappointed with.  This is just an exercise for me to learn more about how these age, not to dish the finish at all.  And the Bettinardi is stunning.

I ordered one with matte blue oil a few years ago and it arrived looking almost chocolate color (which appealed to some) but the irregular patina on the face right from new was a turn off straight away.  It's taken me a while to come back to considering another order.

I'm thinking stainless but it appears with blue oil it's still a bit precarious with maintaining it's original appearance.  A safer bet is deepwater or black oxide.  Otherwise it's back to glass blass/tour satin.
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Re: Pics please. Show me how your blue oil is aging.
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2018, 09:20:12 PM »
Thanks for posting those pics up.  Really nice looking line up. 

That 615 has the hues I'm after and appears to be lasting well.  The 611 I'd be disappointed with.  This is just an exercise for me to learn more about how these age, not to dish the finish at all.  And the Bettinardi is stunning.

I ordered one with matte blue oil a few years ago and it arrived looking almost chocolate color (which appealed to some) but the irregular patina on the face right from new was a turn off straight away.  It's taken me a while to come back to considering another order.

I'm thinking stainless but it appears with blue oil it's still a bit precarious with maintaining it's original appearance.  A safer bet is deepwater or black oxide.  Otherwise it's back to glass blass/tour satin.

I play two Byron carbon head putters (one is finished in black oxide, one is oil can).
I also play two Byron stainless head putters (one is finished glass blast, the other has a brushed stainless finish).
The brushed stainless finish is the putter of mine that gets the most play.

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Re: Pics please. Show me how your blue oil is aging.
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 02:31:00 AM »
Yes brushed stainless is a pretty eye catching as well.  Maybe that's the safe option as I couldn't see that requiring too much maintenance. 

If you go for high polish sole on stainless (regardless of finish) I gather that would show signs of wear pretty quickly?
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Re: Pics please. Show me how your blue oil is aging.
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 07:37:51 AM »
Here are my blue oil putters.  They are ALL holding up well, but as I've said in the other threads this is a very high maintenance finish and you have to put in the work.  The 007 is the oldest in here (about 3 years old with this finish) and it is holding up great with regular care.  The 611 matte blue oil is showing the most "issues" (some fading on surfaces and patina in the seams of the putter), but nothing worth getting too stewed about...

Even threw in here a blue oil job done by BOS Golf - it's the Bettinardi in the pictures and the finish is their polished "aquamarine"...

My opinion stays the same - this is a great finish but you need to (a) know what you're getting into since it varies greatly across steel types and degree of polish, and (b) be ready to put in the regular maintenance work.
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Re: Pics please. Show me how your blue oil is aging.
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 08:21:33 AM »
Another example of color variation was when I ordered a 006 a few years ago.

I wanted the matte blue oil finish just like the first photo here from Mr Morgan's website.

The following pics are my 006 prior to delivery.  And don't get me wrong, I was excited despite a darker and less blue appearance than expected.  But the next reply will have pics in hand and a couple of macros of the patina.
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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2018, 08:26:33 AM »
And the in hand pics for your consideration.  Like Gio's experience, just not what I was expecting.  There's even irregularities on the neck and toe in the cavity shot.  So to get such a different result from the sample pic from the website (which I think I even posted to Steve when ordering) was a surprise.

Again, not a whinge thread.  Would really like to see some more pics of blue oil finishes over time.
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