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Title: Blue Oil Flame discovery/care NEW pic
Post by: finalist on January 12, 2011, 12:49:19 PM
Title: Re: Blue Oil Flame discovery/care
Post by: finalist on January 12, 2011, 12:51:15 PM
The last two pics are in bad lighting, so you'll have to imagine something closer to the first pic.
Title: Re: Blue Oil Flame discovery/care
Post by: eddiea54 on January 12, 2011, 01:21:08 PM
Nice job Ryan.  My blue oil flamed Bombora has a different tone to it, but the same color variations.   
Title: Re: Blue Oil Flame discovery/care
Post by: Pure745 on January 12, 2011, 01:21:17 PM
damn Ryan.. that is a BAD putter!  Love that finish.
Title: Re: Blue Oil Flame discovery/care
Post by: jtitleist12 on January 12, 2011, 01:33:59 PM
Ryan,

Great post!

That putter is absolutely unbelievable...sick!

-Josh
Title: Re: Blue Oil Flame discovery/care
Post by: finalist on January 12, 2011, 01:38:49 PM
Nice job Ryan.  My blue oil flamed Bombora has a different tone to it, but the same color variations.   

Have yet to see a version of Blue Oil Flamed I don't like. Originally mine was more of a grey steel color with more blues in it. I thought I wiped the finish off when I applied oil to the head, so I sent it back to Byron for a refreshing. He put the more Japanese style Blue Oil finish on it that has a darker base color. I kept thinking don't touch the head too much because that will rub the cool looking hues off. Eventually they faded again, so I thought I'd wash it just because it had some dirt on it from gaming. After I washed and dried the head the colors were back!
Title: Re: Blue Oil Flame discovery/care
Post by: finalist on January 18, 2011, 12:37:43 PM
Here's another picture of Blue Oil flamed on stainless AFTER washing it with soap and water and drying it with a clean cloth... outdoor light. Compare to the indoor light of the pics above.
Title: Re: Blue Oil Flame discovery/care NEW pic
Post by: yoshiod9 on January 18, 2011, 02:37:29 PM
Looks good, Ryan!  Can't wait for the Mixer to roll some more putts with her.  5 minutes wasn't long enough this past month. 
Title: Re: Blue Oil Flame discovery/care NEW pic
Post by: eddiea54 on January 18, 2011, 04:27:04 PM
Here's another picture of Blue Oil flamed on stainless AFTER washing it with soap and water and drying it with a clean cloth... outdoor light. Compare to the indoor light of the pics above.


Ryan, that's a killer photo!  You captured the colors well!  Portraying the colors of the Blue Oil through pictures is no easy task!
Title: Re: Blue Oil Flame discovery/care NEW pic
Post by: Redman on January 26, 2011, 11:19:28 PM
So with the blue oil flamed on stainless, do you still need to keep it oiled?
Title: Re: Blue Oil Flame discovery/care NEW pic
Post by: finalist on January 26, 2011, 11:39:36 PM
So with the blue oil flamed on stainless, do you still need to keep it oiled?

At first I was keeping it oiled to see if that helped protect it. There is some sort of chemical process that (I think) happens when the metal is heated that creates a darker tone that looks a little like rust, but it's not. I think it's carbon, even in SS, that shows. Once I washed the finish with water and soap the colors looked so good I stopped using oil. I guess even SS can rust, but I've had no rust issues and nolonger use any oils.

Other people have better knowledge than me on the care directions, but for me I don't do anything except wash it once a week just to see the colors.

I'd like to hear from others also. How's the satin blue oil holding up?
Title: Re: Blue Oil Flame discovery/care NEW pic
Post by: timastyle on February 02, 2011, 09:27:43 PM
Ryan - Will this work for ALL finishes such as the oil can finish or is this just for the blue oil?
Title: Re: Blue Oil Flame discovery/care NEW pic
Post by: finalist on February 02, 2011, 09:42:59 PM
Just blue oil ON stainless steel. Completely different for oil can which is applied to carbon steel heads. Oil can and black oxide need a silicon spray or gun oil product to keep the finishes from rusting.

My tip is for blue oil on a polished stainless steel head. Some blue oil finishes are on carbon. Those would require care to prevent rust.

Title: Re: Blue Oil Flame discovery/care NEW pic
Post by: timastyle on February 03, 2011, 01:09:13 AM
Thanks for the clarification.  I wasn't sure if the other finishes (oil can) could be done on a stainless.  Thanks again!
Title: Re: Blue Oil Flame discovery/care NEW pic
Post by: jvalente on January 15, 2013, 11:28:07 PM
Okay, this really works!

Sometimes it's the simple things in life that make all the difference
Title: Re: Blue Oil Flame discovery/care NEW pic
Post by: big dozer on February 10, 2015, 02:38:21 PM
That is an amazing putter.
Title: Re: Blue Oil Flame discovery/care NEW pic
Post by: rsmc on March 26, 2015, 04:21:16 PM
Anyone see the same thing happening on the matte blue oil finish?  Is this process recommended for the matte finish as well?
Title: Re: Blue Oil Flame discovery/care NEW pic
Post by: fjk on May 02, 2016, 07:48:23 PM
Nice! Definitely going to try this. Cant believe I overlooked it years ago.
Title: Re: Blue Oil Flame discovery/care NEW pic
Post by: tridying on May 26, 2016, 03:53:23 PM
Amazing putter