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Question on finishes
« on: May 07, 2016, 08:14:37 AM »
First time poster here. I stumbled onto Byron Morgan a few weeks ago and I am going to order one. I love the brushed blue look. I will buy a stainless putter. How well does it hold up? I don't know why but it looks like the kind of finish that will just look like raw steel after playing with it for a year or so. I am wanting something that isn't too shiny in the sun but also something that will be pretty well maintenance free.

Does anybody have a brushed blue that has been well used for a year or so?

Or any suggestions

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Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2016, 08:43:01 AM »
In my experience, brushed stainless still offers a bit of glare on bright, sunny days. As far as the blue oil on stainless, you can get patina spots that look like rust as the putter ages. It isn't anything major but almost like 'freckles' on the putter. They developed on my brushed blue oil DH89 first off and I didn't care for the imperfect look so I removed the finish with flitz polish. Now it just has the raw brushed finish with no spots.

I also have a DaKine mini that is matte blue oil on stainless steel. There is zero glare off of it and has a dull blue/grey color to it. It too has developed some of the patina but in a different manner. More of a uniform light browning, rather than spots. I didn't remove the blue oil from it because it blends better with the putters finish than the brushed blue oil spotting.

There is no way to keep this patina from developing, as I've read it is just a part of what happens when the steel is heated. The only maintenance is warm, soapy water to keep the colors popping, but it isn't necessary for general upkeep. Hope this helps, just my personal experience with blue oil on stainless Byrons.
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Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2016, 09:50:18 AM »
Thanks for the reply. I just might like the look of the brushed blue too much to not order it.
I'm not too worried about a little patina. I just want to keep the blue.

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Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2016, 09:53:12 AM »
Glass blast finish is the way to go IMO if your looking for a maintenance free no nonsense finish.

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Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2016, 10:18:01 AM »
You are probably right about the glass blast. Something about some of the other finishes. And probably the ones that will change over time that have a "more custom" look. I guess I need to decide between ease of use versus pizzazz.

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Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2016, 10:44:05 AM »
How about matte blue oil then?

It's a matte/glass blasted head with the blue oil flame finish.

Functional + pizzazz

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Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2016, 02:02:33 PM »
Maybe that's the answer. I haven't see enough of them yet. I'll do a search. All I know is I won't enjoy waiting whenever I make my decisions.

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Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2016, 02:40:10 PM »
I have a couple Stainless with Blue oil finish.  One of which is 6 years old and used heavily, the other is 5 years old and never gamed.  It's a tale of two cities. 

The bombora, heavily used one still has a few hints of blue oil finish on it.  But mostly gone.  It's developed a bit of patina in certain spots.  I'd say after about 3 years it started to fade a bit. 

The Mini89 has been played maybe once and has stayed in the house, carpet rolled etc.  It still looks the same as the day I bought it.  Atleast 5 years old now.   Very deep blue color.
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Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2016, 04:07:04 PM »
Go blue with Byron. You won't regret it.
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Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2016, 09:40:42 AM »
Has anyone had issues with brushed blue oil scratching with velcro?

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Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2016, 10:48:14 AM »
Just to give everyone an update, I took the plunge. I ordered a DH89 brushed blue on stainless. It will be my first non scotty putter since about '98 or 99. I am really excited to get it.

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Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2016, 11:00:03 AM »
Great choice.  Love the brushed blue oil....

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Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2016, 11:01:53 AM »
And the wait begins ;)  congratulations.

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Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2016, 12:06:11 PM »
Good choice. You may never buy another Cameron!
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Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2016, 07:39:03 AM »
I have a couple Stainless with Blue oil finish... 

Eddie would certainly know what he is talking about and would not give you a bum steer on finish wear.

Also Mike (aka mikey town) has some really stunning blue oil finishes on his stainless putters and has link to his build threads from his Byron collection page here;

http://puttertalk.com/community/index.php?topic=41674.msg398101#msg398101

Just a great resource.
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Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2016, 09:50:59 AM »
I like the soft feel of carbon steel but the maintenance is an issue.  To solve the problem I have carbon steel putters plated in copper.  I love the look of copper patina and never have to worry about rust while maintaining a soft feel.
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Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #16 on: May 23, 2016, 01:13:09 PM »
What's the difference between 'Glass Blast' and the old 'Tour Satin'?

Just a name change? Media? Or is that a secret sauce question?

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Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2016, 01:27:40 PM »
What's the difference between 'Glass Blast' and the old 'Tour Satin'?

Just a name change? Media? Or is that a secret sauce question?
One and the same AFAIK
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Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2016, 07:34:37 PM »
What's the difference between 'Glass Blast' and the old 'Tour Satin'?

Just a name change? Media? Or is that a secret sauce question?
One and the same AFAIK

I think I would agree with that
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Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2018, 12:24:23 PM »
I am about to order a 615 with tour satin finish but high polish on face and sole. Anybody have thoughts on that? I had a suggestion to do brushed with the high polish face and sole....

dans4fun

Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2018, 04:53:22 PM »
 :)

Great choice.

I've done the Triple Polish.  Which I believe is Polished face, sole and bumpers. 

Can't beat it for looks!

Good luck on the order.

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Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2018, 02:16:05 PM »
I am about to order a 615 with tour satin finish but high polish on face and sole. Anybody have thoughts on that? I had a suggestion to do brushed with the high polish face and sole....

Which specifications did you order ?

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Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #22 on: November 29, 2018, 04:15:06 PM »


Which specifications did you order ?


34", 70* lie and 3* loft.

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Byron stamped on face on heel.
615 stamped vertically downwards in cavity towards toe.

ZERO paint fill on any of those three. Wanted it super clean.
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Re: Question on finishes
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2018, 01:58:24 PM »
Here are some quick pics of my DH-89.  :)
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