Best Way to Restore a Studio Stainless Newport 2

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By hubert109

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  1. hubert109

    Los Angeles, CA

    I recently acquired a used Studio Stainless Newport 2 for a great price. As the title says, what are some best DIY practices to give it a new lease of life? The face is in pretty good shape (also don't want to mess with the milling), but there are several noticeable nicks along the topline and sole. I plan on using a hand file, various grades of sandpaper, and polishing with a non abrasive metal polish like Blue Magic. I've had some experience restoring a classic png Anser 2 before (my current gamer), but this one requires a bit more work. I'm not considering the Scotty Custom Shop just yet since it feels more satisfying fixing it up myself, similar to a classic Mustang. Any and all advice appreciated, thanks in advance!

  2. Hubert, I am sure that you are great in the shop....but being a customer of the SC Custom Shop, I strongly recommend that you reconsider doing the work yourself. The finished product that they send back is unparalleled in its appearance and spec tolerances. You might not even want to put it back into play! That said, I certainly appreciate folks with DIY skills.... I'd say, go get that Mustang to work on and let Scotty restore that flat stick for you. All the best!
  3. hubert109

    Los Angeles, CA

    Stuck with the DIY route...took me many hours and a fair bit of elbow grease, pretty happy with how this turned out! Now let's hope this will keep me from 3 putting!
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  4. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    A job well done. And a putter you can really appreciate, because it has your heart and soul in it. I am impressed. =)
  5. Scott M

    Scott M
    South Burlington, VT

    I know it's a little more pricey than other options, but send it to the custom shop. It will come back LIKE NEW, and you can get some cool options like shaft labels, grips, and even stamping to really make it yours.

    Good luck !

  6. Bill L

    Bill L
    Spring, TX

    Looks like you did a good job
  7. Geoffrey B

    Geoffrey B
    Middletown, CT

    Looks great! What did you use to clean it up? Any mechanical work (demel tool?) or just some good polishing?
  8. hubert109

    Los Angeles, CA

    Geoffrey B said:

    Looks great! What did you use to clean it up? Any mechanical work (demel tool?) or just some good polishing?

    I used a flat file to take out the bigger dents along the topline, then sanded down the rest using 60, 120, 220, and 400 grit sandpaper by hand. I left the face alone except for polishing with 0000 steel wool since I wanted to keep the original milling pattern. The paintfill was done using Testors enamel paint. PM me if you would like tips on a project of your own!
  9. It looks good. You did a great job restoring it! May I know what paint or the polishing used?

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