After a long winter break, it often takes a little while to shake off the rust from your golf game, and this is no different for your clubs either. A cold winter in a garage or shed can leave your golf clubs covered in rust, making them difficult to both play with and look at. Fortunately, the solution to fixing these clubs is a lot easier than re-finding your rhythm when using them, and in this blog post, we’ll be taking you through a step-by-step guide on how to remove rust from golf clubs.
Clean the Clubs
Sitting in a garage can cause your clubs to gather a lot of dirt, moisture and general grime that needs to be removed before we start to think about getting rid of the rust. To effectively do this, fill a bucket with warm water mixed with some dishwashing liquid, and let the clubs soak in them for about five minutes or so, before then wiping them with a clean cloth. This should remove any dirt from the clubs leaving just the rust. We need to do this step as any rust or additional moisture can cause some problems when trying to remove the rust. Add some extra protection and shine to your golf clubs with our metal polish.
Getting the rust off of these golf clubs is going to be a very difficult task if you’re not using the right solution, which in this case will be strong chemicals. With this in mind, you will need to make sure you are protected before beginning the rust removal process, which means equipping some gloves and protective glasses to keep the chemicals from causing any damage to you. Once you are suitably protected, continue to the next stage.
How to remove rust from golf club shafts
The next step in removing the rust is focused on the shaft of the golf club, before moving on to the head. To remove the rust from these shafts, fill a plastic container with a good amount of Jenolite Rust Remover, and then apply this to the rusted areas of the golf club shaft using a paintbrush, making sure to completely cover any areas particularly affected by rust.
Just one application of the rust remover removes the rust within 15 minutes, allowing you to wipe the clubs with a clean, lint-free cloth removing the rust in the process. If this does not completely remove the rust from the shaft, repeat the process again, paying careful attention to the rust you are having difficulty removing.
How to remove rust from golf club heads
The process for removing rust from golf club heads is slightly different, and will require a different solution to the rust converter, as this time we will be fully submerging the heads in a container of Jenolite Rust Remover Liquid.
SImply pour enough liquid to cover the head into a container, and then submerge the head of the golf club in the liquid for 15 minutes, before wiping clean again with a clean, lint-free cloth, removing all of the rust in the process.
Prevent Rust From Appearing On Your Golf Clubs
The final step of this guide is preventing rust from appearing on your golf clubs ever again, making sure this process is just a one time thing. Here are out three top tips for keeping your golf clubs from rusting:
- Dry the head, shaft and grip of each golf club with a dry towel immediately after use, then return to your bag.
- Check the condition of your clubs when you return home, and dry any areas that remain wet.
- Store your golf clubs in an area of your home that is not humid, as this will cause rust to form.
We hope that this guide has helped to show you how to fully remove rust from the entirety of your golf clubs, from head to shaft and get you back out on the course playing your best game. If you liked this guide and have more rust removal needs, check out our other how-to guides.