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Return of Oil Can??

Keano26

I was very saddened to see that the new SM5 wedges were not made available in the oil can finish. I was wondering if this finish is shelved for good or will return??

I've been dying to get my hands on a 46.08 SM4 Oil Can, but cannot find them anywhere :-/

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  1. Badger Golfer

    I believe the raw black replaced the oil can.  I havent heard that its going to make a return.  If you want a wedge to rust, the raw black will rust like the oilcan did because its unplated.  If you just like the look, the gold nickle is a good option.

  2. Hotsauce

    Amen!  I'm a huge fan of the Oil Can finish.  The Gold Nickel is cool, but it's got nothing on the Oil Can.   I hope they bring it back.  If they do, I'll reload my entire wedge quiver 

  3. jaibum k

    i wish scotty/vokey would bring back the oil can finishes as well.

    they are so beautiful and hard to find these days

  4. Kevin M

    I too have been a long time oil can guy and am disappointed they discontinued the finish with sm5. The raw black sm5 is nice but just not the same. I'm still gaming my sm4 oil can's hoping that it will come back.

  5. Chris T., Club Concierge

    Great thread everyone!

    Voke and the team are constantly hard at work developing new and exciting products for the tour and consumers alike. The feedback they receive from players is truly invaluable, and they are curious what aspects of the oil can finish you liked / miss the most? Was it the appearance? The way the finish wore? Did you find it rusted in a different way than our current Raw Black?

    Thank you for your input.

     

  6. Kevin M

    Thanks so much for the interest Chris! I liked oil can for the full rusted look so I'm a fan of the raw version as well. Raw Black doesn't appear to fully rust (I've seen many discussions on how to strip the finish). I've been using "rusted" wedges since the early 90s. For me it's primarily a cosmetic thing. I do think they wear better however as well. I practice with wedges a lot and tend to wear through the chrome on the tour chrome versions pretty quickly. I can't stand the look of the worn out sweet spot and sole on tour chrome. Raw/oil can, however creates a nice worn look and tends to blend with the rust depending out how much you are practicing. I know you are offering SM5 in raw on wedgeworks.com but not all my wedges are offered (I use 4 vokey wedges: 48, 52, 56, 60). Please go back to 3 options for SM6: tour chrome, raw/oil can, black nickel or black raw. Also, I am a long time user of the 60M grind. I much prefer the old standard 10 degree bounce vs the new 8 degree bounce. Can you bring back the 10 degree version?

  7. Stephen M

    Chris T., Club Concierge

    Great thread everyone!

    Voke and the team are constantly hard at work developing new and exciting products for the tour and consumers alike. The feedback they receive from players is truly invaluable, and they are curious what aspects of the oil can finish you liked / miss the most? Was it the appearance? The way the finish wore? Did you find it rusted in a different way than our current Raw Black?

    Thank you for your input.

     

    I will speak for the majority percentage of real wedge enthusiasts out there: We want RAW wedges! The oil can is the next best thing, since it comes off easily. The raw black finish (QPQ treatment) makes the head brittle and a challenge to bend. If you have to have a black finish, bring back the blk ox. Offer a raw finish for special order customers at similar price point, and  keep the QPQ, PVD, other plated finishes on the retail end. With that said, good job on offering some SM5 models in Raw.

  8. Clint S

    I have used the Oil Can Wedges (56 & 60) for many years until they wore out - I currently have the SM5 in raw black - however, I have found the Oil Cans and the Raw black wedges wear, rust and feel completely different - I play and hit balls several times a week and there is no rust on my Raw Black wedges (been playing them since they came out!) and there is very minimal wear on the face. It may be just me, but I feel the Oil Can wedges felt softer than the Raw Black. It would be great to see the Oil Cans available in Left Hand with the various grinds as well!!!
  9. 19hole

    As much as I liked the Oil Can finish, I find that I actually prefer the Raw Black.

  10. Keano26

    I actually liked the initial looks of the brown club head, but as the finish on the club face began to wear, I would strip the oil can finish to leave me with a completely raw wedge. Although it may sound like a juxtaposition, I stripped the SM4 Oil Can raw because of the feel I would get, not because it rusted. I always dried my wedges to prevent rust from developing, and if rust did show, I would scrub it off. I played the SM4 Chrome, SM5 Chrome and Raw Black, but for some reason the oil can feels softer, but I don't know why.

  11. JMiller

    I just ordered my TVD WedgeWorks Oil Can 58 low bounce K, and my Jet Black SM7 54 S. Best of both worlds. Thanks for bringing back the Oil Can!
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