This is a strange one. A customer wants a set of Maltby irons, on their set of FSTs. Upon removing the older heads, and drilling out the old epoxy in the shaft, I noticed that I could not fit a ram rod through the shaft. I removed a couple of grips to investigate. There appears to be some blockage in these shafts. I immediately thought it would be pro soft insert. It’s not.
it appears to be some foam material possibly used as a make shift insert.
I heated the portion of the shaft that appears to have this strange goop, and it did melt. I’d like a pristine inside of the shaft.
Here’s my idea. Because it is a foam substance, I might be able to drizzle a little acetone down the shaft to loosen up this up. Good idea? Bad idea?
ps .. the strangest shaft interior I’ve ever seen is a totally plugged shaft of unknown putty material. I an only surmise someone wanted a heavier shaft as a training aid. All quite strange.
so back to the McGyvor acetone idea. Might it work. Thanks