First and foremost, I must freely admit that this is turkey's fault.
That being said, let us embark upon our tale of shame, obsession, and redemption.
A friend of mine won a putter in a long drive competition. He drove it 340 yards and kept it in the fairway to win an Odyssey putter. Because he already owned a rather nice Scotty Cameron putter, he gave me the Odyssey to try when I took up the game last year.
It's a nice enough putter. But I had some esthetic issues.
Red highlights!??!?! And a red grip!??!?! OH. HELL. NO.
When an inexplicable drive was followed by a highly improbably chip, I felt that it was the divine intervention required to inspire a change.
First step, tell that red to gtfo. (Much acetone, paint stripper, and layers of skin were sacrificed in this endeavor)
"Dada? What were you thinking? A red putter?!?!?!" - PTB
Notice that the putter head is now bare metal.
Next step, a re-grip. Utility knife to remove the old. Acetone, multiple layers of grip tape + elbow grease for the new.
And then it was on to painting. Even with priming, it was somewhat frustrating trying to get the paint to stick to the metal in an even coat. Many layers were required...especially with the accent lines. I'll probably need to do some touch up in the future after regular use results in nicks and chips. Or, maybe I'll get trolled into buying the new Ping belly butter.
So, CGB brethren, what crazy projects or inconveniences have you spent in the name of avoiding red whilst flaunting the ever-proper blue and gold?