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Ball Washer Mounting Post Protection
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Ball Washer Mounting Post Protection

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Make Your Own Striped Flagsticks




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Striped Fairway
Barber Poles Kit

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Laser LInk Smart Sticks

175-Piece Heat Shrink Tubing Assortment

UL & CSA approved for
electrical insulation.
All-purpose black, 6” lengths,
in 5 most useful diameter sizes
to protect and insulate wiring.
2 to 1 shrink ratio.

Using VinylGuard – Application Directions

How to Shrink - The Basics

Use a high temperature heat gun with a heavy duty air blower.
We recommend VinylGuard’s VT-1100 multi-purpose heat gun.
CAUTION - DO NOT APPLY EXCESSIVE HEAT DIRECTLY TO THE CREASE.

1.
Slide a length of VinylGuard over the shaft.

2.
Hold the heat gun a few inches away from the material to prevent burning.

3.
SLOWLY begin shrinking: Rotate the shaft while moving the heat gun back and forth. Apply sufficient heat to remove any wrinkles. The vinyl will quickly shrink and conform to the shape of the underlying material.

4.
After shrinking, allow the VinylGuard to FULLY COOL. Then trim the excess vinyl with a sharp blade or utility knife and apply a little heat to remove any wrinkles.

NOTE: Open flame sources of heat are not recommended for shrinking as they may burn or damage the vinyl and may not ensure uniform shrinking.

Bunker Rakes

1.
Cut a length of vinyl 3" longer than the rake handle, to allow for longitudinal shrinkage.

2.
If you wish to replace the grip (new grips are available from VinylGuard) do so first, before applying VinylGuard.

3.
To ensure long-term, non-slip adherence, spray the bottom of the rake handle next to the rake head and lightly spray the shaft with 3M Super 77 Multipurpose Adhesive - available from VinylGuard.
QUICKLY slide the vinyl over the shaft.
Let the excess material overlap the receptacle of the rake head and overlap the grip during shrinking.

4.
Begin shrinking at the bottom of the handle: Push the material downward, pressing the vinyl over the rake head receptacle, until it shrinks and tightly conforms. Then shrink your way up the shaft.

5.
Let the VinylGuard and rake handle completely cool for at least an hour. Trim and remove the excess material covering the rake head receptacle and the grip.

Regulation Flagsticks

1.
Cut a length of vinyl 3" longer than the flagstick, to allow for longitudinal shrinkage.

2.
Begin shrinking at the bottom of the flagstick. Push the material downward, pressing the vinyl against the ferrule until it shrinks to form a snug fit. Then shrink your way up the shaft.

Changing the Color of Flagsticks

1.
For all colors except yellow: Slide on a new color and shrink.

2.
To change a color to yellow: To ensure complete coverage, first shrink on a base of white vinyl. Slide yellow VinylGuard over the white and shrink.

Making Striped Flagsticks

1.
Choose a "base color" (usually white) and shrink it over the entire flagstick.

2.
Choose a color for stripes and cut the lengths required. Slide each stripe over the base color and shrink it in the position desired.

Tapered Tournament Flagsticks

1.
Lightly coat the shaft with soapy water. Slide the vinyl over the shaft, pushing the material down as far as possible.

2.
Begin shrinking at the widest point - in the center of the flagstick. SLOWLY work your way downward, pushing the vinyl against the ferrule until it shrinks to form a snug fit. Return to the center of the flagstick and work your way upward to the top.

3.
While shrinking, if air bubbles get trapped under the vinyl, press them out with your hand while the vinyl is still warm.

Laser Link SmartSticks™

Laser Link Renewal Kits fit the 1/2" regulation and older 3/4"
tapered tournament SmartSticks™ with the wide-diameter
aluminum reflective prism devices installed in the body
of the flagsticks™.

Due to the wide diameter of the aluminum reflective
prism device, VinylGuard will be installed in three pieces.
The ferrules must be removed and reinstalled or replaced.  
Ferrules are sold separately. 

1.
Shrink VinylGuard over the bottom part of the flagstick:
  • Remove the ferrule.
  • Cut a length of VinylGuard to cover the lower part of the flagstick, from the bottom to the start of the embedded Laser Link device.
  • Slide the VinylGuard up the flagstick; press it against the start of the device. Start shrinking here:
    • Apply heat to tightly shrink the VinylGuard against the bottom of the device.
    • Hold the heat gun downward at a 45° ­angle; shrink the VinylGuard down to the bottom of the flagstick.
  • When fully cool, trim enough VinylGuard from the bottom of the shaft to accommodate a ferrule.
  • Install the ferrule.
2.
Shrink VinylGuard over the top part of the flagstick:
  • Cut a length of VinylGuard to cover the flagstick, over-lapping the top stud down to the start of the embedded device.
  • Slide the VinylGuard down the top of the flagstick; press it against the top of the device. Start shrinking here:
    • Apply heat to tightly shrink the VinylGuard against the top of the device.
    • Hold the heat gun upward at a 45º angle; shrink the VinylGuard up to the top of the flagstick.
  • When fully cool, trim the VinylGuard below the top stud.
3.
Shrink VinylGuard over the embedded Laser Link device:
  • Slide a cut piece of VinylGuard down to evenly overlap the top and bottom of the Laser Link device.
  • Apply heat to tightly shrink the vinyl.
  • Allow the VinylGuard to fully cool to room temperature and harden, about 20 – 30 minutes.
4.
Expose the prisms after the VinylGuard is fully cooled
  • Put the custom hole cutting tool in a drill press or hand drill.
  • Place the tool over the indentations of the prisms and lightly cut through the VinylGuard.
  • Remove the cut pieces to expose the prisms.

Use FS-7550 to renew the new, slim ¾” tapered tournament
SmartSticks™ with the prisms embedded in the fiberglass. 
Purchase the custom hole cutting tool separately.

  • Follow the directions for Tapered Tournament Flagsticks
  • Follow the directions - #4 above - to expose the prisms after the VinylGuard is fully cooled.

Stakes, Posts and More

1.
Cut a length of VinylGuard 2" longer than the stake or post to allow for longitudinal shrinkage at both ends.

2.
Begin at the center of the shaft and direct the heat outwards towards the ends. Trim the excess.

3.
Slightly warm the cap (available from VinylGuard) with the heat gun and cover the top of the stake or post.

4.
Apply a bit more heat and press the cap into place.

MAKE YOUR OWN Striped Fairway Barber Poles Kit

1.
Shrink white VinylGuard over 1½" ID PVC pipe

2.
Apply stripes over the VinylGuard:
  • Peel the adhesive off a pre-cut vinyl stripe and place the 7½" long stripe horizontally on a flat surface
  • Position the 1½" PVC pipe horizontally & squarely in front of where you wish to place the stripe
  • Using both hands, apply pressure and evenly roll the pipe over the tape
  • Apply the other stripes in the same way

3.
Cover the pole with a cap

4.
Install a 2" ID PVC ground anchor flush or slightly above the ground surface

5.
Place the pole in the ground anchor

Note:
For 5-ft. poles – Use 10" ground anchors
For 8-ft. poles – Use 18" ground anchors

Divot Mix Bottles

1.
Slide the cover over the divot mix bottle, place the labels in the desired positions, and shrink.
2.
When fully cool, trim as required by the style of the bottle.


Bunker Rake Labels Does the rake go inside or outside the bunker? Remind golfers of your club's policy. Bunker Rake Labels
Hot Pink VinylGuard Dress up your golf course for Ladies Days, Breast Cancer Awareness and Fund Raisers.
Hot Pink VinylGuard

"THAT IS A GREAT IDEA. Our annual Breast Cancer tournament is the biggest event of the year for the ladies outside of their Member/Guest tourney. This sounds like a huge hit." - Tony Girardi, CGCS Rockrimmon CC, Stamford, CT

" …DID 18 OLD FLAG POLES IN THE PINK THE LADIES LOVED THEM. We store them and use them for the Ladies Special events."Rick Tegtmeier, CGCS, Des Moines Golf and Country Club, West Des Moines, IA

"I did a pink bottom / white top combo on a set of "skinnys" for the girls and for a Babe Zaharius cancer fundraiser. BIG HIT. EASY TO DO. GREAT PRODUCT."John Paquette - Indian Hills Country Club, Northport, NY



Bunker Rake Labels Divot Mix Bottle Renewal Covers

Stained, Dirty Divot Mix Bottles?
Recover – Label – Protect
Remind golfers here to use the mix

Laser Link SmartSticks™ Renewal Kit

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scratched and worn out?
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