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Scuff Sheet Longevity
« on: March 24, 2023, 10:48:55 AM »

Hi all,
Ive had a bat stored in the spare room for 3 years since I bought it new. Its been kept in a bat sleeve well away from any extreme temperatures. Had a shop/manufacturer fitted clear scuff sheet and toe guard fitted when bought new. Every 6 months Ive oiled and bat waxed the back and open wood areas.

Just wondering if the bat is still good to play with as it is, or if 3 years of face covering has sapped all the moisture out and needs removing for a good oiling before hotter days arrive?
Cheers

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Re: Scuff Sheet Longevity
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2023, 12:01:44 PM »

Probably ok, give the rest of the bat an oil and give it a try.
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Re: Scuff Sheet Longevity
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2023, 01:13:15 PM »

Think there was a topic on this posted a little while back - http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=50175.0

It should be fine - the scuff sheet will have kept the face sealed, so you should be covered on that front. Should note that oiling does not add moisture to the bat - it just helps prevent significant moisture fluctuation. (I think the misconception is because it can remove the sandy dry feel of the timber) If sealed and stored correctly, a quick run through with the mallet and some throw downs and nets to assess if you'll need further knocking is what I'd imagine is required. What bat is it out of interest?
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Re: Scuff Sheet Longevity
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2023, 01:33:02 PM »

Thanks Chad.
I didnt think to look in the batmaker section. Yes I agree that easing it back in with mallet and throw downs initially is good idea.
Its a Salix Alba I bought in 2020 when they were going cheaper end of season/year sale. Likely was a Black Friday deal.
But very handy advice for future scuff sheet use.
Look forward to more videos Chad?
Have a great summer
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