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BatGoonMcClintock

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Lord Sheraton Wood Balsam - drawbacks (if any)?
« on: August 06, 2017, 08:27:43 AM »

Hi All,
I've just recently bought 2 bats and had them knocked in (my purchase review is here: http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=42842.msg683040#msg683040).

I removed the stickers from the Hunts and want to polish my bat again.  I hate using linseed oil (which the shop used to knock in the bats), so I wanted to sand down the back and use Lord Sheraton Wood Balsam (http://www.wilko.com/multi-purpose-cleaners/lord-sheraton-caretaker-wood-balsam-original-75ml/invt/0168718).

Will there be any drawbacks from using this?

Also, how often should you wax your bat?  Salix recommends 'waxing little and often' (exact quote: lightly oil/wax the exposed parts of the blade/toe little and often to keep the bat nourished and
protected.), how often is often?  once a month?

Appreciate any help.  Thanks.
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Gurujames

Re: Lord Sheraton Wood Balsam - drawbacks (if any)?
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2017, 08:35:54 AM »

No drawbacks. This would be good to use.
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Re: Lord Sheraton Wood Balsam - drawbacks (if any)?
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2017, 08:41:47 AM »

No drawbacks. This would be good to use.

Thank you sir, much appreciated.

One more thing, how often should you wax your bat?  Salix recommends 'waxing little and often' (exact quote: lightly oil/wax the exposed parts of the blade/toe little and often to keep the bat nourished and protected.), how often is often?  once a month?
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Re: Lord Sheraton Wood Balsam - drawbacks (if any)?
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2017, 09:03:03 AM »

Use a 100% cotton rag. About twice a season will be fine depending on use.
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Re: Lord Sheraton Wood Balsam - drawbacks (if any)?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2017, 10:30:43 AM »

Morning @BatGoonMcClintock , I refresh mine a couple of times a season. By the way, Salix also have a Bat Wax product that they recommend, you can find it on their website. I always worry about using linseed oil, I don't like it when the bat ends up the colour of a carrot.
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Re: Lord Sheraton Wood Balsam - drawbacks (if any)?
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2017, 10:58:52 AM »

I prefer The Aphex Twin Roberto Balsalm . ;) ;)
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