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brokenbat

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Re: Oiling a bat
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2017, 10:39:39 PM »

I personally love the smell, and the light brown color. These days I think most bats need 1-2  light coats at most. Sometimes I will oil the bat, and then just re-oil the edges (if they threaten to crack/split while knocking in).. once all done, i apply just a tiny bit on the back (to get that perfect light brown color!)
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Re: Oiling a bat
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2017, 01:52:40 AM »

Let's not forget that you can always just open the bottle and have a sniff...
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Re: Oiling a bat
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2017, 08:04:15 AM »

I watched a video of Julian Millichamp where he said that he didn't oil the face if he was applying a scuff sheet... he also didn't knock it in as long which I thought was very interesting.

he did give the exposed areas of the bat an oil though.

I don't usually have a scuff sheet on do usually either a light coat of oil or more recently some linseed / beeswax wax.
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Re: Oiling a bat
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2017, 10:57:54 AM »

I was wondering what people use for those first coats before knocking in?

Does this have to be linseed oil - or will wax be ok?

To be oil seems like it is best for this job as it soaks in better than wax - would this be true?

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Re: Oiling a bat
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2017, 11:21:54 AM »

I think @WalkingWicket37 did that comparison and chopped up some bats in the name of science :)
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Re: Oiling a bat
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2017, 01:19:48 PM »

I think @WalkingWicket37 did that comparison and chopped up some bats in the name of science :)

ah ok sounds like fun! is there a link for this?
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Re: Oiling a bat
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2017, 03:38:18 PM »

 raw linseed Oil sinks  in better Bat wax has a shine to it both work well
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Re: Oiling a bat
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2017, 03:55:46 PM »

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Re: Oiling a bat
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2017, 05:28:55 PM »

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