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Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
« on: January 15, 2013, 01:40:35 PM »

We get questions on this topic continuously, so here's a thread to describe the process to go through when removing stickers and scuff sheet.

1. Find yourself a hairdryer. Set it to warm and heat up the stickers/anti-scuff that you wish to remove. This loosens the glue and makes it a lot easier to get them off.

2. Pull the sticky stuff off across the width of the bat rather than down the length. This reduces the risk of tearing chunks of willow out of the face of the bat. Whilst removing the stickers/sheet continue to warm with the hairdryer.

3. You are likely to have glue residue left. There are a number of ways of removing this. You can use white spirit on a clean cloth to rub the glue off, use a Stanley knife blade held at 90 degrees to the face of the bat to scrape it off, or use an electric sander to sand it off, although this does clog the sandpaper.

4. Sand down the entire bat, using increasingly finer grades of sandpaper to get the perfect finish, and if required, apply a layer of wax and buff to a finish.
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Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 01:47:00 PM »

good advice :D
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Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 01:48:08 PM »

sounds like you know what your doing tim! :D

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Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 01:52:09 PM »

Preemptive questions

What grade of sandpaper and will the white spirit effect the bat

Oooo what wax and when you say Buff do you mean buff in a fitness sense or a polishy type thing...

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Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 01:55:16 PM »

will the type of scuff sheet affect how much heat you need to put on the bat?
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Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 01:57:22 PM »

will the type of scuff sheet affect how much heat you need to put on the bat?

just enough to melt the glue it should make it easier to pull off.
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Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 01:57:30 PM »

I would prefer something like De-Solv-It over white spirit. It's awesome at getting rid of sticky tape residue. It's citrus based so should be kinder on willow too?
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Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2013, 01:58:40 PM »

Preemptive questions

What grade of sandpaper and will the white spirit effect the bat

if the bat has markers where the stickers are left.. i go 120,400,600,2000(just because i have some left over from wet sanding bodywork) and i allways wondered if the white spirit will effect the bat lol
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Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2013, 02:05:34 PM »

ive never used white spirit or nail polish remover to get rid of the sticker residue. ive always been concerned if it does anything to the willow so will stick with my trusty blade. ive never had any problems with it damaging the willow.

sandpaper - depending on the condition of the bat id start around 120-150,180, 240, 320 and 400. seems to give a nice finish

i use a polishing compound and motor mounted buffing wheel. you can always tell if you have sanded it properly as it will gleam if you have but look slightly dull if you havent

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Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2013, 02:09:36 PM »

Even more concise:

More in the vein of angst and worry removal - send it to one of the top guys on here for a refurb. Money well spent and you know your bat will come back looking mint.
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Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2013, 02:14:30 PM »

Great advice here. Will have a go tonight and see what happens!
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Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2013, 03:06:32 PM »

little bit linseed oil over the sticky residue and sandpaper and then a knife does the trick for me everytime...
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Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2013, 05:48:18 PM »

little bit linseed oil over the sticky residue and sandpaper and then a knife does the trick for me everytime...
Same idea works for me .
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Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2013, 06:11:49 PM »

What a brilliant thread. Thanks to all for the tips.

I have just copied and pasted this into word and forwarded to a team mate who is attempting this as we speak.
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Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2013, 09:12:51 PM »

little bit linseed oil over the sticky residue and sandpaper and then a knife does the trick for me everytime...

You mean sandpaper it while the oil is still wet? Or leave it to dry for a while first?
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