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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #30 on: January 19, 2015, 08:15:59 PM »

That's one grainy bat! ??? Looks like a good job Nick, how did you achieve it? :)
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #31 on: January 19, 2015, 09:38:40 PM »

Ripped the stickers off and used white spirit/wire wool/credit card to get the scuff off. Put some more glue on the dowelled crack as a precaution. Gave it a good sanding with the orbital sander. Then sanded through the grades. Probably could of done a little more fine sanding but added salix bat wax to finish and buff. New grip, clear scuff and some stickers from on hand cricket. Job done.

Its a lovely traditional profile and picks up very well. Looking forward to netting with it.
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #32 on: January 19, 2015, 09:43:39 PM »

Sounds pretty similar to my refurbs. How does the bat wax compare to linseed oil when it has been buffed? Any difference in appearance or shine?

The crack isn't a million miles away from the Puma that I fixed. How does it perform after the surgery?
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #33 on: January 20, 2015, 05:10:41 PM »

I'm feeling inspired by this thread and am looking to repair a team mates bat. It's gone on the edge. I am thinking that I should carefully lift the wood and get some pva in there. Then clamp or tape it down. Does that sound right or should I do something different?
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2015, 05:32:00 PM »

Don't try opening that up if you can get glue in there without doing so. Just my opinion but opening them up makes them worse, so why go backwards before going forwards if you can avoid it.
Fill with PVA glue (I prefer not to water it down unless I have to), tape it tightly and leave it overnight to dry then sand level.
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2015, 05:55:48 PM »

Yeah i wouldnt try prying open the crack which might cause further damage, as WalkingWicket says just fill with PVA, maybe a few drops of water if you are struggling to fill the crack, and clamp it 12 hours i would normally.
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2015, 06:19:18 PM »

Cheers, I may try and keep this one if it works out. It really pings when you tap it up.
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #37 on: January 21, 2015, 01:56:52 PM »


Glued, taped and then clamped for good measure. How long would you leave it before removing it all?
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2015, 04:14:31 PM »


I have now sanded and given the repair and blade a coat of oil. With another coat or two of oil and some edge tape hopefully the repair will hold for a season or two.
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2015, 08:41:34 PM »

i don't recall ever seeing a dowel up the toe before. how does that help?


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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2015, 08:44:49 PM »

i don't recall ever seeing a dowel up the toe before. how does that help?

I've seen one through the toe like that when a crack had gone from the back halfway through.
In that case it was to stop the crack going right the way through the bat.

Not sure about how it'd help in this case though
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #41 on: January 28, 2015, 10:14:37 PM »

my 'handiwork' the hole was drilled at an angle , between 1 and 2 o'clock... it was a complicated crack so this was a way of getting glue right into the centre
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #42 on: January 30, 2015, 09:26:15 PM »

Some great refurbs in here guys, here is my latest update.

The GM Cannon has been completed, my best result so far.



Here is the Cannon next to the Rehmani bat both ready to hit some leather.





Latest project is this Gray Nics Nitro with the carbon handle. Performs solidly. I will be tackling this tomorrow.

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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #43 on: January 31, 2015, 04:17:44 PM »

Looking good Ryan. You have been busy.
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Re: The Winter Bat Refurb Thread
« Reply #44 on: January 31, 2015, 04:32:28 PM »

Gave mine all a little bit of TLC on Friday as they had been in my kit bag since the CBF vs H4L game that was played in the rain!

Sadly didnt take any before and after pics as they weren't it too bad a shape but now back to their best having had a little rub down and a coat of oil plus a new grip each.
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