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Calzehbhoy

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Scuff Sheets & Shoe Goo
« on: April 24, 2017, 04:58:16 PM »

I'm finally getting around to sorting my new bats out.

When applying scuff sheets do people cut the scuff into a 'U' shape to go along the curved toe or just leave it straight inline with the edge and leave the bottom exposed, also how far up from the edges of toe do you cut the scuff sheet?

Also, what is a cheaper alternative to Shoe Goo?

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Re: Scuff Sheets & Shoe Goo
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 05:03:46 PM »

Scuff sheets I Place on the bat right down the toe of the bat and use a sharp pair of scissors or the like to trim it to the shape of the toe.
As for shoo goo, you can use some water proof wood glue or yacht varnish
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Re: Scuff Sheets & Shoe Goo
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 05:04:12 PM »

I've done all the way to the toe, only because I feel it looks better really. I just overlap the scuff over the toe edge a cm or so, stick down and then use small sharp scissors to cut to the right shape. I cut the edges with a taper (cut a triangle out of the bottom corner) only since very square edges seem to peel easily. A 45 degree corner or rounded corner seem to stick better. I hope that makes sense!
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Re: Scuff Sheets & Shoe Goo
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2017, 05:18:02 PM »

Cheers both! How do you stop the scuff from coming off when you run your bat in if you attach it so low?

Cheers for the ideas about the Shoe Goo @tom_line So something like this should do for sealing the toe?

http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Weatherproof-Wood-Adhesive-250ml/p/240035?abCase=m.menu.new,m.p.cat.new
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Re: Scuff Sheets & Shoe Goo
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2017, 05:18:24 PM »

Outdoor wood varnish works well for me too as suggested to me by @WalkingWicket37

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Re: Scuff Sheets & Shoe Goo
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2017, 05:20:57 PM »

Cheers both! How do you stop the scuff from coming off when you run your bat in if you attach it so low?

Cheers for the ideas about the Shoe Goo @tom_line So something like this should do for sealing the toe?

http://www.wickes.co.uk/Wickes-Weatherproof-Wood-Adhesive-250ml/p/240035?abCase=m.menu.new,m.p.cat.new


Pretty sure i have this http://www.homebase.co.uk/en/homebaseuk/decorating/wood-stain-and-dye/wood-stain-and-dye/ronseal-crystal-clear-outdoor-varnish-satin---250ml-326800

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Re: Scuff Sheets & Shoe Goo
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2017, 05:27:20 PM »

If you're putting something on the toe like the yacht varnish or glue, then it will give a barrier between the bat and the ground so helps stop the scuff sheet getting caught and tearing up, you could also slightly overlay the wood glue onto the bottom of the scuff sheet seeing as it will dry clear and this will make sure it doesn't come up by sealing it down
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Re: Scuff Sheets & Shoe Goo
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2017, 05:57:08 PM »

I cut the scuff around the toe. Re shoe goo , i apply it on the toe and around the face, back, edges for about 5mm( creates a toe cap of sorts). No one else really seems to do this , but whenever batmakers , cricket retailers , clubmates etc see my bats they always comment on how nice the shoe goo application is . .... to the point where people ask me to do it for them . I find the extra goo around the toe (face , back, edges) helps against yorker and moisture damage and even helps hold toe cracks in tact for longer. I recently had the worst toe impact on an old net bat which im sure would have been a toe explosion if not for the shoe goo.
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Re: Scuff Sheets & Shoe Goo
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2017, 08:23:24 AM »

I am going to try the clear outdoor varnish approach opposed to shoo goo or a toe guard.

Has anyone had experience with applying it? How would you go about it, and how long does it take to dry?
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Re: Scuff Sheets & Shoe Goo
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2017, 05:37:27 AM »

Varnish won't protect the toe of your bat on a hard surface, only from moisture and even then that's debatable, I've found bats that have a treated toe like GM seem to swell worse than those that haven't, why I am not sure. Can't say shoo goo is expensive ( Here anyway ) not when you get 20-30 applications a tube for $15.
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Re: Scuff Sheets & Shoe Goo
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 01:28:34 PM »

I was doing this yesterday and I apply the scuff then cut around the shape of the toe - I did toy with the idea of cutting it before but thought better against it.
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