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velvetsky01

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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2017, 08:15:41 PM »

Well I popped the scuff on did a really nice job on it really pleased....now to today's game.... I was run out on 11 as we do blame the other batsman - I was cross. Stormed into the changing room before I do I had to let my anger out....so punched the door lol however having done so I slip lol and have now put two stud marks into the brand new scuff :-( so annoying but that's what temper does lol

Here's the damage...



What can I do? If anything? Obviously I need to replace the scuff but what can I do with the stud mark?
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2017, 08:31:16 PM »

Well you could take the scuff off and sand the bat. Or you could just out some fibre glass tape over the areas where the scuff has the tears
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2017, 08:41:10 PM »

I was thinking the same as I literally only put it on yesterday lol
Feel very silly how it happened lol
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2017, 08:50:52 PM »

Could try and remember it's just a game?
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2017, 08:55:11 PM »

Yep your right but heat of the moment and all that
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2017, 12:13:12 AM »

I never throw wobbly temper tantrums simply because I've seen too many blokes ruin good kit ....once saw a near new m&h amplus rammed into the toilet in the changeroom .
Just remember this funny/ironic moment next time you're feeling the same way and you should be sweet .
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2017, 06:48:45 AM »

Yep absolutely I was thinking the same thing very ironic

But that a side... any thoughts on the best way to treat the spiking issue? Lol

Ps shoving a amplus down the toilet is an image I don't wish to think about lol
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2017, 07:27:15 AM »

Would people recommend keeping the scuff on and just taping it and have done with it until the season end

Or

Take the scuff off check the damage would it just be a case of sanding it down? Then replace scuff
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2017, 08:38:56 AM »

Depends on your level of kit o.c.d . Me , I'd take the scuff off , check , sand , rescuff . The tape is extra weight too ( only matters for gram weinies though ).
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2017, 08:55:17 AM »

I thinks scuff sheets are great if you want to do a winter service and then forget about your bat bar using it until the autumn, but for a kit badger like myself I much prefer being able to sand glue and tape any issues that pop up right away and without having to remove and replace a scuff each time.

I'm also not sure that they protect bats from all that much.
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2017, 10:28:35 AM »

I'd always use an anti-scuff sheet on a brand new bat, once its been in for repairs or a service some bat makers will suggest not using one but if you do it won't do any real harm to the bat its mainly about performance tbh. I've done both and haven't had any problems
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2017, 11:19:43 AM »

It takes longer for a new  bat to open up with the scuff sheet, my advice knock it fairly well then scuff
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2017, 11:29:32 AM »

I recently discovered that an anti-scuff sheet is good for a brand new bat for a season or two - the bat face is less damaged and top surface is nicely hardened. After that, you can remove the sheet and just use the bat as is.

Anti-scuff also adds weight to a bat. If you are using a heavy bat or bat heavy enough reaching your timing threshold, extra weight can affect your timing. I prefer _not_ to use them on my match bats as by then the bat face is nicely/evenly hardened. 
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2017, 02:46:16 PM »

Always been scuff for me, apply well at the start of the year, running repairs as required then refurb again in January
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2017, 08:01:38 AM »

well I had some time to have alook at the damage to my bat after "The incident" on Saturday after removing the scuff this is what I found.







After a heavy sand (starting with 80 grit sandpaper then going up in stages to 320) I was left with his





I then put some glue on there to try and form a seal of some sort and then sanded again and popped a couple of applications of wax on there.





a lot smoother than the photo properly looks - will apply a scuff later today after giving it all some time to dry

was toying with the idea of maybe putting some wood filer in there - or would this be a no go?

all in all lesson learnt - no tantrums after being run out again lol
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