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Biggie Smalls

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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #30 on: May 17, 2017, 01:00:09 PM »

Looks a good job .
I wouldn't bother with wood filler . Pva glue is all you ever really need . You could mix in wood shavings (from the bat sanding process) with the glue.... but i reckon it's sweet as it is .
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #31 on: May 17, 2017, 01:19:01 PM »

thank you @Biggie Smalls yes I have heard of this trick and was thinking of doing that but wasn't sure if I a)needed to b) if it was worth the hassle or c) if wood filer was easier. But I might just add a scuff and leave how it is.
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #32 on: May 17, 2017, 04:48:30 PM »

Personally never liked scuff sheets.

Probably cos they weren't popular on bats when I started playing. Very rare to see them back in the day.
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #33 on: May 17, 2017, 09:51:46 PM »

I try not to scuff these days. Just edge tape. I usually get a new bat each season so I'm not too worried about it getting damaged.
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2017, 07:22:23 AM »

I'm not a fan of scuff sheets
But it's the cheap match balls that force the need for them

What's the best lightest scuff at the minute????
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2017, 07:50:40 AM »

I'm not a fan of scuff sheets
But it's the cheap match balls that force the need for them

What's the best lightest scuff at the minute????

I don't know the ins and outs of where stuff is sourced but the ones I have had from Mr Ayrtek were thinnest, cheapest, feel best quality and have lasted better than others I've had from other forum sponsors. Lightest will always be fibreglass scuff and the newer GN ones are great quality
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2017, 05:22:24 PM »

I use fibreglass because they are by far the lightest . Although they sometimes hide face cracks /damage they do hold that  damage together better ( you don't see helicopter /clear scuff edge/repair tape , do you ? ).
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #37 on: May 23, 2017, 01:22:04 PM »

so which Scuff Sheet do people recommend? I bought a couple from Itsjustcricket and they seem good

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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #38 on: May 23, 2017, 02:52:43 PM »

Just a quick thing to bear in mind about dents. Before sanding (and obviously after you take the scuff off) you can try steaming out smaller dents entirely (or reduce the size of bigger ones) by liberal use of steam from a kettle.

After taking off the scuff, stick some decent quality painter's tape (the blue stuff or green Frog tape) over the bat stickers, so the steam doesn't start peeling them off! Bear in mind that any wood fibres exposed to the steam will lift a bit - so you may want to tape off the area immediately around the dent too. Then hold the dent over the kettle steam for a bit, and check progress as you go. After a few passes over the steam, the dent will reduce in size like magic!

When you're happy (bearing in mind the steam won't make deeper dents vanish entirely) take the tape off the bat, and let the wood dry out. Then you can get to work with a bit of light sanding to smooth down any raised wood fibres.  :)
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #39 on: May 23, 2017, 02:55:30 PM »

The scuff from @Vitas Cricket has a good rep on here, I think. Comes in 2 metre sections for about 12, I think.
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #40 on: May 23, 2017, 03:37:04 PM »

Whats the process to remove and apply a new scuff sheet to a bat. Is it better to get it done at  a cricket store?
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #41 on: May 23, 2017, 03:45:45 PM »

Whats the process to remove and apply a new scuff sheet to a bat. Is it better to get it done at  a cricket store?

heat the glue, peel the scuff off going across the blade not up and down, sand, oil/wax stick new scuff on
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #42 on: May 23, 2017, 04:39:29 PM »

Here's a good video showing the technique

https://youtu.be/0htNZxz_zI0
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Re: To Scuff? or Not To Scuff?
« Reply #43 on: May 25, 2017, 04:44:25 PM »

Have a lot of time for vitas helicopter sheet, you can get about 3 bats per metre, I have recently gone onto hammer edge sheets, bought from Adcal, only downside is the minimum order is 25 (but as I do repairs for the club It comes in handy most are Newberry bats with hammer edge anyway)

I feel the ball respondes better with them, personal choice.

Would like to try fibreglass sheets, buy I know there a bitch to take off!

As above, take it off across the face, if its stickers I just wizz a 120 paper over with an orbital sander, I cba to scrape it off etc.

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