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mohawks94

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Home refurbs
« on: April 07, 2018, 04:16:15 PM »

I've found myself with time on my hands at the moment having dropped out of university. Because of this, and to give me a break from job hunting, I have started doing some work on a couple of my bats, namely my GN F18 and GM Flare. I didn't take pics all the way through the GN refurb, but I have been during the GM so please humour me!

Before work, the GN looked like this:
WIN_20180202_20_17_16_Pro by Alex Gorton, on Flickr

And after it looks like this with helicopter scuff fitted:
WP_20180407_16_54_28_Pro by Alex Gorton, on Flickr

I found a small crack at the tip of the splice which I glued and taped, plus a crack in the toe. Tape on the middle is for some general surface wear and tear.

The GM was a harder job because it hasn't had any work done to it since I had it repaired at GM in 2013. This was it before I started:
WP_20180406_16_38_02_Pro by Alex Gorton, on Flickr

WP_20180406_16_38_11_Pro by Alex Gorton, on Flickr

WP_20180406_16_38_37_Pro by Alex Gorton, on Flickr

Of course, scuff sheet came off first, plus plenty of work with brasso/white spirit to take off the tape:

WP_20180406_16_51_25_Pro by Alex Gorton, on Flickr

WP_20180406_18_34_09_Pro by Alex Gorton, on Flickr


I took a slight nick out of the face through a combination of removing scuff sheet and scraping off the glue, but all looks ok besides that:

WP_20180406_18_34_21_Pro by Alex Gorton, on Flickr

WP_20180406_18_34_35_Pro by Alex Gorton, on Flickr

WP_20180406_18_34_44_Pro by Alex Gorton, on Flickr


That was how I left it last night. Next bit to tackle is a proper sand of the face- its had a light hand sanding and the edges are done completely- and to start on the back of the bat.
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Re: Home refurbs
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2018, 08:03:33 PM »

Sorry to hear about Uni but good stuff on the refurbs. Always satisfying to breath new life in to a trusted old bat and amazing how far PVA, tape, sand paper and elbow grease can get you 😀
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Re: Home refurbs
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2018, 09:10:33 PM »

Especially sandpaper ;)
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Re: Home refurbs
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2018, 09:18:18 PM »

Sorry to hear about Uni but good stuff on the refurbs. Always satisfying to breath new life in to a trusted old bat and amazing how far PVA, tape, sand paper and elbow grease can get you 😀

Cheers Dan. I was doing a primary pgce but it wasn't working for me, wasn't sleeping or eating!

Took advantage of my parents being out to do some sanding in the living room in front of the fire. With the electric sander. Hoovering done as well so they'll have no idea 😇

Having some trouble with the back of the bat as the tape marks don't want to clear off, but the face looks good and the ping is still great.
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