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Kulli

The Before/After Refurd thread.
« on: April 12, 2018, 07:43:20 AM »

I know there a few others on here that like before and after refurb pics nearly as much as I do, so here's one of my tougher projects.

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Forgot to get a proper picture of it but managed to fill in the chip with woodfiller and it came up pretty well after a sand.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2018, 07:58:27 AM by Kulli »
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Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018, 09:31:24 AM »

Great job that, looks almost new!


Although, seriously, buy some socks.
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Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2018, 09:36:18 AM »

Great job that, looks almost new!


Although, seriously, buy some socks.

Haha, it's a CBF bat pic trademark. If the photo doesn't have a foot in it then the bats a fake.
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Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 07:21:11 AM »

See this hasn't exactly taken off yet!

Monster refurb number 2, an old GM Maxi picked up for a song on eBay, think there's a nice bat lurking under 10 years of grime and breaks.

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Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 06:56:32 PM »

Great refurb on the first one looks practically brand new
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Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 09:43:40 PM »

Great refurb on the first one looks practically brand new

Yeah, other than that missing chunk from the back there wasnt much damage, just oil and grime. The second one had a few more cracks, nothing major but doesnt come out looking as good.
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Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2018, 04:02:28 AM »

The GM has been through the wars, good job on the refurb.

The bat stickered up as a chase looks like a different bat once youve finished with it.
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Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2018, 01:05:17 PM »

I forgot to take a before shot, sorry. This is an Aldred butterfly I picked up. It had a piece missing from the right handers outside edge and a few other cracks. I glued the cracks down and cut in a new piece to repair the missing edge.
Like my other Aldred supreme it is extremely responsive but weighs only 2lb 9.7oz.
The bad news iss that the sticker on the back is missing. This fur her proves to me the quality of an Aldred butterfly, particlay in the Supreme profile.







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Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2018, 09:34:02 PM »

Some quality looking refurbs on display here, those top 2 lookk brilliant

Make me feel bad about my efforts at a refurb.  Must do better and put some more effort in to get your results. Top work
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Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2018, 08:04:59 AM »

I've only had one that was a reasonable amount of work. It was a very used pro bat and the most bestest favouritist bat I've ever had.

Sent it off for a "professional" refurb but I was not happy with it and it proved a waste of time so did it myself in the end. A lesson learned that for some places "refurb" means sand the hell out of a bat. A few places wouldn't touch it as there was a lot of delamination in both directions and full length edge cracks but I'm happy with how it turned out.

I don't have many before shots but this gives a flavour and certainly not the worst of the damage...



... and this is after I glued up the various cracks. I doesn't look much now so I wish I had better pics of the state of the edges in particular!





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Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2018, 08:26:50 AM »

Some quality looking refurbs on display here, those top 2 lookk brilliant

Make me feel bad about my efforts at a refurb.  Must do better and put some more effort in to get your results. Top work
The key is to find a bat that over oiled and grubby but is no real damage.
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Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2018, 07:28:32 AM »

The mates beautiful GM Icon LE this time. Not really been looked after and the outside edge was mostly stuck to the antiscuff, and it was so badly delaminated you could pull a piece of thread in one edge and out the other. Forgot to take a proper before shot, but basically all there was to see was stickers and a heavily marked antiscuff sheet. Not my neatest repair but the delamination is glued up and it has a bit more life in it than before.

Apologies for all the sideways photos, forgot to rotate them on my phone.

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Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2018, 08:15:31 AM »

This one came up pretty well, inside toe has taken a hammering and some face cracks needed gluing up.

 

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