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Title: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: tim2000s on January 15, 2013, 01:40:35 PM
We get questions on this topic continuously, so here's a thread to describe the process to go through when removing stickers and scuff sheet.

1. Find yourself a hairdryer. Set it to warm and heat up the stickers/anti-scuff that you wish to remove. This loosens the glue and makes it a lot easier to get them off.

2. Pull the sticky stuff off across the width of the bat rather than down the length. This reduces the risk of tearing chunks of willow out of the face of the bat. Whilst removing the stickers/sheet continue to warm with the hairdryer.

3. You are likely to have glue residue left. There are a number of ways of removing this. You can use white spirit on a clean cloth to rub the glue off, use a Stanley knife blade held at 90 degrees to the face of the bat to scrape it off, or use an electric sander to sand it off, although this does clog the sandpaper.

4. Sand down the entire bat, using increasingly finer grades of sandpaper to get the perfect finish, and if required, apply a layer of wax and buff to a finish.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Simmy on January 15, 2013, 01:47:00 PM
good advice :D
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Red Ink Cricket on January 15, 2013, 01:48:08 PM
sounds like you know what your doing tim! :D
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: norbs on January 15, 2013, 01:52:09 PM
Preemptive questions

What grade of sandpaper and will the white spirit effect the bat

Oooo what wax and when you say Buff do you mean buff in a fitness sense or a polishy type thing...

 ;)
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Ciaran on January 15, 2013, 01:55:16 PM
will the type of scuff sheet affect how much heat you need to put on the bat?
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Simmy on January 15, 2013, 01:57:22 PM
will the type of scuff sheet affect how much heat you need to put on the bat?

just enough to melt the glue it should make it easier to pull off.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: smokem on January 15, 2013, 01:57:30 PM
I would prefer something like De-Solv-It over white spirit. It's awesome at getting rid of sticky tape residue. It's citrus based so should be kinder on willow too?
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Simmy on January 15, 2013, 01:58:40 PM
Preemptive questions

What grade of sandpaper and will the white spirit effect the bat

if the bat has markers where the stickers are left.. i go 120,400,600,2000(just because i have some left over from wet sanding bodywork) and i allways wondered if the white spirit will effect the bat lol
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Red Ink Cricket on January 15, 2013, 02:05:34 PM
ive never used white spirit or nail polish remover to get rid of the sticker residue. ive always been concerned if it does anything to the willow so will stick with my trusty blade. ive never had any problems with it damaging the willow.

sandpaper - depending on the condition of the bat id start around 120-150,180, 240, 320 and 400. seems to give a nice finish

i use a polishing compound and motor mounted buffing wheel. you can always tell if you have sanded it properly as it will gleam if you have but look slightly dull if you havent
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: trypewriter on January 15, 2013, 02:09:36 PM
Even more concise:

More in the vein of angst and worry removal - send it to one of the top guys on here for a refurb. Money well spent and you know your bat will come back looking mint.
 ;)
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: farnham_quins_2 on January 15, 2013, 02:14:30 PM
Great advice here. Will have a go tonight and see what happens!
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: tushar sehgal on January 15, 2013, 03:06:32 PM
little bit linseed oil over the sticky residue and sandpaper and then a knife does the trick for me everytime...
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Blazer on January 15, 2013, 05:48:18 PM
little bit linseed oil over the sticky residue and sandpaper and then a knife does the trick for me everytime...
Same idea works for me .
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: DACD 1987 on January 15, 2013, 06:11:49 PM
What a brilliant thread. Thanks to all for the tips.

I have just copied and pasted this into word and forwarded to a team mate who is attempting this as we speak.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: farnham_quins_2 on January 15, 2013, 09:12:51 PM
little bit linseed oil over the sticky residue and sandpaper and then a knife does the trick for me everytime...

You mean sandpaper it while the oil is still wet? Or leave it to dry for a while first?
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: cheese on January 15, 2013, 09:39:40 PM
Found this thread so useful...
Used the hair dryer to remover the back "swishes" from my Gray Nicolls Quantum and then sanded of the horrible sticker residue and it looks great :D ill whack up some pictures tomorrow. Will get round to oiling the back but the sticker mark isn't to obvious after sanding so might not bother  8)
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: chaudhari21 on February 27, 2013, 06:34:51 AM
So if i use mineral spirit or turpentine it is no good for the willow. This is in order to remove the glue residue.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: ACM0608 on February 27, 2013, 08:35:05 AM
So if i use mineral spirit or turpentine it is no good for the willow. This is in order to remove the glue residue.

I have used white spirit before to remove glue from stickers and it has never damaged the willow or the glue in the splice.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: uknsaunders on February 27, 2013, 08:47:20 AM
I have used white spirit before to remove glue from stickers and it has never damaged the willow or the glue in the splice.

I've used it on the edges to get fibre scuff off. As little as possible but it does help. Used it in combination with wire wool occasionally, though this can mark any existing cracks so may require another go with sandpaper.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: dancardiff on June 14, 2013, 08:18:29 AM
Really useful! Thanks
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Wickets-then-runs on June 14, 2013, 09:44:24 AM
Julian Millichamp suggested to me that after taking the scuff sheet off, leave the bat overnight and the sticky glue dries and is then really easy to sand off. I haven't tried it yet but will be giving it a go next time.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: tom line on February 20, 2014, 01:23:20 PM
I like to use the oil method to get rid of the sticky residue however instead of using the Stanley knife a pair of bluntish scissors open to scrape the glue of always does the trick however I generally just use 120 sandpaper especially on high end bats
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Seniorplayer on February 20, 2014, 02:34:37 PM
I use DIY sticky stuff remover to remove sticker and scuff sheet glue residue applied to a linen rag
it leaves the bat nice and clean with minimal effort and does not clog the willow or damage the splice glue.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: 13th Man on February 20, 2014, 09:01:37 PM
1 of the best topics I've read on here, great advice from everyone.

I need some GM Flare stickers, can someone point me in the right direction to find some?  The ones I see on Ebay look terrible (fake) I may be incorrect?
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: tom line on February 20, 2014, 09:30:59 PM
It's extremely difficult to find real or decent quality fake Gm stickers as I there embossed design and gm are very careful with who is able to print them
1 of the best topics I've read on here, great advice from everyone.

I need some GM Flare stickers, can someone point me in the right direction to find some?  The ones I see on Ebay look terrible (fake) I may be incorrect?
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Gingerbusiness on February 20, 2014, 10:54:05 PM
Heat Gun but you need to be careful.

If you do it right, the glue bond between the wood and the glue is weaker then the bond between the decal and the glue, so should peel off nicely.

White spirit THEN sand to get rid of the glue residue works an absolute treat!
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Montys Beard on February 21, 2014, 12:18:32 AM
I've read up numerous topics on this and had a go on Tuesday on a GM bat that needs some love (Pictures to follow in a seperate thread) however...

The bat is quite old and I still managed to lift quite a bit of willow up, i've cut the loose strands off with a knife but there's some half deep gouges in there, any advice as what to do with these? I was going to give the whole face a good sand anyway, oil and add a scuff but before I do that should I sand down to compltely flatten out the grooves of the lifted wood or not?

Liam
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: tom line on February 23, 2014, 09:46:47 PM
I've read up numerous topics on this and had a go on Tuesday on a GM bat that needs some love (Pictures to follow in a seperate thread) however...

The bat is quite old and I still managed to lift quite a bit of willow up, i've cut the loose strands off with a knife but there's some half deep gouges in there, any advice as what to do with these? I was going to give the whole face a good sand anyway, oil and add a scuff but before I do that should I sand down to compltely flatten out the grooves of the lifted wood or not?

Liam
If you can collect a fair amount of English willow sanding dust mix it with a little bit of wood/ova glue and place in these gaps leaving over night to dry in the right position  then resand
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Fezballoh on February 24, 2014, 03:36:11 PM
What about getting stickers back on?
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: dancardiff on February 26, 2014, 07:57:39 PM
Managed to get them off with ease whereas I was struggling before! Cheers
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Rampage on March 07, 2014, 10:22:08 AM
thanks for the info
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: BigBlueMachine on March 20, 2014, 09:05:59 AM
Another product to remove sticky residue is De-solv-it. It has a natural citrus base which shouldn't affect the wood if you are worried about using Turps or White spirit. I got mine from Bunnings in Aus, but I'm sure you could source the equivelent from Homebase or B&Q for those in the UK.

Worked really well, just applied it with an old dry rag. Then after rubbing in for a bit I used the back of a butter knife to scrape off.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Kulli on March 20, 2014, 09:58:45 AM
Another product to remove sticky residue is De-solv-it. It has a natural citrus base which shouldn't affect the wood if you are worried about using Turps or White spirit. I got mine from Bunnings in Aus, but I'm sure you could source the equivelent from Homebase or B&Q for those in the UK.

Worked really well, just applied it with an old dry rag. Then after rubbing in for a bit I used the back of a butter knife to scrape off.

Yup, I used that.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: tejasapatel on March 21, 2014, 06:02:07 PM
Last year I got a pre-knocked bat that wasn't really knocked in. I didn't get a chance to use the bat as I hated it and usually picked up one of the team bats. Since the bat was sitting in my garage through the long winter decided to oil and knock it myself.

Removed the stickers and scuff sheet with hair dryer and a product called Goo-Gone pro similar to de-solv-it. I was able to get rid of all of the gum with no trouble and went ahead with a fine 180 sand paper and sanded the bat a little.

At least some oiling tonight and knocking in over the weekend will make this bat useful enough for pre-season practice before I get a new bat.

Thanks for all the great tips.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: i12breakfree on March 28, 2014, 01:04:56 PM
Cleaning up my blank bat this week
Hair dryer and goo-gone have been a big help
Wish I had pics of before

Here is one after sanding and oil
(http://i1063.photobucket.com/albums/t518/i12breakfree/CricDeals-stock/90DB3B56-5D24-4B3C-8AFA-FD931E85F549_zpshjr3cixn.jpg) (http://s1063.photobucket.com/user/i12breakfree/media/CricDeals-stock/90DB3B56-5D24-4B3C-8AFA-FD931E85F549_zpshjr3cixn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Jenko on March 28, 2014, 11:05:40 PM
Great thread. I'm planning on refurbing my two lavers during the off season. Both have extra tec facing which I've never really liked on my bats so will be nuding them up completely stickers and all.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Centurion on March 31, 2014, 03:10:50 PM
Its always a sticky situation lol  :D
(no pun intended)
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: kal_m on April 01, 2014, 03:22:52 PM
My MB Malik before and after removing the stickers, sanding and oiling...

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t318/kalyan111/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0097_zpsa18f11ce.jpg) (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/kalyan111/media/Mobile%20Uploads/DSC_0097_zpsa18f11ce.jpg.html)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t318/kalyan111/Mobile%20Uploads/df4f3e0a-0860-4a16-b7ad-70e88926fde3_zps583802cd.jpg) (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/kalyan111/media/Mobile%20Uploads/df4f3e0a-0860-4a16-b7ad-70e88926fde3_zps583802cd.jpg.html)


(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t318/kalyan111/Mobile%20Uploads/20140401_104501_zps767c4e15.jpg) (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/kalyan111/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140401_104501_zps767c4e15.jpg.html)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t318/kalyan111/Mobile%20Uploads/20140401_104510_zps200f9507.jpg) (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/kalyan111/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140401_104510_zps200f9507.jpg.html)

(http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t318/kalyan111/Mobile%20Uploads/20140401_104446_zps55ce9a2f.jpg) (http://s163.photobucket.com/user/kalyan111/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140401_104446_zps55ce9a2f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Giraffe208 on May 03, 2014, 08:44:18 AM
I'm about to refurb something I acquired on the cheap BUT.....the bat had a face sheet the entire length of the face, including going over the stickers. Now it's a Salix and wanting to keep the stickers I managed to peel off the face sheet and keep them intact. However they are obviously sticky. What's the best thing to remove said stickiness?
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: wayward_hayward on May 03, 2014, 09:40:05 AM
I'm refurbing right now and just gone through the sticky removing,  use some linseed oil on the stickers, works a treat.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Nmcgee on May 03, 2014, 12:32:01 PM
Double-D eucalyptus oil. Extremely effective.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Andythomo21 on December 02, 2014, 06:53:03 PM
Hi, great thread this.  I've got a nice Charlie French bat with a fibre glass scuff sheet that I would like to remove.  Do I fellow the same steps as removing any scuff sheet or are there any hints/tips for specifically removing fibre glass scuff sheets?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: tim2000s on December 03, 2014, 06:15:18 AM
Fibre scuff sheets typically don't come off as easily.  I'd recommend following the steps as outlined,  using heat to try and lift the sheet,  but you are likely to need to use either white spirit or sanding to remove what remains.  Typically fibre sheets 'rip' inconsistently along the fibres so it doesn't all come off in one piece.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: brokenbat on December 15, 2014, 07:17:58 PM
will using the blow dryer minimize chances of wood coming off with the sheet?
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: TBONTB on December 15, 2014, 07:28:05 PM
Almost certainly! I did not use it enough and got a tiny bit of take up but I am sure if I did it would have been fine and go really slow!
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Seniorplayer on December 15, 2014, 10:44:27 PM
will using the blow dryer minimize chances of wood coming off with the sheet?


Yes but the real key to minimizing  damage to the face is to gently remove the sheet horizontally not vertically apologises if you are aware of this.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Gurujames on February 17, 2015, 05:25:14 PM
one of my bats is making a slightly hollow sound towards the bottom of the stickers. I cannot see any cracking in the stickers that would indicate splitting. What I would like to do is lift the sticker, have a look, repair if necessary and re-glue the stickers back down.
the question is what glue can I use to re-glue the stickers.
I don't want to send it to a bat maker as I want to keep the original stickers.
Cheers
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on February 17, 2015, 05:34:42 PM
Pritt stick or PVA will do the trick mate
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: KIPPERS on February 18, 2015, 09:15:52 AM
Couple of points to address. Whits spirit will not damage your bat which seems to be a concern. Its used by most carpenters to clean wood because it has few impurities and evaporates quickly so it doesn't raise the grain. Fine wire wool is great for a final polish with wax, but don't use it if there are still and fine cracks or splinters on the surface as it will catch on them.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Come in 5 and left a bit on February 18, 2015, 09:21:13 AM
Pritt stick or PVA will do the trick mate
one of my bats is making a slightly hollow sound towards the bottom of the stickers. I cannot see any cracking in the stickers that would indicate splitting. What I would like to do is lift the sticker, have a look, repair if necessary and re-glue the stickers back down.
the question is what glue can I use to re-glue the stickers.
I don't want to send it to a bat maker as I want to keep the original stickers.
Cheers

Saved me asking the very same question.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Gboots on May 27, 2015, 03:45:49 PM
I just purchased a GN100 scoop (new model) on eBay and stickers are crooked on front.
Are modern stickers easier to remove ? I also want to re attach after ?

(http://s17.postimg.org/jyzdac0wb/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/jyzdac0wb/)

(http://s17.postimg.org/uxamsiphn/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/uxamsiphn/)
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: calcurtis98 on May 27, 2015, 04:06:58 PM
I just purchased a GN100 scoop (new model) on eBay and stickers are crooked on front.
Are modern stickers easier to remove ? I also want to re attach after ?

([url]http://s17.postimg.org/jyzdac0wb/image.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/jyzdac0wb/[/url])

([url]http://s17.postimg.org/uxamsiphn/image.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://postimg.org/image/uxamsiphn/[/url])


If they're crooked I'd be worried they're not real, but if you're happy that's all that matters.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Gboots on May 27, 2015, 04:12:09 PM
It has the scoop and looks real. It was also only $70 AUS including postage so that it is why I am not going to be an idiot and complain about it. Too much stress when the bat actually looks reasonable.
I would be happy to try and remove / reapply sticker hence the question .

It's actually a harrow and I bought it as a sentimental item as my first proper bat as a child
was a size 6 scoop
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Gboots on May 31, 2015, 02:30:54 AM
Removed stickers using hair drier.  Found knot which explains.
Restickered

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(http://s11.postimg.org/4k6y6okrz/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4k6y6okrz/)

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(http://s11.postimg.org/xcib3whtb/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/xcib3whtb/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/ag0vu3033/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/ag0vu3033/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/subey2cdr/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/subey2cdr/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/mycvwx7ov/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/mycvwx7ov/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/nce7wirsf/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/nce7wirsf/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/wlge6n0of/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/wlge6n0of/)

(http://s11.postimg.org/4zi7zp6pb/image.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/4zi7zp6pb/)

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Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: JimmyT85 on February 19, 2016, 09:36:59 AM
This is a great thread, thank you!

I'm going to be giving my bat a service over the next week or so, so this will help immensely!

Thanks again
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Chalkie on February 06, 2017, 10:38:37 PM
Guys, I have a nice vintage bat that has fibreglass tape over the face and it also covers the back sticker. The willow doesn't looks too bad underneath (guess it was just for protection) so started removing the tape, but it has perished so it splinters when I try to remove it, leaving quite a lot of residue.

I will probably use a blade plus white spirit on the face, but the question is how do I clean it off the sticker without damaging it, will Sticky stuff remover/De-solv-it work without taking the sticker off as well?

Thanks,
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Chalkie on February 07, 2017, 09:06:56 PM
@Seniorplayer  and @wayward_hayward

Guys, please see my post above, any help would be great. Thanks
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: tom line on February 07, 2017, 09:09:02 PM
@Chalkie personally for the tape over the stickers, pull the tape off to get the most off as you can, it shouldn't pull the stickers up, then you are likely to have the fibre left over. I'd use nail polish remover pads to rub this off and it should leave the stickers clean
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Chalkie on February 07, 2017, 09:53:42 PM
Cheers tom, will wait till my wife is out then raid her makeup cupboard so I can give that a go
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Kulli on February 08, 2017, 08:16:19 AM
If you want to avoid an angry wife just buy a tub of Acetone from your local hardwear store, it's a lot cheaper than nail polish remover, though she might figure that out and start stealing it!
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: calcurtis98 on February 08, 2017, 09:17:54 AM
Can anyone advise, that if I remove my scuff sheet will I need to sand the whole bat down or can I get away with just putting a new scuff on top?

Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: alexhilly1492 on February 08, 2017, 09:32:18 AM
Can anyone advise, that if I remove my scuff sheet will I need to sand the whole bat down or can I get away with just putting a new scuff on top?

Sand to remove any remaining adhesive the. Alight oil/wax let that dry then add a new scuff
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: brycenz on March 02, 2017, 01:11:54 AM
I have just started to sand back a 2004ish Kookaburra Belta (simply doing it because I love the profile)

I am having a hard time getting of the tan lines from where the old stickers were, any suggestions?
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: velvetsky01 on September 12, 2017, 08:37:07 AM
Hi all,
I am planning on doing referbing my bats over the coming weeks - I normally remove the scuff and then sand the remaining glue away but I have been thinking of trying some white spirit this time - whos used this? I can see from this thread people that have used it say it doesnt effect the wood in anyway but i guess just want a bit more reassurence before i use it lol and how long do you leave it before giving it a light sand before applying oil/wax?

 
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Kulli on September 12, 2017, 08:38:46 AM
I have just started to sand back a 2004ish Kookaburra Belta (simply doing it because I love the profile)

I am having a hard time getting of the tan lines from where the old stickers were, any suggestions?

I'm afraid live with it is the best option, a bat that old you'd need to sand it half to death.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: velvetsky01 on September 12, 2017, 08:45:26 AM
I'm afraid live with it is the best option, a bat that old you'd need to sand it half to death.

yes I have found this while doing my brothers Warsop Bat from 2004. I have contacted Warsop and they are sending me some older stickers to cover them. Which was very kind.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: DorsetDan on September 12, 2017, 09:55:29 AM
Hi all,
I am planning on doing referbing my bats over the coming weeks - I normally remove the scuff and then sand the remaining glue away but I have been thinking of trying some white spirit this time - whos used this? I can see from this thread people that have used it say it doesnt effect the wood in anyway but i guess just want a bit more reassurence before i use it lol and how long do you leave it before giving it a light sand before applying oil/wax?

Yep, used white spirit every time with no issues. I left it maybe a few hours to make sure the bat was dry again but you can tell quite easily if it is back to normal or not.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on September 12, 2017, 12:17:58 PM
Hi all,
I am planning on doing referbing my bats over the coming weeks - I normally remove the scuff and then sand the remaining glue away but I have been thinking of trying some white spirit this time - whos used this? I can see from this thread people that have used it say it doesnt effect the wood in anyway but i guess just want a bit more reassurence before i use it lol and how long do you leave it before giving it a light sand before applying oil/wax?

Yeah white spirit is fine to use, crack on!

Once I've used it to remove the residue I sand within minutes. It evaporates so quickly you can see it happening so you'll know the willow is dry again.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: kvskpin on September 12, 2017, 10:42:01 PM

3. You are likely to have glue residue left. There are a number of ways of removing this. You can use white spirit on a clean cloth to rub the glue off, use a Stanley knife blade held at 90 degrees to the face of the bat to scrape it off, or use an electric sander to sand it off, although this does clog the sandpaper.

4. Sand down the entire bat, using increasingly finer grades of sandpaper to get the perfect finish, and if required, apply a layer of wax and buff to a finish.

I have a different approach to these two steps that works well. After removing the scuff sheet, I apply a generous coat of linseed oil on top of glue. After about 10 to 15 mins, the oil soaks the glue and it is not sticky any more. I then take an old rag and wipe the bat vigorously. It does the trick for me. This also leaves a very thin layer of oil on the bat, which I leave it as it is for a couple of days and then go for the next scuff sheet.

The clear advantage I see is that I am not introducing any new materials (spirit or other chemicals) to the bat and neither am I taking off any wood by sanding it down. Works for me.
Title: Re: Sticker and Scuff Sheet Removal - A concise guide
Post by: Gurujames on September 13, 2017, 06:40:14 AM
I use linseed oil to remove the glue too. I leave it a while then scrape off the residue with a scraper. Works a treat.