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Equipment => Bats => Bat Care => Topic started by: Kulli on April 12, 2018, 07:43:20 AM

Title: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Kulli 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.

Before
(https://i.imgur.com/4d6xxaMl.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/hhtOAacl.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/ZkZtfxwl.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/FBBzy9il.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/GKcjPwOl.jpg)

After
(https://preview.ibb.co/fqU91c/EFA3149_B_5_C30_4_F33_A9_C5_FD855_D5216_D0.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dJubgc)
(https://preview.ibb.co/gXLGgc/8_F4_B13_EA_574_E_4942_8_E3_D_93_ADDD0830_EA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dwHJux)
(https://preview.ibb.co/jOwNMc/AC0_F041_C_C86_A_4498_965_D_75_C3_CCB72_F57.jpg) (https://ibb.co/h432Mc)
(https://preview.ibb.co/csKL7H/FDC944_B9_8_E51_483_E_827_E_73_D916_AE4514.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fh4WEx)
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.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
Post by: Rob580 on April 12, 2018, 09:31:24 AM
Great job that, looks almost new!


Although, seriously, buy some socks.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
Post by: Kulli 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.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
Post by: Kulli 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.

Before:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/1_zps2a92gd1f.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kullibino/media/1_zps2a92gd1f.jpg.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/3_zpsmaz1yg3w.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kullibino/media/3_zpsmaz1yg3w.jpg.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/2_zpskl1na7k6.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kullibino/media/2_zpskl1na7k6.jpg.html)

After:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/8719F9A4-FEC1-469D-B7B2-0D5E9E7A6AAD_zpsd1rcnqjq.jpeg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kullibino/media/8719F9A4-FEC1-469D-B7B2-0D5E9E7A6AAD_zpsd1rcnqjq.jpeg.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/C8793FB5-A648-4AB0-92E9-004601C5CC36_zpsn0ridqav.jpeg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kullibino/media/C8793FB5-A648-4AB0-92E9-004601C5CC36_zpsn0ridqav.jpeg.html)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/817790EC-4E46-4AAD-9F01-D11D823B65E3_zpszo2gzii3.jpeg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kullibino/media/817790EC-4E46-4AAD-9F01-D11D823B65E3_zpszo2gzii3.jpeg.html)



Title: Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
Post by: alexevo94 on August 10, 2018, 06:56:32 PM
Great refurb on the first one looks practically brand new
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
Post by: Kulli 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 wasnít much damage, just oil and grime. The second one had a few more cracks, nothing major but doesnít come out looking as good.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
Post by: Timbo287 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 youíve finished with it.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
Post by: Gurujames 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.

(https://s15.postimg.cc/5ddx8p9cn/1_C9_A596_E-9681-4_D8_D-_B644-_B0_F53_FFADB2_B.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/5ddx8p9cn/)

(https://s15.postimg.cc/3lkydtskn/B9_DBDBEF-_A076-4_D3_D-954_B-0_E261_A668_CEC.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/3lkydtskn/)

(https://s15.postimg.cc/loe150e4n/D1_EFD497-_A83_D-4934-_A5_F8-_D8_C88_F407836.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/loe150e4n/)

Title: Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
Post by: cricketbadger 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
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
Post by: DorsetDan 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...

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1887/30345445748_e0a7d972f5_z.jpg)

... 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!

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1866/30345445478_38262550ed_z.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1836/44164419482_b73d8560ed_z.jpg)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1896/44164418872_1a925179fc_z.jpg)
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
Post by: Kulli 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.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
Post by: Kulli 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.

Before

(https://preview.ibb.co/cBF1pp/m2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/nhEGN9)
(https://preview.ibb.co/j6S329/m3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/eq5Z9p)

During
(https://preview.ibb.co/cYrKaU/m1.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ipDnUp)
(https://preview.ibb.co/iWxQFU/m5.jpg) (https://ibb.co/b3QZ9p)

After

(https://preview.ibb.co/mcji29/m6.jpg) (https://ibb.co/d9CsvU)
(https://preview.ibb.co/n40qh9/m7.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mJh329)
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket 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.

(https://s8.postimg.cc/v8urr7x9x/210_F8170-_EF64-440_B-8456-313_DF93069_D2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/m12jaiq7l/)
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
Post by: Kulli on December 28, 2018, 08:56:04 PM
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.

Before:
([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/1_zps2a92gd1f.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kullibino/media/1_zps2a92gd1f.jpg.html[/url])
([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/3_zpsmaz1yg3w.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kullibino/media/3_zpsmaz1yg3w.jpg.html[/url])
([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/2_zpskl1na7k6.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kullibino/media/2_zpskl1na7k6.jpg.html[/url])

After:
([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/8719F9A4-FEC1-469D-B7B2-0D5E9E7A6AAD_zpsd1rcnqjq.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kullibino/media/8719F9A4-FEC1-469D-B7B2-0D5E9E7A6AAD_zpsd1rcnqjq.jpeg.html[/url])
([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/C8793FB5-A648-4AB0-92E9-004601C5CC36_zpsn0ridqav.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kullibino/media/C8793FB5-A648-4AB0-92E9-004601C5CC36_zpsn0ridqav.jpeg.html[/url])
([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v79/kullibino/817790EC-4E46-4AAD-9F01-D11D823B65E3_zpszo2gzii3.jpeg[/url]) ([url]http://smg.photobucket.com/user/kullibino/media/817790EC-4E46-4AAD-9F01-D11D823B65E3_zpszo2gzii3.jpeg.html[/url])

Got
Some better replacement stickers for the Maxi, now sheís a beauty again.

(https://i.ibb.co/8rQWWSb/D43-E7531-9-AD9-494-A-8-EFA-6-CB8-CBBB4-E6-A.jpg) (https://ibb.co/2vpDDfS)
(https://i.ibb.co/9Wn3zw7/CE8-C39-CB-9-B62-4539-8-D30-6-AA307-AB9-CAD.jpg) (https://ibb.co/rHkfTbV)
(https://i.ibb.co/JnVz5h1/A8325122-A60-F-47-C0-A18-B-B03-C256-B4-BBE.jpg) (https://ibb.co/p2c3Jm7)

Also been working on this.

Before
(https://i.ibb.co/HCMFZVk/E2-AF5-F17-DF89-407-A-B4-E2-9415-FD10-CB12.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Sc1sSP9)
(https://i.ibb.co/zS6C6JX/8-BAA0-E6-D-787-A-45-EA-B861-B7-F328-C762-C6.jpg) (https://ibb.co/BgnvnNy)
After
(https://i.ibb.co/5vT40M7/BF2-DCE46-70-AC-4609-A739-839-D6-D197374.jpg) (https://ibb.co/4MWtqmQ)
(https://i.ibb.co/VVqKJY5/21-ACC365-2708-4-D52-9-F42-5653267338-A2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/zs4kQVD)

Putting CA stickers on is worse than removing a finer anti scuff!
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
Post by: LukeFramBurton on December 28, 2018, 09:12:47 PM
The CA refurb looks great - almost new. I don't think I'd have the patience to do all the stickers though!
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
Post by: Kulli on December 28, 2018, 09:16:01 PM
Itís not that thereís a lot, theyíre just so big, which combined with a lot of concaving makes for hard work.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
Post by: dt-second-hand-cricket on December 28, 2018, 09:44:05 PM
@Kulli that GM looks beautiful now!!! great job and totally agree about CA stickers - they are shocking to get off and put on - not sure why they make them like that, it is not even like they are that special/different to others - find it rather odd
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
Post by: Mfarank on December 29, 2018, 02:04:53 AM
How did u manage to get ur hands on Ca stickers? They never give their stickers even for refurbs
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: dt-second-hand-cricket on December 29, 2018, 01:14:38 PM
here are my first and second contributions - both pre refurb
first MB Malik Zulfi
(https://i.postimg.cc/SQY1rdrP/IMG-5831.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/V51Fsj29)
(https://i.postimg.cc/SxkZmhh0/IMG-5832.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hfZ80NvM)
(https://i.postimg.cc/5Nw7ctDq/IMG-5833.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/mtgNCTLt)
(https://i.postimg.cc/pXNG1jcL/IMG-5834.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/w3VQ11dC)

fair to say it might take a bit of work :D
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: dt-second-hand-cricket on December 29, 2018, 01:17:44 PM
second GM - brought off ebay - not sure if i can salvage this one/make it usable - attempting to get it ready to use as a net bat
(https://i.postimg.cc/vHdhvsD1/IMG-5835.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CdmbF9GY)
(https://i.postimg.cc/rFCJnPtf/IMG-5836.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Cz5kdJ78)
(https://i.postimg.cc/YCrxJz6M/IMG-5837.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/9rkT9Tgn)

shame as is a great piece of wood - however without the damage their is no way i would have got my hands on it!!!
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurd thread.
Post by: Kulli on December 29, 2018, 01:46:12 PM
How did u manage to get ur hands on Ca stickers? They never give their stickers even for refurbs

Was looking for ages, was a bloke in Oz who had this set and a set of 15000, got a mate to bring them over.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Kulli on December 29, 2018, 01:48:02 PM
second GM - brought off ebay - not sure if i can salvage this one/make it usable - attempting to get it ready to use as a net bat

shame as is a great piece of wood - however without the damage their is no way i would have got my hands on it!!!
The Malik should scrub up well, with some skilled work the GM might be usable but I think itís unlikely to retain much longevity/performance.

(https://i.ibb.co/9gB8zkH/EE84-D738-8-A81-4-EA2-B52-A-4-A2459284-F01.jpg) (https://ibb.co/GpGxB4Q)
(https://i.ibb.co/dc24j4Z/800-FB988-63-A4-4-BC9-9-CF2-CD882-FAD4-F1-E.jpg) (https://ibb.co/n0cM6Mp)
I have this Uzi of unknown origins to clean up, fair bit of delamination though so not sure how much of a performer itíll be, should look nice though.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Mattsky on December 30, 2018, 05:28:49 PM
Nice work, @Kulli

Never mind the CA stickers. How on Earth did you get new Maxi ones?  :o
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: dt-second-hand-cricket on January 01, 2019, 03:30:13 PM
The Malik after the majority of the work - needs a fine sand and to restring the handle:
(https://i.postimg.cc/1tg73ShG/IMG-5844.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/dkYj5z03)
(https://i.postimg.cc/TP3HBmtH/IMG-5845.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/BjRgK89x)
(https://i.postimg.cc/Hk2hS39y/IMG-5846.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/TKK01VSd)
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: dt-second-hand-cricket on January 01, 2019, 03:36:20 PM
The GM - pretty happy with this and will hopefully sort out as a spare bat/net bat - again needs a fine sand, the handle stringing and a little more cleaning up around the shoulders:
(https://i.postimg.cc/sfY99xcB/IMG-5847.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/kD5b7nL9)
(https://i.postimg.cc/Prdb6H3S/IMG-5848.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Lh0ZXcMP)
(https://i.postimg.cc/L8XtpTMf/IMG-5849.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/XpRGK9q7)
(https://i.postimg.cc/NFc8vvgf/IMG-5850.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Q9fKcP9R)
(https://i.postimg.cc/L6vtwWG2/IMG-5851.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/CzBnfcFQ)
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on January 01, 2019, 03:42:37 PM
Have you dowelled the shoulder of the GM as I think thatís prob the only way it will have any longevity.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Yorkershire on January 01, 2019, 04:51:47 PM
Fantastic refurbs.. really tempting me to have a go when the weather gets better ..


Ps is there any filler on the Malik... sorry it's related to another thread... and how does the Malik handle compare to the GM and UZI?
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: dt-second-hand-cricket on January 01, 2019, 04:52:05 PM
thanks @Ayrtek Cricket i didn't think about that - was just going to tight tape it - but i'll put doweling in instead!
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: dt-second-hand-cricket on January 01, 2019, 04:59:18 PM
@Yorkershire - thanks!! - there was filler on the malik handle, but strangely it wasn't covering anything/couldn't see the reason for it when i sanded the filler off - the handle seems decent - not as good quality as the GM, but not one of the super cheap/terrible ones you can get on some bats from India/Pakistan
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Yorkershire on January 01, 2019, 09:59:22 PM
@Yorkershire - thanks!! - there was filler on the malik handle, but strangely it wasn't covering anything/couldn't see the reason for it when i sanded the filler off - the handle seems decent - not as good quality as the GM, but not one of the super cheap/terrible ones you can get on some bats from India/Pakistan

Just out of curiosity how are you are binding the handles?
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: dt-second-hand-cricket on January 02, 2019, 09:54:27 AM
i put white medical tape around the handle first, then do it by hand with wood glue, normally works fine
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on January 02, 2019, 01:10:10 PM
Working my way through the backlog with these 2 to sort out...

(https://i.postimg.cc/tg5t5zPt/0-E91179-A-800-E-47-ED-BB45-49635360-A013.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3ykvrmtd)
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Komdotkom on February 05, 2019, 10:59:05 PM
Here's a couple from Australia.
This one's an Icon Signature, purchased for $50AUD with a cracked toe due to very little preparation and yorkers which is a terrible combo. I glued and clamped the toe, re-surfaced and then put some retro County 747 stickers on it. I didn't take any pictures of the damage, if anyone's interested I'll take some of the repairs.

(https://i.imgur.com/3WBwfoD.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/wUHl9h4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/NR7NiK6.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/A1zd23R.jpg)

This one is a Kookaburra Surge 2000 which I purchased on sale, but I didn't like the balance. It was 2 11 so I shaved the edges a bit and attacked it with the spoke shave for some concaving to get back to 2 8. Again, slack with the 'during' pictures, but here's how it ended up with some retro Symonds Super Tusker livery. I still need to wax it and finish knocking it in, but for a cheap bat it's got a great middle so I expect it to be quite good after it opens up.
(https://i.imgur.com/f1cRe2d.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/KSUGAuv.jpg)

I've got my eye on another project bat at the moment, there's a cheap B3 three stripe for sale which I might rebirth into a Ulysses tribute bat from the late 90's.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Gurujames on February 06, 2019, 06:53:43 AM
Great work. Where do you get the stickers from?
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Grubby on February 06, 2019, 08:30:04 AM
I have been completing a few refurbs over the last year and not been taking any before/after pictures so I thought i'd start trying to remember to take some.

This was the hardest so far by a mile. Should have just binned the bat really but the guy loves the bat and says it holding up well in the nets.
Macer Platinum
(https://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/IMG_0706_zpszk9llvan.jpg) (https://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/IMG_0706_zpszk9llvan.jpg.html)
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/IMG_0708_zpss0zz8fun.jpg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/IMG_0708_zpss0zz8fun.jpg.html)
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/IMG_0707_zpsmpb2qgql.jpg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/IMG_0707_zpsmpb2qgql.jpg.html)
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/IMG_0709_zpshlo5lanw.jpg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/IMG_0709_zpshlo5lanw.jpg.html)
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/IMG_0710_zpsupqrzmdb.jpg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/IMG_0710_zpsupqrzmdb.jpg.html)
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/IMG_0711_zpsxjptzlv3.jpg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/IMG_0711_zpsxjptzlv3.jpg.html)
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/IMG_0713_zps9cbrnwvw.jpg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/IMG_0713_zps9cbrnwvw.jpg.html)
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/06B3A33B-524B-46EF-BFE5-E11A26E1F4C3_zpsolwuajpw.jpg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/06B3A33B-524B-46EF-BFE5-E11A26E1F4C3_zpsolwuajpw.jpg.html)

GM Legend
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/IMG_0796_zpsgjbtw5fh.jpg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/IMG_0796_zpsgjbtw5fh.jpg.html)
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/IMG_0795_zpsatp8apev.jpg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/IMG_0795_zpsatp8apev.jpg.html)
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/IMG_0798_zpskjchefsn.jpg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/IMG_0798_zpskjchefsn.jpg.html)
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/IMG_0799_zpsefsgzdag.jpg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/IMG_0799_zpsefsgzdag.jpg.html)
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/IMG_0800_zpsxmjuchlz.jpg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/IMG_0800_zpsxmjuchlz.jpg.html)






Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Kulli on February 06, 2019, 08:38:21 AM
Some grain structure on that legend.

I always find it a struggle to remember to take before photosm usually just to eager to get started I guess.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: goodarmcindy on February 06, 2019, 08:42:07 AM
That Legend is a real looker, but the repair job on the Macer looks fab. If that'd been mine it would have been on the fire.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Kulli on February 06, 2019, 09:07:11 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/dc24j4Z/800-FB988-63-A4-4-BC9-9-CF2-CD882-FAD4-F1-E.jpg) (https://ibb.co/n0cM6Mp)
Haven't got full shots but this scrubbed up fairly well, other than some serious sticker shadows.

(https://i.ibb.co/t8HLGvN/Uzi.jpg) (https://ibb.co/0hns76W)
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Grubby on February 06, 2019, 09:36:39 AM
I had one of those a couple of months ago direct from Uzi himself. Scrubbed up really well and put the newer Uzi stickers on it. You can always get the new stickers to go on it.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Kulli on February 06, 2019, 10:21:04 AM
I had one of those a couple of months ago direct from Uzi himself. Scrubbed up really well and put the newer Uzi stickers on it. You can always get the new stickers to go on it.

Did you just contact UZi about buying stickers?
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Ayrtek Cricket on February 06, 2019, 10:25:07 AM
Working my way through the backlog with these 2 to sort out...

(https://i.postimg.cc/tg5t5zPt/0-E91179-A-800-E-47-ED-BB45-49635360-A013.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/3ykvrmtd)

These two actually came out of after some TLC

(https://i.postimg.cc/dQrHtZZr/DDA08745-960-C-4306-BEE5-6400-C9-CC9-B30.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/RqCQgFRZ)gif upload (https://postimages.org/)
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Komdotkom on February 06, 2019, 08:34:46 PM
Great work. Where do you get the stickers from?

Hi mate, the County stickers were off Ebay. I got a local sticker guy to knock up the Symonds ones, next time I'll get him to make the blue a bit brighter on the face side because it comes up nearly black against the willow.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: edge on February 14, 2019, 10:20:13 PM
Forgot the before photo, my bad. Bought this bat second hand and had it a few years but never quite got on with the balance and thin handle, despite it being a nice stick. Full strip down, refurb, a little weight reduction and rebind with thicker twine and it's ready for a net:

(https://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w158/eiwm/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20190214_160720_zpsppoknfmu.jpg)
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Komdotkom on March 11, 2019, 10:06:01 PM
I picked this one up at training last week, our keepers beloved GN E41 Scoop. It's had more hits than Elvis and has seen a number of repairs over the years but he loves it and was heartbroken when a large chunk was removed from the toe by a sharpish Yorker.
(https://i.imgur.com/bBzJ2hq.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/eQenZB4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/CRNnAzh.jpg)

So I stripped off the many layers of tape and removed the toe guard, as you can see it's lived a hard life. One crack runs right through the toe and there's heaps of others starting.
(https://i.imgur.com/CzFTw2K.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Drc0w84.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/LLt2d2N.jpg)

Given the extend of the cracking I elected to stick a 10mm dowel across the toe in an attempt to bind it all together, then glued up all the other cracks and clamped in the missing chunk with a liberal coating of Gorilla Glue.
(https://i.imgur.com/9AMfscb.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/8r3PCEp.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/W4wV4st.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/9jiLP8w.jpg)

Gave it a quick sand and put on a face sheet, ready to go for Finals on Saturday. Not the nicest job but I only had 24hrs to finish it so that he could use it in the match, unfortunately it seems that I have 'broken' it because he made a duck fishing outside off stump.
(https://i.imgur.com/NFNJvJR.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/pcVRJk4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/HMlBGXh.jpg)








Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Komdotkom on April 15, 2019, 11:05:36 PM
I have an Aldred Gold Sovereign which I quite like, so when I saw this come up on eBay cheap I jumped on it.
It had a bit of toe damage and some cracking on the edges plus heaps of dents and dings which had to be steamed out. I wanted to apply the original stickers but Paul Aldred wasn't prepared to sell me any, so I had to use my spare Symonds Super Tusker stickers.
I suspect that this is one of Paul's early bats because it doesn't have a number in the shoulder, it had sanding swirls in the back of it, different handle and binding, and a super wonky spine.
It's got 34mm edges and a 62mm spine, total weight is 2 8 and it feels about that since the middle is very low on this bat. I've added some medical tape to the handle to so that it's a bit thicker which has helped the pickup, now just waiting for Salix grips to arrive from the UK. I didn't like the round shape on the bottom, so I made a template off the Gold Sovereign and cut it to match.
I've started buffing the back of the bats with cutting compound that you'd use on a car, it actually gets a shine on the willow which is amazing and it doesn't alter the colour of the wood.
(https://i.imgur.com/kywijFF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/xQkRM9E.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/MENjN3U.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/fvSo35B.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/aIglIVh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Y6KS8c8.jpg)
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: dt-second-hand-cricket on April 16, 2019, 07:11:27 AM
@Komdotkom those two (GN & Aldred) have come up beautifully - cracking work dude!!!
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Komdotkom on April 16, 2019, 07:38:39 AM
Thanks mate.
I was really surprised at how good the finish is with the cutting compound on a mop polishing pad, I'll see if I can get a picture of the reflection off the spine. Ordinarily it's not something I would consider using but I recently received a car back from the painter and was removing some small imperfections and figured it couldn't hurt.
I think I've got a pretty tired NB TC1280 coming in the next few weeks which needs some real love, I'm thinking of doing a lami toe, just need to work out how to cut it nicely in my drop saw.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Gurujames on April 16, 2019, 07:49:57 AM
Thanks mate.
just need to work out how to cut it nicely in my drop saw.
Please donít. That is very dangerous. Use a band saw or router table and slider.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Komdotkom on April 16, 2019, 11:03:54 AM
I've only got a steel horizontal band saw, maybe I'll make a jig to hold it and use the table saw.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: FattusCattus on April 16, 2019, 11:15:44 AM
'Spare' Symonds Tusker stickers @Komdotkom ????????????????  There as rare as hens teeth aren't they?
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Gurujames on April 16, 2019, 11:23:47 AM
I've only got a steel horizontal band saw, maybe I'll make a jig to hold it and use the table saw.
Thatís a better option. Easy to make jig to hold the bat vertical.just take the riving knife off.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Komdotkom on April 16, 2019, 09:40:31 PM
'Spare' Symonds Tusker stickers @Komdotkom ????????????????  There as rare as hens teeth aren't they?

Not really, I got them made. Like many here I played most of my high grade cricket in the late 90's and have always lusted after bats like Tusker's, DF Magnums, Puma/Millichamps and Ulysses (clearly very Australian specific). As a young bloke I never had the money for these expensive bats and had to make do with whatever I could get from sponsors and discounts from guys like Ian Callen.
Now that I've returned to playing (at a much lower standard) I feel it's time to fully embrace the mantra of 'All the gear but no idea' and am slowly collecting the bats that I've always wanted, plus some modern ones that tickle my fancy. The problem with Tuskers is they are very expensive now and absolute planks compared to modern bats; so I got a sticker place to do the artwork and reproduce the stickers. If I was to do it again I'd get them to lighten up the blue a little bit, it looks great on the white backing paper but ends up quite dark on the willow. If anyone wants any I can get them reproduced again, they'd be about 20 pounds a set I think.

Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Psi on April 28, 2019, 09:40:47 PM
Here is my latest before /after

https://photos.app.goo.gl/tEZ4wyix5xgYRuWH6
 
Can anyone identify the model? Is it a Puma Ballistic? The handle was replaced before I got it. Some awkward cracks to fix on the inside toe but seems sound now.

Does anyone have suitable stickers for it? Would prefer the original Puma ones.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Kulli on April 28, 2019, 10:51:14 PM
Here is my latest before /after

https://photos.app.goo.gl/tEZ4wyix5xgYRuWH6
 
Can anyone identify the model? Is it a Puma Ballistic? The handle was replaced before I got it. Some awkward cracks to fix on the inside toe but seems sound now.

Does anyone have suitable stickers for it? Would prefer the original Puma ones.

There are original Puma stickers on eBay for 8.99 posted, albeit not the original ones.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Psi on April 28, 2019, 11:06:47 PM
Thanks yes might use those unless someone can point me towards the originals.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: strang on April 29, 2019, 06:22:12 AM
Here is my latest before /after

https://photos.app.goo.gl/tEZ4wyix5xgYRuWH6
 
Can anyone identify the model? Is it a Puma Ballistic? The handle was replaced before I got it. Some awkward cracks to fix on the inside toe but seems sound now.

Does anyone have suitable stickers for it? Would prefer the original Puma ones.
Amazing to get it looking that good from ehere it started.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: LukeFramBurton on April 29, 2019, 06:46:37 AM
That is a great outcome @Psi well done.

Iíve just finished doing a refurb on a friendís bat which had loads of grain tear-out from when stickers had previously been removed. Took a load of before pictures, completely forgot about the after ones...
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Psi on April 29, 2019, 06:58:25 AM
Thank you. There was some grain test out on this one too :I removed the scuff sheet a bit too quickly and it pulled a bit of grain off. More patience next time...
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: LukeFramBurton on April 30, 2019, 08:47:17 AM
Hereís an old G&M Catalyst 808 from a friend. It was generally looking a bit tired and had an ugly, but not too serious crack along the edge. Sorted the crack, cleaned up the face, new grip, scuff sheet and edge tape.
(https://i.postimg.cc/xCtqWNtV/AE5-E84-B3-CA6-C-480-F-BFE6-20497-A8-EECBF.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/1nV9Ftkv) (https://i.postimg.cc/HsmPSJFk/C783-B3-E2-3-D9-A-47-BE-B180-DF7595929943.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/7bBVhLxF)

(https://i.postimg.cc/0QW2tRy8/EBB26-CE0-B6-EF-42-AE-832-B-754-B935-EC1-DD.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/sQWrXLW8) (https://i.postimg.cc/x1DjpPnb/F0-F6612-F-4-BB5-41-CA-89-E0-10-F90-E588-AC4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tYkHYW1X)

(https://i.postimg.cc/qMY6Jn0k/479-CB785-AD83-4-A21-BC6-F-E4810292-E731.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/ZC85jWCg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/brS83Z5T/1-C3907-CB-4-B50-43-D0-B945-0-CCDEBFBCD3-A.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/tnbLg4pZ) (https://i.postimg.cc/BvNq69Dx/3-A9-FE7-AF-178-C-4-A24-B512-E7-CCFAAF4-C93.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/2qbpct06)

(https://i.postimg.cc/RVfJ0h0K/4607670-C-8-FDB-4619-9-CD0-09-ECC7-A25062.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/Ln98CHL8) (https://i.postimg.cc/RZ7SknZp/4-ADAC402-B616-438-A-9-DBC-5262-F6-A7-D947.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/yDNC9x90)

(https://i.postimg.cc/6pnqBmY0/E9-C1-F7-BB-80-B0-4-DC7-92-DD-A24-A281-EE9-E2.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/zyD8j0mb)
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: FattusCattus on April 30, 2019, 09:18:50 AM
Now that is a lovely shape
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: LukeFramBurton on April 30, 2019, 09:23:06 AM
Now that is a lovely shape

And comes in at less than 2lb 7!
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Grubby on April 30, 2019, 10:32:59 AM
Good work
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: strang on April 30, 2019, 11:43:36 AM
I'm sure these take a lot of time but seeing the pictures makes me very tempted to try a reno on an ebay dog. Very satisfying seeing an old bat revived.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: FattusCattus on April 30, 2019, 03:22:13 PM
I like the colour of the stickers too - not enough pale blue around IMHO
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: dt-second-hand-cricket on April 30, 2019, 07:48:07 PM
excellent refurb and excellent use of Duplo as a bat holder!!!
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: FattusCattus on May 01, 2019, 08:21:32 AM
@LukeFramBurton - how old is the Catalyst? when was this model around?
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Kulli on May 01, 2019, 08:57:59 AM
@LukeFramBurton - how old is the Catalyst? when was this model around?

I have one of Alex Gidmans sponsored bats. GM said it was a Catalyst shape from 2009.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Psi on May 01, 2019, 09:08:50 AM
I'm sure these take a lot of time but seeing the pictures makes me very tempted to try a reno on an ebay dog. Very satisfying seeing an old bat revived.

Actually they don't take that long to do. Most of the time is waiting for the glue to set (more exciting than `waiting for paint to dry' as you are never quite sure how well it will turn out. But nearly always the end result is far better than you might have expected from the starting condition). The actual sanding and glueing don't take long - a few mins really, but careful clamping is important (when I don't clamp carefully I have occaionally made marks on the timber from the vice jaws or the clamp). Takes longer I guess if you get involved with drilling dowells in to mend large breakages, or replacing handles, but I don't get involved in that...
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Kulli on May 01, 2019, 11:48:32 AM
Iín At best moderately handy, but returning and repairing bats is one of the more therapeutic things iíve Ever found to do. The level of satisfaction after words is tremendous.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: LukeFramBurton on May 01, 2019, 01:31:33 PM
@LukeFramBurton - how old is the Catalyst? when was this model around?

Iím not actually sure - so @Kulli will be much more on the money than me.

I'm sure these take a lot of time but seeing the pictures makes me very tempted to try a reno on an ebay dog. Very satisfying seeing an old bat revived.
A simple refurb can be done in 15/20 minutes - maybe even less - if youíve got everything to hand. This one challenged me a bit as I didnít want to remove the stickers - masking them all off before sanding was probably the most time consuming part. One that I finished last week, that needed a couple of goes at filling did feel quite time consuming though.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: AJ2014 on May 01, 2019, 02:30:34 PM
@LukeFramBurton - how old is the Catalyst? when was this model around?
Catalyst and Purist were at the same time, around 12 years ago and I think SA captain Smith used to play with Purist
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: alexhilly1492 on May 01, 2019, 03:01:46 PM
@LukeFramBurton - how old is the Catalyst? when was this model around?

2008 ish, Vaughans last model i believe same era as the purist 2

@Edward Lowy could you confirm?
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Edward Lowy on May 01, 2019, 03:14:13 PM
2008 ish, Vaughans last model i believe same era as the purist 2

@Edward Lowy could you confirm?

Catalyst first shipped in December 2006 and stopped around September 2009

Kind regards

Edward
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Komdotkom on May 12, 2019, 08:44:31 AM
I have an Aldred Gold Sovereign which I quite like, so when I saw this come up on eBay cheap I jumped on it.
It had a bit of toe damage and some cracking on the edges plus heaps of dents and dings which had to be steamed out. I wanted to apply the original stickers but Paul Aldred wasn't prepared to sell me any, so I had to use my spare Symonds Super Tusker stickers.
I suspect that this is one of Paul's early bats because it doesn't have a number in the shoulder, it had sanding swirls in the back of it, different handle and binding, and a super wonky spine.
It's got 34mm edges and a 62mm spine, total weight is 2 8 and it feels about that since the middle is very low on this bat. I've added some medical tape to the handle to so that it's a bit thicker which has helped the pickup, now just waiting for Salix grips to arrive from the UK. I didn't like the round shape on the bottom, so I made a template off the Gold Sovereign and cut it to match.
I've started buffing the back of the bats with cutting compound that you'd use on a car, it actually gets a shine on the willow which is amazing and it doesn't alter the colour of the wood.
(https://i.imgur.com/kywijFF.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/xQkRM9E.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/MENjN3U.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/fvSo35B.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/aIglIVh.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/Y6KS8c8.jpg)

So I had initially thought that I'd move this on to a team mate because it didn't really do it for me and the increasing number of comments from my better half about the quantity of cricket bats that are needed for mediocre players.
But I used it today in a net session and it goes like a train, so I suppose I'll keep it. The only problem is I've got two more on the way!
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: AJ2014 on May 12, 2019, 09:21:07 AM
So I guess you should be keeping the one that goes like plane(aeroplane).
I've used Symomd Tuscone bat and yes that was very impressive bat.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Komdotkom on May 14, 2019, 09:34:30 PM
Does anyone have any tips for sanding inside the scoops of a GN E41? I'm trying to refurb one at the moment and I'm trying to get rid of the rich mahogany look which is doubtless the result of age and excessive oiling (because more is better right?) but I cannot seem to get rid of the dark patches in the scoops due to the shape. The remainder of the bat looks quite good, but the scoops are refusing to lose their tan.
I've tried using a flap wheel, sand paper, acetone, more sand paper and a scotch brite pad on a grinder but with little success. The scoops are quite deep and have very steep sides unlike a single or twin scoop so it's very difficult to get at them with a powered sander of any kind.
I'm thinking about painting them gloss black instead.
Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Komdotkom on May 26, 2019, 11:53:06 PM
I ended up painting the inside of the scoops gloss black which looked quite smart, but my painting skills are not great so the edges aren't super crisp which lets it down a bit. I didn't get a picture of the result though.
Another player dropped in his New Balance for a refurb too, it's the softest bat I've ever worked on. 240 grit paper was tearing it apart, I ended up doing the majority of the sanding with 480 grit. You can see the cracks across the grain from the soft press and the complete lack of preparation - he's a left hander.
He also dropped in a Salix that was used by JC when he opened the batting for Jerusalem, in quite good nick for such an old bat but the pig skin helped to preserve the face from damage.
(https://i.imgur.com/m1g2BT4.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/R4JPYso.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/UdWjQvG.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/5JkR828.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/VY6GTvN.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/eeOBVFo.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/gibN0oE.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/JFkBD5l.jpg)

Salix Pictures
(https://i.imgur.com/aAEXkKi.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/imeU1IO.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/U4SLHxi.jpg)







Title: Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
Post by: Psi on July 01, 2019, 07:47:15 PM
Not sure how well this shows up in the photos, but I was amazed how well a crushed /dented toe can be fixed with a steam iron and cloth. This is my old NB 1260 copy and the toe was crushed by a badly mis executed pull shot that actually struck the back of the bat. The top 4 photos are of the damage, the bottom are after repair... Took about 5 mins with the iron.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/2DTuBkqEG2DA5Ycf7