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Equipment => Bats => Bat Care => Topic started by: Grubby on March 09, 2019, 09:05:44 AM

Title: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Grubby on March 09, 2019, 09:05:44 AM
I picked up an old GN Powerspot and decided to go full refurb and not keep original labels. Wasnít in too bad condition and has finished up pretty good.
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/77A08D24-1A9C-46BD-B4A5-8AC54A5319D8_zpsltvfe164.jpeg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/77A08D24-1A9C-46BD-B4A5-8AC54A5319D8_zpsltvfe164.jpeg.html)
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/1B91DA45-4FCD-4A2C-8009-9F4FA5ACF2A1_zpstxdqignh.jpeg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/1B91DA45-4FCD-4A2C-8009-9F4FA5ACF2A1_zpstxdqignh.jpeg.html)
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/41B5A0A7-D218-488B-BDE7-B9B3C3421B55_zpslvcictca.jpeg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/41B5A0A7-D218-488B-BDE7-B9B3C3421B55_zpslvcictca.jpeg.html)
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/44E00A1B-3923-4C8B-B4DF-90AD4AA22580_zpsaayvszxt.jpeg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/44E00A1B-3923-4C8B-B4DF-90AD4AA22580_zpsaayvszxt.jpeg.html)
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/EE72E963-D55B-48CE-9892-9F2B696610B1_zpscpqf53cx.jpeg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/EE72E963-D55B-48CE-9892-9F2B696610B1_zpscpqf53cx.jpeg.html)
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/F6A889FB-BE79-4464-AD70-39B24BB9C70F_zpsado1w3ql.jpeg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/F6A889FB-BE79-4464-AD70-39B24BB9C70F_zpsado1w3ql.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: AJ2014 on March 09, 2019, 09:19:38 AM
Remarkable 😀😀
No one would have guessed if you hadn't told, how long did it take for refurbish? Are you going to use it? 🙂
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Grubby on March 09, 2019, 09:24:01 AM
Thanks. Only a couple of hours once I decided to get the old labels off. And a couple of weeks sending to GN to relabel. Not sure what to do with it yet but wonít personally be using it.
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Grubby on March 09, 2019, 09:28:43 AM
New V Old

(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/DFC2225D-0D38-487B-8005-D826699DB4BB_zpswunwndak.jpeg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/DFC2225D-0D38-487B-8005-D826699DB4BB_zpswunwndak.jpeg.html)
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/49A0DF2E-BC92-4E97-BD23-6F65B1498C82_zpspfljwnyx.jpeg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/49A0DF2E-BC92-4E97-BD23-6F65B1498C82_zpspfljwnyx.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: AJ2014 on March 09, 2019, 09:36:44 AM
Just keep it, 😀
Previously I was thinking of buying new powerspot, when I read it's is powerful and concentrated on small area, then I thought it will be more suitable for proper batsmen who most of the times hit the middle 🙂
Is this true for this bat or is it my imagination?
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Grubby on March 09, 2019, 09:44:35 AM
Comparing the side on they are very different
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/4167D5EB-2703-47EF-8A5E-463467EBDAB8_zpsgxw3nzgv.jpeg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/4167D5EB-2703-47EF-8A5E-463467EBDAB8_zpsgxw3nzgv.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Kulli on March 09, 2019, 09:58:56 AM
Both the same weight?
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Grubby on March 09, 2019, 10:04:26 AM
New is 3oz heavier at 2lb 9oz
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Andythomo21 on March 09, 2019, 11:13:22 AM
What did GN charge just to re-sticker?
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Grubby on March 09, 2019, 11:28:30 AM
£10 plus postage
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: jamesisapayne on March 09, 2019, 12:57:15 PM
a great refurb well done - the bat's come up lovely and just goes to show how the oil really does just sit on the surface of the wood.

Also great to see how different the shapes are and how modern bats seem so much bigger with their thick edges
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Grubby on March 09, 2019, 01:04:17 PM
Yes, it really was just sitting on the surface and didnít take much at all
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Mattsky on March 10, 2019, 07:11:26 PM
I actually raised my eyebrows and said 'blimey' out loud when I saw the results. Top job!
Love a restoration job that brings an oldie back to fight again.
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Grubby on March 10, 2019, 07:18:19 PM
Thanks. Itís always good getting the older bats looking like new. A bargain for £10
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Psi on March 11, 2019, 02:45:46 PM
Yes, great bargain, it looks really good. You have the same problem I have with gluing the cracks on the toe. The repair looks great, but it's very hard to hide it so you don't get dark lines at the crack. I've tried filling with sawdust/ glue mix and just glue, but it still highlights the line of the crack, especially once it's oiled. Of course, if we are then selling them on it's probably more honest to see where the cracks are, but it wouid be nice to get them to blend in with the natural wood colour. Any suggestions? Someone said to use clear adhesive, which I'll try on the next refurb
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Grubby on March 11, 2019, 02:57:52 PM
I'm not sure there is a way to hide these cracks unless someone else can shed some light on this. The only sure fire way is to make the bat an inch shorter ;-)
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Grubby on March 11, 2019, 03:02:14 PM
I picked up another Powerspot today so will give before and after pictures before, during and after the refurb.
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Mattsky on March 19, 2019, 11:01:00 PM
The cracks are old battle scars. They're characterful. No point in hiding them on an old bat. Even a well-refurbed one like this.
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Grubby on March 20, 2019, 07:54:45 AM
This time it has the extra cover

(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/IMG_0981_zpsmghmb5nt.jpg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/IMG_0981_zpsmghmb5nt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Grubby on March 20, 2019, 07:55:20 AM
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/IMG_0982_zpsgqyp3gov.jpg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/IMG_0982_zpsgqyp3gov.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Grubby on March 20, 2019, 07:58:27 AM
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/IMG_0985_zpskjxk0uua.jpg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/IMG_0985_zpskjxk0uua.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Grubby on March 20, 2019, 07:58:50 AM
(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/IMG_0989_zpsb3kbek5y.jpg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/IMG_0989_zpsb3kbek5y.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Grubby on March 20, 2019, 08:15:46 AM
The thickest binding I have ever seen.

(http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/IMG_0988_zpsu8cclgs2.jpg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/IMG_0988_zpsu8cclgs2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Psi on March 21, 2019, 11:23:23 AM
Looks a challenge. How are you going to deal with the fabric facing? Can it be peeled off and re-sanded? Will be interesting to see whether the grains underneath are same quality as your previous Powerspot without the facing...
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Grubby on April 09, 2019, 10:53:26 AM
I have finally got this back. Fully refurbished and re-labelled. It wasn't bad under the facing sheet. A couple of cracks that were easily sealed.

Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Grubby on April 09, 2019, 11:07:55 AM
(https://oi754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/IMG_1082_zps0sbubx6l.jpg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/IMG_1082_zps0sbubx6l.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Grubby on April 09, 2019, 11:08:59 AM
(https://oi754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/IMG_1084_zpszmcgxlen.jpg) (https://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/IMG_1084_zpszmcgxlen.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Grubby on April 09, 2019, 11:09:46 AM
(https://oi754.photobucket.com/albums/xx181/martyngabb/IMG_1083_zps2hc96sxc.jpg) (http://s754.photobucket.com/user/martyngabb/media/IMG_1083_zps2hc96sxc.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on April 09, 2019, 01:11:39 PM
Can't believe they left a bubble in that bottom sticker :(
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: liscon12 on April 09, 2019, 01:23:39 PM
Not the greatest of sticker application, the front one is a bit wonky as well
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Grubby on April 09, 2019, 06:10:25 PM
Iím going to try sort them out now you have said that.
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Psi on April 10, 2019, 02:11:46 PM
Do you know how they got the fabric cover off? Sanding or peeling? I've been wanting to refurb some polyarmoured bats but haven't tried getting the facing off yet...
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Grubby on April 10, 2019, 03:10:12 PM
I did it myself. Just peeled it off. GN only applied the labels for me after I did the refurb.
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb and Runmaker refurb
Post by: Psi on April 15, 2019, 06:00:42 PM
Thought I'd have a go myself so I bought this ancient GN Runmaker from Ebay today for £5. Looked in poor condition, see pics:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/VF1k4SvkHuFBZo1A6

Decided I would only strip the cloth from the playing surface and clean up the rest, keeping original stickers. The cloth cover cleaned really well by gently scraping with a Stanley knife

The bat is in great condition underneath :perfect face, no cracks, perfect toe. There are 8-10 well defined grains. Only issue is that the grains are curvy towards the toe, plus a couple of knots. It's cleaned up really well. I might try it at the nets this week. It seems to ping well. See pics below of during and after restoration:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/pdtjKTbsEXhRkVXVA

Nice Easter holiday project while looking after the kids...
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb and Runmaker
Post by: Grubby on April 15, 2019, 06:53:29 PM
Looks good. Never thought about just taking the facing off the playing area. But good work.
I did a Scoop yesterday that can up well.
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Psi on April 15, 2019, 09:55:48 PM
Thanks. I just thought the protective sheet has done a great job over the years keeping this bat in good shape so why remove it from the bits where we don't need to see the grains? Also I was really surprised how well it can clean up. I've now added a modern scuff sheet, see https://photos.app.goo.gl/pdtjKTbsEXhRkVXVA but I bet it won't protect as well as the original cloth..

Nice work on the scoop as well. I would have bought that or the Jumbo but couldn't get the link to work. Maybe it was already expired...
Title: Re: Powerspot Refurb
Post by: Psi on April 15, 2019, 09:57:58 PM
Some of these old bats come up beautifully when they are first sanded. But then they don't look quite so good once they are oiled.