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Equipment => Bats => Bat Care => Topic started by: t2ylo on December 21, 2019, 12:34:44 PM

Title: Inside Edge Damage
Post by: t2ylo on December 21, 2019, 12:34:44 PM
Please could I get some advice on the best way to repair this dent & crack.

Inside edge. Good Size dent in edge and crack at both sides.

Iím not massively proficient - so pls keep it simple
 
Or do I just take to a local batmaker?

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Title: Re: Inside Edge Damage
Post by: Kulli on December 21, 2019, 12:40:35 PM
Iíd say there isnít a great deal to worry about there tbh. From a purely aesthetic POV you could maybe try and steam it out a bit before getting wood glue (or super glue if the cracks arenít wide enough) in and then giving it a sand.
Title: Re: Inside Edge Damage
Post by: t2ylo on December 21, 2019, 12:47:14 PM
Iíd say there isnít a great deal to worry about there tbh. From a purely aesthetic POV you could maybe try and steam it out a bit before getting wood glue (or super glue if the cracks arenít wide enough) in and then giving it a sand.

Whatís the best way to steam it out?

(Dumb question I know)
Title: Re: Inside Edge Damage
Post by: Kulli on December 21, 2019, 01:03:38 PM
Whatís the best way to steam it out?

(Dumb question I know)
Hold the kettle switch in the on position and hold the cracked area over the spout. Just keep hands well away, a steam burn is no kinds of fun.
Title: Re: Inside Edge Damage
Post by: WalkingWicket37 on December 21, 2019, 01:13:23 PM
That looks more like a compression crack than delamination to me.

You could either inject some PVA glue in there or use the superglue and sand method. What's more important than the gluing is to give it some knocking in so the area around it is compressed equally to the "damaged" area.
Title: Re: Inside Edge Damage
Post by: Kulli on December 21, 2019, 01:18:22 PM
That looks more like a compression crack than delamination to me.

You could either inject some PVA glue in there or use the superglue and sand method. What's more important than the gluing is to give it some knocking in so the area around it is compressed equally to the "damaged" area.
For sure, presumably the cause was a fairly hard ball on a newish outside edge that wasnít yet knocked in/rounded off enough.

As I said, glue and sand is the main part. Steaming(fairly option but so think it helps) then trying to evenly compress both edges afterwards is probably the best precaution against anymore damage.
Title: Re: Inside Edge Damage
Post by: t2ylo on December 21, 2019, 01:25:15 PM
Well thatís working a treat.

Switched to camping stove now as domestic kettle switches itself of just as the steam gets good.

And a lovely cup of tea on the go
Title: Re: Inside Edge Damage
Post by: Vulcan Cricket on December 21, 2019, 02:39:11 PM
Edges need a lot of Harding
Title: Re: Inside Edge Damage
Post by: t2ylo on December 21, 2019, 02:58:32 PM
Edges need a lot of Harding

With handle of bat mallet? Edge of bath?
Title: Re: Inside Edge Damage
Post by: Vulcan Cricket on December 21, 2019, 03:18:35 PM
I have two different stages before sanding and after ..so I use on final one a nice bit of heavy  hard wood that I turned a boning tool
Title: Re: Inside Edge Damage
Post by: sachin200 on December 21, 2019, 08:41:09 PM
That looks more like a compression crack than delamination to me.

You could either inject some PVA glue in there or use the superglue and sand method. What's more important than the gluing is to give it some knocking in so the area around it is compressed equally to the "damaged" area.

Completely agree. Get a thin knife to wedge the cracks open a bit, add PVA/diluted PVA glue in the cracks, tape it with a tape to keep it together overnight till PVA gardens and then give it a quick sanding the next day. I would also add a scuff sheet on the edges to help stop it getting worse too soon.