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Equipment => Bats => Bat Care => Topic started by: 19reading87 on March 02, 2010, 06:57:23 PM

Title: Over oiling!!
Post by: 19reading87 on March 02, 2010, 06:57:23 PM
How do you exactly know if you have over oiled your bat?!?!?!
Title: Re: Over oiling!!
Post by: procricket on March 02, 2010, 07:00:02 PM
the performance(rebound quality seems to have deminished) and the colour of the bat usually is much darker than usual and the bat sounds different a more thud than ping.

saying that though i never oil any of my bats ever

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Title: Re: Over oiling!!
Post by: 19reading87 on March 02, 2010, 07:00:52 PM
the performance(rebound quality seems to have deminished) and the colour of the bat usually is much darker than usual and the bat sounds different a more thud than ping.

saying that though i never oil any of my bats ever

i

3 fine coats I have given to mine.... it seems Ok but Im not sure :s
Title: Re: Over oiling!!
Post by: procricket on March 02, 2010, 07:05:29 PM
should be fine with that
Title: Re: Over oiling!!
Post by: 19reading87 on March 02, 2010, 07:10:47 PM
nice 1 - cheers pal :D
Title: Re: Over oiling!!
Post by: 19reading87 on March 02, 2010, 07:26:40 PM
Any more info on this other forum members?
Title: Re: Over oiling!!
Post by: Mr Cricket on March 02, 2010, 07:32:39 PM
if the wood goes darker/softer than you would normally expect or if it begins to pick up heavy then you may have over oiled it
Title: Re: Over oiling!!
Post by: 19reading87 on March 02, 2010, 07:38:11 PM
if the wood goes darker/softer than you would normally expect or if it begins to pick up heavy then you may have over oiled it

And if this occurs I should?????
Title: Re: Over oiling!!
Post by: procricket on March 02, 2010, 07:42:24 PM
sand or send it to the place you got it from but i think they might charge you
Title: Re: Over oiling!!
Post by: Mr Cricket on March 02, 2010, 07:55:12 PM
best thing to do is let it air out until oil has totally dried and then get sanding
Title: Re: Over oiling!!
Post by: Cover_Drive on March 02, 2010, 08:01:43 PM
They say no more than 4 coatings should be applied in one calendar year. So three coats are fine.
Title: Re: Over oiling!!
Post by: Talisman on March 02, 2010, 10:41:37 PM
One at the start of life is enough, any more and you haven't used the bat enough as it should be smashed up from all the runs you score at the end of the season.
Title: Re: Over oiling!!
Post by: 19reading87 on March 02, 2010, 10:43:09 PM
One at the start of life is enough, any more and you haven't used the bat enough as it should be smashed up from all the runs you score at the end of the season.

But on a serious not Mike will this be ok????? I'm about to fit an Anti-scuff on top.......
Title: Re: Over oiling!!
Post by: Talisman on March 02, 2010, 10:52:53 PM
You do not need to oil if using a scuff sheet, they seal the face better than oil. Plus oil will make it harder to stick down.
Title: Re: Over oiling!!
Post by: 19reading87 on March 02, 2010, 10:54:26 PM
You do not need to oil if using a scuff sheet, they seal the face better than oil. Plus oil will make it harder to stick down.

If I leave it perhaps 2 weeks before fitting the scuff should every thing be ok and of allowed the bat to have air dried??
Title: Re: Over oiling!!
Post by: Talisman on March 02, 2010, 11:00:42 PM
Not sure as have never done it but think there might be people on here who have, if it feels oily in any way then maybe a light sand needed.
Title: Re: Over oiling!!
Post by: 19reading87 on March 02, 2010, 11:10:40 PM
who would you suggest i speak to mate?
Title: Re: Over oiling!!
Post by: Talisman on March 02, 2010, 11:19:48 PM
Just wait and see when it is dry enough to take the face.
Title: Re: Over oiling!!
Post by: SAF Bats on March 02, 2010, 11:23:30 PM
here is what the man himself says

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWBxiPJYvLw&feature=player_embedded#at=63