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.