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Bat Repair 'Starter Kit'
« on: March 27, 2015, 07:00:58 PM »

Hi guys,

First off this is a really useful site and thanks to all the contributors!

However, after searching I cant the answer I'm looking for.

I'm looking for recommendation on the full kit I'd need to be able to repair bats for myself and my teammates. Things like refurbs, gluing cracks etc.

So far I have: Various sand paper (no sander), super glue, linseed oil/wax, edging tape, mallet, cone, grips.

What else would you guys recommend?

Thanks in advance, Harvey
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Re: Bat Repair 'Starter Kit'
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2015, 07:04:13 PM »

You'll be a sander of some sort, sand paper, clamps, glue, wax or oil, gripping cone, scuff sheets, grips, edge tape etc. Depends what exactly you want to undertake.
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Re: Bat Repair 'Starter Kit'
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2015, 07:08:32 PM »

Needle, syringe, PVA wood glue not super glue. G clamps. scraper for removing residue from scuff sheets. some people like a toe guard so some fevibond and toe guards. I never use them but some scuff sheets too.
That should just about do it. If you have the cash a sander is useful as it makes life easier. an orbital sander is fine and a cheap one will be up to the job. alternatively if you are a keen woodworker a random orbit sander will make life even easier.
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Re: Bat Repair 'Starter Kit'
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2015, 07:19:21 PM »

Forgot, Electrical tape of different colours to tape the bottom of the grips.
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Re: Bat Repair 'Starter Kit'
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2015, 07:44:09 PM »

1.Hairdryer.
2. Binding.
« Last Edit: March 27, 2015, 07:46:10 PM by Seniorplayer »
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Re: Bat Repair 'Starter Kit'
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2015, 10:04:38 PM »

Off the top of my head:

Random orbit sanded
Various grades of sandpaper (I have from 80 - 400)
Fibreglass bat tape
Helicopter scuff sheets
Fibreglass scuff sheets
PVA glue
G clamps
Twine
Parcel tape
Electrical tape
Syringes
Super glue
Inpact adhesive
Toe guards
Shoe goo
A bat mallet/hammer
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Re: Bat Repair 'Starter Kit'
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2015, 10:11:40 PM »

Seems a good topic to sticky.
You may want some white spirits for cleaning sticker residue and a selection of grips too.
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Re: Bat Repair 'Starter Kit'
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2015, 10:37:29 PM »

Some of that grip tape for all of the bottom hand sloggers
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Re: Bat Repair 'Starter Kit'
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2015, 12:45:11 AM »

Thanks guys, have completed the shopping list and business is... booming? Well that may be an exaggeration, but as a lot of you guys say, refurbing a bat is so therapeutic that's what counts! 
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Re: Bat Repair 'Starter Kit'
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2015, 08:20:28 AM »

In addition to whats already been mentioned i have the following

White spirit - used to remove glue residue
Nectar card - used to scrape stuff off with
Stanley blade - used for scraping glue off of the blade or trimming scuff sheets to size/shape
GripGrip tape
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