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Any linseed oil or bat wax to keep colour as white
« on: February 25, 2016, 09:01:54 PM »

Guys, I know this may sound like a stupid question, but is there a specific bat wax or raw linseed oil that can maintain or reduce the browness the wood gets after oiling/waxing? or is it inevitable that the bat will become a brown colour?
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Re: Any linseed oil or bat wax to keep colour as white
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2016, 09:14:19 PM »

How about the Salix bat wax ? It keeps the moisture content of the bat in tact and provide a nice shiny finish.
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Re: Any linseed oil or bat wax to keep colour as white
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2016, 09:17:06 PM »

I've found that wax changes the colour less drastically than oil, but some colour change is always going to happen
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Re: Any linseed oil or bat wax to keep colour as white
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2016, 09:54:46 PM »

Do you have to oil and wax ??


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Re: Any linseed oil or bat wax to keep colour as white
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2016, 09:57:39 PM »

Bat wax can be considered tantamount to one coat of oil plus nice finish ...
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Re: Any linseed oil or bat wax to keep colour as white
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2016, 10:02:35 PM »

so salix bat wax then?
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Re: Any linseed oil or bat wax to keep colour as white
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2016, 10:03:09 PM »

Put a scuff sheet on it. That will keep it white on the face.
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Re: Any linseed oil or bat wax to keep colour as white
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2016, 10:04:53 PM »

so salix bat wax then?


I guess so .. this is what i see in IJC site ..

http://www.itsjustcricket.co.uk/cricket-accessories-c24/bat-care-c30/salix-bat-wax-p446

Quick drying - Salix Bat Wax can be buffed for use straight away, or can be left for a couple of hours to let the wax soak in to the wood before buffing to a shine.
Makes the cricket bat blade appear shiny rather than oily.
Acts like furniture or shoe polish.
Available in 2 sizes of smart (and recyclable) aluminum tins - 15ml and 60ml.
The small (15ml) size is ideal for one cricket bat, while the large (60ml) is best for multiple bats or to last over several seasons.
Salix Bat Wax has been especially formulated for Salix cricket bats, but can be used on any cricket bat as a new alternative to linseed oil.
Salix Bat Wax acts like an oil by nourishing the willow, like a protective wax by sealing the grain, and like a polish as it buffs up after application to make the blade shiny rather than oily.
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Re: Any linseed oil or bat wax to keep colour as white
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2016, 10:08:36 PM »

15ml for one bat or 60ml for "multiple" (4?) bats

They should do a CBF version where it comes in a barrel...  :D
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Re: Any linseed oil or bat wax to keep colour as white
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2016, 10:13:57 PM »

Put a scuff sheet on it. That will keep it white on the face.

I've heard people say that you still have to oil even if there is a scuff sheet present (remove it and then apply a new one) or if you want to apply one.
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Re: Any linseed oil or bat wax to keep colour as white
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2016, 10:19:27 PM »


I've heard people say that you still have to oil even if there is a scuff sheet present (remove it and then apply a new one) or if you want to apply one.

Scuff sheet only covers the face so all the other parts of the bats will have exposed wood. Idea behind oiling or waxing is so seal moisture in and not let the bat gain more moisture so if you put a sheet on it will keep the face white but you still need to oil/wax other areas



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Re: Any linseed oil or bat wax to keep colour as white
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2016, 10:19:57 PM »

You can leave the sheet on, just oil around it


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Re: Any linseed oil or bat wax to keep colour as white
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2016, 10:20:42 PM »

Paul Aldred is selling bat wax as well, I've got some and can say it spreads very easily and you don't need a lot to cover a large area. He explains in the video bellow how he finds other brands wax too hard.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbzHFt3Kh3c
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Re: Any linseed oil or bat wax to keep colour as white
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2016, 10:22:34 PM »

I have a trick to maintain the whiteness.



Don't oil or wax, merely replace after 2 months.
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Re: Any linseed oil or bat wax to keep colour as white
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2016, 10:28:59 PM »

I've heard people say that you still have to oil even if there is a scuff sheet present (remove it and then apply a new one) or if you want to apply one.

Scuff sheets do essentially do the same by sealing moisture into the bat.
They need replacing each year, and it doesn't hurt to apply a coat of oil when the old one comes off, but you'd get to keep the white look for an extra season
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