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Kulli

Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #135 on: March 04, 2020, 10:24:51 PM »

A pretty poor standard of before and after shots as I was so excited to get going that Id done a round of sanding long before the first photo but

Became these.



Also finished off restoring these two beauties for the bat cave wall.



*All grips to be sorted at a later date.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #136 on: March 05, 2020, 04:38:24 AM »

Those GM Stickers  :o
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #137 on: March 05, 2020, 07:24:16 AM »

Top work, looks like the bat room's in full swing then!

Remembered I forgot to post the after of this, toe went back together a treat. Teammate wanted to keep the stickers so after gluing a few little face cracks up and a sand it's ready for a scuff.





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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #138 on: March 05, 2020, 07:25:32 AM »

Nice work Kulli.
Where did you get those GM stickers?
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #139 on: March 31, 2020, 05:48:51 PM »

Picked this up a while ago and did nothing with it until now. Pen marks over it and the face was used as a hammer. Deciding if to paint the scoop a different colour or re do red?

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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #140 on: March 31, 2020, 08:46:03 PM »

Looks like it's come up really well. Can you post in higher resolution though, it's a bit blurry.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #142 on: April 04, 2020, 01:41:30 PM »

Picked up a GM Noir from eBay last week with Pryzm stickers. Wasnt in overly bad condition. No scuff so 4 or 5 edge cracks but only surface and some toe damage.

Cracks have all had watered down Gorilla glue added into the areas as well as the toe and then clamped and left for 48hrs.

Today has had sanding through 180 and 240 grit and will be hand sanded with a 300grit wet and dry before a oil or polish if I can get hold of a new polish pad for my orbital sander. Pretty simple refurb but pleasing to be doing something cricket related.



















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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #143 on: April 04, 2020, 01:53:51 PM »

Looks good but wet and dry paper shouldnt be used on wood, you may find it leaves grey marks.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #144 on: April 04, 2020, 02:06:11 PM »

Looks good but wet and dry paper shouldnt be used on wood, you may find it leaves grey marks.

Always used it and I use it dry and has never left a mark before, its a wet and dry specifically used for carpentry that a carpenter I play with recommended years ago as uses it to fine finish hand made furniture etc.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #145 on: April 04, 2020, 06:21:59 PM »

How can you add photos sorry guys i have never done this before here.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #146 on: May 12, 2020, 05:41:31 PM »

Currently mid-way through my first attempt at a refurb with one of my club's old team bats. It hadn't been very well looked after so had to glue quite a few cracks in the toe but otherwise it was in reasonably decent nick.

Removed the stickers as they were pretty tatty and peeled off the old scuff which was a mess. Have started sanding, so far been over the bat with 120 and 180 grit.

Can anyone with more experience recommend whether it's worth going beyond 240, particularly for something that is going back into the club bag? Planning to give it a once over with fine steel wool and linseed oil post-sanding then add some tape to the toe and edges.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #147 on: May 12, 2020, 05:44:29 PM »

Probably not. Though your work will be seen by all the members of the club and its easy to gain a reputation and difficult to lose one. So, the better the job you do the greater your reputation will be.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #148 on: May 12, 2020, 06:19:03 PM »

240 is still a bit rough isn't it?

I'd go to at least 400 personally, but I'm saying that having gone up to 3,000 on my last refurb...
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #149 on: May 12, 2020, 06:23:01 PM »

Bit OTT. I sharpen tools at 2000grit.
Personally 240grit is perfectly adequate so long as you were patient with sanding at coarser
Grits first.
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