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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #135 on: January 13, 2020, 07:20:52 AM »

If anyone has any specific details I can pass them on to the owner, I can't really just tell him that 'the internet' said it's a fake.
A quick Google suggests there are a few sticker configurations for this model
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #136 on: January 13, 2020, 03:35:57 PM »

Here's one I did in a spare hour yesterday. It started as a polyarmoured GM Cannon, which nobody likes any more. So I removed the armouring from the blade and it has come up nicely. Good grains, if a little wavy at the toe. Definitely better uncovered. It pings a lot better as well without the covering. One thing though, polyarmour really does preserve the wood underneath. No darkening or stains evident. It's a massive 3lber with a great middle.

First pic from 1 year ago:



Pre oiling, timber looks brand new :



Post oiling :






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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #137 on: January 13, 2020, 03:39:06 PM »

... Tip for removing old scuff sheets: peel off with heat gun /hair dryer, then use wire wool dipped in white spirit to remove all the glue and gunk. It's the only painless way I have found to do this job. All other methods take hours and waste loads of sandpaper.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #138 on: January 13, 2020, 03:45:21 PM »

Jeez, Ive seen 898s that dont look that good on the face.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #139 on: January 13, 2020, 03:49:36 PM »

Jeez, Ive seen 898s that dont look that good on the face.
It looks so much better than before, well done.
Isnt 303 Kashmir willow though?
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #140 on: January 13, 2020, 03:57:05 PM »

It looks so much better than before, well done.
Isnt 303 Kashmir willow though?

Nope, 303 is the lowest grade of English Willow GM sell

https://www.playwiththebest.com/cricket/how-to-choose-your-cricket-bat/bat-grading.html

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303 *
Seasoned Grade 4 English Willow
Grained GM polycarbonate DuraCover
ToeTek toe guard fitted as standard
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #141 on: January 13, 2020, 04:46:32 PM »

In response to the suspect DSC bats.

If you WhatsApp onlinestockists and ask for pics of the Condor Flite/Elite hes fire some over, I've got some pics on my phone of another model and the stickers and font are completely different.

The only issue is that if you do prove it tone a fake, what will the seller do about it? Not much I imagine.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #142 on: January 13, 2020, 08:29:31 PM »

In response to the suspect DSC bats.

If you WhatsApp onlinestockists and ask for pics of the Condor Flite/Elite hes fire some over, I've got some pics on my phone of another model and the stickers and font are completely different.

The only issue is that if you do prove it tone a fake, what will the seller do about it? Not much I imagine.

I suspect I would need to provide this particular gent with some pretty concrete facts for him to take any action, he's an older guy and it's his first online purchase so I think he'd be reluctant to take the seller to task about it. It's also been knocked and played in the nets so it would be a difficult return process. I didn't take any pictures of the edges so I can't recall if it had the stamped in DSC in the edge or not, that seems to be one of the constants that I've seen online.
There's a shop in Melbourne that stocks them I might drop past if I'm in that part of the world to have a look.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #143 on: January 13, 2020, 10:13:41 PM »

GN Platinum repaired, will undergo 'durability testing' at training tonight. The owner only has two speeds which are flat out and out, so we'll see how strong the glue is! It's got two KDHW dowels in the toe, one 8mm and one 10mm; I used the smaller one at the thin end just to hold the joint firmly for the inevitable yorker damage.
There was a small void where some willow was missing (dark section on the edge of the crack) so I've filled that with West Systems G-Flex epoxy and micro balloons, it will be interesting to see how it goes. I did a strength test on some scrap pine and the bond strength is excellent and seems to be slightly better than Titebond III. I haven't devised a way of testing just how flexible it is, I might spread some on a board and give it a good whack with the mallet.




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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #144 on: January 14, 2020, 12:39:18 AM »

Great stuff. Some of these Australian GNs are beautifully grainy.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #145 on: January 14, 2020, 01:23:38 AM »

This one was cheap too, $199A! It's got the trademark medical tape handle and the big A stamped in the front of it too.
It's 2.10 dressed, goes ok but will get better with a bit more use.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #146 on: January 14, 2020, 01:54:56 AM »

Love AUS GNs!

Mueleman is by far the best retailer of AUS GNs out there. Great service!
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #147 on: January 24, 2020, 02:39:14 PM »

No after pics yet, but reckon this might scrub up well once the bat cave is finished.

45 on eBay, no idea why its was a 250.

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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #148 on: January 24, 2020, 08:43:44 PM »

Good spot! I'd probably have bought it if I'd seen it. But then we would have bid against each other and it would have cost more. Show pics when done...
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