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Re: Toe guard coming off new bat
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2018, 02:08:58 AM »

You can use shoogoo as the toeguard thus not needing varnish (just as the case would be if you were using a toe guard. Or you can do what @sarg does when prepping bats - apply a coat of bat oil  then varnish ,then add a shoogoo toeguard . This seems the best of all worlds really.
Perhaps someone can post a link, if not look up "cricketbatinfo" channel  on youtube .

That new process came about because I was preparing bats for wet conditions.

I have applied shoegoo on a dry toe and batted on a wet deck and the water and dirt has got under the shoe goo and stained the toe.

So the oil goes on the toe as per a regular knocking preparation. after a week I apply a very thin layer of a clear oil based varnish to seal the toe fibres. When set the shoe goo goes on as one application.

@simonmay5 and @Calzehbhoy  may be about to confirm if the varnish worked.

You can just oil a toe if you want instead of doing all this.
Some say a thin coat of bat wax prevents water ingress applied just prior to batting on a wet deck. This is just for heavy tappers.
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Re: Toe guard coming off new bat
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2018, 05:13:35 AM »

I think what I will do is glue the toe guard back on for now

And then when it finally comes off apply wood varnish only
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