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Repairing delamination
« on: July 05, 2018, 07:48:29 AM »

Morning all,

Does anyo0ne have any experience with repairing inaccessible delamination, that is to say when it's right in the middle and doesn't have a split at the toe/edges where you can get the glue in.

I have a teammates bat that has this (he's good, seemingly this is caused by middling too many balls, an issue I'm yet to have) and it's an absolute stonker of a bat dying and he'd like to extend it's life if possible.

I have seen the odd snap of this on the GN Robertsbridge twitter but wondered if someone has done/could do a step by step guide, or maybe point me in the direction of such a thread if one already exists.
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Re: Repairing delamination
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2018, 09:10:50 AM »

It may sound drastic but:
1. Take a Stanley knife and cut down along the grain through the middle of the delaminated area.
2. Use a butter knife to get into the cut and prise up one side of the delamiation.
3. Stuff plenty of glue in with a second butter knife.
4. Repeat to the other side.
5.  Over the area with some plastic (a shopping bag will do)
6. Place a block of plywood or similar (slightly larger than the delaminates area) on top of the plastic and clamp tightly down. Either with an f or large g clamp. You may need to make a block to fit over the back of the bat so that the jaw of the clamp sits square to the face of the bat.
Leave over night and bobs your uncle.
The plastic prevents the plywood block from sticking to the face of the bat. The plywood spreads the pressure over the delaminated area.
The worse the delamination th easier it is.
For smaller areas I inject glue in using a needle and syringe then clamp in the same way.
This is one I did. Sorry not too good at taking photos during the process.
http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=39716.msg629814#msg629814
« Last Edit: July 05, 2018, 09:23:44 AM by Gurujames »
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Re: Repairing delamination
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2018, 09:24:59 AM »

Yip what he said
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Re: Repairing delamination
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2018, 10:11:07 AM »

It may sound drastic but:
1. Take a Stanley knife and cut down along the grain through the middle of the delaminated area.
2. Use a butter knife to get into the cut and prise up one side of the delamiation.
3. Stuff plenty of glue in with a second butter knife.
4. Repeat to the other side.
5.  Over the area with some plastic (a shopping bag will do)
6. Place a block of plywood or similar (slightly larger than the delaminates area) on top of the plastic and clamp tightly down. Either with an f or large g clamp. You may need to make a block to fit over the back of the bat so that the jaw of the clamp sits square to the face of the bat.
Leave over night and bobs your uncle.
The plastic prevents the plywood block from sticking to the face of the bat. The plywood spreads the pressure over the delaminated area.
The worse the delamination th easier it is.
For smaller areas I inject glue in using a needle and syringe then clamp in the same way.
This is one I did. Sorry not too good at taking photos during the process.
http://custombats.co.uk/cbforum/index.php?topic=39716.msg629814#msg629814


You're a gent. Might be back for more help when I have cut a part off by accident, or glued my piece of plywood to the face :)
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Re: Repairing delamination
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2018, 06:13:29 AM »

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Re: Repairing delamination
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2018, 06:36:38 AM »

Saw this https://www.instagram.com/p/Bk3TDexAYGa/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=bo2ogmq9e7la which might help

Thanks, although messier looking that one might be an easier repair. The one I have has a couple of small horizontal surface cracks but nothing that leads directly to the air pocket resulting from the delamination, I'd be loath to cut the willow against the grain.
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