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Damp toe
« on: November 03, 2018, 06:22:47 PM »

Hi guys. My normal shoe goo technique of preserving the tow of a bat worked well during the season but now wore out naturally. Today I had a bit of a net session in South London on a mat surface, that was carrying a tiny bit of moisture. The bat picked up some of this, and the toe is now quite dark and moist, with a little moisture also visible along the front face about an inch from the bottom.

Now, my plan is to simply leave the bat horizontally, face up for a day or two until it dries, then to apply a layer of linseed oil on the toe (and perhaps also the face and back while I'm at it), wait a day or so, then apply a layer of shoe goo.

Is that fine or is there a better way to do this? Is anything in my plan a big no-no?
Thanks!
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Re: Damp toe
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2018, 08:53:45 PM »

Just ensure the toe and and damp areas are  completely dry before applying any oil etc.
Also the  dark  area  is due to the moisture  you will  know when the bat as dried out as the colour will change.
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Re: Damp toe
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2018, 09:57:23 PM »

And keep it away from a radiator...
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Re: Damp toe
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 09:41:35 PM »

Hi guys. My normal shoe goo technique of preserving the tow of a bat worked well during the season but now wore out naturally. Today I had a bit of a net session in South London on a mat surface, that was carrying a tiny bit of moisture. The bat picked up some of this, and the toe is now quite dark and moist, with a little moisture also visible along the front face about an inch from the bottom.

Now, my plan is to simply leave the bat horizontally, face up for a day or two until it dries, then to apply a layer of linseed oil on the toe (and perhaps also the face and back while I'm at it), wait a day or so, then apply a layer of shoe goo.

Is that fine or is there a better way to do this? Is anything in my plan a big no-no?
Thanks!

Hi, could you explain this shoe goo technique. Thanks
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Re: Damp toe
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