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Powerspot Refurb
« on: March 09, 2019, 09:05:44 AM »

I picked up an old GN Powerspot and decided to go full refurb and not keep original labels. Wasnt in too bad condition and has finished up pretty good.





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Re: Powerspot Refurb
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2019, 09:19:38 AM »

Remarkable 😀😀
No one would have guessed if you hadn't told, how long did it take for refurbish? Are you going to use it? 🙂
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Re: Powerspot Refurb
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2019, 09:24:01 AM »

Thanks. Only a couple of hours once I decided to get the old labels off. And a couple of weeks sending to GN to relabel. Not sure what to do with it yet but wont personally be using it.
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Re: Powerspot Refurb
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2019, 09:28:43 AM »

New V Old


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Re: Powerspot Refurb
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2019, 09:36:44 AM »

Just keep it, 😀
Previously I was thinking of buying new powerspot, when I read it's is powerful and concentrated on small area, then I thought it will be more suitable for proper batsmen who most of the times hit the middle 🙂
Is this true for this bat or is it my imagination?
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Re: Powerspot Refurb
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2019, 09:44:35 AM »

Comparing the side on they are very different
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Re: Powerspot Refurb
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2019, 09:58:56 AM »

Both the same weight?
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Re: Powerspot Refurb
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2019, 10:04:26 AM »

New is 3oz heavier at 2lb 9oz
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Re: Powerspot Refurb
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2019, 11:13:22 AM »

What did GN charge just to re-sticker?
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Re: Powerspot Refurb
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2019, 11:28:30 AM »

10 plus postage
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Re: Powerspot Refurb
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2019, 12:57:15 PM »

a great refurb well done - the bat's come up lovely and just goes to show how the oil really does just sit on the surface of the wood.

Also great to see how different the shapes are and how modern bats seem so much bigger with their thick edges
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Re: Powerspot Refurb
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2019, 01:04:17 PM »

Yes, it really was just sitting on the surface and didnt take much at all
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Re: Powerspot Refurb
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2019, 07:11:26 PM »

I actually raised my eyebrows and said 'blimey' out loud when I saw the results. Top job!
Love a restoration job that brings an oldie back to fight again.
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Re: Powerspot Refurb
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2019, 07:18:19 PM »

Thanks. Its always good getting the older bats looking like new. A bargain for 10
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Re: Powerspot Refurb
« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2019, 02:45:46 PM »

Yes, great bargain, it looks really good. You have the same problem I have with gluing the cracks on the toe. The repair looks great, but it's very hard to hide it so you don't get dark lines at the crack. I've tried filling with sawdust/ glue mix and just glue, but it still highlights the line of the crack, especially once it's oiled. Of course, if we are then selling them on it's probably more honest to see where the cracks are, but it wouid be nice to get them to blend in with the natural wood colour. Any suggestions? Someone said to use clear adhesive, which I'll try on the next refurb
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