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Re: Powerspot Refurb
« Reply #30 on: April 09, 2019, 06:10:25 PM »

Im going to try sort them out now you have said that.
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Re: Powerspot Refurb
« Reply #31 on: April 10, 2019, 02:11:46 PM »

Do you know how they got the fabric cover off? Sanding or peeling? I've been wanting to refurb some polyarmoured bats but haven't tried getting the facing off yet...
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Re: Powerspot Refurb
« Reply #32 on: April 10, 2019, 03:10:12 PM »

I did it myself. Just peeled it off. GN only applied the labels for me after I did the refurb.
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Re: Powerspot Refurb and Runmaker refurb
« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2019, 06:00:42 PM »

Thought I'd have a go myself so I bought this ancient GN Runmaker from Ebay today for 5. Looked in poor condition, see pics:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/VF1k4SvkHuFBZo1A6

Decided I would only strip the cloth from the playing surface and clean up the rest, keeping original stickers. The cloth cover cleaned really well by gently scraping with a Stanley knife

The bat is in great condition underneath :perfect face, no cracks, perfect toe. There are 8-10 well defined grains. Only issue is that the grains are curvy towards the toe, plus a couple of knots. It's cleaned up really well. I might try it at the nets this week. It seems to ping well. See pics below of during and after restoration:

https://photos.app.goo.gl/pdtjKTbsEXhRkVXVA

Nice Easter holiday project while looking after the kids...
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Re: Powerspot Refurb and Runmaker
« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2019, 06:53:29 PM »

Looks good. Never thought about just taking the facing off the playing area. But good work.
I did a Scoop yesterday that can up well.
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Re: Powerspot Refurb
« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2019, 09:55:48 PM »

Thanks. I just thought the protective sheet has done a great job over the years keeping this bat in good shape so why remove it from the bits where we don't need to see the grains? Also I was really surprised how well it can clean up. I've now added a modern scuff sheet, see https://photos.app.goo.gl/pdtjKTbsEXhRkVXVA but I bet it won't protect as well as the original cloth..

Nice work on the scoop as well. I would have bought that or the Jumbo but couldn't get the link to work. Maybe it was already expired...
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Re: Powerspot Refurb
« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2019, 09:57:58 PM »

Some of these old bats come up beautifully when they are first sanded. But then they don't look quite so good once they are oiled.
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