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Re: Suggestions on TK Lam repair
« Reply #15 on: July 03, 2019, 04:05:37 AM »

I used this on Sunday and with my usual amazing skills managed to get a few drives and cuts off the toe, seems as good as new with no sign of movement.
Any tips on how to re-apply the stickers? I want to take the stickers off the back (nice Redback Paradox ones) and repolish  the bat so the colour is consistent, but I find that once polished I can't use PVA to re-adhere the stickers.
I did some googling and it seems that 3m 77 is the preferred glue for people who do craft but I worry that it may be too permanent?
Suggestions welcomed.
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Re: Suggestions on TK Lam repair
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2019, 06:39:07 PM »

She still going strong?
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Re: Suggestions on TK Lam repair
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2019, 09:45:35 PM »

I haven't used it for a while, mostly bowling machine work in the winter here so I've got a few Indian made bats for that.
I loaned it to a team mate a few weeks ago for a friendly net session and he was very impressed, but it has the weirdest sound to it. I think it may be close to impossible to spot a laminate on the field visually, but I reckon the noise is a give away.
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Re: Suggestions on TK Lam repair
« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2019, 08:23:19 PM »

Well, it happened again.
Chasing a bit of medium porridge outside off I dragged the toe on the pitch (astro) while giving the ball the thrashing it deserved. The good news is the ball went for six over cover, bad news is I've folded the corner back again.
The toe on this is very thin on the edges at around 20mm and with my lusty swings and poor execution I'm starting to think that timber may not be the best solution to this issue, the section of 6mm KD marine ply that I used in the last repair broke along with the toe. Clearly the simplest solution would be to stop smashing the toe on the pitch but that's hardly likely so I am considering a fairly unorthodox solution.
I am considering making a titanium lamitoe from 2 sections of 3mm plate tig welded together (6mm plate just isn't available) and then filling the void with a flexible epoxy and micro balloons.
Given that I'm already committing terrible hate crimes against cricket by using a lam in the lofty grades of club cricket in which I play, I can't see any downsides since I'm going to hell anyway for cheating.
Thoughts?
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Re: Suggestions on TK Lam repair
« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2019, 08:27:11 PM »

I wouldnt do that. If you make the toe really stiff it will shatter
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Re: Suggestions on TK Lam repair
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2019, 08:28:57 PM »

Graft a corner in then?
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Re: Suggestions on TK Lam repair
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2019, 08:59:32 PM »

Add a new photo In and well have a look. But probably
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Re: Suggestions on TK Lam repair
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2019, 09:06:02 PM »

Never seen the words flexible and epoxy in the same sentence before

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Re: Suggestions on TK Lam repair
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2019, 09:45:03 PM »

Might be time for the rather unfashionable toe cap.

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Re: Suggestions on TK Lam repair
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2019, 10:05:24 PM »

There's plenty of flexible epoxy's most of them are for marine applications where the sheets need to buckle and spring back. We use a rigid system for carbon fibre parts but our supplier has heaps of different options, waiting for a call back from the technical guy at the moment with a recommendation but I was thinking about West Systems G-Flex 655.
I'll get a picture when I get home tonight, but it's the same as the last one.
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Re: Suggestions on TK Lam repair
« Reply #25 on: October 21, 2019, 08:43:03 PM »





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Re: Suggestions on TK Lam repair
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2019, 02:26:21 AM »

I know its not a forum favourite solution but how about fixing the toe as best as possible and threading it. For this sort of damage I have found it to be pretty effective.

Post threading put extra PVA Glue on top of thread. Once the glue dries the thread becomes TIGHT



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Re: Suggestions on TK Lam repair
« Reply #27 on: October 22, 2019, 02:39:36 AM »

I had thought about binding as a good solution but it's so ugly! I'm a big believer in 'if it's worth doing then it's worth overdoing' so I'll dream up some elaborate and overly complicated solution.
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Re: Suggestions on TK Lam repair
« Reply #28 on: October 22, 2019, 06:21:50 AM »

Cut a couple of cm off the bottom, and if overall length is an issue get a slightly longer handle put in. The bats a cracker, just need to stop hitting things with the toe  :D
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Re: Suggestions on TK Lam repair
« Reply #29 on: October 22, 2019, 09:35:35 AM »

Not hugely surprised by that to be honest! Never been convinced by lamitoes and also wouldn't have used ply. Going to try and give it another go?
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