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Removing Scuff Sheet Gunk
« on: July 30, 2019, 01:26:14 PM »

To reduce weight, I removed the scuff sheet from one of my favorite bats. Now, there is a residual glue/gunk on the face which I can't get rid of. I tried using sandpaper but to no avail. Any ideas on removing the residual glue/gunk from the bat face? Thanks.
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Re: Removing Scuff Sheet Gunk
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2019, 01:36:25 PM »

White spirit on a rag and some elbow grease
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Re: Removing Scuff Sheet Gunk
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2019, 01:58:48 PM »

Mild thinner on a rag works a charm for me
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Re: Removing Scuff Sheet Gunk
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2019, 02:02:15 PM »

Yep white spirit is king for this job
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Re: Removing Scuff Sheet Gunk
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2019, 02:04:37 PM »

Mild thinner on a rag works a charm for me

Paint "thinner"?
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Re: Removing Scuff Sheet Gunk
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2019, 02:19:36 PM »

Paint "thinner"?

Yes, turps, white spirit, etc.

I put it in an old spray bottle to ensure a nice mist rather than pouring loads of it onto the bat. Spray it liberally over the gunk and let it loosen everything up for a few minutes then scrape it away with an old credit card.

After it has dried/evaporated off, sander it as normal.

DO NOT LET IT GET NEAR THE SPLICE.
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Re: Removing Scuff Sheet Gunk
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2019, 02:33:40 PM »

I use white spirit and a rag. After that I use a plastic hotel room key or the like to scraped of if there is a lot. Then repeat.
Same as KJ
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Re: Removing Scuff Sheet Gunk
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2019, 04:15:36 PM »

Good suggestions, folks! Will keep it away from the splice.
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Re: Removing Scuff Sheet Gunk
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2019, 04:22:48 PM »

Paint "thinner"?
Yep standard paint thinner. I use a mild one though because it can be harsh on the hands. But works like a charm and evaporates in seconds. Dont pour directly on the bat though
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Re: Removing Scuff Sheet Gunk
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2019, 10:36:39 PM »

I've found oil based products more effective like turps and white spirit, I have used acetone and isopropyl alcohol in the past with little success. The real key is to scrape it off, credit card, joiners card scraper or plastic scrapers do a great job.
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Re: Removing Scuff Sheet Gunk
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2019, 03:09:28 PM »

I used "turp" and it worked well although there was a find layer (stickiness) was left on the bat face but not as bad as the original junk. Use a sheet of folded paper towel to dab on the turp and let it sit for a few minutes. Used an old hotel room key to remove the junk. I should've done all that outdoors as the kitchen smelled pretty bad after the job.
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Re: Removing Scuff Sheet Gunk
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2019, 06:45:13 PM »

I use acetone poured on a cotton rag. Doesnt have such a harsh smell and it evaporates so quickly that its hard to use too much. Generally a good scrubbing gets rid of the majority of it, if not, Ive gently used a palette knife to remove residue.
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Re: Removing Scuff Sheet Gunk
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2019, 07:54:29 PM »

I use linseed oil.
Put it on and scrape with plastic card or simular (i use old plastic ruler cos thats what i have with flat edge surface)
The oil and glue mix and forms a thick sticky gunk that rolls up into balls,do a couple of times scrape off and sand as normal
Always felt uneasy about putting thinners on my bats,others do it so must be ok but prefer to use linseed.

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Re: Removing Scuff Sheet Gunk
« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2019, 07:53:22 AM »

I tried to use white spirit and it got about half of the sheet and edging tape off. I then searched through YouTube for more effective ideas and one clip used a hairdryer. That worked pretty much instantly but I ended up burning the 2 month old carpet as I did the toe! Lesson learned.
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Re: Removing Scuff Sheet Gunk
« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2019, 07:59:33 AM »

I tried to use white spirit and it got about half of the sheet and edging tape off. I then searched through YouTube for more effective ideas and one clip used a hairdryer. That worked pretty much instantly but I ended up burning the 2 month old carpet as I did the toe! Lesson learned.

Hi mate, white spirit is used to get the residue off the bat once the scuff has been removed. As you say to remove the scuff either a hairdryer or heat gun is best. You'll be left with some dried glue/residue, that's when the white spirit is used.

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