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Goldie110

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How to get rid of ink stains from bag
« on: April 22, 2020, 12:47:19 PM »

Hi all, so I bought a phantom wheelie a few months ago now and obviously because of  the lockdown I've had no need to use my kit so my bats just sat in there. Took it out to have a swing today and it's got black stains from the ink in the bag all down the back and at the toe, any advice on how to get rid of this?
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Re: How to get rid of ink stains from bag
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2020, 12:50:54 PM »

White spirit should do the job. Very small amount on an old cloth.
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Re: How to get rid of ink stains from bag
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2020, 12:51:22 PM »

There was a thread on this last Winter I think but I can't find it quickly ( @Gurujames ???). It seems to be when a bat is oiled and put away the ink can come off covers/ bags.

I think I just rubbed it off with a cloth. Failing that sand I guess

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Re: How to get rid of ink stains from bag
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2020, 01:35:56 PM »

Yes it happened to me with a New Balance bat cover. I made some cotton bat bags that I put my bats in before putting them in the padded covers now.
I had to sand off the ink, bit of 240 grit was all that was needed. Got rid of my New balance cover after that as I think that was poor. Never happened with any of my other bat covers (and Ive had plenty).
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Re: How to get rid of ink stains from bag
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2020, 02:01:23 PM »

Black stains?
Oh dear.
I'm afraid it's terminal.
It's only good as a net bat now I'm afraid.
Speaking as your lawyer, the only sensible, right and legal solution in this case is to purchase a new bat.
« Last Edit: April 22, 2020, 02:03:21 PM by Mattsky »
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Re: How to get rid of ink stains from bag
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2020, 04:28:26 PM »

Yes it happened to me with a New Balance bat cover. I made some cotton bat bags that I put my bats in before putting them in the padded covers now.
I had to sand off the ink, bit of 240 grit was all that was needed. Got rid of my New balance cover after that as I think that was poor. Never happened with any of my other bat covers (and Ive had plenty).

Problem is they are bright red colour. After you mentioned this a while back I went and checked my bats and indeed there was very slight pink mark on the spine from these NB covers. I haven't tried removing it yet
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Re: How to get rid of ink stains from bag
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2020, 04:50:48 PM »

Yes, those NB covers are crap. During lockdown get the sewing machine out and make some bat socks from scrap cotton to protect your bat from this problem. I made about 10 in a morning. But I have taught yr 7 textiles in the past so consider myself a bit of an expert :).
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Re: How to get rid of ink stains from bag
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2020, 07:46:08 PM »

Ive got red marks on my pads from a woodworm duffle... still fuming.

Ive even tried the old school trainer whitener. No joy.
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Re: How to get rid of ink stains from bag
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2020, 08:13:11 PM »

Ive got red marks on my pads from a woodworm duffle... still fuming.

Ive even tried the old school trainer whitener. No joy.
Try WD 40
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Re: How to get rid of ink stains from bag
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2020, 02:18:49 PM »

Bit of sanding and oiling and bat looks good as new again, cheers everyone  :D
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