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Finding sand paper
« on: May 22, 2020, 08:00:12 PM »

Currently sanding down an old bat. I can not seem to find any circular orbital sheets above 240 grit. Any recommendations? (UK based).
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 08:20:57 PM »

Pardon my ignorance, but could you just cut some normal stuff to the size and shape you need?
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 08:35:03 PM »

Pardon my ignorance, but could you just cut some normal stuff to the size and shape you need?

No, for orbital sanders it has to be hook and loop fitting
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 08:35:24 PM »

Currently sanding down an old bat. I can not seem to find any circular orbital sheets above 240 grit. Any recommendations? (UK based).

Amazon mate, I got 400-2000 grit from there
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2020, 09:24:12 PM »

Can you post a link please?
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 09:46:22 PM »

Yep Amazon. Also... don't worry about it, sanding past 240 on a refurb is a bit of a waste of time.
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2020, 11:00:36 PM »

Thanks. So how fine do you go with the sanding process?
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2020, 09:39:42 AM »

Yep Amazon. Also... don't worry about it, sanding past 240 on a refurb is a bit of a waste of time.

Yeah, why do a decent job when you can do a half hearted one!

I'd personally go to at least 400 on a refurb, otherwise it just looks lazy when you give the bat back. Just my opinion though, if you think 240 is acceptable carry on
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2020, 09:45:18 AM »

Also on the subject of what grade to sand to, when I visited Hunts Tony said they only sand their new bats to 320 grit.

If you go back over various reviews of Hunts (and Hunts made) bats there are a lot of comments about the rustic finish, or people giving the bat a quick hand sand to sort it out a bit. That's a grade finer than 240 and people didn't seem content with it.
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2020, 10:14:15 AM »

If it looks no good after 240 then you're the one guilty of a half-hearted job!
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2020, 10:37:33 AM »

If it looks no good after 240 then you're the one guilty of a half-hearted job!

Really? What happened to not getting personal?

I've never seen a bat with a truly good finish at 240, regardless of whose done the job.
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2020, 10:50:50 AM »

If it looks no good after 240 then you're the one guilty of a half-hearted job!

Maybe we just have different standards. Having seen your opinions on polishing bats it's clear you're not a fan of attention to detail.

Would I use one of my own bats that had only been sanded to 240? Yes

Would I give a bat back to someone who'd paid me for a refurb having only bothered sanding it to 240? Not a chance!
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2020, 10:52:02 AM »

Finish on 240?
Ive found you only really begin to see the grains etc when you get above 240
Now this is horses for courses, and obviously it takes a certain amount of attention to detail, and dare I say it skill, in finishing any piece of wood to reveal its natural beauty, and some may argue as to the point,,,,but then Im sure a lot will also argue as to how nice a well finished bat looks.

Dont get me wrong, Im as guilty as anyone in mis using my match bats, they are truly shocking after a seasons use, and I can see the ,whats the point argument,,,,,but what I and many others dont do, is tell people on a forum, that every bat refurbed or made, has to be finished a certain way or to a certain standard.

Theres no need for anyone to have a go, however subtle, or not so subtle, at guys that ENJOY finishing a bat to as high a standard as their skills and experience allow.

Is their any chance we draw a line under this now?

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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2020, 11:09:37 AM »

And please forgive my ignorance in not replying to the original post,,,,
I get my discs from eBay,,,theres a guy on there does selections of grades, boxed
Usually around a tenner delivered,(and quickly) for 100 discs
I think alldew or something is his user name
Highly recommend them,,,it usually pops up when you search 125mm sanding discs
You can pick whatever selection you want
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