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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #30 on: June 01, 2020, 09:41:20 AM »

Gorilla glue make a bunch of different products don't they? Gonna vary wildly depending on what you've bought. Original Gorilla is an expanding glue by the looks of it which would be pretty bad news for a toe crack, but their wood glue is just standard PVA-based stuff.
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #31 on: June 01, 2020, 10:08:40 AM »

As Edge says the original Gorilla Glue is a polyurethane glue which foams and expands once applied.
It's a bit too thick to get into toe cracks like that and it actually reacts to water so you can't thin it down.

For the cracks pictured I'd either inject them with some PVA, or just flood it with liquid superglue and leave it to dry overnight.
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2020, 10:23:34 AM »

This is the one i have got.



Whats the best ratio for water to glue to get it the right consistency to get into the crack or is it something to estimate?
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2020, 10:45:14 AM »

This is the one i have got.



Whats the best ratio for water to glue to get it the right consistency to get into the crack or is it something to estimate?

To me that looks like a super glue (probably gel superglue as the info online refers to a longer working time) rather than a pva type glue. I'd not advise mixing water and any type of super glue.

Small toe feathering like the image posted previously just needs a quick squirt of very viscous superglue and then clamp it tight, or alternatively dribble pva down into the cracks as best you can with the help of gravity (water it down if you like although i've never been a fan of this, more water = less glue and therefore less bond strength) and then clamp it closed.

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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2020, 10:48:53 AM »

Personally used Gorilla Wood glue for my refurbs for the last couple of years and not had one break yet. Its been used too repair a substantial crack through the tow and back of the bat on my GM neon and thats held upon for over 12 months.

Got loads into the cracks, watered some done for the slightly smaller cracks and toe feathering and then clamped sides and on top. Left for 24 hours and sanded afterwards. Found it 10x better than any off the shelf wood glue i had used from B&Q etc before i found Gorilla glue

Gorilla glue is different to gorilla wood glue, I use the wood glue myself. It's great. The foaming polyurethane stuff isn't good at all for cricket bats as everyone has said. @SOULMAN1012
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2020, 11:06:30 AM »

This is the one i have got.



Whats the best ratio for water to glue to get it the right consistency to get into the crack or is it something to estimate?
That's the stuff that expands, don't shove that in the toe.

If you have to resort to watering down PVA, the less water the better so add it little by little until you've got the glue thin enough - doesn't take much to get it very runny. I'd only water it down as a last resort personally but others seem to get decent results doing it so whichever you feel comfortable with.
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2020, 11:19:42 AM »

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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2020, 01:55:37 PM »

Thanks for the heads up about glue edge.  Just got hold of some PVA wood glue and will try to water it down. Just need to get hold of a needle and syringe now.

Out of interest what settings and sanding pattern is recommended when sanding. I was just making it up as i went along. My orbital sander goes from 1-6 . Is it best to go slow on a slow setting along the grain then speed up or circular pattern?
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2020, 02:35:29 PM »

Slow with rougher paper faster with finer paper. Always sand in the direction of the Grain. Only exception is with a random orbit sander.
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2020, 09:47:17 PM »

Slow with rougher paper faster with finer paper. Always sand in the direction of the Grain. Only exception is with a random orbit sander.

Thanks will give that a go next time i am sanding bats
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