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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2020, 12:20:39 PM »

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

Just had a look are they blue in colour?
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« Last Edit: May 23, 2020, 04:09:29 PM by Ayrtek Cricket »
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #17 on: May 23, 2020, 02:06:17 PM »

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.
Ha! Come on Cam, how fine sandpaper you use isn't about attention to detail. I wouldn't get away with not having that in my line of work. My point is simply that you there's no need to go higher than 240, particularly on a refurb. Others do agree, Laver if you want an example. You're welcome to just disagree rather than taking shots at me!

Polishing bats is a separate thing, I get it but I'm not a fan personally - high polished bats look great and all but my preference is for a more natural finish.

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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #18 on: May 23, 2020, 02:19:04 PM »

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.
Perhaps didn't come across in text but only cheekily throwing Cam's own words back, certainly not intended as 'personal'.
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #19 on: May 23, 2020, 04:06:34 PM »

I bought some of these last week as I've put off sorting all the club mates bats for long enough.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/125mm-Wet-and-Dry-Sanding-Discs-5-Sandpaper-8-Hole-Film-Pads-40-3000-GRIT/264026942850?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=563583618989&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

you can pick what grit combo you want through them all in terms of ranges.
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #20 on: May 23, 2020, 07:31:46 PM »

Thanks guys that was really helpful. Whats the highest grit have you guys used to get that really smooth finish?
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #21 on: May 23, 2020, 08:17:46 PM »

Thanks guys that was really helpful. Whats the highest grit have you guys used to get that really smooth finish?

400 gives you a pretty good finish. If you want it absolutely gleaming you'll need higher.
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2020, 06:48:23 AM »

I bought some of these last week as I've put off sorting all the club mates bats for long enough.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/125mm-Wet-and-Dry-Sanding-Discs-5-Sandpaper-8-Hole-Film-Pads-40-3000-GRIT/264026942850?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=563583618989&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

you can pick what grit combo you want through them all in terms of ranges.

These are a good buy but in my former life I would have always used a silicone carbide paper for the finest finishing. How can I turn this into a vitriolic post to match the tone of this thread. What has this forum come to!
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #23 on: May 24, 2020, 08:35:31 AM »

Thanks @Gurujames worth knowing as sanding if far from my area of expertise. Will bear that in mind for when I stock up next time.

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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #24 on: May 24, 2020, 02:51:17 PM »

Klingspor are good quality discs.

A good quality sand paper and a good sanding process are what you need. If you do it right you dont need to go into the 1000 grit which some do. I seem to recall that someone with some knowledge and experience once said anything past 600 and you cant really see the difference in most woods.
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #25 on: May 31, 2020, 10:54:32 PM »

Managed to sand the bat down and pretty pleased for a first attempt at sanding.
Any suggestions for the toe?

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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #26 on: June 01, 2020, 12:19:38 AM »

Wood glue, push it into the cracks with something thin and flexible, wrap it all tightly in parcel tape, leave it overnight, lightly sand off the excess glue the next day.
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2020, 12:39:41 AM »

Would gorilla glue or super glue not work as the cracks are thin
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2020, 08:23:33 AM »

Would gorilla glue or super glue not work as the cracks are thin

Generally, superglue is a bit brittle and useless for toe feathering. It creates a sandwich type bond (wood is the bread and superglue the filling) and there is no knitting into the fibres.

It's good for sealing really minor edge cracks.

Gorilla glue I don't have any experience with, but from what I heard it foams up which would suggest it isn't as strong as PVA would be.

PVA or wood glue basically creates a mesh and knits into the wood fibres which is why it creates such a strong bond.
My suggestion would be get a needle and syringe (you can buy them cheap online) water down some PVA so it's really thin, and then inject it into the crack.
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Re: Finding sand paper
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2020, 09:31:46 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
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