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Re: Softening a hard bar on a bat
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2020, 11:11:51 PM »

Just through playing them in, I'm not patient enough with a mallet! Suspect half of it is in the handle loosening up anyway so it just feels a bit better.

When I started playing, the advice from the senior players was 6 hours with the mallet and I have carried on doing this.  Only had a few bats with heavy staining but have never managed to soften up the stained areas sufficiently.

For the price, the Chase deal is very good value though but I certainly wouldn't pay some of the prices that butterflies seem to be going for now
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Re: Softening a hard bar on a bat
« Reply #31 on: June 04, 2020, 09:26:31 PM »

OK. Here is an update..
The oil has worked. The bat has softened up by the stain.

I just need to bash it a bit and put a new scuff sheet on.
Oh and glue and clamp the crack I put in the edge before I put the scuff sheet on.

I am not saying the bat is perfect, but it is going to be a good bat.





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Re: Softening a hard bar on a bat
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2020, 11:50:23 PM »

@Buzz, what was the oil approach? Copious amount of oil in one setting or multiple treatments over many days/nights?
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Re: Softening a hard bar on a bat
« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2020, 05:51:57 AM »

I oiled the whole bat (it is largely new and only had a coat of bat wax on) then 24 hours later I oiled the stained area only. I then left it to dry for 48 hours.

I put about teaspoon maybe a bit more on first time an about half that the second time, wiping off any residue.
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Re: Softening a hard bar on a bat
« Reply #34 on: June 05, 2020, 07:47:56 AM »

If that's anything like the few butterfly I've been netting with, it'll be a gun. Utter bargain at that price too.
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