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What part of a new bat do you oil?

All over
- 16 (69.6%)
Face and edges up to labels
- 6 (26.1%)
Other
- 1 (4.3%)

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Grubby

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Oiling New Bat
« on: June 03, 2020, 06:51:11 PM »

A friend and I have had a discussion on oiling a new bat. We have differences. What do people do to theirs?
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Re: Oiling New Bat
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2020, 06:53:36 PM »

Oil it all over, then knock it in, then apply a scuff sheet.
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Re: Oiling New Bat
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2020, 07:18:07 PM »

Bat Wax is they way I go
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Re: Oiling New Bat
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2020, 08:15:00 PM »

Never Oil my bats.
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Re: Oiling New Bat
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2020, 08:19:41 PM »

Never oil mine tbh
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Re: Oiling New Bat
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2020, 08:24:20 PM »

I also never understand why people knock it in and then put the scuff on?

I would think you want the scuff on whist the face is flat and untouched so the scuff sticks to a flatter surface area
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Re: Oiling New Bat
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2020, 08:26:53 PM »

Just a little bit on new bats to prepare the surface for knocking and also seal moisture in.

I do apply oil to older bats, all over, to maintain moisture. My old bats look like "chips" as Julian Millichamp would say. ;)
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Re: Oiling New Bat
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2020, 09:56:31 PM »

Never used oil as in linseed oil from a bottle, always use bat wax and normally apply a single light coat to a new bat and then at the start of each season remove the scuff sheet, sand lightly and apply bat wax sand then add a scuff.

Also most of the bats I get have a scuff on already but if not I apply a scuff before knocking in prep work which nearly always is done on the Bola machine.
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Re: Oiling New Bat
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2020, 09:59:16 PM »

I also never understand why people knock it in and then put the scuff on?

I would think you want the scuff on whist the face is flat and untouched so the scuff sticks to a flatter surface area

Because if you put the scuff sheet on before knocking the bat I'm you end up with air bubbles when you round the edge.

Also a properly knocked in bat will be evenly compressed over the surface will be flat and the scuff sheet will stick fine
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Re: Oiling New Bat
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2020, 10:44:31 PM »

Because if you put the scuff sheet on before knocking the bat I'm you end up with air bubbles when you round the edge.

Also a properly knocked in bat will be evenly compressed over the surface will be flat and the scuff sheet will stick fine

Never ended up with any air bubbles on any of my bats that have had the faces applied straight away.

I also think knocking in only needs to be minimal on a properly pressed bat.

I knock the toe in for a bit and give it a bit of a whack more to test the ping and then go and use it
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Re: Oiling New Bat
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2020, 12:20:00 AM »

I absolutely HATE pale white bats (its become a fashion these days) and love the nice light golden tinge an oiled bat has. Most new bats dont need much oil these days, and over oiling can ruin a bat...so just about a teaspoon should be enough. Sometimes I use much less (just soak my fingers and rub them over), just to get that nice colour.
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