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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #180 on: June 10, 2020, 04:29:08 PM »

Great effort. I discovered that the quickest way to get the scuff sheet glue off is wire wool dipped in white spirit. Doesn't seem to cause any damage and it cleans off all that tacky black glue, means you don't waste lots of time and orbital sanding sheets.

How fine/coarse wire wool were you using?
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #181 on: June 10, 2020, 04:40:56 PM »

Not sure, just standard stuff from Homebase. I then sand with regular sand paper.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #182 on: June 10, 2020, 08:18:42 PM »

Done heaps recently but uploading pics here is a bit of a hassle.
Did this the other week. Lovely bat but was in a horrible state. Not exactly a thong of beauty post refurb due to the damage and missing bit but should have a bit more life in it yet.





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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #183 on: June 10, 2020, 08:35:42 PM »

Jesus, what exactly were they doing with that bat to get it into that state?
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #184 on: June 10, 2020, 08:37:33 PM »

Jesus, what exactly were they doing with that bat to get it into that state?

I would guess a fairly decent player who middles the ball a lot but also doesnt use a scuff sheet
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #185 on: June 10, 2020, 08:38:02 PM »

Not sure, just standard stuff from Homebase. I then sand with regular sand paper.

Thanks for the tip mate. Iv got another coming soon to repair so Ill try that
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #186 on: June 10, 2020, 08:48:46 PM »

I would guess a fairly decent player who middles the ball a lot but also doesnt use a scuff sheet
Yeah, the lad whos it is plays for the national side and is a very handy player. Favourite bat so got used for everything, including a lot of bowling machine work. Hes given it up for dead but I repaired a break for him and he asked me if I thought it was possible to get it in a usable state again.
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #187 on: June 10, 2020, 09:05:26 PM »

I would guess a fairly decent player who middles the ball a lot but also doesnt use a scuff sheet

Middles it a lot, that'll explain why I've never seen a bat in that state 😅
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #188 on: July 06, 2020, 04:52:59 PM »

So as well as making my own bats now I also now have the facilities to carry out proper repairs. This is a Newbery Phantom that had a toe crack running up the back of the bat. Crack repaired and toe re-shaped to remove a little weight and aid pick up as was a bit bottom heavy.







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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #189 on: July 06, 2020, 06:10:12 PM »

That's a great repair. I'd be interested to know if it holds on a match situation. Friend at my Club has a GM Original LE with an almost identical crack. If GM doesn't replace it he is thinking it is unmendable...
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #190 on: July 06, 2020, 06:22:49 PM »

That's a great repair. I'd be interested to know if it holds on a match situation. Friend at my Club has a GM Original LE with an almost identical crack. If GM doesn't replace it he is thinking it is unmendable...

No reason why it shouldnt. Did the same repair to one of mine 18months ago and going strong but does depend on the type of batsmen I guess.
If he wants it fixed Id happily do it for him
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #191 on: September 16, 2020, 05:00:45 PM »

Did a bit of light restoration to an old woodworm thats been sat in the shed for a number of years. Dug it out for the interclub game at the end of the season and really enjoyed using it again, so a good sand down to remove the grub and a coat of oil has it looking well again. New grip time be applied and I will add a scuff too. Will take on more duties next year, mainly friendlies and mess around games, just the odd run out. Like a classic car!
















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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #192 on: September 16, 2020, 06:05:14 PM »

Thats a lovely bit of work. Isnt easy doing a fedora with it removing the stickers and not leaving it looking a bit tan lined!
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #193 on: September 16, 2020, 08:22:48 PM »

Lovely grains on that, front and back
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Re: The Before/After Refurb thread.
« Reply #194 on: September 16, 2020, 08:37:19 PM »

Lovely grains on that, front and back

Yeah its nice, think the pioneer was grade 2 if my memory serves...

Still pings really nicely. Cant believe its 15 years old! Can still remember buying it.
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