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richthekeeper

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Refurbs (GM, or other?)
« on: October 26, 2020, 08:46:55 AM »

Looking for a winter refurb on my favourite bat - the GM L540 I bought from Pete Hosk a couple of years ago.

GM have quoted me 52 (small repairs, sanding, grip, stickers and return postage), any experience of their service? Or should I find someone else to do it?
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Re: Refurbs (GM, or other?)
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2020, 09:03:55 AM »

Why not do it yourself? Bit of sandpaper 2. Sand round the stickers 2hrs. Rescuff 3.
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Re: Refurbs (GM, or other?)
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2020, 09:04:32 AM »

Never used GM, but you'd expect a decent service and obviously GM stickers. Not the cheapest though at 52, as think you'd find most refurbs or smaller brands offering the same service for around 40 inc return postage, 30 if local and you were able to drop off/pick up.

Where are you based mate?
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Re: Refurbs (GM, or other?)
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2020, 10:14:26 AM »

I'm sure @Kulli has had a refurb done by GM and was pretty impressed besides the work experience kid being let loose on the toe guard application.

If you love the bat and want to keep it on brand then i'd go for the service by GM. Yes the 52 might look like a high initial outlay but compared to others the addition really isn't that bad if you want it to stay GM liveried. I'm sure there are numerous other smaller batmakers who could do just as good a job on a refurb for a lower price also. Plenty on here too  :)
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Re: Refurbs (GM, or other?)
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2020, 11:08:16 AM »

I'm sure @Kulli has had a refurb done by GM and was pretty impressed besides the work experience kid being let loose on the toe guard application.

If you love the bat and want to keep it on brand then i'd go for the service by GM. Yes the 52 might look like a high initial outlay but compared to others the addition really isn't that bad if you want it to stay GM liveried. I'm sure there are numerous other smaller batmakers who could do just as good a job on a refurb for a lower price also. Plenty on here too  :)

GM do a good job, but you do okay a premium for them adding GM stickers to to the bat afterwords, so it really depends how important that is to you.
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Re: Refurbs (GM, or other?)
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2020, 11:52:24 AM »

GM do a good job, but you do okay a premium for them adding GM stickers to to the bat afterwords, so it really depends how important that is to you.

Pretty much this... I had my bat refurbed by GM as I like the Noir stickers and didn't want to lose them.

But the refurb was excellent and I can't moan about the quality of the work.
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Re: Refurbs (GM, or other?)
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2020, 04:32:53 PM »

I'm not actually that bothered about the stickers (or the grip, which is brand new), but there's a slight crack in the toe and I don't want to take any chances as I adore this bat...
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Re: Refurbs (GM, or other?)
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2020, 04:33:48 PM »

In that case you could likely save yourself 20 or so getting it done elsewhere.
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Re: Refurbs (GM, or other?)
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2020, 04:58:37 PM »

Depends where you're based then mate really. Loads of good refurb people dotted around. Or you can post it in.
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Re: Refurbs (GM, or other?)
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2020, 05:00:46 PM »

I'm not actually that bothered about the stickers (or the grip, which is brand new), but there's a slight crack in the toe and I don't want to take any chances as I adore this bat...
If you don't mind posting your bat, @Red Ink Cricket or @jonny77 will both do a cracking job of it and both have some lovely stickers of their own.
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Re: Refurbs (GM, or other?)
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2020, 05:12:35 PM »

What I have seen of the GM refurbs is they have left in the sticker shadow if the new stickers are different (old model sticker not available for example). That would really annoy me but maybe if you are clear what you want they sand a bit more. Some of the scuff sheet application and toe guard application also seems a bit hit or miss and none of the latest stickers seem to stick down very well so I'm not convinced there is much attention to detail which is a shame.

I could of course be being overly critical and negative but for a toe repair I would be looking at hunting down your local reputable bat maker instead.
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Re: Refurbs (GM, or other?)
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2020, 06:01:26 PM »

What I have seen of the GM refurbs is they have left in the sticker shadow if the new stickers are different (old model sticker not available for example). That would really annoy me but maybe if you are clear what you want they sand a bit more. Some of the scuff sheet application and toe guard application also seems a bit hit or miss and none of the latest stickers seem to stick down very well so I'm not convinced there is much attention to detail which is a shame.

I could of course be being overly critical and negative but for a toe repair I would be looking at hunting down your local reputable bat maker instead.

If you're paying 52 the least you can expect is the sticker shadow to be removed, and the new toe guard & scuff sheet to be applied with some degree of care!
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Re: Refurbs (GM, or other?)
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2020, 08:33:05 PM »

 I sent 3 bats for a clean up, an icon original and a 909 also a mana 808. All sorted with new grips and with the siren stickers added and all I can say is they are superb. Great service and communication from to start to finish from Steve wilkinson. I would highly recommend having it done.
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Re: Refurbs (GM, or other?)
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2020, 09:00:00 PM »

Anyone used Garrard & Flack to repair and refurbish a bat? 

Quite reasonably priced I thought - https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0051/6469/5645/files/NON_WARRANTY_CRICKET_BAT_REPAIRS.pdf?v=1579118584
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Re: Refurbs (GM, or other?)
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2020, 09:35:56 PM »

Anyone used Garrard & Flack to repair and refurbish a bat? 

Quite reasonably priced I thought - https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0051/6469/5645/files/NON_WARRANTY_CRICKET_BAT_REPAIRS.pdf?v=1579118584

Eds a good bat maker with classy labels, but his pricing in my opinion is pretty steep, 60 for a refurb and rehandle for example.

His entry level services like basic face clean and a basic refurb are more or less in line with other refurbishment services Ive seen.

The finish and work however will be excellent Id imagine.
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