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LockieEP

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Toe starting to rot
« on: November 15, 2020, 02:47:18 PM »



Found an old favourite bat but some issues from a cracked too which has since got wet and started to rot!   Is there anything that can be done?
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Re: Toe starting to rot
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2020, 03:18:29 PM »

Use orbital sander and grind it up good until you remove the rotten portion. Seal it will gorilla wood glue or shoe goo. You may loose 1/4 to 3/8 inch of toe but bat looks salvageable. Cheers
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Re: Toe starting to rot
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2020, 04:03:53 PM »

Thanks - bit lacking in the tools department!  I will try and find someone that has one. I guess a bit of an effort to use my sheets of sandpaper on it  :D
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Re: Toe starting to rot
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2020, 04:07:24 PM »

Depending on how much you want to save the bat, I'm sure it's something one of the bat makers/menders on here could help you with.
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Re: Toe starting to rot
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2020, 04:29:38 PM »

Its a Puma Stealth thats a good few years old now, so not worth a lot but I bat I always got on with. I will try and track down a sander and give it a go
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Re: Toe starting to rot
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2020, 04:42:38 PM »

Use a needle and syringe to inject waterproof PVA glue into the toe. Itll harden it and work effect the overall size of the bat. I have used it many times and it works really well
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Re: Toe starting to rot
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2020, 04:49:27 PM »

Use a needle and syringe to inject waterproof PVA glue into the toe. Itll harden it and work effect the overall size of the bat. I have used it many times and it works really well

So no sanding first? 
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Re: Toe starting to rot
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2020, 05:44:28 PM »

Correct. No sanding needed at all. The glue will firm it up nicely.
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Re: Toe starting to rot
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2020, 06:21:52 PM »

Thank you - will be my next weekend activity . Will let you know
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Re: Toe starting to rot
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2020, 07:58:48 PM »

Personally I'd sand it into an angled toe. Really easy to do with any cheap sander. Then shoe-goo it.
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Re: Toe starting to rot
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2020, 09:21:20 AM »

Correct. No sanding needed at all. The glue will firm it up nicely.

Sorry for the many questions, if trying this route approximately how much glue is needed? or the other way of looking at it - how do you know when enough?

Not known for my bat repairs - we are lacking an expert at our club!
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Re: Toe starting to rot
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2020, 12:20:15 PM »

A syringe full of glue will be more than enough. Put the needle into the toe as far as it will go and inject the glue in as you remove the needle. Move a few mm away and repeat. Keep doing this over the whole toe.
Hope that makes sense.
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Re: Toe starting to rot
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2020, 01:41:35 PM »

Thanks and makes sense  :)
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Re: Toe starting to rot
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2020, 03:25:39 PM »

injecting of  bat has commenced!  Seems to be sucking up loads of the PVA!
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Re: Toe starting to rot
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2020, 03:33:25 PM »

Have used up one syringe full.....could use more...but assume stop now and let it dry over night?

Dont want to over glue it
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