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Where to refurb a bat?
« on: March 14, 2021, 10:25:46 AM »

Morning all,
Have an Affinity Carbine from 2015 that needs a bit of love. I dropped them a line but havent heard back - any other suggestions where I can get it sanded and tidied up for the season?
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Re: Where to refurb a bat?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2021, 10:45:58 AM »

Affinity dont exist anymore, which is a shame. Ive had 3 Carbines and they were all great.
What needs doing? If you want to keep the stickers (a must in my view) youll probably have to do it yourself as most companies want to take off the stickers completely as it makes it far quicker, easier and you can achieve a more consistent finish.
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Re: Where to refurb a bat?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2021, 11:19:42 AM »

Nothing significant needed, just a good cleanup. I dont mind having other stickers on it, but I know most brands would be reluctant to re-sticker another manufactures stick. Sad to hear Affinity have gone...
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Re: Where to refurb a bat?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2021, 12:03:11 PM »

Do you have a local batmaker? If so take it there. If you want particular stickers on it send it to that company. Some brands will sticker bats that they have not made.
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Re: Where to refurb a bat?
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2021, 03:15:03 PM »

Happy to sort it for you @PlugandPlay if needed. Better to remove stickers and put new, as it looks better imo but cab keep the stickers if needed. I'm in Leeds but you can post it if needed and don't have anyone local to you.
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Re: Where to refurb a bat?
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2021, 07:46:37 PM »

I'll be more than happy to do the referb, I usually take all stickers off, sand at 40,80,120,150,180,240,320 and 400 by machine than 600 by hand. I then compound finish and can put new stickers on. I'm based in London and can send you photos of other work I've done if you like. If you want to find out more feel free to message me.
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Re: Where to refurb a bat?
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2021, 07:52:28 PM »

More than happy to do it for you and can either keep the stickers or remove and add my own or any others you may like. Of interested drop me a message
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Re: Where to refurb a bat?
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2021, 08:23:30 PM »

Not sure what the going rate is but Neon Cricket currently offering refurb for 30 which seems a pretty good price. Can't comment on the quality of workmanship as I've only just sent my bat to them this week.
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Re: Where to refurb a bat?
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2021, 08:53:15 AM »

Not sure what the going rate is but Neon Cricket currently offering refurb for 30 which seems a pretty good price. Can't comment on the quality of workmanship as I've only just sent my bat to them this week.

No pressure ha :D
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Re: Where to refurb a bat?
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2021, 03:40:36 PM »

Thanks for the advice everyone. Sent it off to B3 - looking forward to seeing it once back.
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