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Toe Guards
« on: March 29, 2021, 08:34:37 PM »

Ive tried to stick a toe guard on my bat a couple of times recently, but to no avail.

I use the fevibond they include with the kits and always follow instructions but it always just seems to come off.

The main problem seems to be getting it to stick to the edges. I usually take it to Hunts County to get one fitted and it seems to always properly bind to the toe when they do it! It usually takes about a week to come back and Im betting once every few days so I wont have a bat if I take it in

Does anyone have any suggestions to help it stick closer to the toe?

Thanks fellas
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Re: Toe Guards
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2021, 08:49:44 PM »

i would suggest buying some Shoe Goo and appling that - always found it better than a toe guard anyway - and it is very easy to apply - takes about 3 minutes and then leave it to dry over night and you are ready to go - a small tube (about 7 quid) will do about 20+ bats
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Re: Toe Guards
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2021, 08:55:27 PM »

You need to make sure that the toe is clean and flat. If you have any feathering it can be more tricky. Apply the contact adhesive to both surfaces in a THIN coat that covers every square mom. Leave for about 20-30 mins (not the 5-10 mins they recommend). Then after apply the toe guard, you have 1 chance as it will set in contact.
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Re: Toe Guards
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2021, 09:05:34 PM »

You need to make sure that the toe is clean and flat. If you have any feathering it can be more tricky. Apply the contact adhesive to both surfaces in a THIN coat that covers every square mom. Leave for about 20-30 mins (not the 5-10 mins they recommend). Then after apply the toe guard, you have 1 chance as it will set in contact.

Cheers!

In terms of getting the rubber to actually fit the shape of the toe, do you use tape or anything to hold it in place?
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Re: Toe Guards
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2021, 09:09:21 PM »

I cut it out roughly, but oversize before hand, then trim with a sharp craft knife once its glued on.
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Re: Toe Guards
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2021, 10:11:02 PM »

Cheers!

In terms of getting the rubber to actually fit the shape of the toe, do you use tape or anything to hold it in place?

Might help if you heat the toe guard up a bit before applying, as it helps to make it more flexible
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Re: Toe Guards
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2021, 10:22:01 PM »

i would suggest buying some Shoe Goo and appling that - always found it better than a toe guard anyway - and it is very easy to apply - takes about 3 minutes and then leave it to dry over night and you are ready to go - a small tube (about 7 quid) will do about 20+ bats

Thinking of giving this a go before I try a toe guard again.

Is there any particular way you apply it?

(And also: would gorilla glues contact adhesive do the same job as shoe goo, cant seem to find reasonably priced shoe goo in the UK)
« Last Edit: March 29, 2021, 10:33:57 PM by NT50 »
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Re: Toe Guards
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2021, 11:52:00 PM »

Thinking of giving this a go before I try a toe guard again.

Is there any particular way you apply it?

(And also: would gorilla glues contact adhesive do the same job as shoe goo, cant seem to find reasonably priced shoe goo in the UK)

Shoe goo is by far the best option.  Here is Julian Millichamp showing you how its done:
https://youtu.be/Z_e3AFndzmM
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Re: Toe Guards
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2021, 12:12:25 AM »

Awesome, thank you!
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Re: Toe Guards
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2021, 07:51:54 AM »

How about using super glue? It seems to stick pretty well.
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Re: Toe Guards
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2021, 01:39:15 PM »

It wears off too quickly. A coat of varnish, paint or just a regular oil will all keep the moisture out. Whatever method you choose its up to you.
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