I own a vintage, wooden bat which I wanted to restore by myself, for myself.
Some of the areas where I require help are:
Removing stickers and their marks:
There are these old stickers on the bat which are still there half-torn from the time I bought the bat (a decade ago). These stickers and their marks give the bat this old look which I want to transform to new. So what are the materials and ways of removing stickers and their marks from the bat and make it look like a new one? Will sanding cause the bat to loose its originality? Please clarify.
Crack (line visible) near the area joining the handle and the bat-body:
There's a crack near the area joining the handle to the main body of the bat, it's not necessarily broken but it's just a deep crack (line visible) which I want to fix so it won't cause the bat to break in future. Do I fill it with adhesive, or what measures should be taken?
Bottom part (where we apply the “toe guard”) has lost its shape:
This part of the bat, due to constant thumping, got deformed, i.e. it lost its original semi-circular shape and has become irregularly shaped. So what do to to get it back into its shape?
Some of the pics depicting the conditions of my bat:
|The body (showing the sticky-back, part #1||The crack I mention in #2 (the same stickiness is on the front part)||The irregular bottom, part #3|
Basically I need help to find the materials I require (and from where), and how to use them in executing the above mentioned steps effectively.
I know lots of work needs to be done, but I certainly will be successful with your involvement.