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Old 07-10-2012, 02:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to glue a softball bat end cap

It's the age old question that has a lot of answers. Some of them are good, some of them are bad. This isn't about bat altering, it's about helping someone out who needs to repair a loose or missing end cap on their out of warranty composite bat.

The following epoxy will work on all models of composite bats, even the older Easton bats that have pressure fitted end caps that fly out when the composite ridge cracks.

This is the stuff:
Aero Marine Epoxy
Resin#300
Hardner#11
Aero Marine's Phone# is 877-342-8860

This epoxy is specifically made for composite and plastic materials and has an extremely high peel strength. You can purchase a bunch of this stuff online for under $40.00.

Gorilla Glue, 1 part marine adhesives and "5 Minute" epoxy from the hardware store will not work.

This info comes straight from a friend of a friend who is a very reputable bat doc. Take it for what it's worth.

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Gorilla glue is 100% american made too

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3m marine apoxy works. & its $7.99 a tube
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This works great, I've used it on a few sticks with excellent results. Just like anything prep work is the key. Clean as much old adhesive as you can off the cap and inside where is will seat.

Gotta be honest, the first couple I had open I really considered taking a little off the inside of the barrell. I was a good boy and just put the cap back on though.

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Yea 5 min epoxy sucks...you never want anything with a real fast set time as those usually end up very brittle after curing.

The best stuff that can be bought at any auto parts store is called "plastic welder". It wil bond anything to anything. Slow set time and after full cure it stays flexible yet hard. I've been using it in automotive applications for years and the few bats ive had to repair never had a problem afterwards. For cheap and easy access, its the tits.
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Originally Posted by OG_\PDSwine View Post
Yea 5 min epoxy sucks...you never want anything with a real fast set time as those usually end up very brittle after curing.

The best stuff that can be bought at any auto parts store is called "plastic welder". It wil bond anything to anything. Slow set time and after full cure it stays flexible yet hard. I've been using it in automotive applications for years and the few bats ive had to repair never had a problem afterwards. For cheap and easy access, its the tits.
Are you talking about the jb weld? you can use that stuff on just about anything
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Both of these product are the bomb. The 3m is recommended for most Combats.
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It's the age old question that has a lot of answers. Some of them are good, some of them are bad. This isn't about bat altering, it's about helping someone out who needs to repair a loose or missing end cap on their out of warranty composite bat.

The following epoxy will work on all models of composite bats, even the older Easton bats that have pressure fitted end caps that fly out when the composite ridge cracks.

This is the stuff:
Aero Marine Epoxy
Resin#300
Hardner#11
Aero Marine's Phone# is 877-342-8860

This epoxy is specifically made for composite and plastic materials and has an extremely high peel strength. You can purchase a bunch of this stuff online for under $40.00.

Gorilla Glue, 1 part marine adhesives and "5 Minute" epoxy from the hardware store will not work.

This info comes straight from a friend of a friend who is a very reputable bat doc. Take it for what it's worth.

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3m marine apoxy works. & its $7.99 a tube
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Will this also work for a telescoped mutant or stick to golf club epoxy for that?
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