How to Oil Your Bat. Apply 2-3 teaspoons of oil to the face of the bat. You can use an old piece of rag but it doesn’t matter if you use your fingers. Make sure you don’t oil the splice, or within a CM of the splice. The oil should cover the face of the bat, the edges, the heel, and about 4 CM from the edges on the back of the bat.
The most optimum oil to use for knocking in/breaking in a cricket bat is raw linseed oil as the properties of the oil tend to lock in the moisture content of the willow and impart a spring-like characteristic to the outer core of wood. This should be the characteristic you should be looking from the oil you use to knock in the bat.
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Dude! DO NOT use cooking oil! Linseed oil is the only thing you can use. Cooking oil will wreck your bat, it will absorb way too much in the wood and will make the willow really soft. This would mean that there would be much more dents and cracks occuring in your bat. So use Linseed oil.
A bottle of Linseed oil or specialist cricket bat oil – Both of these can be found easily online! I’ve always used Linseed oil in the past, so if you want to check out the current price for a bottle of that click here! A cloth; Sandpaper (optional) A cricket bat mallet – click here to check out a great one on Amazon.
This video shows how to oil your cricket bat and how to hand knock it. Whack Sports has an alternative where we use a fully automated machine to knock in a c...
Step 1, Use raw linseed oil or specialized cricket bat oil to treat your bat prior to use is recommended. This will help maintain moisture levels within the bat and reduce the chance of cracking or splitting while playing. X Research source Raw linseed oil tends to penetrate better than boiled linseed oil.Step 2, Using either a soft cloth or paintbrush, lightly apply 5-6 coats (each coat is one teaspoon) of oil to the face, toe an edges. Do not oil the whole bat, just oil the face, toe ...
Danish oil and Teak oil dry faster than linseed oil, which is traditionally used on willow cricket bats. The finish they provide is also much more resilient. If your wood already has linseed oil on it, it’s best to carry on using it.
Here's a tip to remove it. Get a cloth and put a little vegetable oil on it then rub the oil into the adhesive. It should lift off like magic! Get a second cloth to dry off any oil that is left on the bat. Once you have cleaned up your bat face you need to examine it for any cracks.