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Discussion: end cap for COMBAT

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May 13, 2012
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end cap for COMBAT
I need a end cap for the SENIOR GEAR TWO COMBAT. My end cap broke in half and I'm trying to get a replacement. If you know where I can get one I will pay for it. NAME: James Mathis 1-313-736-7425. Give me a call if you have any info. It's gray with a "C" on the end cap.
May 14, 2012
Men's 65
4549 posts
You might also offer to send the bat and end cap to them with prepaid shipping return label should they repair it for you.
May 14, 2012
Men's 70
473 posts
My end cap for my Macenko separated. I have now fully removed it and intend to clean up the inside and then glue it back in using the Gorilla
Glue labeled as "high impact". Before doing so I would appreciate advice from others who have made this repair. What didn't work may be more important than what did work. Please commment.
May 14, 2012
Gorilla Boy
Men's 50
263 posts
HJ, before I would use the Gorilla Glue I would go with the 3M 5200 Polyurethane Adhesive Sealant. It comes in a 3oz Tube. This is the glue that I would use. Kevin was the one that found it to be very good with plugs. Once it dries it still has a little give to it like a hard rubber. Gorilla Glue will dry and it will become hard and is a strong bond, but once it is hit again it will become brittle from the vibration. Any type of epoxy glue will dry hard but once the bat is hit again it will start to break up on the inside. The middle of the bat flexes and the end of the bat opens up. That is why the plugs come out or get loose. Combat has been working on the plugs all along and have got it down to a limited amount of end plug issues. If you have an issue with it then I would try and repair it myself. You can send it back to Combat and they will repair it. You just have to get it there. If you want to send it back to Combat contact Melanie @ Combat. Her phone number is 866-904-2287. She is handling end plug issues for Anaconda through Combat. I hope this helps. Give the 3M glue a chance and I think it will work for you. Make sure and use some 80 grit sand paper and clean up the outside of the plug and then the inside of the barrel. It is a pretty good way to fix em. Kevin did a few of mine that way. The bat broke but the plug never came out again. Anyways good luck!.
Gorilla Boy
May 14, 2012
Men's 70
473 posts
Thank you very much, Mike. Would love to say hello, if you can make it to Day Park some Mon. or Thurs. morning.
May 15, 2012
Men's 55
5 posts
Mike recommended the same product to me. It worked great. I fixed 3 bats and all are still performing vry well with the endcap in place. I did try Combat and they were no help. Good luck with that one. You may want to ask around and find a broken one, cut it into and remove the plug.
May 16, 2012
Men's 70
473 posts
For those who may be interested:
I used the recommended product and will see how it goes.
Product comes in white or black. It also comes in fast cure or slow cure- 1 day vs. 6. Slight extra
charge for fast cure. Available generally in marine or boat stores. Per label, once opened it must all be used. 3 oz. product is enough for at least 3 or 4 bats so try to have a few bats ready at one time. Boat store people suggested that besides sanding use acetone solvent to clean it.
Acetone available cheap at beauty supply store.
Marine people said to put product on both sides (inside of barrel and all over cap where it will contact barrel before before joining together. Product comes out in a very thick viscous cream
and doesn't begin to cure for 15 to 30 minutes so
you don't have to rush. I reused existing cap which may not have been smart since hard to get completely clean. Ebay lists sellers of replacement caps which they claim they are made to order and can be personalized as to weight.
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