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How to Clean Your Softball Bat

author image Melynda Sorrels
Melynda Sorrels spent 10 years in the military working in different capacities of the medical field, including dental assisting, health services administration, decontamination and urgent medical care. Awarded the National Guardsman’s Medal for Lifesaving efforts in 2002, Sorrels was also a nominee for a Red Cross Award and a certified EMT-B for four years.
How to Clean Your Softball Bat
Over time, your softball bat may begin to lose its shine. Photo Credit girl up to bat in softball game image by pixelcarpenter from <a href="http://www.fotolia.com">Fotolia.com</a>

While a dirty softball bat is often an indication of a bat that has been well loved, over time, it can begin to look downright filthy. If you've noticed lately that your old aluminum bat has lost its shine, it's time to consider a thorough cleaning. This is a simple process that won't take you out of the game for long. In a matter of minutes, your softball bat can look as good as new again.

Step 1

Wipe your bat with a soft, clean cloth to brush away any loose dirt and grime.

Step 2

Mix dish soap into warm water to make it sudsy.

Step 3

Dip a clean cloth in the water and wring it out well to avoid dripping.

Step 4

Wipe the bat down with the cloth to clean it. Use a plastic or nylon scouring pad to clean stubborn areas that may need more attention.

Step 5

Rinse the bat under clean running water to remove residual soap.

Step 6

Dry the bat with a soft clean cotton towel.

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