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There are several articles on the web that explain how to refurbish a baseball bat. The process is simpler than you might think!
According to this eHow on How to Paint a Softball Bat, all you need is aluminum epoxy paint remover, aluminum wool, fine sandpaper, aluminum coating chemical, masking tape, epoxy spray paint, 600-grit sandpaper, and epoxy spray sealer!
This refinishing article on Painting a Softball Bat show you how the process works in pictures. This could make for an awesome custom anti-zombie bat.