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    Hi, I need some help: Some new European finishes on bow limbs are very fragile and I need to cover them with some clear coat to protect them. Any advice? Thank you very much!! Martin
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    I've got a Rambo WARF that I was thinking of doing a camo spray job on. Once you're done, do you normally coat it with a matte poly spray or do you leave it as is?
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    I picked up an old wooden Hoyt target Recurve from a flea sale today. It’s a solid bow but has its share of surface blems. Has anyone on here refinished a bow, if so, what was your method and what products did you use? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Hi guys, I am well under way in my project to refinish a 3Rivers DX5 and converting into ILF using plates from a DAS Elite. I have read on their website that current Dalaa ILF plates do not fit on this riser, but the ones I have fit fine. The shelf has been shaved flat. I smoothed the grind...
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    Hey everyone, Just recently purchased an Archery Craft (Toronto) longbow at a garage sale and was hoping for some input from those more experienced with traditional bows since I am a newby to the sport. First wondering if anyone could tell me what the 3 numbers stamped in to the bow mean they...
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    I bought a nice Groves Mag II off the auction site a couple of years ago for $125 that I am taking out for a week of elk hunting tomorrow. It has rapidly become my favorite recurve, but the riser (Proline aluminum) has a lot of dings and scratches in the black shiny paint. After the season, I...
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    I recently bought a 1970 ish Bear Grizzly off an old buddy. He spray painted the entire thing green and black. I removed some of the paint with a rag and WD40. Unfortunately the paint on the limbs is still pretty tough. Has anyone used Goof Off for taking spray paint off a recurve? I did a...
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    Shot my TT Titan with a high grip a bunch last night and ended up a red spot that looked like it was going to blister in the web of my hand between the thumb and index finger. It seems like it was a combination of the shiny varnish and poor finish work on the grip. I sanded off the shiny stuff...
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    Hello everyone! I'm a newer archer who needs some help refinishing a 20+ year old Browning Wasp recurve bow. The bow has holes drilled in it for sights and need to be refinished around the riser. Having never done any bow work before I am hoping someone can recommend a good professional that...
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    I have a Black Bear Warf riser and have been searching for an economical way to refinish it. I have tried two different methods the last two years with some success but I figure there has to be a more long term solution. The first year I had the riser I stripped it and then shot it with...
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    Has anyone refinished there Hex5's? I have got a few scuffs and scratches nothing real bad and a few hair line cracks on the belly in the original finish. Just wondered what was the best thing to use, I don't want to strip them back, just put a key on the original gloss finish and re lacquer...
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    I went to my local pawn shops today and found 3 bear bows that are in poor condition but all had straight limbs. How do I go about totaly refinishing a old recurve? Can I ever get the stress lines out of the limbs? What do I need to for this job?
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    I have used a lot of paint removers on risers in my archery life, it seems I'm always stripping a riser and some removers are better then others, I just found one that really works great and fast it's Jasco Premium paint & Epoxy remover and it only takes 15 minutes, I stripped a Hoyt TD-2 today...
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    I picked up a Wing Presentation II yesterday at a pretty good price because the riser has a couple of deep scratches. It's otherwise in very good condition. What does it take to refinish a riser like this? Thanks, Allen
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    Any suggestions. I have a set of Hoyt carbon plus in silver that i converted for my Gamemaster and i would like to refinish them in black, is vinyl an option. What is everyone on here doing? Best type of paint and method etc. Cheers ****
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    I need to refinish this old Pearson Cougar I have; lots of scratches on her. Use some steel wool and Tru-oil?:help:
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    I am looking to re-finish a Warf-type bow that I am getting close to completing. It is in decent condition, but the finish got damaged while working on it (stupid move on my part). I am at the point where I can glue everything together and go and shoot it. I was thinking that I could remove...
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    I have found a 60's Ben Pearson Colt for not much money. It shoots great but the riser (?? middle section) finish has bubbles all over it where bare wood is showing. Seems like perhaps rain drops that were left on or something like that. The limbs are fine. I was at a primitive shoot today...
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    I decided to refinish this old Pearson Colt that belonged to my Dad in the 70's.. It was the factory camo model... I've gotten this far with a little sanding, but now I don't know what to do... The finish is dull all over... What should I do next?
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    Hew guys I am wanting to refinish my old Shakspeare Wonderbow. The wood I have no problem with but I am not exactly sure what to do with the fiberglass. As you can see I have a few places where the glass has "blushed" . What is the best way to pollish this out so the glass shines again and...
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