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    Post Who has refinished their bow themselves

    OK, I would like to see pictures of the refinished bows out there, and what was used to refinish the bow. My Martin Jaguar is starting to look like it needs refinishing, so I'd like some info.

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    There was a thread quiet a while back where a guy bought a bottle of some sort of spray from home depot where after just spraying it on the bow, the camo dip just peeled off like dry skin. Doesn't harm the bow or anything, just stripped the camo to its original raw aluminum look. (Don't do it on the limbs, it doesnt work on the limbs)

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    Here is one of mine that I painted using Duracoat








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    and here is my ground blind bow also done in DuraCoat








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    COOOOOOOL! I like it wanna do mine?
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    Beautiful work abowhunr!

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    Early this year I did some finish work on my UltraTec....next to some more work on it.

    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showth...post1057093581

    Currently I'm working on a Elite GT 500 with new finish and parts handcrafted from ivory and desert iron wood. Sorry no pics yet.

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    Excellent looking bows!!!!
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    duracoat and cera coat are very good, If you can bake the parts use the type that is a bake finish, and if you cant the duracoat with hardener just needs type to cure.. 2 weeks and its ready to go , below that and its not fully hardened and can be damaged

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    Those are freakin' sweet, guys! Awesome work. Stuff like that got me to want to build my own, too.







    It's an '05/'06 Reflex riser with 86def XT2000s and 4.5 SpiralX cams making a mildly reflexed 34", 8 3/4"BH bow that is 50-60# @ 28.25". I did the brown/black paint myself as well as the foam pieces in the cutouts (I think this adds to it's very quiet nature). I braided the sling and built the 10" stabilizer bar myself. The stab is on a Bernie's QD and has a 3" Doinker Chubby Hunter on the end (with a 5oz. weight). I also make the black sideplates from oak and have them black lacquered. The rest is a NAP800, for simplicity's sake, and the sight is a Sword Apex 3rd Plane (with a slight modification as well). It has a host of Sims Vibration Lab parts on it and is wearing metallic bronze and black string and cables from AT's own "60X", which have been amazingly stable by the way.

    I also refinished this '05 XT2000, Cam and a Half ProTEC.







    I painted the riser the blue/black fade. A friend put translucent Royal Blue powdercoat over the silver pockets and cams, making them like blue chrome or anodizing. I made the string and cables myself on this one, my first set ever. And they've been very, very stable, so I figure I got lucky.

    I've done others, too. Just don't have any pics of them.
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    what else came be used on limbs?

    ive tried bumper paint with a clear coat and its not tough....scratches off easily.

    any suggestions?

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    Hard to beat Duracoat for bow finishes. Doesn't need to be baked, comes in a mind boggling variety of colors, remains slightly flexible so it's good for limbs. And it is way tougher than the camo dip that comes on factory bows. I do mostly firearms, but have done several bows with good results.

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    https://sites.google.com/site/spoilurtoyz/ Here is a site to look at .
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    Sorry, goofy question...i thought all duracoat was baked on.

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    You might try black sharpie. I've heard good things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skynight View Post
    You might try black sharpie. I've heard good things.
    That thread will never die.
    What works good for removing camo from limbs for refinishing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by easyeriq View Post
    What works good for removing camo from limbs for refinishing?
    I'd like to know the same thing.
    2011 Martin Firecat 400 /Backup: 2007 Martin Jaguar


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    You can get air cure or bake on cerakote or duracoat. With the duracoat you can also put a flex additive into the paint and it won't be coming off your limbs in the next bunch of years. I have painted hundreds of firearms and bows using these coatings and they are exceptionally durable.

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    Hi has any 1 ever sand blasted a dia cast riser? The reason why I ask is because my son Martin Jag has paint chips etc & I would like to do it up ? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert43 View Post
    Hi has any 1 ever sand blasted a dia cast riser? The reason why I ask is because my son Martin Jag has paint chips etc & I would like to do it up ? Thanks
    Go to WalMart or the local auto parts store and get stripper in a spray can. It will take it off in minutes. Good stuff.
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    Let's see some more ATer creativity!
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    ttt
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    Are there others????
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    Thats some nice bows.....great paint job on the bows too.
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