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    Bowtech limbs peeling

    There was a thread on here awhile back with people who had limbs peeling on their 2010, and 2011 Bowtechs.I have a 2010 destroyer with both limbs peeling. I can't stress enouf how I baby this bow. I recently got a number from another member who actually got to talk to Bowtech and I appreciate him giving it to me. They basically told him to eat it or by new limbs. They can't even refinish the limbs do to the proccess they use to apply the coating, and they will not replace them even after they peel at 6mnths old. The number is 541-284=4711, I think anyone having this problem should call, and mabee this can intise them to either make a better coating, or make this right with their customers. Don't get me wrong I don't hate this bow I love it which is why its so upsetting. I don't care how big a bow company is or how many customers they have, this does not give them the right do charge 900 dollars for a bow that doesn't hold the finish past 6 mnths, and the bigger the company the better the service should be, not the other way around.



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    And that is why I sold mine, one week after it showed up. Piss Poor customer service. Hell I never even took it out of the box, and managed to make 50 bucks off it. Can you say Hello RYTERA. PSE, 2 hours away from me, lost my money as well.

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    Had 2 Bowtechs getting ready to buy a third until I experierced there customer service, now I can say that I have Bowtech free for 3 months and dont miss them. You can call this bashing if you want but waiting 4 months for a repair I feel I have the right to do so. Now when I go to buy a bow the first thing I do is check and see if the company has there number listed on there web site.

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    Thats interesting....maybe I'll rethink that heartbreaker for my wife

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    I would say that it is more in the dealer that you have than the company. I have never had a problem getting any of my customers bows fixed if they needed it, BowTech, PSE, Strother, Darton, Alpine. If the dealer has a good relationship with the manufacturer then they will get it fixed, or should get it fixed if they value you as a customer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wy budro View Post
    I would say that it is more in the dealer that you have than the company. I have never had a problem getting any of my customers bows fixed if they needed it, BowTech, PSE, Strother, Darton, Alpine. If the dealer has a good relationship with the manufacturer then they will get it fixed, or should get it fixed if they value you as a customer.
    I believe that you are absolutely correct.

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    I generally buy used- one or two year old bows. I'm considering a Bowtech Destroyer.
    I'm hoping the peeling you mention is purely cosmetic. If so, I would consider purchasing a "peeled" 60# Destroyer at a reduced price. VERY limited budget.

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    Atleast it's just the decal and not the actual limb!
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    Well normally I would agree that it should be the dealers responsability, BUT the dealers relationship with bowtech should have no bearing on the customer who purchased the bow, and to be fair the dealer did order new limbs out of his own pocket in this case. With that being said a company as large as bowtech should stand behind there product alot harder than that. If the finish won't stay on who's to say the limb won't be the next to go. I could understand if it was 3,4 or even maybe a yr old but its 6 freakin mnths old and been pellin for awhile now. I wouldn't pay 3 or 400 bucks for a rifle if the blueing was coming off, and I wont pay 900 for a another bow that I think may peel in a few months and be backed by the builder.

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    My 340 did a little but my black ops specialist did it worse .. Bowtech took care of me no complaints
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    My limbs are peeling and I plan to "paint" them. I tis a bummer, purely cosmetic, but not cool nonetheless!!!

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    same problem on my Specialist Onyx, poor bottom limb. Don't wanna change the bow, don't wanna whole tuning process again, don't wanna paint maybe hurt the epoxy material, just hope can get BT to help with some kind of self adhesive film...sigh
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    Definitely not right having this happen to any bow nevermind a 1000.00 dollar bow. I dont get it I really dont. Im getting my Specialist dipped for this reason...and this reason only!
    Then I am going to say "Hello Elite!"
    And my limbs look fine as I baby my bow as well.....But I will be hunting hard this Fall with it and I will be some irate and disappointed if my 1000.00 dollar bow cant make it through
    the woods without looking like it fell out of an airplane...
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    Reading this post got me thinking about the Destroyer. I called a large shop that sold between 50 and 80 Destroyers in 2010. No one brought one back with any limb peeling issues. Sounds like this is a lemon situation as I'm not going to call anyone I don't know a liar. Sure would like see some pics of this problem.
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    Mine started peeling also when i started useing mt bowpod for 3d practice it should hold up alot better than this need a new process for appling the decal.I am going to order a stick on decal of some sort i just hate to even have to bother for what i paid for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 45er View Post
    Reading this post got me thinking about the Destroyer. I called a large shop that sold between 50 and 80 Destroyers in 2010. No one brought one back with any limb peeling issues. Sounds like this is a lemon situation as I'm not going to call anyone I don't know a liar. Sure would like see some pics of this problem.
    Here ya go. Some pictures of mine. By the way, this is the top limb. No bipod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonhunter View Post
    Well normally I would agree that it should be the dealers responsability, BUT the dealers relationship with bowtech should have no bearing on the customer who purchased the bow, and to be fair the dealer did order new limbs out of his own pocket in this case. With that being said a company as large as bowtech should stand behind there product alot harder than that. If the finish won't stay on who's to say the limb won't be the next to go. I could understand if it was 3,4 or even maybe a yr old but its 6 freakin mnths old and been pellin for awhile now. I wouldn't pay 3 or 400 bucks for a rifle if the blueing was coming off, and I wont pay 900 for a another bow that I think may peel in a few months and be backed by the builder.
    You did'nt mention this in your first post. So you got your bow fixed for free. Where's the problem? Big companies want you to go through the dealer so that they have someone they trust to assess the situation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullofthewoods View Post
    Here ya go. Some pictures of mine. By the way, this is the top limb. No bipod.
    man that looks bad!!!!!
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    That's how my limbs are starting to look and I hate it, anyone have a good recommendation for a rattle can that will be durable enough for the limbs? I've heard of folks using bumper paint as it would have a flexor added, I'm going to black my entire bow out but don't want to have to do it every year.

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    If mine does that I am going to be seriously pissed off. I wonder of you can dip these limbs somehow?
    But then no warranty
    Really dissapointing for a company that owns a dipping facility

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    Well normally I would agree that it should be the dealers responsability, BUT the dealers relationship with bowtech should have no bearing on the customer who purchased the bow, and to be fair the dealer did order new limbs out of his own pocket in this case. With that being said a company as large as bowtech should stand behind there product alot harder than that. If the finish won't stay on who's to say the limb won't be the next to go. I could understand if it was 3,4 or even maybe a yr old but its 6 freakin mnths old and been pellin for awhile now. I wouldn't pay 3 or 400 bucks for a rifle if the blueing was coming off, and I wont pay 900 for a another bow that I think may peel in a few months and be backed by the builder.
    Quote Originally Posted by '10destroyer340 View Post
    You did'nt mention this in your first post. So you got your bow fixed for free. Where's the problem? Big companies want you to go through the dealer so that they have someone they trust to assess the situation.
    What kind of mickey mouse bs is this...He called the company directly...he has the warranty on his bow that he bought from the dealer..Why in blue blazes should a dealer have to pay out of pocket for a new set of limbs ? Did the dealer set the warranty on the bow ? Does it stipulate in the applied warranty he must go through a dealership to be able to have warranty repair done on the bow...? A warranty is a warranty...he bought the bow..he has the warranty on the bow from the company...not the dealer...and it doesn't matter if it should go through a dealer or not..he called the company directly and they blew him off...This is the same kind of crap the automobile dealers pulled back in the 70's & 80's and got busted by the federal government for doing.

    I wouldn't care which company pulled this crap on me..Bow Tech..Hoyt..PSE..any of them...they do it 1 time to me I turn it over to my States Attorney...then it's going to cost them a lot more than just replacing the bow..

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    mine did the same thing but due to a bow pod and guess what i dont care that it happened its a stinking bow not a diamond coated pearl if you dont want things to happen to your equipment then keep it in the closet... Its like buying a big 4x4 truck with oversized tires and only driving it on the pavement whats the piont..
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBLLNGR View Post
    mine did the same thing but due to a bow pod and guess what i dont care that it happened its a stinking bow not a diamond coated pearl if you dont want things to happen to your equipment then keep it in the closet... Its like buying a big 4x4 truck with oversized tires and only driving it on the pavement whats the piont..
    Actually it is like buying a big 4X4 truck with oversized tires and having the paint peel off while it sits in your garage........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubba View Post
    Actually it is like buying a big 4X4 truck with oversized tires and having the paint peel off while it sits in your garage........
    the older chevys did that I got one of those to you want me to post pics of it maybe they will give me a new truck under warrenty
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBLLNGR View Post
    mine did the same thing but due to a bow pod and guess what i dont care that it happened its a stinking bow not a diamond coated pearl if you dont want things to happen to your equipment then keep it in the closet... Its like buying a big 4x4 truck with oversized tires and only driving it on the pavement whats the piont..
    No..not really. The point is to make any company stand behind it's warranty..that's the crux of this situation. The man babied his bow...he didn't take it off roading as you would with your 4x4 and over sized tires...nor was there nothing putting on the extra wear and tear on the bow as there would be by just putting those over sized tires on that truck, and most vehicle warranties are voided by the individual doing this..Now..if you have a dealership trick out your truck with factory parts accomplishing the same thing..your covered...but let's say you did spend the money at the dealership doing just this...and then the paint & finish of your very expensive 4x4 started peeling off without you ever taking it off road...how PO'd would you be then ?

    A lot of these bow companies are putting out defective bows..and when they don't want to honor their commitment to us..you have to make them,or eat the cost.The more people who eat the cost...the worse the whole situation becomes. S long as any company can get away doing this...they will.I know of 1 large (big green) gun manufacturer that did the same thing,and it cost them millions in the long run to totally revamp their C/S department,this was right before Cerberus bought them...People had issues with the company not honoring it's warranties and refusing to issue RMA's to the customers or to the dealers themselves...Sure..some dealers took care of their customers and paid out of pocket or exchanged items..but that isn't the point either..the point is for all of these companies to fix their mistakes without having to hire a lawyer to make them.

    To the OP...I'm glad you got your issue resolved...sounds to me you got a great dealer that takes care of his client base...and thanks for the heads up on how you were treated by the company when dealing with them directly..it should stand as a warning to those who aren't buying there bows where you do..

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