July 16th, 2012, 03:22 PM
How often do you wax your compound bow strings?
My wife and I just bought new compound bows about a month ago and I was wandering what maintenance I should be doing to them if any? I bougth some bow string wax but not sure how often I should be using it and how/where I should apply it? Is it based off of how many arrows shot? Temp? Thanks for your help?
July 16th, 2012, 03:30 PM
I do mine every couple of weeks and it's probably not enough. Run the wax up and down the string and cables. Once all is covered take index and midle finger rub up
And down string and cable to create some friction to work the wax into the string material. I'm pretty sure you can't really wax too much. If you see any fraying on strings, you aren't waxing enough
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July 16th, 2012, 03:39 PM
I don't go by a set time. I just check them and when they start not feeling tacky, I wax 'em. You can definitely over wax and that leads to issues as well.
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July 16th, 2012, 03:40 PM
Make sure you rub in well are it will pick up all kInds of dirt.
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July 16th, 2012, 03:41 PM
Pse says after each time you shoot. I just wax them and when they look like they need more I put more one.
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July 16th, 2012, 03:46 PM
Usually once a week when Im shooting often
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July 16th, 2012, 03:59 PM
I wax every other time I shoot. String snot works great and is a lot easier to work with than the old wax stick.
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July 16th, 2012, 04:06 PM
Originally Posted by smoothie7
Yes, temps, usuage, handling the bow string, all become of factor in string waxing for me.
What I do is any time my strings feels dry, I wax them. There is no set time for me.
When hunting season rolls around, I keep them waxed up a little more due to the elements.
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July 18th, 2012, 09:06 AM
is there a certain method to waxing or just cover all the strings?
July 18th, 2012, 09:52 AM
Id say once every week or so depending on shooting. Don't wax the servings on the string. Rub the wax into the string with your fingers.
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July 18th, 2012, 10:01 AM
Pvh1969, for my own education, what issues would be caused by over waxing?
Originally Posted by pvh1969
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July 18th, 2012, 10:34 AM
Oh wax mine every third or fourth time I shoot... I only wax where the strings are ... You don't have to wax the cables
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July 18th, 2012, 10:34 AM
Not to sound dumb but what is the servings?
Originally Posted by animal killer
July 18th, 2012, 10:35 AM
Exactly.....I'm curious as well. I wax mine real often, rub in with my fingers, and then wipe off excess. If anything, I over-wax.........so what issues?
Originally Posted by sean1
July 18th, 2012, 10:47 AM
The string is a bunch of threads that are twisted together and reach from the top of the bow to the bottom. To protect the string from all the friction when you put your noc on and when the noc comes off during flight... they wrap serving around the center section ... about 4-5". Serving is also used to protect the string on Other areas where friction and ware happens.... like at the top and bottom of the bow where the string wraps around the cams.
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