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    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?



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    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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    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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    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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    Usually once a week when Im shooting often
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    try to every week
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by smoothie7 View Post
    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?

    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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    is there a certain method to waxing or just cover all the strings?

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by pvh1969 View Post
    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.
    Pvh1969, for my own education, what issues would be caused by over waxing?
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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by animal killer View Post
    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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    Not to sound dumb but what is the servings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean1 View Post
    Pvh1969, for my own education, what issues would be caused by over waxing?
    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?

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    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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