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Went to a traditonal shoot last weekend and witnessed a bow delaminate hanging on a bow rack outside the registration building. I wish I had had a camera! The upper limb looked like it was melting into another form. I didn't see any visible cracks in the limb. My ? is this common in 98 degree weather. After seeing this I don't think I will hang my bow in direct sunlight anymore.
 

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beemer -

No, it's not common, but does happen. Yes, hot weather can weaken some glues and precipitate a delamination, and yes, the hotter the more likely. Again, it should be rare, since a lot of matches are shot in 98*+ temperatures and I can probably count the number of delams I've seen over the last 40 years on the fingers of one hand (+/-).

That's why leaving a bow in a hot car trunk or attic is a no-no.

Viper1 out.
 

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Thanks for your reply Viper, I was worried about my bow since it was hanging right next to his for awhile.
 

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beemer -

I don't think delaminations are contagious :D

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Viper1 out.
 
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