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While hunting in PA, I noticed the rain was making my cable slide stick with some friction.

How does everybody lubricate their slides without using some odorous?
 

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Try this...

If you have a metal rod, try using some White bow wax like the bohning. Heat the cable rod(just to get it warm) and the wax with a lighter. Apply a generous amount to the bar. Then take a clean cloth and rub it vigorously to remove all the excess. Believe it or not, this works better than any lubricant.
If you have a carbon rod, just heat the wax, not the rod and rub off the excess. When your wife asks what you are doing, you can tell her you're busy waxing your rod. :)
 

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on my carbon rods, i use plain ol' armor-all wipes. puts on enuff silicone for the sims slide to work fine, and it doesnt wash off. if you dont have any armor-all type wipes, unscented baby wipes will work too.

i dont shoot anything that has a steel rod anymore, so i couldnt offer any info.
 

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Tax lawyer:

Buy a teflon cable guide. You may want to rotate the cable rod if your bow has one that is angled so that the vane just clears the guard. Otherwise, my opinion is that using anytype of lube or wax is a bad idea since there is no way you can maintain any consistency with the slide over time.
 

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yep i agree i always switch to a teflon slide myself. saunders makes a cable slide with rollers even if you prefer something like that too.
ps don't care what anyone says but real teflon is white.....
 

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Teflon

I use a teflon spray , works fine, also use it on the front part of the arrows when shooting into new straw target butts.

Good shooting,

Mike.
 

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<--shot a mathews and already thinking like a redneck

rub your finger along that crease on the edge of your nose. there is some awesome natural oil in there. rub that on your rod. works great.

plus from a distance it looks like you are picking your nose and wiping it on your bow, which will freak out your competition, unless they are Mathews shooters who do that anyway.:eek:
 

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Though not made of teflon I find the Bomar slide to be the best with chatter in the rain. When I first Started shooting everything would fall apart in the rain (even the cable slide flew off several times) I switched to Bomar last year and my first shoot in the rain (torrential downpoor at watkins glenn NFAA nats day 2) I shot a new high score with a 547 hunter! Though I did break that score later in the week. Another thing that can get rid of cable guard chatter would be Fury X cams :)
 

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plus from a distance it looks like you are picking your nose and wiping it on your bow, which will freak out your competition, unless they are Mathews shooters who do that anyway.
Bill,
That was sooooooooo funny! :D I bet that it would also discourage other archers from picking up your bow and playing with it! ;) :) :D

Seriously, I have used that trick for many years and it works great. You can also get oil from your forehead to lubricate the slide.

Dick
 

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Great Ox, now I have a vision of you picking your nose and then waxing your rod forever etched into my brain :D :eek: :D :eek: .
 

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revenge of the preppy hoyt shooters..

chase, add the visual of the hair growing from my ears and you've got the whole picture. just something to think about at full draw...:eek: :D
 

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If you were at Redding last year you know how bad that was. I had more problems than Carter has liver pills. Four targets before the end, someone put some chapstick on my slide and it made all the difference in the world. I just wish I had found it out 66 targets earlier.:( You don't need much, but it seems to work well.

Mike
 

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Oxford are you uesed to waxing your ROD LOL

a littel bit of woody goes a loog way on your rod LOL

runawasyXs:D
 

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Chapstick for me as well, very small amount. A Simm's tech steered me towards that tip at of all places, yes, Redding again (about 2-3 yrs ago). Something about the chapstick messing up the teflon if I recall. I haven't had any chatter problems with my Simms teflon slides even in the rain, but still do use a little chapstick when shooting in heavy rain just to be on the safe side - seemed to shed the water a little better anyways.

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waxing your rod!

The Bomar slides do work great...Ive also found just using a good car wax works great to and avoids dirt build up!
 

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Legacy archer asks "What cable slide"?

Back in the day, when I needed to wax my rod, I put Meguires Carnuba Wax on it and stroked it till it was shiny and smooth. I also use this stuff on anything that needs a smoooooth surface... Latest wax-job...the sears on my Eagle release, DAMN is it smooth. Now I have the shiniest rod,and smoothest release.

Jim G,
 

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If you're going to get the oil from your nose to discourage the opposition... you might as well carry it one step further and rub along the crotch area on your inner thigh... same oil.:rolleyes: AND.... they won't beable to hold their sides still from laughing.
 

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I'm glad everyone in here is experienced because if someone brand new comes in here and opens this thread up first they are going to think they stumbled onto a porno site, i use a teflan guard but i might have to give the nose or crotch thing a try :D
 
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