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For those of you that use your bows primarily for hunting I was just curious if you do anything to the bolts on your site, rest, etc. I have heard of people giving them a little oil so they dont rust. Theres usually a time that I get rained on when I hunt and my bolts will start rusting, is there any oils made for this purpose and if so who uses it?
 

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Ive heard some people put clear fingernail polish on the bolt heads and screws. I just use a drop of Rem. oil.
 

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WD-40 stands for Water Displacer--Formula 40. The stuff was designed to displace the water that collected on missiles as they sat in underground stroage.

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I use the same lube the manufacturer used on the limb rockers and put it on well before the season so any fumes have ample time to dissipate. I figure the smell of the lube from the manufacturer is already on the bow and is required. Just my opinion. I am careful not to get improper lube on plastic or sound dampers to avoid deterioration. Good luck.
 

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Vaseline works great.

While elk hunting in CO last year I noticed the bolts starting to rust in several places after a couple days. I had some fire starters made with cotton balls and Vaseline. Rubbed it on and it lasted the rest of the season
 

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As urabus said string wax.

I press the bow and remove all screws, bolts, etc. and cover them with string wax then reassemble and fill the voids on any recessed screws.

I also carry a can of dry air, from Office Depot, to spray any area that I can not wipe dry with paper towel and hang to dry over night. I also make sure that the case is dry before putting bow back in it.

I have never had a problem with rust doing this.
 

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String Wax!

As urabus said string wax.

I press the bow and remove all screws, bolts, etc. and cover them with string wax then reassemble and fill the voids on any recessed screws.

I also carry a can of dry air, from Office Depot, to spray any area that I can not wipe dry with paper towel and hang to dry over night. I also make sure that the case is dry before putting bow back in it.

I have never had a problem with rust doing this.
I too use string wax to cover the heads and bases of the screws with but I also use blue loctite on the threads to keep them from moving from vibration etc. Hint: Use a hair dryer on a low heat setting over the screw heads after application allows the wax to seep into the recesses of the slot or hex...
 

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I take a Q-tip and dip it in olive oil. I just coat the heads of the bolts that I can get to. One application works all year.
 

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I use corn or vegetable oil. You can also put a thin coat on your broadheads to keep them from rusting.I am a scent control freak so I'm careful about any odors on my equipment while I'm hunting
 

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Perfect thread for me!I got showered on hard saturday, I'm gonna try some of these ideas out today!
 

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Two Words, " Break Free ". Fights rust, won't attract dust. Penetrates into the metal. Been usin' it for over 20 yrs. It works.
 

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petroleum base product have an odor deer can smell
string way or bee's wax is my choice
also either of these on screw threads act as a locktite
 

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another for string wax
 
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