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Well,I went and did it....Bear refinish

Messages posted to thread:
razorhunter 15-Mar-19
razorhunter 15-Mar-19
razorhunter 15-Mar-19
razorhunter 15-Mar-19
razorhunter 15-Mar-19
Scott Alaniz 15-Mar-19
fdp 15-Mar-19
razorhunter 16-Mar-19
SB 16-Mar-19
razorhunter 16-Mar-19
razorhunter 16-Mar-19
razorhunter 16-Mar-19
razorhunter 16-Mar-19
SWAG 16-Mar-19
razorhunter 16-Mar-19
razorhunter 16-Mar-19
Wapiti - - M. S. 16-Mar-19
Tom McCool 16-Mar-19
twostrings 16-Mar-19
K Cummings 16-Mar-19
stagetek 16-Mar-19
razorhunter 16-Mar-19
Knifeguy 16-Mar-19
razorhunter 16-Mar-19
Little Billy 16-Mar-19
reb 16-Mar-19
Brad Lehmann 17-Mar-19
GUTPILE PA 17-Mar-19
barebo2 17-Mar-19
SB 17-Mar-19
razorhunter 17-Mar-19
SB 17-Mar-19
razorhunter 17-Mar-19
fdp 17-Mar-19
razorhunter 17-Mar-19
Stix 17-Mar-19
razorhunter 17-Mar-19
From: razorhunter
Date: 15-Mar-19




Well,I started it anyway

I got a Kodiak Magnum in a trade that had a fair amount of tape on it,and someone had rasped the handle a little.I said the other day that I didn't have the guts to try a refinish,but I thought "What can I hurt?". Sooo,I took a rasp to the handle and reshaped it,then sanded everything but the top limb belly (I don't want to scuff the silkscreen and it looks ok anyway). I'm not sure if I'm gona get a buddy that paints cars to spray it,or hand rub some type of finish on it or hydro-dip it.....but it'll look better either way

From: razorhunter
Date: 15-Mar-19

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From: razorhunter
Date: 15-Mar-19

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started rasping and sanding

From: razorhunter
Date: 15-Mar-19

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Date: 15-Mar-19

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From: Scott Alaniz
Date: 15-Mar-19




you'll do fine. both yorktown5 and phil magistro (and many others here on the wall) have a great deal of experience refinishing bows. Plenty of good info in previous threads.

From: fdp
Date: 15-Mar-19




Looks good so far. You might as well finish it up. Like Scott said, about everything you want to know about refinishing or finishing a bow is available on here.

From: razorhunter
Date: 16-Mar-19

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Well, I tried this..... maybe it'll work well, lol

From: SB
Date: 16-Mar-19




Several coats of Tru-Oil gunstock finish rubbed into that riser will make it pop! Wipe-on poly on the glass .

From: razorhunter
Date: 16-Mar-19

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SB,too late,lol

From: razorhunter
Date: 16-Mar-19

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Date: 16-Mar-19

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Date: 16-Mar-19

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From: SWAG
Date: 16-Mar-19




Looking good.........

From: razorhunter
Date: 16-Mar-19

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From: razorhunter
Date: 16-Mar-19




SWAG,Thanks Man!

From: Wapiti - - M. S. Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Mar-19




Nice looking good !

From: Tom McCool
Date: 16-Mar-19




Sweet! Keep having fun!

From: twostrings
Date: 16-Mar-19




Nice, there are matte people and glossy people. M1 and Weatherby.

From: K Cummings
Date: 16-Mar-19




Nice job razorhunter, quite an improvement.

KPC

From: stagetek Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Mar-19




Nice job.

From: razorhunter
Date: 16-Mar-19




Thanks everybody!!

Twostrings,I'm a Matt person.....and a matte person,lol

From: Knifeguy
Date: 16-Mar-19




Looks good Matt. Nothing like the feeling of pride after a job well done. Lance

From: razorhunter
Date: 16-Mar-19




It's for sale on the classifieds,lol....I like it,but I like my Red Wing Hunter better,so this one needs to go...it was kind of fun refinishing it Though.....may do the RWH next...who knows??

From: Little Billy
Date: 16-Mar-19




Lots Moore balls.

Thanks for the post.

From: reb
Date: 16-Mar-19




Nice job.

From: Brad Lehmann
Date: 17-Mar-19




That turned out pretty good. I have become enough of a fan of the matte finish that will sometimes take an old bow that has a few scuffs and knock the gloss off with some fine grit paper. Then I'll put one or two thin coats of the matte finish on the bow. The flaws seem to disappear and the bow has a more current look to it. I recently did that to Wing Chaparral that didn't have the best of refinish jobs.

From: GUTPILE PA
Date: 17-Mar-19




I like that a lot!!

From: barebo2
Date: 17-Mar-19




That came out nice! It is a good feeling to be able to go ahead and make a bow exactly the way that you want it. Some will say that you've taken the originality away but it's Your Bow!! I think you did it proud. Great job!

From: SB
Date: 17-Mar-19




That has finish on it? Looks like the before pics

From: razorhunter
Date: 17-Mar-19




Thanks everybody!

SB, it's a low gloss (matte) finish

From: SB
Date: 17-Mar-19




Did that stuff spray out nice and even for you? I've had trouble with rattle can finishes and quit using them! Have had good luck with the Krylon paints tho.

From: razorhunter
Date: 17-Mar-19




yeah,it sprayed pretty nice.

From: fdp
Date: 17-Mar-19




Turned out nice.

From: razorhunter
Date: 17-Mar-19




Thanks fdp!

From: Stix
Date: 17-Mar-19




Nice job. That Krylon puts on a nice finish. I was using Deft, but didn't like the full cure time. I'm gonna try a few coats of that stuff on an old Tigercat I'm refinishing.

From: razorhunter
Date: 17-Mar-19

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that particular stuff recommends applying additional coats,if needed,two minutes apart.It also says it can get whitish if excessive coats are used,like frosted glass....it's only got one coat at the moment.





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