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Offline Deerhead

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Bow Damage
« on: September 08, 2016, 08:05:08 AM »
My bow is dialed in and ready for Saturday morning, the first hunt of the year!  String is waxed, all the screws are tight, arrows are sharp, and bags are packed.  So last night I grabbed my bow to sling a couple of arrows as a confidence builder.  When I looked at my bow before shooting as I always doÖ YEP three days before opening day!  The serving at the bottom cam is loose and unraveling.  I canít believe it!  Now what do I do? 

There is not enough time to have a new string installed and sight the bow back in.  I cannot use my serving tool; there is not enough room because of the cable.  So I improvised!  I cut some serving string and served it by hand.  I overlapped the loose serving with the new serving making it tight and secure.  It is good as new and will get me though the season.   
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Re: Bow Damage
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2016, 08:39:30 AM »
As an additional tip from my bow pro at the shop, put a couple drops of hot wax over the serving string. It's an additional safety thing he does to prevent unraveling.
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Re: Bow Damage
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2016, 08:48:41 AM »
I was watching "Pete's Tips" on bow madness one night and he suggested keeping dental floss in your pack for just that kind of thing. Then add melted wax...

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Re: Bow Damage
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2016, 09:00:16 AM »
Good advice so far.   Some people like to use super glue, I see that on the crossbow forums a lot.  I strongly advise against it as anything I have ever put super glue on became brittle.  I hate to even bring it up but it is a habit I see too many people using and it is just unsafe IMHO

I also use dental floss and wax for quick fixes like this.   Using a hair dryer will heat the wax and allow it to soak into the string.  Just don't let it get too hot.
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Re: Bow Damage
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2016, 05:58:06 PM »
i'd be afraid of super glue to. I always wax my serving when I wax the string

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Re: Bow Damage
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2016, 06:19:48 PM »
I've used dental floss for a variety of purposes on my bowstrings - yep, agree with waxing over it too.  Superglue won't hurt in my opinion, but it's not going to be effective on wax, and doesn't hold up in moisture.  You're on the right track!
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Re: Bow Damage
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2016, 11:37:32 AM »
That ain't good. Sounds like you found an answer to get through for a while good luck hunting.
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