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Dannon
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LOL! Sorry for your delays. I cant wait to see this one finished! Awesome build a long!
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Thanks
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don't know about Fedex, but USPS sure takes some beating. Recent order took 7 days to cross Florida before even beginning to go across the sea my way.
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Still no finish from fed-ex? I've been coming back to this post every day for the final pics. I bet your Fed-up with Fed-ex!
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Possibly tomorrow. We'll see...
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Actually FedEx finally located my package and got it to me Sunday afternoon. My original plan was to try this coating from Eastwood called Elasti-Wrap. It's a spray on rubberized matte clear coating that you can peel off easily if you want it off. It's similar to Plasti-Dip but requires fewer coats for coverage. I've been watching YouTube videos on Plasti-Dip for over a year now and watched them coat cars, wheels and other automotive accessories with it. After some thought I decided this wasn't the bow to use it on because I just bought a Selway Slide-On quiver for it. My fear is that when I slide the quiver on it will tear the finish on the limbs.
After more research I found another clearcoat that Eastwood makes in an aerosol. It's a 2K clear with an activator canister built inside the can. To activate it you use the provided tool to puncture the activator canister, shake it up, and spray. It puts on a finish like a spray gun without the use of a air compressor or gun and has a pot-life of 48-72 hours. I used Dupont automotive clear on my last build and it worked great. I don't have a compressor here at home so I've been searching for something like this in an aerosol.
I still think the rubberized coating would be a great temporary finish on a bow, especially a hunting bow or a bow with a high gloss finish. I will be trying it eventually, just not on this bow. I hope to have the finish done on the bow this weekend and I will post pics when it's done.

I apologize for the long-winded post but I wanted to explain what the plan is.

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I use a spray gun but I know some guys have good success with these: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Preval-9-oz-Complete-Spray-Gun-267/202533738

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I bought one of those and was going to go that route until I found this in an aerosol.
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All that fiber glass in the riser, did you sand both sides or was it core tuff?
Can't wait to see the finished bow

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This one is all Coretuff but a few of my bows I used black glass and sanded the shiny side with 36 grit.
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I just sprayed the finish on the bow and I must say I'm impressed with this material. I've been in the painting business my whole life and have never sprayed an aerosol can that was this close to using a paint gun and a two component system. I'll admit it wasn't cheap but it was the answer in my situation. I was able to spray two bows with one can of clear. At $27 per can shipped, I think it was worth it. Now I have a durable, weather resistant finish that should hold up well. I'll post some pics when she's dry enough to handle.
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Good. Been waiting on this one
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Such a beautiful bow, shame you all build your risers backward. Got a link to that finish?
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JGR1269
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I scaled it one last time after sanding and rounding the limb edges. I'm very pleased with where I ended up. Pretty much right where I wanted to be.

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This is the finish I ended up using.

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Here is the link for it.
http://www.eastwood.com/2k-aero-spray-matte-clear.html?reltype=2&parent_id=26897

This finish is really quite impressive. Since it is a matte finish I applied several light coats then I sprayed the last coat on from about 16 inches away to give it a slight texture. It resembles the frosted finish on a Black Widow and that was what I was going for on a hunting bow. I was really surprised how fast it cured and now 24 hours later it has a hard, durable feel to it.
I can't say enough good things about it and will definitely be using it on all my bows in the future.

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I'll let it sit for a couple more days before I string it up and start shooting it. I have just a few weeks before the season opens here in New York and I plan to get some blood on it ASAP. Heading to Missouri in mid-October to hunt for a week and hope to knock down a good buck with it there. Please feel free to critique and comment. I'm always open to criticism and better ways of doing things. Thanks for following along.

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Nice job

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