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BadKarma
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Not sure if this is the right place, but here goes. Came across an older Ben Pearson Mustang in very nice shape except for one thing. Someone had botched a linen fake snakeskin job on it. The rest of the bow is very nice. Got it at a yard sale for $10. Strings and shoots sweet, about a 50#.

I peeled the nasty cloth off, but it has a layer of what appears to be something like Tightbond. Anyone had any luck removing that after it's dried for like years? I had thought about GooGone but I thought I had better ask around.

Thanks guys. It's been awhile, but it's good to be back.

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Crooked Stic
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No expert here but probably start with steel wool or 220 grit If you are gonna refinish it you will probably want to get all the old finish off. I have used 180 grit to get old finish off also.

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BadKarma
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Thanks Stic. I was kinda hoping to keep the finish. The rest of the bow looks pristine, just this crap on the limbs.

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May Thors Hammer ring in your favor!

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