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TIM B
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When ya skin a bow.....bout how long before you shooting it again?
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I would say the next day, but that depends on what finish you use. I always use True Oil

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Sam McMichael
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How durable are the skins when using the bow?

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About a week.
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I agree with Bob. I give the glue at least 24 hours to dry completely. Then two or three coats of finish with about a day's drying time between each.
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TIM B
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Base on info I gathered here over the summer I plan to use TB 2 and then several light coats of tru oil followed by couple light coats of satin spar urethane

Reportedly pretty durable
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This is what I use. TB3 (TB2 is fine), Min 3 coats of Thunderbird gloss, 1 final coat of dull.
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Yep, Week is right. Finish info is right.Good luck, God bless, Steve

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I wait at least a week before applying the finish. Are you skinning a wood bow? When I put skins on a selfbow I put painters masking tape on the sides of the limbs and then I put a thin coat of TB glue on the back as a sizing coat. After it's dry I glue the skins down. The tape makes clean up easier and the sizing coat reduces the amount of moisture that is absorbed into the bow.

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Pat B
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A glass bow, the next day. A wood bow, I'd wait a week.

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TIM B
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Scrub - I wanna skinn my bear Griz
Thanks for the info boys
Tim B

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