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arachnid
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Hi Guys.

Since I don`t live in the US, I can`t get finishes made for bows like Tunderbird and such, without paying a lot on shipping.
So, I want to ask- what other finishes can I use for glass bows?
Please mention the kind of finish and not just the brand name, since a lot of the brands you guys have- I can`t get here.
I prefere spray finishes since they are easier to apply then using a brush. Wipe on is also good....

Thanks
Dor

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Crooked Stic
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Spar urethane comes to mind.

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Buemaker
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A polyurethane or alkyde/polyurethane that is used for wood floors is working fine.
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mikkekeswick
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Find out what they use to paint car wheels [Wink]
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monterey
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I put the car wheel stuff on one a couple months ago and it is quite satisfactory.

I wanted to do another but it's too cold where the wife will tolerate it. [Smile] It is probably available in Israel. The desire for shiny wheels is universal.

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kennym
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I use the auto clear coat first, then matte wheel finish(same brand) to dull it down for hunting bows.

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arachnid
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How about water based lacquers? Or
Krylon clear spray lacquer?
Any good?

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mikkekeswick
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Water based lacquer - No
Krylon - umm not really. As I said just call a Custom car spray shop [Wink] you must be able to get VHT wheel lacquer.

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arachnid
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How about wipe on poly (or a homemade version of it- poly+thinner)?
I `m not very good with brushed finishes... [Frown]

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