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String Care Products
Is there any advantage over traditional string wax to the Scorpion Venom line of string care items?
Don't wax them! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bRoVMinYMU
Due to the dust, dirt and abuse on bow string care is essential in Africa. I’ve test several string care products while in Africa. The product I’ve had the best success with as far as protecting string/cables is String Snot.
Sno Seal boot grease works fine, penetrates well too.
Thought it said 'Hair Care Products'.
Never mind, carry on...
I have used several products including Bohning Wax, bee's Wax, and currently using the Scorpian Venom, Polymeric wax.
IMHO, The best has been the Bohning String Wax, the Bee's wax, just did not adhere to the string unless I heated the string. The Polymeric wax seems to dry and lose the "tackiness" after a short period of time. I am told however that the Polymeric, is better for the newer string material.
Perhaps it's just me, but I like to pick up my bow after it sits / cased for a while and feel that the wax is still on my string.
Solution, as usual for me, I re-wax my string every couple of days while shooting or hunting with my bow.
Like Kurt, I’ve used Sno-Seal for years.
I use whatever the string maker recommends currently GAS strings and their synthetic wax I prefer to press the bow slightly to work it into the center of the string material even with friction and heat don’t feel like it penetrates the strands as well as a relaxed string
Dudley has a video where he first cleans off the strings old wax once or twice a year before waxing.
You take a 15” piece of BCY .014 (or anything close) Wrap it around the string once then pull each end down while tight. It easily removes the old wax and dirt/dust which makes the string look new again. After doing this you wax with whatever you like.
Charlie, that’s what I also do after I’m finished waxing the string/cables. It’s eye opening to see how much excess “gunk” gets removed.