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Contributors to this thread:
Bou'bound 29-Apr-18
carcus 29-Apr-18
carcus 29-Apr-18
carcus 29-Apr-18
Boreal 29-Apr-18
Buffalo1 01-May-18
Kurt 01-May-18
HDE 01-May-18
ColoBull 02-May-18
buc i 313 02-May-18
Bou'bound 16-Dec-23
wyobullshooter 16-Dec-23
Murph 17-Dec-23
Charlie Rehor 18-Dec-23
wyobullshooter 18-Dec-23
From: Bou'bound
29-Apr-18
Is there any advantage over traditional string wax to the Scorpion Venom line of string care items?

From: carcus
29-Apr-18
Don't wax them! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bRoVMinYMU

From: carcus
29-Apr-18
https://youtu.be/s5x5CPC2RzM

From: carcus
29-Apr-18
https://youtu.be/s5x5CPC2RzM

From: Boreal
29-Apr-18
Must be fishin' season.

From: Buffalo1
01-May-18
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.

From: Kurt
01-May-18
Sno Seal boot grease works fine, penetrates well too.

From: HDE
01-May-18
Thought it said 'Hair Care Products'.

Never mind, carry on...

From: ColoBull
02-May-18
Beeswax

From: buc i 313
02-May-18
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.

From: Bou'bound
16-Dec-23

16-Dec-23
Like Kurt, I’ve used Sno-Seal for years.

From: Murph
17-Dec-23
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

18-Dec-23
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.

18-Dec-23
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.

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