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Contributors to this thread:
Zbone 10-Jan-20
Zbone 10-Jan-20
Bou'bound 10-Jan-20
Killbuck 11-Jan-20
BigOk 11-Jan-20
PECO 12-Jan-20
Zbone 12-Jan-20
Zbone 12-Jan-20
So467 12-Jan-20
stagetek 12-Jan-20
Zbone 13-Jan-20
PECO 13-Jan-20
Joe Holden 13-Jan-20
rooster 14-Jan-20
elvspec 14-Jan-20
HH 14-Jan-20
Notme 14-Jan-20
SixLomaz 14-Jan-20
SixLomaz 14-Jan-20
Zbone 14-Jan-20
altitude sick 14-Jan-20
From: Zbone
10-Jan-20
Have an old school vintage bow on order I'd like to camo paint to cover scratches but really don't want a permanent type paint like RustOleum and remember back in the day there was a product called "Bow Dull" that came off pretty easy and left factory paint or finish okay with Termintine... I know the stuff isn't in production anymore but wondering if any products like it out there?

Thanks

From: Zbone
10-Jan-20

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From: Bou'bound
10-Jan-20
I thought this was a Mathews thread before I opened it up

From: Killbuck
11-Jan-20
Used a bunch of that in the late 70's! Back when factory camoed bows were all but non-existent.

From: BigOk
11-Jan-20
You might try using plasti dip. It is a rubber type material. It comes in an aerosol can, and can be removed.

From: PECO
12-Jan-20
I have used flat earth tone spray paint, it comes off pretty easy

From: Zbone
12-Jan-20
"I have used flat earth tone spray paint, it comes off pretty easy"

Yeah, that is exactly what I'm looking for, but what brands comes off easily?

From: Zbone
12-Jan-20

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Don't believe these will come off easily...

From: So467
12-Jan-20
Actually the hs paints come off very easy with an old towel and acetone. Same with the RustOleum. I would wear latex gloves when doing it.

From: stagetek
12-Jan-20
Are camo bow sleeves an option ? If so, there is a guy on e-bay that sells a variety of them. These aren't the old baggy type. They're a spandex type material available in a bunch of patterns. I use them all the time. A lot faster, easier, and less expensive than subjecting your bows finish to acetone.

From: Zbone
13-Jan-20
Sleeves are not an option...

Thanks So467, I think I'm gonna give RustOleum a try...

From: PECO
13-Jan-20
I used the bottom shelf $3 a can stuff from Wally World.

From: Joe Holden
13-Jan-20

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I used 2 different colors on my bow in Spring of 2018. The grip turned back to white (bow was originally snow camo). But turned out well to me. Haven't tried taking the paint off but dont think it would be too hard if i wanted to.

From: rooster
14-Jan-20
I haven't seen Bow Dull in years. I have a 60's vintage Kodiak Magnum that I had sprayed with BD way back when. After 40 some years I was able to get it all off with no adverse affects to the bow. It was good stuff.

From: elvspec
14-Jan-20
Personally i'd wouldn't use any solvent based paints on a bow that I care about. I'd be concerned about de-lamination. But I may be wrong, has happened a couple of times.

From: HH
14-Jan-20
Brownells has some slow dry epoxy paint that is bullet proof.

K~

From: Notme
14-Jan-20

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I remember watching bob ross painting a canvas with this stuff then pulling off the area he wanted to high light..maybe it'll work on bows?

From: SixLomaz
14-Jan-20
There are a good number of removable paint on the market. Give them a try. Start with PlastiDip. I painted the front mask with black PlastiDip in 2014 and it is still there after 100K miles.

From: SixLomaz
14-Jan-20
Oops wrong PlastDip video above.

From: Zbone
14-Jan-20
Thanks guys...

14-Jan-20
I’ve used broadhead dull before.

Also known as dirt and rocks.

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