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    Posted: October/21/2013 at 16:13
After deer season this year I want to give the bow a little face lift.
 
So I'm needing some input.
 
What would you say, would be the best way to remove the factory camo off my bow?
 
Part of me is thinking just sand or wet sand it, but I do not want to compromise the integrity of the alloy.
 
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]It has a film dip finish on it, so you can just take the riser to a shop that has a grit blast cabinet (I have one here), and blast the camo off the riser. They use a pretty tough clear coat, so it will take awhile to get it all off. You don't want to sand it, as it'll take a really long time, and you'll get arthritis before you get it all sanded off. You won't hurt the aluminum alloy below in any way.

Then, you can send the riser and have it anodized in whatever color you wish, or have it film-dipped again in another camo pattern. However, if you plan to have it re-film dipped, you don't have to remove all the old camo finish. Just rough up the surface with the grit blasting. The supplier providing the film dip will spray primer over the old finish, re-dip, and re- clearcoat.

I wouldn't mess with the limbs at all. Although you can blast them as well to remove the camo finish, I'd be afraid I'd cut through some of the lamination layers once I get beyond the camo finish. If you're planning to have it re-dipped, you can simply rough up the existing finish on the limbs no problem, but I wouldn't get too aggressive with that. I don't know what effect that would have on the limb pre-stress tension.
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Thanks Ted.
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I would use this to remove the finish you have now GLASS BEADS. Just be careful around any screw holes, they sometimes swell and make it a pain to get a screw back in. I use dummy screws in the holes when blasting. That is what I would do but what do I know.
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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:

I would use this to remove the finish you have now GLASS BEADS. Just be careful around any screw holes, they sometimes swell and make it a pain to get a screw back in. I use dummy screws in the holes when blasting. That is what I would do but what do I know.


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I couldn't remeber if BD told me to do that once before and I searched before I created a new thread.
 
I appreciate your input Brandon.
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Originally posted by Bigdaddy0381 Bigdaddy0381 wrote:


GLASS BEADS. Just be careful around any screw holes, they sometimes swell and make it a pain to get a screw back in. I use dummy screws in the holes when blasting. That is what I would do but what do I know.


That's what we're using in the blast cabinet I mentioned in my post above.
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Originally posted by Skylar McMahon Skylar McMahon wrote:

I couldn't remeber if BD told me to do that once before and I searched before I created a new thread.
 
I appreciate your input Brandon.


yeah, we have talked about it before. As for the finish (color or pattern) if you can think it , it can be done. Its amazing what some people can do now days. It might sound strange but I did a piece that I couldn't draw but had a vision of it. I went to a tat artist and he drew it out for me. I was able to make copies for a template and painted it myself and bake it. It turned out good.  I used duracoat and an air brush and A LOT of blue tape on that project. It was  show car part.

on guns I have used sand, glass beads,aluminum oxide and some other stuff. all works great just depending on the finish you are after.
 
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