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Ankhdad
01-21-2013, 04:38 PM
I have been seeing some really great looking bows out there, and many look custom with the coloring of the limbs, sights etc.
Is this something just any ol' dude can do or am I looking at some great expense? ie.acrylic/model paint or chemical oxidization

thanks,Keith

Ehunter
01-22-2013, 04:43 AM
Some guys are using paint, some guys are doing their own dipping. I dipped a bow last summer. Total cost was around $300 for everything needed, but that included spray guns, compressor filters, etc. For the stripper, basecoat, film, activator, etc, the cost was around $225. I built my own tank, so that saved me some money as well. As far as the paint method goes, I'm not sure what guys are using, but Don B. on here has made some beautiful bows. You can find some "paint dipping" videos, as well as film dipping, on youtube. I will say, film dipping isn't all that hard, but it does take a pretty steady hand, and some patience.

Ankhdad
01-22-2013, 07:37 AM
Great, thanks for the info. Not looking at dipping, love my Skulz camo, was thinking more of the roto cups. Was thinking of changing them to green from the black they came in

brownitsdown
01-22-2013, 11:50 AM
why are you only shooting 44 lbs? just asking

bfisher
01-22-2013, 07:09 PM
Ankhdad, I just thought of something. Martin was using green anodized Roto cups on some of their bows last year. It might be just about as cheap and surely much easier to just call customer service and see if you can buy a pair.

Ankhdad
01-22-2013, 08:03 PM
Holy Cow!!
I just took a look at my son's bow (Bengal Pro too) and his are green!
that might be worth the phone call...not really comfortable painting my brand new bow just yet, but would like to do something to make it my own...

thanks!!