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Jake-the-snake
03-21-2013, 02:21 AM
First, I wanna give a big shout out and thanks to HawgEnvy for giving me the help I needed to do this project...

The SlayR I bought was a little dinged, scratched, in better terms-put through its paces. I decided a little facelift for it couldnt hurt, plus Im obsessed with the black riser/camo limbs combination. The whole shi-bang cost me 15$ and about a full day's worth of work But anyhoo, here is my finished project.

Note: im gonna post the pictures in order of my process with a brief step by step

1.) I started with tearing the bow down to the bare riser
http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy169/nigonjac/IMAG0081_zpsc182debc.jpg

2.) The longest part for me, I used painter's tape and taped off all the holes for the sights, rest, stabilizer, limb pockets, and whatever else I wanted to keep camo (required a few beers afterwards)
http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy169/nigonjac/IMAG0082_zps959d4b2d.jpg

3.) I did a brief sanding with 600 grit paper, just enough to take the luster off and rough up the original paint
http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy169/nigonjac/IMAG0083_zps0e6b4205.jpg

Jake-the-snake
03-21-2013, 02:29 AM
Had to break this up into two seperate posts but anyways, continued..

4.)I used some wet cloth and wiped down the entire bow to rid it of dust, dirt, oil, whatever else may have been on it
http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy169/nigonjac/IMAG0084_zpsb69219a1.jpg

5.)Sprayed two good coats of Rustoleum truck bed liner (non-rubberized) on the riser, and peeled the tape off
http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy169/nigonjac/IMAG0085_zps8d9adb37.jpg

6.) I reassembled the bow, and got ready to crack open another beer and admire my work
http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy169/nigonjac/IMAG0086_zps3e0f59a9.jpg

This project was fun, challenging, and it turned out exactly how I wanted it to. Learned alot about my bow and this process during the time I took to refinish this. I personally am very happy with the way it turned out, and im getting it dressed back up for turkey season which is just around the corner here in WI

Lastly, the supplies and tools I used for the project
http://i788.photobucket.com/albums/yy169/nigonjac/IMAG0088_zpsc93acf38.jpg

TEN RING
03-21-2013, 04:52 AM
You know a project will done right when beer is involed:cool:, looks nice

Double S
03-21-2013, 07:41 AM
Fantastic job on the step by step and pictures. If I was a betting man I would have guessed that it was a minimum of 6 beers!.:D

Plus If Beer was involved and I was doing it I would have the limbs reversed and pointing the other way :eek:

Congrats!.

gravedigger
03-21-2013, 10:05 AM
You know a project will done right when beer is involed:cool:, looks nice

looks nice,but thats not beer it's miller high life the champagne of beers.:eek::p

Tosi
03-21-2013, 10:05 AM
Fantastic job on the step by step and pictures. If I was a betting man I would have guessed that it was a minimum of 6 beers!.:D

Plus If Beer was involved and I was doing it I would have the limbs reversed and pointing the other way :eek:

Congrats!.

Cheers, looks good. Nothing like a new old bow

Jake-the-snake
03-21-2013, 11:25 AM
Thanks guys, there may or may not have been a few more beers lol.

wscywabbit
03-21-2013, 02:39 PM
Nicely done Jake. Much easier to just tape and spray. I stripped my Saber down to metal and painted it... but I used that same truck bed liner! :) It works great! I could use a beer though... ;)

Ehunter
03-21-2013, 02:41 PM
Looks great Jake. I am really liking that camo/black look. I was never too fond of the all black, even an all black riser. I think this is a great compromise between the two looks. Well done!

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-21-2013, 02:47 PM
Great job! now use it and kill something!


Yeah I like the black and camo look too!


Hutch:cool:

daiwateampenn
03-21-2013, 06:27 PM
Nice job done...

and of coz with the beer...

without the beer, the fun is missing

Arrow Splitter
03-21-2013, 07:52 PM
Very nice Jake. I borrowed some ideas from Hawg as well, to be shown soon.

A.S

archerdad
03-21-2013, 11:06 PM
pretty cool!! i used to have one really liked it. it seems like i got 299 fps out of it still pretty fast

peace
03-22-2013, 01:14 AM
Excellent 3 beer paint job. I was impressed with just the tape job, looked like a target bow at first glance. Thanks for walking us through that. Salute to how she shoots.

HawgEnvy
03-22-2013, 12:55 PM
Turned out sweet, Jake. Looks really good. Get goin, Brad. I wanna c your project,too.

mxtuner1
05-10-2014, 06:20 PM
Very nice bow! Slayr of course! They always get better every year. Now about the Miller problem......

Montalaar
05-11-2014, 02:31 AM
Very nice, but next time use real beer and not this sweetened water.. :P

bfisher
05-11-2014, 01:31 PM
Very nice, but next time use real beer and not this sweetened water.. :P

My thoughts, too. Don't drink any more, but when I did I preferred a good lager beer. I know you Germans have some goooooood beer.