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gravedigger
03-03-2011, 02:40 PM
sice i just got my new wc put on im looking to find out some info on string care.with my old string i used some wally world wax.now that i have up graded i think it might be time to see what else is a good option.i have read a few things about proper string care,but what better way to find the real deal then to ask some real world fellw archers insted of what the pros get paid to indrorse.so let the it fly.

cyclepath
03-03-2011, 03:23 PM
I use bohning tex-tight I believe its called. I tryed some other stuff they had, x-cellerator but couldn't tell any difference except for the price. Just experimenting, custom strings and all, wanted the best, but just because you pay more doesn't mean you get more. Take hoyt for example. :D

Hutch~n~Son Archery
03-03-2011, 03:35 PM
Buy a good quality wax. Wipe it into the string. Not the servings. Take a strip of leather (shoe lace etc etc) Wrap it around the string or cable. Pull it quickly up and down on the string and burnish the wax in. Wipe off the excess.


Hutch:cool:

Ehunter
03-03-2011, 03:39 PM
For the majority of the string and cables, I use Bohnings new String Conditioner. Works great with the TRG also. I put on two coats of it. Right up next to my peep, leeches, etc., I use just one coat of a regular bow string wax. The only one I don't like is Tex-Tite. It seems to sit on the string, rather than penetrate into it. I put some wax on the string, rub it in with a piece of old denim until it's good and warm. The string conditioner, I just use my fingers to rub it in.

bigredhunter00
03-03-2011, 06:59 PM
bohning tex tite works great, i use it after every cycle of shooting 100 plus arrows.

madlaz
03-04-2011, 03:53 AM
The best wax I have found is String Snot penatrates good easy to rub in works great

HawgEnvy
03-04-2011, 07:01 AM
Bohning tex-tite works just fine. It worked good enough before all the synthetics were available,why not now?

elkslayer4x5
03-04-2011, 07:04 AM
Buy a good quality wax. Wipe it into the string. Not the servings. Take a strip of leather (shoe lace etc etc) Wrap it around the string or cable. Pull it quickly up and down on the string and burnish the wax in. Wipe off the excess.


Hutch:cool:
I use an old tab to heat the string just like Hutch says...:)

ElkSlayer
03-04-2011, 11:00 AM
same here and i got it at BI mart... lol have sevral all seam to be the same.. put it on heavy use leather tab, remove any leftovers I dont need to tell you how wet it gets here, and beleave me my old string saw plenty of that.. but was retired after many seasons last year for a custom off AT

Simple Life
03-04-2011, 11:45 AM
X3Bohning tex-tite .

SonnyThomas
03-04-2011, 05:22 PM
I've used Bohning products and much like the Xcellerator, but use sparingly and work in good. Scorpion Venom is also good and in my bow case. It comes with a leather patch.

The standard, usually kind of hard, Seal tite, use a lighter to heat up and apply. After applying work in well.

I shoot a lot when I shoot so I wax after each session and ready to go for the next session.

If wax builds up, you're not working in good enough - just don't work until string gets hot.

elkslayer4x5
03-05-2011, 07:26 AM
Once a year, I take the tension off the string with the bowmaster so that I can work the wax into the string bundle, work the leather till the wax is warm and penatrates easily, back the bowmaster off and give the string another rub down, clean off any excess, and then I check them every time I shoot. :)