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    I have been out there shopping around and find there are just tons of options for string waxes. I bought a new Cheetah over the winter, and want to make sure I am using the best I can get. So basically my question is, what string wax do you all use, and any preference on what is the "BEST" I currently am using reg. old bohning tex-tite. The stuff has been around forever, so it must be alright, but just wondering if there is something better out there. Also, what all is necessary for lubricants? I haven't really used the bow much to need to re-lube it, but just curious what all should be done to allow the best operation possible. Any brand preference, etc. Thanks guys!
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    I have several types including the Bohning, and some I have mixed myself.
    They all work well, but my goto wax for a while now has been StringSnot.
    It is a little softer than most and works in really well.
    It also seems to keep the string colors bright.
    I don't wax every time I shoot, but do apply some at regular intervals to avoid the string drying out and starting to fray up.
    I use just a little per application and work it in well using my fingers.

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    I use x wax from BCY it has an accelerator in the mix that soaks in the string. It acts like a lotion to the skin. Unlike Bohning which you have to heat up to melt in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pizzadave View Post
    I currently am using reg. old bohning tex-tite.
    Bohning Xcellerator Wax, slicker than ....... whatever lol! Won't use tex-tite on the latest materials anymore.

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    Scorpion Venom Polymeric bowstring wax
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    Lightbulb Stumped a bit...

    Quote Originally Posted by Destroyer View Post
    Bohning Xcellerator Wax, slicker than ....... whatever lol! Won't use tex-tite on the latest materials anymore.
    I've got the Bohning Seal-tite a silicone based product which is recommended for synthetic strings but it just doesn't seem to really be absorbed by the material no matter how much you heat it up by friction, and as soon as it cools it rises up off the string in clumps. The Astro Flight strings seem to be almost non-porous and so I use some Behold Furniture Polish which is milky white and a spray on liquid that seems to seep in between the individual strands. Whatever is clever.....

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    I've been using OMP string wax of late, seems to be pretty good stuff. I have been using their arrow lube which works really good for pulling arrows out of 3d or foam targets. Haven't had it in the rain yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peace View Post
    it rises up off the string in clumps.
    Yep, not good.

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    Bowstring X-Wax
    New, smooth silicone formula; perfect for 452X and all other bowstrings. Scent free, water repellant and abrasion resistant. Excellent string penetration and protection. Capped twist dispenser; applicator included.


    This is what I use

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonnyThomas View Post
    I use Bohning Xccelerator, but pricey for the amount.
    Shocked me a bit when it turned up, didn't think it would be that small.

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