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    To do a better job of removing the finish maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SonnyThomas View Post
    I can see someone welding the riser and blending the weld into the riser so it looks all one piece and pretty looking, but why take it apart?
    How much do you know about welding? To do a proper job you can't just slap some weld on the surface. He took it apart to bevel the mating surfaces, creating a crevice for lack of a better word. Then he put it back together and filled the crevice with weld. The first pass of weld is called the root pass and is the most important one. After applying each pass the flux needs to be chipped or ground out so there are no imperfections or voids in the subsequent passes. after the last pass I would imagine he ground and polished the surface.

    There is a problem with welding, though. I don't kow about aluminum but welding steel changes the molecular structure of the base metal. It weakens it. The weld, if done right, is actually stronger than the base metal.
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    I would have thought the riser would warp like crazy during welding, unless it were jigged up, and even then it would require heat treating.

    It can be done, but it would be an awful lot of work for a bow that already works fine for most of us.
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    I wouldn't weld it at all, I hate welding alloys!

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    hey, i'm just telllin' it like i heard it...don't kill the messenger.

    when i was a teenager and deep into drag racing, i knew a guy who could weld two pieces of tissue paper together. i know i saw him weld two pieces of reynold's aluminum foil back together once...

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    Both of my Shadowcats risers have shifted. You can see the line in the new paint jobs I did on them. But both of them still shoot great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Don B View Post
    Both of my Shadowcats risers have shifted.
    Shifted or was it just the paint falling off?

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    Both my Cats are 2010's one with Banrsdale limbs and one with the power tuff limbs.
    You can see the crack in the new paint right at the seem of the parts of the risers.
    They both shoot fine though.
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    I don't want new risers, I like the way the paint turned out. And the bows shoot fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonnyThomas View Post
    Just so long as you understand you may be risking injury, not that I expect it, but one never knows.
    What should I do? Call Martin and tell them, then send them pictures?
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