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    Default Since strings are made of dacron and bows from laminated fiber...

    How hot is too hot for safe shooting conditions. Would cold have any effect? What if the wax on my string gets too cold? will it expand and possibly ruin the string?

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    Heat and cold does affect strings to a very small degree, but don't overthink it. Some people have used the same bow to hunt Musk Ox at 40 below zero and at home in 100 degree heat. As for wax? Not to worry. Use one of the new silicon based waxes and rub it in real well. The main purpose of string wax is to repel water and lubricate the strands so they don't abrade each other. So the idea is to apply enough heat by burnishing (rubbing with fingers) to soften the wax so it rubs into and between the strands.

    Here's a tip. Apply all the wax you want and then rub it in real well. Then take a piece of dental floss wrapped around the string/cables and pull it from the end serving to the center serving. This should remove most of the extra wax on the surface that will do nothing but gather dirt and grit. Once you do this rub it in some more. There is such a thing as too much wax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfisher View Post
    Heat and cold does affect strings to a very small degree, but don't overthink it. Some people have used the same bow to hunt Musk Ox at 40 below zero and at home in 100 degree heat. As for wax? Not to worry. Use one of the new silicon based waxes and rub it in real well. The main purpose of string wax is to repel water and lubricate the strands so they don't abrade each other. So the idea is to apply enough heat by burnishing (rubbing with fingers) to soften the wax so it rubs into and between the strands.

    Here's a tip. Apply all the wax you want and then rub it in real well. Then take a piece of dental floss wrapped around the string/cables and pull it from the end serving to the center serving. This should remove most of the extra wax on the surface that will do nothing but gather dirt and grit. Once you do this rub it in some more. There is such a thing as too much wax.

    Okay cool thanks!

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