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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyro View Post
    Thanks for the advice all
    General i only wax monthly and use the wifes hair dryer to melt it right in
    And as for the age the string would be about a year old tho it dose get alot of use at least 100 arrow fired a day either stress relif after work or for fun on the weekend
    OK, two potential reasons for why your string looks like that. First, because of how much you are shooting you should wax your string once a week. Secondly, a hair dryer probably is a little too much heat for the string. Just wrap paper around the string and rub back and forth. This will melt the wax.

    Hope that helps.

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    Wax on, wax off......WAX ON.
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    Quote Originally Posted by typically8 View Post
    Wax on, wax off......WAX ON.
    Too many movies??? That's your problem.....you should be shooting more. J/K

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    Ah the young grasshoper is learning wax on wax off with paper...
    Sounds good only real started useing the dryer after the wife saw it on youtube and she ust to complane about the blisters i would get doing it by hand

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    So, can we assume that your handle is Pyro because you caught your sting on fire trying to melt your wax?
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    string really doesn't look to bad. A little wax and, a new d-loop and all is good. Definitely keep it for a back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pyro View Post
    Ah the young grasshoper is learning wax on wax off with paper...
    Sounds good only real started useing the dryer after the wife saw it on youtube and she ust to complane about the blisters i would get doing it by hand
    Problem with a hair dryer is strings don't dig the heat! The string materials really don't do well in heat and with heat on them it just breaks down the fibers.



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    Cool so whats the best way to clean my string?
    Pyro is a nickname from work were i reguly get a good meter and a half of flame comeing off my fish and pastas while i cook

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    There are some products out there like the string cleaner (kind of a solvent) by winners choice, but honestly if you just wax your string regularly, and occasionally take some dental floss, wrap it around the string and run it up and down to sheer off excess wax you'll be good.

    Oh, and if you don't like using paper to wax with, I take strips of leather, usually cut out of old work gloves and use that to work wax in. It takes the heat from the friction really well. When the weather permits and I'm shooting regularly, I wax about once a week or so.
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    Here is what some clean with, wabbit is correct a piece of leather or even a leather shoe lace.






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