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    Default Facelift for the SlayR

    First, I wanna give a big shout out and thanks to HawgEnvy for giving me the help I needed to do this project...

    The SlayR I bought was a little dinged, scratched, in better terms-put through its paces. I decided a little facelift for it couldnt hurt, plus Im obsessed with the black riser/camo limbs combination. The whole shi-bang cost me 15$ and about a full day's worth of work But anyhoo, here is my finished project.

    Note: im gonna post the pictures in order of my process with a brief step by step

    1.) I started with tearing the bow down to the bare riser


    2.) The longest part for me, I used painter's tape and taped off all the holes for the sights, rest, stabilizer, limb pockets, and whatever else I wanted to keep camo (required a few beers afterwards)


    3.) I did a brief sanding with 600 grit paper, just enough to take the luster off and rough up the original paint

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    Had to break this up into two seperate posts but anyways, continued..

    4.)I used some wet cloth and wiped down the entire bow to rid it of dust, dirt, oil, whatever else may have been on it


    5.)Sprayed two good coats of Rustoleum truck bed liner (non-rubberized) on the riser, and peeled the tape off


    6.) I reassembled the bow, and got ready to crack open another beer and admire my work


    This project was fun, challenging, and it turned out exactly how I wanted it to. Learned alot about my bow and this process during the time I took to refinish this. I personally am very happy with the way it turned out, and im getting it dressed back up for turkey season which is just around the corner here in WI

    Lastly, the supplies and tools I used for the project

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    You know a project will done right when beer is involed, looks nice
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    Fantastic job on the step by step and pictures. If I was a betting man I would have guessed that it was a minimum of 6 beers!.

    Plus If Beer was involved and I was doing it I would have the limbs reversed and pointing the other way

    Congrats!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double S View Post
    Fantastic job on the step by step and pictures. If I was a betting man I would have guessed that it was a minimum of 6 beers!.

    Plus If Beer was involved and I was doing it I would have the limbs reversed and pointing the other way

    Congrats!.
    Cheers, looks good. Nothing like a new old bow
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    Thanks guys, there may or may not have been a few more beers lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEN RING View Post
    You know a project will done right when beer is involed, looks nice
    looks nice,but thats not beer it's miller high life the champagne of beers.

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    Very nice bow! Slayr of course! They always get better every year. Now about the Miller problem......
    Addicted to Slayers or Slayr's, have more than one. Probably enjoy the mechanical side of archery the best. I have really enjoyed the articles and the stories on this site. I strive to help others with what little knowledge I have.

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    Very nice, but next time use real beer and not this sweetened water.. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montalaar View Post
    Very nice, but next time use real beer and not this sweetened water.. :P
    My thoughts, too. Don't drink any more, but when I did I preferred a good lager beer. I know you Germans have some goooooood beer.
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