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    i wax mine about twice a week if i shoot a lot . i found this small tub of wax for water proofing shoes, i put a heavy coat on the string and cables and wipe it off with a paper towell, this cleans them, then i put another coat on and leave it. this gives me something to do besides watching all those reruns and comercials on the tube.
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    what bfisher said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbowers12 View Post
    what bfisher said.
    Yes, IU've never thought about it that way. BUT, I can tell you if I don't wax my strings, I get spiders (with the Scorpion Venom, not the Excalibur). I don't like spiders. It makes me think my string is disintegrating. Wether or not it has a detrimental effect on the string is besides the point. I like to get the most life out of a set of strings as possible. And, I also have lightstranded strings, so I don't have much to lose.

    Like I said, when I use the excalibur Deck Wax, it doesn't spider-up nearly as fast. But, the Scorpion Venom is easier to apply, and cleaner, with no smell (important only for the hunting bow). If I am going to wax, I'll choose the SV for that reason.

    Also, barry shoots his bow and string for a year. After that, he gets a new string and/or bow to play with. I have my strings for 2 years at 30 shots a day minimum, and my cables last me 3 years.

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    I use the Scorpion venom fluid easy,clean no smell soaks right into string even in hard to get to places. Only drawback need to wait for itto dry before shooting so I usuall apply it after Im done then its all set next time I need it..I cant help thinking all the friction from rubbing in traditional wax or heat from hair dryer is the best thing for string life..

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    Vectran and Dyneema are the only materials succeptible to heat for string materials. Strings with a higher Spectra content, such as the popular BCY 452X are more heat resistant.

    The SV Fluid will slow the bow down from the weight of the fluid the string can absorb. I lost 7fps on my Slayer. I use the cam and serving fluid for where it touvches the cam, and the SV wax for the strings and cables.

    Alec

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    After I shoot my bow and see the spiders you see. All i do is rub it in and its back to normal. It feels like there is wax in the string already when i do this so i will keep doing this until i dont feel any more wax. Then i will put me a little coat on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbowers12 View Post
    After I shoot my bow and see the spiders you see. All i do is rub it in and its back to normal. It feels like there is wax in the string already when i do this so i will keep doing this until i dont feel any more wax. Then i will put me a little coat on there.
    Oh, you bet. Rubbing the string and creating some heat just seems to bring a little of the wax to the surface and all the little fuzzies disappear. I've actually done this with strings that I've not waxed and that are about a year old. There's still some residual wax in them.
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