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    what proceedure does martin use to paint fiberglass limbs?
    I have a lynx that I am customizing for me and I have done the riser but need to do the limbs.
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    thanks scott

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    They don't paint them. If you're talking about camo finishes then they are film dipped.
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    So Martin archery just dipps the fiberglass limbs, no paint, no primer?
    They just dip them in film?
    When the limbs are made of fiberglass they should be finished some how even if thier dipped in camo.
    What about target bows, are they dipped in color film?
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    I'm not familar with the processes involved in prepping limbs for dipping. All I know is that the camo finish is film dipped. The same goes for the risers.

    For target risers? Right now they are powder coated. In the past some were anodized such as the Chameleon finish on the 2007 S4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfisher View Post
    I'm not familar with the processes involved in prepping limbs for dipping. All I know is that the camo finish is film dipped. The same goes for the risers.

    For target risers? Right now they are powder coated. In the past some were anodized such as the Chameleon finish on the 2007 S4.


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    Well they don't powder coat the limbs you can't.
    But that's allright I have found out how to paint and finish the fiberglass limbs.
    If anyone wants to know how to strip thier old limbs and refinish them this is how.
    Sand the limbs down like you would a pc of wood then clean with soap and water. Next step is just paint with epoxy paint desinged for plastics.
    I found a paint that works great it's called VHT Epoxy Paint. You can find it at O'Reily auto.
    This will dry hard but flexible. It's what you use when painting fiberglass or other plastic base material.
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    I assume you've tried this, right? And with epoxy paint it would have to be fairly durable, right?

    Good info for those who want to truely customize their bow. Thanks.
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    have you shot the bow since you painted the limbs, i'm thinking of doing one myself, i was wondering if the paint would crack were the limbs flex ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by swashburn View Post
    Well they don't powder coat the limbs you can't.
    But that's allright I have found out how to paint and finish the fiberglass limbs.
    If anyone wants to know how to strip thier old limbs and refinish them this is how.
    Sand the limbs down like you would a pc of wood then clean with soap and water. Next step is just paint with epoxy paint desinged for plastics.
    I found a paint that works great it's called VHT Epoxy Paint. You can find it at O'Reily auto.
    This will dry hard but flexible. It's what you use when painting fiberglass or other plastic base material.
    Did you prime before painting?

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    I did my Scepter two years ago and have not had any problem .
    I had my riser powdercoated, and did the limbs myself. I sanded the limbs lightly with 220 sandpaper, then w/400. Wiped them down with white gas (coleman fuel) to make sure any hand oils and grease is removed. I used 2-3 coats of Duplo bumper paint, no primer. I have used it for 3-D and hunting with no cracks in the paint or any other problems.

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