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    HawgEnvy, that sounds real nice. Can't wait to see it.
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    I'm taking pics along the way and will be starting build thread complete w step by step pics.

    has anyone done any airbrushing? I could use some tips/info in that area.pics would be cool too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch~n~Son Archery;48897pics [/B
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    X2

    Lol!

    Quote Originally Posted by HawgEnvy View Post
    I'm taking pics along the way and will be starting build thread complete w step by step pics..
    Sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch~n~Son Archery View Post

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    last night I drilled out the 5/16 stabilizer hole to 7/16 to accept the stainless steel bushing. Sharp drill bits made short work of it. This was done using 5 bits. Each one larger than the next.

    this morning I laid the final coat of primer and let dry 30min. Then I scuffed it up w 320grit and rinsed and let dry. 1 full can of primer used. After drying I laid a couple thin coats of paint and let dry 30min. It's at this point that the flaws in the machine work became clear despite my efforts to remove what minor flaws I found while stripping the finish. I was worried about the final outcome of the paint. So far,the riser has 5 coats of paint,with 30min drying time and light sanding with 400 grit between coats.the machining flaws are becoming les apparent now,and I think it will turn out to my liking. Not perfectly flawless, but it's going to look good. Once assembled and accessories ,string/cables installed,the flaws will go un-noticed unless someone looks for the imperfections.

    opinions needed: should I get the limb decals from Martin and maintain a factory appearance,or go total custom and have them airbrushed? I have no intentions of selling this bow,so resale value is a moot point.
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    As for the limb decals...I would lean toward custom and the color combinations that come with it. Understated custom paint will do more for the overall look and will be pleasing to the eye. Factory labels will be an expected look w/ little WOW effect for the project.
    Easy for me to say though; I'm not footin' the bill.
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    I know it's a little late, but maybe one of you guys could be a guinea pig and try Zip Strip on a bow you wish to redo. It would probably save a lot of sanding and digging into all the crevices.
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    as far as foootin the bill, I've got(this far) $7.86 into the project and it's nearly done. Another $5 tomorrow for a can of matte clear. I'll let it cure for a couple days before reassembly. In a couple weeks I'll be getting strings/cables to match the bow. This whole project will be done for less than $75
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    Quote Originally Posted by HawgEnvy View Post
    as far as foootin the bill, I've got(this far) $7.86 into the project and it's nearly done. Another $5 tomorrow for a can of matte clear. I'll let it cure for a couple days before reassembly. In a couple weeks I'll be getting strings/cables to match the bow. This whole project will be done for less than $75
    Not bad at all Hawg! Keep I the good work

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch~n~Son Archery View Post
    Not bad at all Hawg! Keep I the good work

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    you too when you build my strings, Mister.

    it helps keep costs down when you've got most items already on hand. If I had to buy everything to do this project,the initial investment would be pushing the $60-$70 mark already.
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