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Re: older bow refinishing

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  • denise_diederich
    1963 ben pearson recurve, fiberglass over wood. Original finish. Dont want to mess it up.
    Message 1 of 5 , Nov 28, 2012
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      1963 ben pearson recurve, fiberglass over wood. Original finish. Dont want to mess it up.
      --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, richard johnson <rikjohnson39@...> wrote:
      >
      > Also, are you talking about a self-bow, one that is fully wood with
      > maybe a varnish coating?
      >
      > or a composite bow of wood & fiberglass with fiberglass coating?
      >
      > each will require a different method.
      >
      >
      > On 11/28/12, Frank Schalles <francisschalles@...> wrote:
      > > Greetings,
      > >
      > > I would hazard a guess and say that the varnish finish is deteriorating.
      > > Only fix I know of is removing the finish with fine steel wool and
      > > reapplying
      > > a new coat.
      > >
      > > Francois de Lions,
      > > Ansteorra
      > >
      > > On Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 8:50 AM, denise_diederich <
      > > denise_diederich@...> wrote:
      > >
      > >> greetings...
      > >>
      > >> i have an older - 1963 - bow that shoots great, but the finish is cloudy
      > >> from age and use. lemon oil makes it look beautiful for a few days, then
      > >> the cloudiness comes back. same with paste wax. fine polishing compound
      > >> puts a great shine right over the cloudiness. i have a coarse rubbing
      > >> compound but am afraid i might rub too much of the original finish off.
      > >> dont really want to strip it all down if i dont have to...
      > >>
      > >> help? thoughts?
      > >>
      > >> much thanks,
      > >> maren of vidvei
      > >> twin moons, atenveldt
      > >>
      > >>
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