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George

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I WAS JUST WONDERING WHAT CAN BE USED TO KEEP THE WOOD ON BOWS IN TOP SHAPE.  I WAX MY BOW WITH FURNITURE WAX.  WOULD FURNITURE OIL BE BETTER.  OR, MAYBE THERE IS A PRODUCT ESPECIALLY FORMULATED FOR SUCH WORK. [smile]
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I rarely put anything on mine but in the past I've used automotive paste wax.  I pretty much count on the finish to protect the wood.
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I think the most important thing is to keep the bow inside the house and not store it in a garage, basement, attic, or car. Wood does not like big swings in humidity or temperature. Beyond that I use lemon pledge once in a while. Bows are typically finished so not a big need for wax
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I use Old English furniture polish at the end of each deer season. I can’t remember where I was advised to do that, but I think it came from the bowyer. It brings back the shine after a long hard bow season. If nothing else it makes me feel better by doing it whether it serves a real purpose or not.
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The only danger you have besides age is if you go to different climate and not allow the wood to aclimate. Even sealed I believe it plays a part. That is with the all wood bows
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Chuck S is pretty much on the target. I keep my bows in the house we’re it never gets above 80* or below 60*. Now I will be shooting in temps over 100* or below 32* but I won’t store them in temps that extreme. Where you live does have effect on wood. If the bow wood was not properly dried when used in the bow that can cause issues as well. Furniture makers make allowances for wood movement especially in solid wood table tops. No matter the finish or how many coats.
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I store my bows in the house and give them a coat of past wax when i think they need it, every year or so.
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I do the same as Orion. I read about high end furniture makers recommending this wax. It’s really light and easy to use. A little pricey but the can will last for years...

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I do the same as Orion. I read about high end furniture makers recommending this wax. It’s really light and easy to use. A little pricey but the can will last for years...


That's the best one I have used to date and not just on wood.

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I use automotive wax.  Furniture polish will spot in the rain.  I even use it on my fishing rods.  Frank  
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I use automotive wax.  Furniture polish will spot in the rain.  I even use it on my fishing rods.  Frank  


Frank, I never thought about using auto wax 💡

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Nobody use Bear grease anymore???


I just use Johnsons paste wax or car wax  -what ever I have

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Nobody use Bear grease anymore???


I just use Johnsons paste wax or car wax  -what ever I have


I have heard it leaves a terrible odor.

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keeps mosquitoes off of your bow
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Nothing. Just keep them clean.
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