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I know several of my friends wax their bows. Tonight I sat down in front of the t.v. and waxed my longbow. I've been using the same guitar wax for at least 8 or more years. It has carnauba in it which puts a nice protective finish on the longbow that repels water and adds a nice shine too.

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 nice mate,
never thought of using guitar wax for bows  , even though i have a house full of guitars and tonnes of guitar wax .....

its a great looking bow too ......

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Darren, I never waxed my bows until recently, it sure makes them look good, I make sure I don't get any wax on the grip, don't want it to slip.
Looks great!.........RonG
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I haven't waxed mine in a good while, however I use the same wax used by Darren Maybe I should consider waxing then once again---it can't hurt!
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Well done Darren...great idea.
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I was just talking to Vic, he's going to come by next week and use some of the wax on his Belcher American Longbow. I'll post pics after it's done.
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Darren, I never waxed my bows until recently, it sure makes them look good, I make sure I don't get any wax on the grip, don't want it to slip.
Looks great!.........RonG


Ron, It doesn't take a whole lot of wax neither, that bottle will last many years. I just came back in from shooting because it started raining. The rain beaded off the longbow like it does on a car.

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kind of interesting...I wonder how many of us play, or have played acoustic guitar.  I can see a relationship between an acoustic guitar, and a traditional bow.  hmmmm, maybe it's time to break out 1 of my guitars from the closet. They haven't seen any sunlight in awhile.  
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Hartco floor wax is what I use. It's a parquet floor wax I have left over. Does a nice job
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kind of interesting...I wonder how many of us play, or have played acoustic guitar.  I can see a relationship between an acoustic guitar, and a traditional bow.  hmmmm, maybe it's time to break out 1 of my guitars from the closet. They haven't seen any sunlight in awhile.  


I have few acoustics, but my bread and butter is Telecasters......

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Darren, I have been using car wax, but I believe that the guitar wax would be better since the bow and guitar are similar in make-up.....RonG
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Hey Ben
I have Martins, Strats,  and 1 Telecaster .  Glad you're rockin' those "Tellies". 
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I have few acoustics, but my bread and butter is Telecasters......


that doesn't surprise me Ben, I would have expected no less....
would be interested in knowing your influencers....

please don't tell me Inxess!

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That's a new concept for me because I was taught to rub soft candle wax all over the limbs and riser to dull the shine... When finished, the bow looks like a kid wrote on it with a clear Crayon... Looks terrible, still sheds rain and snow, but definitely no shine to spook critters...
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I use MinWax paste wax. I have it around anyway for woodworking projects. I have used Magires car polish as well.
I like to do the bow nocks especially the bottom limb where I have a tip protector when the bow gets wet. I usually put some string wax in that area as well. Waxing a bow is also a good way to inspect it for any damage

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Yes, taking the time to wax your bow would give you closer inspection to find any flaws that you normally wouldn't see, good idea Tom M.

I use Meguiars also, but think guitar wax might be better.........RonG 
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A fellow that goes by the name 'bowdoc' who used to restore bear bows sells a formula on eBay that works wonders. I use it to shine up my bows when I put them up for sale or anytime they look a little dull. It's not cheap so when I run out I'll give some of this a try. I notice my Liberty getting a little funk build up from the past three weeks of hunting.
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I just finished waxing my NM Classic. I use a premium paste wax that I use to rub out the finish of my furniture woodworking projects.
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well, I have never waxed a bow before, other than the string.  just checked you tube hoping to see how its done, but nothing there to help.  so, wax on wax off method (circular motion), or more like polishing a pair of shoes, or does it really matter?  bow should arrive today, and paste wax should arrive by weekend.
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Bowdoc passed several years ago
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Yes Charles; I miss Don he was a friend and a character, always fun to be around, besides being a excellent craftsman.

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I use a paste wax with a lot of carnuba in it that was made for furniture.
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I never wax my longbow because I'm afraid I can't get the wax off when the bow needs to be refinished.  Is this a concern or will acetone remove the wax well enough?  
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