Black Z7 Finish

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  • June 29, 2013 at 3:14 pm #582382 Back to Top REPORT
    bootheel-boy
    bootheel boy

    Joined: 7/21/2006
    Location: S.E. Missouri
    I have an all black Z7.  After a season of use it has some fine light scratches and rub marks from being dragged through brush and bumping the tree as I pull it up to my treestand.  While I’m not hung up on looks and bought the bow to use not admire I still would like it to stay as new looking as possible.  Has anyone used pledge or some type of car wax to protect their black bow?  Pledge worries me due to the odor.
    June 29, 2013 at 3:40 pm #582383 Back to Top REPORT
    macolos
    MACOLOS

    Joined: 3/20/2010
    Location: Wisconsin
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    I would just use a permanent black marker. As far as the deer go, I can not count the deer I shot without any camo, or black on bows and a all white limb Black Widow killed a bunch of them.{#emotions_dlg.mathews_antlers}
    Ron /////// Archery and Fly fishing
    June 29, 2013 at 4:02 pm #582385 Back to Top REPORT
    bootheel-boy
    bootheel boy

    Joined: 7/21/2006
    Location: S.E. Missouri
    At first I was concerned about hunting with a black bow.  Deer didn’t notice me any different as with a camo bow.  I used a marker to turn my brass damper black and it has held up way better than I thought it would.  I might try the marker idea.  After wiping the bow down with a soapy rag then drying it it looks better.
    June 29, 2013 at 4:44 pm #582389 Back to Top REPORT
    indychris
    Indychris

    Joined: 6/22/2004
    I’ve been hunting with an all black bow for years now. I, too, have a black Z7. In fact, it has a pretty big gouge in it from hitting my tree steps with it. Like Ron said, a black sharpie does as well as anything. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    I suppose if you had something like a flat black paint pen, it might do the trick too. I do have to periodically touch up the marker, even though it’s “permanent”.

    June 29, 2013 at 8:58 pm #582398 Back to Top REPORT
    bootheel-boy
    bootheel boy

    Joined: 7/21/2006
    Location: S.E. Missouri
    Sounds like the marker it is.   I don’t have any gouges just mainly rub marks from tree limbs.   For me to go back to a camo bow it would have to be one of those limited all camo editions.   I’m loving this black bow it keeps growing on me.
    July 14, 2013 at 2:28 pm #584140 Back to Top REPORT
    reezman
    ReezMan

    Joined: 9/4/2010
    I’m having my reezens riser powder coated black for that reason
    July 14, 2013 at 7:13 pm #584154 Back to Top REPORT
    mozartsmusic
    Mozartsmusic

    Age: 65
    Joined: 4/29/2005
    Location: Layton, Utah

    I’m having my reezens riser powder coated black for that reason

    If I were you I’d do some serious thinking before having an Alum. riser heated enough to powder coat it, I’ve had two friends ruin a SWXT & a HOYT Ketra doing that exact thing! That’s the reason the Mfg. dip to put the coatings on!

    Scott {#emotions_dlg.mathews_nerd}

    That Crazy Old Mormon in Utah! My Bow: Prime Impact 50# @ 29" My Rest: Trophy Ridge "SmackDown" My Sight: Spott Hogg "Hunter"
    July 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm #584252 Back to Top REPORT
    hotshot
    Hotshot

    Age: 54
    Joined: 11/1/2008
    Location: Oregon
    Well, it is nice to have that black anodized finish Mathews puts on the black risers.
    You will have far less problems with wear from hands and such than with the camo finish process.
    Black will always show the scratchs a lot more than camo however. Using the black perma marker as some have suggested is exactly the trick to resolve that.
    Putting wax on your riser….I dont know about that. You realize this would make your bow shine more. Not a good thing when stalking and/or sitting in a tree stand.

    Good luck. Let us know what you come up with.

    {#emotions_dlg.mathews}

    >>>>--Shoot Straight-->
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