I waxed my serving, did I mess up my string/cable?

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  • August 17, 2006 at 10:37 pm #495143 Back to Top REPORT
    symo
    Symo


    Joined: 6/29/2004
    Waxing a string/cable will not lead to failure. Too much wax can cause a performance consistancy problem, but this is no reason to replace a string. Too much wax can be removed by simply wrapping a piece of serving or dental floss around your string and pulling down on it.

    I do not see any reason to suggest a string replacement based solely on over waxing. We have never seen a string/cable fail due to over waxing, but have seen them fail due to not being waxed.

    January 26, 2008 at 3:10 am #503653 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    there is no need to change a string due to oer waxing. if you can or have a small piece fo clesn leather (1 1/4″ by 2″) fold it in half in use it to rub the was into the string. this helps the friction to warm th wax up which will help it to turn to a liquid form (so to speak) and makes the somewhat liquidfied wax penitrate into the string. this is the proper way to wax the string. it makes it get down deep into the string fibers. rub fairly hard but be sure not to knock the heck out of the peep sight( if you have one) i have a hologram which doesnt require to have a peep. this way the wax penetrates deep into the string, which helps it last longer and waterproofs it better. any extra wax just wipe it off with your fingers then use the leather again (to clean it up. hope this helps
    March 14, 2008 at 4:40 pm #503654 Back to Top REPORT
    njshooter
    njshooter

    Joined: 9/6/2007
    I am wondering, since I get different answers from different people. When I wax my string, do I also wax the cable and the servings too? I have been, but was told wax only the servings. Thanks
    May 27, 2008 at 4:44 pm #503655 Back to Top REPORT



    Joined: 5/24/2004
    I wax all my strings with wax ,till my fingers get warm.No issues .
    August 25, 2008 at 4:47 pm #503656 Back to Top REPORT
    mike25
    mike25

    Joined: 8/21/2008
    wheres a good place to pick up wax, and how often should i wax the string?
    August 26, 2008 at 1:08 am #503657 Back to Top REPORT
    njshooter
    njshooter

    Joined: 9/6/2007
    I wax by strings evry 2 or 3 times I shoot. You can get the wax at almost any place that sells bows and equipment or even online. Your local Archery shop will definitely have it and show you how to do it.
    November 18, 2008 at 2:55 am #503658 Back to Top REPORT
    mdillon
    mdillon

    Joined: 7/22/2008
    Keystone Country store sells all the major brands. I tried the black lightining and didn’t care for it Trying the Venom now but you have Winner’s choice and a whole list of others quality waxes and cleaners.
    December 4, 2008 at 3:58 pm #503659 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D Caution:–We just replaced strings/cable due to a shooter waxing servings to prevent serving separation..string jumped cam track due to build up…

    he was lucky and there was no other damage…
    personally I do not suggest waxing servings anywhere they contact cam or wheels..

    JMO
    Neil

    January 30, 2009 at 4:07 am #503660 Back to Top REPORT
    goingpro24
    goingpro24

    Joined: 1/20/2009
    take a hair dryer and work it on the wax you will see the wax turning into liquid. that will give your string the wax it needs and does away with what is not needed. Use your wifes hair dryer, don’t worry it won’t get hot enough to damage string, NEVER USE A HEAT GUN!!! :thumbup
    February 16, 2009 at 6:42 pm #503661 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta
    :D Or use a manufactured string cleaner such as
    THE SCORPION VENOM LINE OF ARCHERY LUBRICANTS!…Bowstring Cleaner really works :thumbup

    http://waxstarinc.com/index.html

    :thumbup
    Neil

    March 7, 2009 at 1:29 pm #503662 Back to Top REPORT
    ohio-swb
    Ohio SWB

    Age: 48
    Joined: 3/1/2006
    Location: Ohio
    View My Bows

    :D Or use a manufactured string cleaner such as
    THE SCORPION VENOM LINE OF ARCHERY LUBRICANTS!…Bowstring Cleaner really works :thumbup

    http://waxstarinc.com/index.html

    :thumbup
    Neil[/quote:7lt9f2y8]

    which one ??? don’t need all of them do I #-o

    current I’m using Darton speed waxs .

    -}}}--------------------> shooting Helim and now switchy is retire hangin on the wall! http://0347f78499dbffa2d06c-6b5498c811253e5f302167b9d7af9fdc.cf2.rackdn.com/content/upload/2014/09/banner-34032-86514.jpg?.1275432150]
    March 9, 2009 at 3:22 pm #503663 Back to Top REPORT
    l-o-s-t-arrow
    L.O.S.T.Arrow

    Joined: 5/16/2006
    Location: Alberta

    :D Or use a manufactured string cleaner such as
    THE SCORPION VENOM LINE OF ARCHERY LUBRICANTS!…Bowstring Cleaner really works :thumbup

    http://waxstarinc.com/index.html

    :thumbup
    Neil[/quote:148rfsul]

    which one ??? don’t need all of them do I #-o

    current I’m using Darton speed waxs .[/quote:148rfsul]

    :D They have a kit that does it all called the “3 Star String Maintenance Kit”

    3 Star String Maintenance Kit

    Im not a big fan of lubeing the cam or idler wheel servings ..I would rather keep them clean and free of all dirt attractants…

    :thumbup
    Neil

    May 14, 2009 at 2:07 pm #503664 Back to Top REPORT
    bownazi
    bownazi

    Joined: 11/24/2008

    :D Caution:–We just replaced strings/cable due to a shooter waxing servings to prevent serving separation..string jumped cam track due to build up…

    he was lucky and there was no other damage…
    personally I do not suggest waxing servings anywhere they contact cam or wheels..

    JMO
    Neil[/quote:11lsu5xr]

    :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup

    May 14, 2009 at 2:12 pm #503665 Back to Top REPORT
    bownazi
    bownazi

    Joined: 11/24/2008

    :D Caution:–We just replaced strings/cable due to a shooter waxing servings to prevent serving separation..string jumped cam track due to build up…

    he was lucky and there was no other damage…
    personally I do not suggest waxing servings anywhere they contact cam or wheels..

    JMOIm not a big fan of lubeing the cam or idler wheel servings ..I would rather keep them clean and free of all dirt attractants…

    Neil[/quote:1qdbxafi]

    :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup[/quote:1qdbxafi]

    March 9, 2011 at 1:25 am #503666 Back to Top REPORT
    hwdxt
    hwdxt

    Joined: 2/26/2011
    take a hair dryer and work it on the wax you will see the wax turning into liquid. that will give your string the wax it needs and does away with what is not needed. Use your wifes hair dryer, don’t worry it won’t get hot enough to damage string, NEVER USE A HEAT GUN!!! :thumbup

    [-X Remember; the purpose of waxing is to protect the string from water and heat. Heat will cause creep which can lead to tuning problems. [=}=]

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