Mathews Camo Finish

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  • December 22, 2012 at 12:56 am #544714 Back to Top REPORT
    doubletapxx
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    i would suggest to op to buy a thermal shield for the front of the riser to protect it .

    I shouldn’t half to do that. Besides don’t you half to be using the Focus Grip to use the Thermal Shield? If so it would never help me as I don’t like the focus grip.

    I already took some black vinyl and put in on kind of like the thermal grip is. I shouldn’t be covering up the fact that the finish failed very prematurely.

    I will be seeing what Mathews can do about it. Black Riser hopefully. Will I half to send my bow back or will they send a Black riser to my dealer?

    December 22, 2012 at 1:41 am #544715 Back to Top REPORT
    backhalfed
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    If it is wear from shooting it I doubt they will do anything since you say you have shot it alot and highly doubt they would give you a black riser.They would have to check it out for anything to happen so take it to your dealer [=}=]

    FWIW I haven’t had any problem or really heard of a problem with the new coating since after the DXT unless they had something like dug spray on their hands.

    December 22, 2012 at 1:46 am #544716 Back to Top REPORT
    doubletapxx
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    If it is wear from shooting it I doubt they will do anything since you say you have shot it alot and highly doubt they would give you a black riser.They would have to check it out for anything to happen so take it to your dealer [=}=]

    FWIW I haven’t had any problem or really heard of a problem with the new coating since after the DXT unless they had something like dug spray on their hands.[/quote:1n42b89u]

    It is not from shooting it, I don’t touch the riser during shooting it only the grip. Only time I am contacting the riser is when I carry it. It should not be coming off this soon no matter what. Had it like a little over a month.

    So I am going to half to have my Dealer ship it to Mathews? Bummer, Guess I need to wait on doing anything until I order a Creed so I am not bowless for who knows how long.

    December 22, 2012 at 1:48 am #544717 Back to Top REPORT

    Jay Miller

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    It is a film dip and it will wear off with abrasion, chemicals and normal wear. [=}=]
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    December 22, 2012 at 1:51 am #544718 Back to Top REPORT
    backhalfed
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    If it is wear from shooting it I doubt they will do anything since you say you have shot it alot and highly doubt they would give you a black riser.They would have to check it out for anything to happen so take it to your dealer [=}=]

    FWIW I haven’t had any problem or really heard of a problem with the new coating since after the DXT unless they had something like dug spray on their hands.[/quote:2nb3974j]

    It is not from shooting it, I don’t touch the riser during shooting it only the grip. Only time I am contacting the riser is when I carry it. It should not be coming off this soon no matter what. Had it like a little over a month.

    So I am going to half to have my Dealer ship it to Mathews[/color:2nb3974j]? Bummer, Guess I need to wait on doing anything until I order a Creed so I am no bowless for who knows how long.[/quote:2nb3974j]

    Yes it will have to go through your dealer

    Why don’t you post a pic of the wear so we can see..

    December 22, 2012 at 2:06 am #544719 Back to Top REPORT
    doubletapxx
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    I would but I already covered it with a black piece of vinyl that I made so it looks sorta like a Thermal Shield.

    Well I went ahead and removed it and took some pics.

    You can see the area where it’s coming off looks like it was kind of stressed or something upon installation.

    I wish I would have knew it was going to happen I could have installed something for protection but still I shouldn’t half to.

    December 22, 2012 at 2:35 am #544720 Back to Top REPORT
    99fatboy
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    just so you know,the thermal shield will fit any mathews bow with any kind of grip. if it’s the way you carry it,you should be more than willing to try the shield. it makes it much more comfortable to carry,warmer too. if you want warranty,the bow will go to mathews,checked out,dealer contacted and decision will be made from there. no chance of a black riser even up. they cost $100 more than camo.i guess it depends on how big a deal you want to make of it, but i would install a thermal shield and enjoy the bow.
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    December 22, 2012 at 2:40 am #544721 Back to Top REPORT
    doubletapxx
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    just so you know,the thermal shield will fit any mathews bow with any kind of grip. if it’s the way you carry it,you should be more than willing to try the shield. it makes it much more comfortable to carry,warmer too. if you want warranty,the bow will go to mathews,checked out,dealer contacted and decision will be made from there. no chance of a black riser even up. they cost $100 more than camo.i guess it depends on how big a deal you want to make of it, but i would install a thermal shield and enjoy the bow.

    I most likely will do so, I ain’t going without the bow the length of time it will take. I will just not get any more Camo Riser’s on my Mathews bows. I went ahead and made a temp shield until I can order a Thermal Shield.

    December 22, 2012 at 2:47 am #544722 Back to Top REPORT
    statedriller
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    You might want to look into carrying the bow in a different manner. Maybe try a sling or something…
    The end is near....
    December 22, 2012 at 2:53 am #544723 Back to Top REPORT
    doubletapxx
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    You might want to look into carrying the bow in a different manner. Maybe try a sling or something…

    One would think after paying this much money for a top of the line bow I wouldn’t half to worry about it. That’s what aggravates me.

    Easy fix, No more Camo risers for me if so then I will Thermal shield before I even shoot it. That’s sad.

    December 22, 2012 at 3:19 am #544724 Back to Top REPORT
    statedriller
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    You might want to look into carrying the bow in a different manner. Maybe try a sling or something…

    One would think after paying this much money for a top of the line bow I wouldn’t half to worry about it. That’s what aggravates me.

    Easy fix, No more Camo risers for me if so then I will Thermal shield before I even shoot it. That’s sad.[/quote:34j8137o]

    Like it has been said before, any film dip that gets constant abrasion will wear off. It’s just a thin film coating, not a paint…

    The end is near....
    December 22, 2012 at 6:55 am #544725 Back to Top REPORT
    doubletapxx
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    Yes I understand what it is, I have almost bought a dipping kit several times. Looks like since they use a some kind of clear over it now that it would hold up a little better. It don’t.

    Maybe after I get my Tactical Creed I will have my local shop take my ZXT apart and I will personally Powdercoat my Riser Black. Prolly leave the limbs Camo not sure.

    I have my own powdercoating setup which is handy.

    December 22, 2012 at 9:30 am #544726 Back to Top REPORT
    rickym
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    Yes I understand what it is, I have almost bought a dipping kit several times. Looks like since they use a some kind of clear over it now that it would hold up a little better. It don’t.

    Maybe after I get my Tactical Creed I will have my local shop take my ZXT apart and I will personally Powdercoat my Riser Black. Prolly leave the limbs Camo not sure.

    I have my own powdercoating setup which is handy.[/quote:31ylozmc]

    That will void your bow warranty

    December 22, 2012 at 9:49 am #544727 Back to Top REPORT
    doubletapxx
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    Yes I understand what it is, I have almost bought a dipping kit several times. Looks like since they use a some kind of clear over it now that it would hold up a little better. It don’t.

    Maybe after I get my Tactical Creed I will have my local shop take my ZXT apart and I will personally Powdercoat my Riser Black. Prolly leave the limbs Camo not sure.

    I have my own powdercoating setup which is handy.[/quote:1mj4b25u]

    That will void your bow warranty[/quote:1mj4b25u]

    I didn’t think of that. Oh well, I guess it can stay Camo then. I won’t lose the warranty if I can help it.

    December 22, 2012 at 3:05 pm #544728 Back to Top REPORT
    vince71969
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    If you had the bow since Nov. 5 then you’re shooting a demo unit.

    Mathews top of the line bows are treated to an extensive multi-step process to insure the finish stays on them. It’s not like it used to be where they get a basic film dip and that’s all.

    Don’t quote me. I don’t know if this is correct or not. I’m only bringing up points to consider. But……

    1: The demo bows may not go through the more extensive dipping process the production bows get.

    2: The ZXT, with a 799 retail, may get a standard film dipping.

    In any case, I’m sure Mathews will take care of you.

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