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    • Etter1
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      Okay, I doubt that I have any chance at this, but I had backed a fiberglass recurve with snake skins using titebond 2.

      The idiotic shipping company that I used to send it to Idaho destroyed it and the lower limb skin is cracked in half and delaminated from the limb for about six inches.

      Is there any way to remove the skins and glue from the bow and have it shoot normally? I’m no woodworker so anything will have to be pretty simple.

      This bow is very special to me so if I can’t do it on my own and somebody wants to work on it for cash, please let me know. It’s a sixty inch Samick Red Stag.

      thanks

    • coastalbendbows
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      I reskinned a couple bows for people. It wasn’t that hard to do. I used a razor knife to scrape off the old skins. Then I lightly sanded with 220 grit and re-sprayed with thunderbird.

      Another bow I did the same way with the taking off and sanding with 220 grit. Then I took a piece of 100 grit and marred the glass a bit and applied some timber rattlers too with TB III. Let it dry a couple days and setup then I descaled the skins. Hand rubbed Tru-oil finish.

      Not sure what all tools you have or your spray finish capabilities are. if you willing to take the project on yourself as a start measures your tiller as a reference and when sanding the limbs only sand the finish/glue off. Try your best not to get into the glass. Also check with Samick to see what finish they use and use the same finish. If not theres a good chance that the two different finishes will react and bubble up and peel.

      Feel free to message or call me I can help you along or point you in the right direction.

      Shawn

    • Etter1
      Post count: 831

      coastalbendbows wrote: I reskinned a couple bows for people. It wasn’t that hard to do. I used a razor knife to scrape off the old skins. Then I lightly sanded with 220 grit and re-sprayed with thunderbird.

      Another bow I did the same way with the taking off and sanding with 220 grit. Then I took a piece of 100 grit and marred the glass a bit and applied some timber rattlers too with TB III. Let it dry a couple days and setup then I descaled the skins. Hand rubbed Tru-oil finish.

      Not sure what all tools you have or your spray finish capabilities are. if you willing to take the project on yourself as a start measures your tiller as a reference and when sanding the limbs only sand the finish/glue off. Try your best not to get into the glass. Also check with Samick to see what finish they use and use the same finish. If not theres a good chance that the two different finishes will react and bubble up and peel.

      Feel free to message or call me I can help you along or point you in the right direction.

      Shawn

      Thanks for the info. Guess I’ll start looking for some road killed snakes. I killed two copperheads for the skins last year but I can’t see killing more of em.

    • Bunyan Morris
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      Etter, sorry I just saw this thread. I have two copperheads in the freezer. I sold the bow that I was putting them on. They’re all yours the next time you come down.

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