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String Waxing?

Postby airborne » Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:31 pm

I've just ordered some accessories for my new "Phoenix" from a vendor that was recommended on this forum.

When I said I wanted some wax, he told me to wax the string, but not the serving or the rail. When I stated that the instructional video claimed the serving should be waxed, he emphatically said "NO". When I asked why, he said that it is nothing more than a dirt magnet and could jam up the trigger assembly!

Excalibur owners, what do you do?

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Re: String Waxing?

Postby scratcherky » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:00 pm

I wax my string and serving but not the rail. I believe Excalibur knows more about their bows than anyone else.
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Re: String Waxing?

Postby Boo » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:11 pm

The issue that Danny has is that when some people have been instructed to wax their serving they over do it and bugger up the trigger mechanism with wax. So to err on the safe side the word is no wax.
Waxes like Dalton 2000 if used properly will not build up and cause any issues. VERY LITTLE WAX IS NEEDED! Just enough to make the serving look shiny.
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Re: String Waxing?

Postby Boo » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:11 pm

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Re: String Waxing?

Postby Dereck » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:52 pm

Boo wrote:The issue that Danny has is that when some people have been instructed to wax their serving they over do it and bugger up the trigger mechanism with wax. So to err on the safe side the word is no wax.
Waxes like Dalton 2000 if used properly will not build up and cause any issues. VERY LITTLE WAX IS NEEDED! Just enough to make the serving look shiny.



Ya just enough is the word.
I use Dalton's as well best stuff I have used yet, I find it being a soft wax it penetrates better than some of the harder waxes that just seem to stay on the surface of the string
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Re: String Waxing?

Postby Panhandler80 » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:04 pm

I picked up some wax and mine is of the "hard" variety. I rub it up and down the string and then rub with my thumb and forefinger creating enough friction to heat the wax / string. Once heated the serving and string more readily accept the wax.

Now, question. Different, but along the same lines.. My serving has two little indentations where the two clasps grab the string. When I re-wax using technique described above the indentations are lessened, but of course return after being shot / cocked.
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Re: String Waxing?

Postby j.krug » Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:59 am

I've been using Dalton's since the summer. Some guy at Boostock was handing it out?? :wink: :lol:
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Re: String Waxing?

Postby flightattendant100 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:17 am

j.krug wrote:I've been using Dalton's since the summer. Some guy at Boostock was handing it out?? :wink: :lol:

Does this sound like other substances from the 70's? "Oh, a guy gave me some and I've been using ever since!" Boostock really was a ROCKING place this summer,huh!
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Re: String Waxing?

Postby Dash » Tue Nov 22, 2011 7:08 am

I pulled my trigger apart to polish the latch after my first years shooting. Over a couple of thousand shots, as I do a lot of target practice and competition events too. I've always waxed my string and serving well. But I never found any wax inside the trigger at all. I can only assume there has been people who went "well overboard" with the waxing, and led to these negative opinions about wax circulating from time to time.
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Re: String Waxing?

Postby hikerman » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:14 am

Could someone tell me were you are ordering Dalton 2000 from?

I tried a few places, they say they normally carry it but currently not in stock.
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Re: String Waxing?

Postby Dash » Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:28 am

G'day hikerman,
I think I got some from wyvern creations last time.
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Re: String Waxing?

Postby j.krug » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:26 am

flightattendant100 wrote:
j.krug wrote:I've been using Dalton's since the summer. Some guy at Boostock was handing it out?? :wink: :lol:

Does this sound like other substances from the 70's? "Oh, a guy gave me some and I've been using ever since!" Boostock really was a ROCKING place this summer,huh!


No, it's just wax....no really....honest, it's just wax I swear!! :lol:
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Re: String Waxing?

Postby bigredopie » Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:04 pm

You can always go to the source (dalton archery) directly if your local or favorite shop is out. They seem like great folks but leave yourself lots of time as Dale likes to talk and is a wealth of info. Their # is 5099945831 in case anyone needs it.
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Re: String Waxing?

Postby vixenmaster » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:07 am

I wax my string when i think about it maybe every 4 months or so. The claws cause the indentions to string with all the weight it holds back. Servings n string be softer than metal. I use jigaloo on a rag n wipe down the rail deck with it & let it dry before i shoot it. Daltons is good on center serving & some day i will purchase some.
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Re: String Waxing?

Postby Ont_Excal » Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:41 am

I wax a new string multiple times until won't take any more.
I spray silicone on the deck and wipe down.
I do rotate the string to get the most out of the serving.
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