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NonTypicalCPA
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String Wax Buildup On Rail

Post by NonTypicalCPA » Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:59 pm

I have an Exocet 200 that I bought used last fall. It's a 2008 or 2009 model. When I got it the rail had residual wax build up in places. I wasn't sure if that is normal, and it shoots fine so I haven't removed it. Now I'm beginning to think I should as it looks dirty to me. Should I clean it off? If so, what should I use - will soapy water work or is there something better?

By the way, I got my first ever crossbow deer with it this week and I'm loving it!

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Re: String Wax Buildup On Rail

Post by OkXbowHunter » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:12 pm

Congrats on your first Deer!

When wax builds up on my rail, I spray some Break Free on a rag and it comes right off and my rail is all nice and clean...not to mention slick!
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Re: String Wax Buildup On Rail

Post by redeye » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:16 pm

91 percent rubbing alcahol will remove it,not good to let dust and crud get on string serving I've read.

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Re: String Wax Buildup On Rail

Post by sumner4991 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:54 pm

A silicone spray is good to use too. As long as it's clean and dry. If you use something other than bstout's suggestion, then wipe the substance off the rail real good. Otherwise, dust and dirt can gather.

Congrats on the deer!
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Re: String Wax Buildup On Rail

Post by TrophyBuck » Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:20 pm

I was at an archery shop testing out my new boo string and it smelt like something was burning after 12 shots. The person working there gave me some rubbing alcohol to clean my rail and then gave me some lubricant that gets put on like a bingo dabber, dab it on, rub it in X2 and your good to go. He did not have any more for sale and can’t keep it on the shelf so when I finally do get it I will post the name of it.
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Re: String Wax Buildup On Rail

Post by gerald strine » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:36 pm

FIRST CONGRATS ON THE DEER :!:
I just wipe the rail with a warn out sock from the rag pile and it gits the wax off with some elbow grease.
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Re: String Wax Buildup On Rail

Post by NonTypicalCPA » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:22 pm

Thanks for the responses. I'll clean it up with alcohol and then rub some silicone spray it.

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Re: String Wax Buildup On Rail

Post by sumner4991 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:21 pm

Keep it off your string . . .it breaks down the wax, which protects the string . . .
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Re: String Wax Buildup On Rail

Post by awshucks » Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:41 pm

I scrape excess off w/ credit card and then take a rag w/ WD 40 on it to get the rest. My buildups seem to have become a thing of the past w/ Daltons, fwiw, but I'm not shooting as much these days. Imho, one can 'over wax'.

I have a can of Jig-A-loo but haven't gotten around to trying it yet.
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Re: String Wax Buildup On Rail

Post by sumner4991 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:08 pm

awshucks wrote:I scrape excess off w/ credit card and then take a rag w/ WD 40 on it to get the rest. My buildups seem to have become a thing of the past w/ Daltons, fwiw, but I'm not shooting as much these days. Imho, one can 'over wax'.

I have a can of Jig-A-loo but haven't gotten around to trying it yet.

I've just started using Dalton's wax too. So far I like it a lot. However, I'm like you, not been shooting a lot. Dalton's seems to penetrate the string better.
I'd rather wear out than rust out.
Perception trumps intention.

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