finish/ coating on limbs?

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finish/ coating on limbs?

Post by -sro- » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:22 am

I have an exomax that I would like to personalize by changing the color from the original camo to a solid color like a brown or olive green. This would be very easy to do to the stock- but presents a problem on the limbs because they obviously move back and forth. What type of proccess would be needed to get the limbs customized with a different color? also to address the question of why bother doing this...I just wanna lol thats all I love the look of solid color bows

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Re: finish/ coating on limbs?

Post by deadeer » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:41 am

I just hit mine with a can of Krylon. No problem. I used a very light coat just to cover, not caked on.

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Re: finish/ coating on limbs?

Post by -sro- » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:46 am

interesting! how does the paint hold up on the limbs?

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Post by janesy » Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:56 am

It's not overly difficult, prep is key. Prep prep prep. Excal paints their limbs black all the time. I have some air-dry Duracoat I've been meaning to try one day.

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Re: finish/ coating on limbs?

Post by Bcxbow » Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:13 am

janesy wrote:
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:56 am
It's not overly difficult, prep is key. Prep prep prep. Excal paints their limbs black all the time. I have some air-dry Duracoat I've been meaning to try one day.

BCXBOW has experience painting limbs, he'll be around shortly

As Chris said above prep is the key, wipe with acetone then rough up the surface with a scotch brite pad then wipe Thoroughly with acetone soaked rag and let dry until all odor of the acetone is gone before painting. I use SEM color coat and have had great results, it is a flexible bumper coat that you can manage the gloss depending on how close the spray nozzle is from the object you are spraying. By all means follow the manufactures directions.

https://www.semproducts.com/product/color-coattm-aerosols/aerosols
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Re: finish/ coating on limbs?

Post by flightattendant100 » Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:47 am

Years back, forum member Normous, painted some limbs and used an SEM paint made for car plastics that flex. If I remember correctly it worked very well. Might be worth a message.

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Post by -sro- » Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:14 pm

Normally I kick myself for doing DIY projects lol..but I think I'll look into it. Seems simple enough

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Post by -sro- » Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:00 pm

Any pics of this for ones that you've done?

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Post by Bcxbow » Sun Oct 04, 2020 4:16 pm

Pics have been deleted because I don’t own them any more sorry.
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Post by Normous » Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:24 pm

Use a flex agent in your paint and prep well. SEM paints is a line that has served me well.
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Post by longbow joe » Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:14 am

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I have painted numerous bows limbs, stocks ,risers with Walmart ace hardware krylon / rustoleum going over with a matt clearcoat some bows are 10 years sprayed still in good condition might wear a little around hand area that's it ....no special paint needed.
Just scuff with scotch brite and clean with some type of solvent or degreaser
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Post by Boo » Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:53 am

Along with a Scotch pad and acetone, I put on a blush coat of self etching primer.
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Post by Normous » Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:37 pm

^^ I'm a fan of self etching primer. The SEM brand performs very well, even bonding to titanium hardware which is difficult to paint.
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Re: finish/ coating on limbs?

Post by -sro- » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:54 am

Very good info here!

I am going to wipe down with acetone-, use scotch pad on limbs and stock, wipe again with acetone and let it dry, use self etching primer, and then SEM paint.

Few more questions for those who have done it. Any specific brand of primer recommeneded? How many coats of SEM paint did you use? And in regards to controlling the gloss, do you go further or closer with spray nozzle? I'm hoping for more of a mat finish.

Thanks all!

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Re: finish/ coating on limbs?

Post by Bcxbow » Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:21 am

-sro- wrote:
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:54 am
Very good info here!

I am going to wipe down with acetone-, use scotch pad on limbs and stock, wipe again with acetone and let it dry, use self etching primer, and then SEM paint.

Few more questions for those who have done it. Any specific brand of primer recommeneded? How many coats of SEM paint did you use? And in regards to controlling the gloss, do you go further or closer with spray nozzle? I'm hoping for more of a mat finish.

Thanks all!
I applied 3-4 coats with the SEM Landau Black #15013 and the closer I had the nozzle the higher the gloss. Boo would be the best person to answer the primer question. Good luck with your project.
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