Westozzy wrote:Bow string wax hey. As I'm moving back to north this season I might take this advice on board. The 2012 depower line change nearly killed me seriously.
With this wax idea, what about sand getting on it when you set up your lines? Surely the sand will stick to it, like it does on a surfboard. You never get that sand out once its in the SB wax and you need to remove and rewax eventually.
What have you found with hits situation??
Also there a different types of bow line wax, which one / brand do you use??
I wanted to get the stuff in a hurry, and "Mossy Oak
" was the only brand they carried at a major retailer. It says 'for synthetic fiber bowstrings' on it, so that must be good, right? It probably means there isn't any petrochemicals in it which would eat the plastic. *shrugz*
After application and first use it will lock the braid, stiffen the lines up, and makes it look cool and silvery like a snake belly. It doesn't get super-hot here in Canadia, just over 30C in the height of summer. But since the braid is locked and the wax is pretty hard, a bit sand might stick on top; but doesn't really get *in* to the wax like it does on my SB. It's pretty easy to rinse and/or brush off. Any 'additional wear' coming from picking up the odd grain of sand is more than offset by the overall increase in wear resistance. YMMV in warmer climes, I guess.
The wax *will* pick up the corrosion from the bar hole and turn black; I like the look though.