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Offline JWheel

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Take it all off!
« on: February 19, 2019, 11:19:44 PM »
Sorry for the clickbait title... :biglaugh:
So I recently built my second bow and ran into an issue I thought I'd share. After sanding 'er smooth I read a lot about the different finishes that could be used and decided on VHT paint. Well, in my haste I bought the "flameproof" one instead of the wheel paint, which requires "curing" per the can. You can probably guess my dilemma as I waited a couple days to see if the paint would actually dry. It did not! So I started browsing forums for ideas on how to remove it. Sanding was the predominate method for refinishing but no one addressed stripper and possible damage that may happen. My options came down to wait out the paint, sand it off (gum up the paper with every stroke), or strip it off. My urge to shoot the bow over powered my patience, so I decided on Citristrip paint stripper (least probability for damage). Here are the results for anyone wondering if they've screwed up their bow with the wrong paint as I thought I did :thumbsup:


All painted up with pretty non-drying paint :banghead:






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Re: Take it all off!
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2019, 11:21:52 PM »
The decision has been made to strip her down! :bigsmyl:


handle stripped...so far so good




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Re: Take it all off!
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2019, 05:47:38 AM »
I feel your pain, I had a laquer that didn't go hard and had to do the same thing. Its a worry thinking your about to ruin something so nice, glad it turned out ok for you, regards wayne.

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Re: Take it all off!
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2019, 06:05:06 AM »
Kenny is always very willing to lend a hand and offer advice, the mark of a business you can trust.

Beautiful bow, I am glad it worked out for you.
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Re: Take it all off!
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2019, 06:10:48 AM »
Good save and very nice bow.

I've used stripper on an old bow once and it worked well.

Kenny is ok, I guess..

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Re: Take it all off!
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2019, 07:59:57 AM »
Good looking bow.
And good job with the refinish :thumbsup:
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Re: Take it all off!
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2019, 08:52:43 AM »
Beauty of a second bow !! Nice job!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Thanks Lonnie !

Thanks Roy !  :o
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Re: Take it all off!
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2019, 09:18:23 AM »
When I seen the title, first thing I thought was ole Kenny has to be involved somehow.

Thought he wuz getten a second job at night, working for tips:)

I'll not elaborate anymore..

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Offline Buemaker

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Re: Take it all off!
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2019, 12:03:52 PM »
Good looking bow.

Offline JWheel

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Re: Take it all off!
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2019, 01:35:47 PM »
You guys are hilarious :big laugh: wish there was more events down in this neck of the woods. Thanks for the compliments!

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Re: Take it all off!
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2019, 02:40:07 PM »
Thats a real nice looking bow you got there.

Offline JWheel

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Re: Take it all off!
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2019, 08:02:20 PM »
thank you...I'm learning

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Re: Take it all off!
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2019, 06:58:14 AM »
A beauty!
thanks for sharing

Offline Callekanin

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Re: Take it all off!
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2019, 03:12:32 AM »
Fantastic looking bow .

Is this the one you are referring to ? found a danish vendor   :pray:




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Re: Take it all off!
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2019, 09:39:00 AM »
I couldn't find the wheel paint at my local parts store so I went with Dupli-color as advised...You should be good with that VHT though.

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Re: Take it all off!
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2019, 09:57:00 AM »
That says hi temp , is that the stuff you had trouble with?
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Offline JWheel

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Re: Take it all off!
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2019, 02:18:07 PM »
No...the one I used was the Flameproof" rated for 1300-2000 degrees (which requires curing-see below and avoid) The wheel paint is only 250 degree rating and consequently does not require heat curing....But I know a guy who knows how to get it off should anyone use the wrong paint...hahaha!


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Re: Take it all off!
« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2019, 03:15:51 PM »
Cool, I will remember that offer!! ;)
Stay sharp, Kenny.

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Re: Take it all off!
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2019, 05:18:30 AM »
Excellent   :jumper: ill go for it thnx for the help guys   :archer2:

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