String cleaning

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by Mathews Man, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Mathews Man

    Mathews Man Foam Killer

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    What is the best way to clean your bow string? I just got a new string from jcmorgan- Ranger Custom string in Flo Green and Balck and want to keep it looking good.
     
  2. tnts79

    tnts79 Senior Member

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    I have never cleaned mine, just keep it waxed up..... I think there is a Venom string cleaner out there, just dont see the point in cleaning, waxing has my strings and cables still looking new after two seasons.:noidea:
     

  3. Rhustek

    Rhustek New Member

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    x2 Wax the strings
     
  4. dbdcougar

    dbdcougar He Who Drops His Bow Arm

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    Yep. :noidea: Although if you manage to cut strands like I do they get replaced often enough it's not an issue! :doh:
     
  5. Brown Hornet

    Brown Hornet New Member

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    Because cleaning them removes the dirt, grim and extra wax. Your strings will look much better longer and last even longer if you clean them:D
     
  6. OneMustFall

    OneMustFall Member

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    good question,nobody knows!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    I guess you put em in tha wahser,:biggrin1: :noidea:
     
  8. tnts79

    tnts79 Senior Member

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    So how do you clean them obi wan???
     
  9. Werd

    Werd Senior Member

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    Dish washer or washing machine? :laugh: I think the washing machine, because then you can put some dirt wash in with them:peace:
     
  10. Mathews Man

    Mathews Man Foam Killer

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    Ok since we dont know how to clean them what wax is everyone putting on?
     
  11. Michael_Swisher

    Michael_Swisher New Member

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    You should just try cleaning it with a rag and soap water then wax it up real nice:rockon:
     
  12. OneMustFall

    OneMustFall Member

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    i use this brand

    works great.............:rockon:
     
  13. Werd

    Werd Senior Member

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    Yes, use silicone based. It helps repel water off the strings better.
     
  14. Captain19

    Captain19 Grim Reaper of the Foam

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    I have never cleaned a bowstring. I would never put soap or detergents on it cause of the effect soap may have on it. I would'nt get it all completely soaked either because of mildew. I have had bowstrings for 3-5 years and all I do it wax it.