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Post  Steve (Aegis Hellas) on Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:35 am

Ok i have a nice recurve bow but it looks a bit too modern and im trying to work out how best to decorate it. It has a varnished wooden centre with the two arms that screw in (its a take down bow) in white with various logos on them. I am considering painting it all white then doing black key pattern on it but im not sure what is the best paint to use? My main concern are the arms where there will be considerable levels of movement as the bow is fired. Any clues on what paint i can use that wont crack?
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Post  Draxus on Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:58 am

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Post  Steve (Aegis Hellas) on Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:27 pm

you think the standard Krylon spray will withstand the huge amounts of movement from the recurve arms? We are talking about two very flexible laminated wooden arms so am wondering why you suggest Krylon in particular?
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Post  Draxus on Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:18 am

Because its a military paint designed to be used on firearms, combat gear, hunting bows etc.
The wood being laminated might cause an issue
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Post  Steve (Aegis Hellas) on Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:34 am

yes its laminated layers to form the arms and there will be a massive amount of force and movement when its fired as the arms will twang back with the bowstring when the shots fired.
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Post  Philip on Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:52 pm

you could cover in thin soft leather

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Post  Draxus on Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:40 am

Test out a bit of krylon on it.
I have used krylon on all sorts and its only every come off from wear and tear as ANY paint will
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