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Offline Taxus brevifolia

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Coatings for snakeskin backs
« on: February 12, 2019, 06:27:01 am »
I gather some of you tru-oil them, and I'm interested to learn what other things people use.

Does anyone leave them bare with hide glue holding it on the back?

I'm thinking of dried only/untanned skins. I imagine the treatment for tanned skins would be different

Offline Pat B

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Re: Coatings for snakeskin backs
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2019, 07:15:18 am »
I use Tru-Oil just like with all my bows. You can use wipe-on poly, spray pole or almost ant other bow finish. You do need to seal the skins, especially if you use hide glue.
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Offline PEARL DRUMS/PEARLY/PD/DRUMS

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Re: Coatings for snakeskin backs
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2019, 07:30:11 am »
I wipe a few coats of shellac on to smooth the skin sockets out and stick down any "pokeys", then spray with Helmsman.
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Re: Coatings for snakeskin backs
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2019, 07:57:03 am »
spar varathene in satin finish  about 3- 5 coats... gut
to take from nature the materials needed to take from nature the meat needed...they all die from natural causes osage, rivercane, stone points,...

Offline bradsmith2010

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Re: Coatings for snakeskin backs
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 09:52:02 am »
what they say, its so beautiful with a nice finish

Offline Stoner

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Re: Coatings for snakeskin backs
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2019, 02:00:24 am »
Tru Oil or Minwax wipe on Poly. John

Offline Taxus brevifolia

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Re: Coatings for snakeskin backs
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2019, 03:02:09 am »
Thanks very much guys