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Tape on winding on bow
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August 13, 2017 - 5:42 pm
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My bow has what appears to be a nickel silver winding, with plastic tape over the winding.  The tape is starting to come off (at least a bit is beginning to curl up).  When it gets worse, should I simply replace it with standing packing tape (like you ship a package with), or leave the tape off.  If I take it off, and leave it that way, I'm concerned the sweat from my hand might cause corrosion, and/or the winding may start to come unwound.

Kevin M.
Nicholson, Pa

August 14, 2017 - 7:19 pm
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I cannot imagine this being a very expensive bow but I'm sure it works fine for you. Try using clear nail polish over the winding.

Fort Lauderdale
August 15, 2017 - 12:55 pm
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Nail polish is a great idea. I used to make lures wrapping thread around the hooks/feathers and painting the thread with nail polish.

You can also order 3/8in OD Latex Tubing and slide it over. Lot's of people like that.

Lastly, you can wind real silver thread and solder the end. I imagine you can find the instructions online somewhere but we can help you if necessary. Usually this is done on better bow.

Imitation whale bone is nice too.

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Brora, North-east Scotland
August 15, 2017 - 2:27 pm
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Yeah - not quite the same sort of thing - but years ago I was donated a "split-cane" fishing rod from an uncle of mine ( the sort of well known in fishing circles "Willie Gunn", known for his salmon fly / flies designs ) -

OK - long story short - I must have been about 12 years old or so, and he gave me this old rod, and it needed some attention, the bindings around the split-canes were rotten with the danger of imminent breaking of the cane if used strenuously on a BIG fish ! ( ROFL, I only ever caught tiddlers ! ) 

I removed, and re-did the bindings every few inches up the rods and protected them with a carefully applied several coats of polyurethane varnish.   I no longer go fishing, but still have the rod.....

I know this has NOTHING to do with the topic, it just brought it to mind....  LOL

Nail varnish sounds just fine !

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