Removing Glue residue - Killshot

Hi Everybody, I'm posting a picture of these PSA Ironwood/Dimondback limbs I bought. I was told they were hardly used and in perfect condition. Received them today and they look well used with a scratch, nicks and two big patches of glue residue on each one. Does any one know if it's possible to remove this glue residue? It looks permanent to me and I'm guessing it would have to be sanded off and refinished unless it could be removed with acetone or something. Does anyone have any suggestions? Bowdoc are you out there?

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Killshot
February 26th, 2014 11:02:07pm

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Does anyone have any idea what may have been glued on there? Perhaps limbsavers or some kind of decorations? Waiting to here back from the seller on it.

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Buckshotap
February 27th, 2014 06:02:07am

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I would hope that the large majority of wallers would describe items accurately but apparently some do not. Looks obvious to me that the bow is not even close to my definition of "hardly used and in perfect condition". Refund? I always offer a refund if a buyer judges the condition of one of my items is less than I describe. If we do not maintain the integrity of selling on the wall, then we will stop using the for sale forum. I have always felt we were a cut above others. Let's work hard to keep it that way & maintain the trust.

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Mississippi bowhunter
February 27th, 2014 10:02:41am

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That looks terrible! Call Black Widow and get advice from them about what chemical to remove the glue. I would also consider getting a refund if possible. You could also get them refinished.

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DennyK
February 27th, 2014 01:02:32pm

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Not Good! Maybe you could work out a refinishing deal with the seller.

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Andy Man
February 27th, 2014 07:02:13pm

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Thats pitiful I would make him take it back or deduct the cost of having Black Widow refinish it glue is probably super glue to cover scratches

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Killshot
February 27th, 2014 09:02:41pm

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Good news, the seller reimbursed me $100. to cover the cost of refinishing. I was thinking maybe these limbs originally had overlays that were peeled off or some decorative item where the glue residue is. The Diamondback sides are really good. I sent Roger an e-mail to find out if they can just refinish the Ironwood sides. Not sure how Black Widow refinishes snake backed limbs. In the meantime I still would like to know if glue residue can be removed without hurting the factory clear coat. I know acetone will remove some glue residues but can it be safely used to do this?

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Willie
February 28th, 2014 08:02:46am
the glue residue can be removed a bunch of ways.i will list some of them that i have used numerous times. 1.adhesive remover (can buy this in paint department at Lowes and ace hardware 2.acetone if you just wipe it on lightly (not soaking) and rub it off 3.the green scotch pads (not the red one) it wont hurt finish at all 4.if it is crazy glue you can take a sharp razor blade and slide it under glue (dont dig in it) and it will pop it off then take the green scotch pad and buff it if it needs it. all these remedies work and has been done time and time again.the finish on black widow bows is a 2 part finish and it is very easy to work with and manipulate imperfections.i use similar finishes on gun stocks.the glue spots would be no problem (quick fix) the scratch more in-depth but doable.This is not a big deal and if they were mine and i was selling them i would of fixed before hand AND I DO AGREE with being VERY VERY honest with buyers but not always the case.makes a person shy to buy something.

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Killshot
April 5th, 2014 04:04:36pm

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I found the best way to remove the glue residue was to use a Norton 220 grit sanding sponge. I held each limb flat on the table and used the 1" side of the sanding sponge across the limb, sliding it lengthwise back and forth evenly over the glue residue. Just worked it gradually down to the factory finish, until it was nice and smooth. Finished it up with 320 grit and super fine 0000 steel wool. Now it looks great again but have to figure out what to polish it with. Someone recommended car wax paste but that doesn't seem to work. I know Bowdoc sells bow restorer, anyone ever tired it? Does anyone know the best way to polish the factory finish? Thanks
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