"Webb finish"? how?

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Whiskey Creek
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"Webb finish"? how?

Postby Whiskey Creek » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:29 pm

So my old trusty MA2 needs a facelift. Riser finish is started peeling off like a bad case if sunburn, clear coat was thick and yellowed over the years. I called and talked to Roger at black widow and they said it would take a month and be a couple hundred dollars and she would be like brand new...that's awesome but my funds are tight right now...really tight.

So...to make sure the riser is sealed up good I was going to hand rub 3-4 coats of minwax clear gloss and lightly buff with 0000 steel wool the a couple light coats of satin until up coming season is over then maybe I can free up some cash and send it in for a refinish.

My big concern is this...They said they don't like doing the Webb finish anymore, and I love it...anybody know how I can replicate that bumpy textured finish? I want it to match as closely as possible and feel good in the hand until her makeover. any info would be awesome, thanks guys.

Chris

Scooter Trash
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Re: "Webb finish"? how?

Postby Scooter Trash » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:48 am

I really like the "Web" finish also. Many years ago I was able to sweet talk them into it.
I believe it's a "spatter" setting on the paint gun.

Hawk
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Re: "Webb finish"? how?

Postby Hawk » Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:52 am

X2 what Scooter says,
Got the old VHS Tour & Tuning Video when BW was using the "Spider Web" finish. Put down a smooth coat of the Matte finish, then adjusted the spray gun for a heavy splatter, so it was spraying little clumps of finish.
Would assume that took some extra time to dry.
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Re: "Webb finish"? how?

Postby Scooter Trash » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:49 am

I want to clarify that I was able to talk them into it ONE time back in '04 when I ordered my PLX. I have not been able to do it since.

Hawk
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Re: "Webb finish"? how?

Postby Hawk » Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:28 pm

Agreed Scooter,
This subject is no doubt, filed under Roger's famous answer,
"Don't go there."
LOL
Hawk

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Re: "Webb finish"? how?

Postby Scooter Trash » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:38 am

Ha Ha Ha,
Hawk, No kidding. I think that's Roger's "Favorite" answer when I have questions.
Hey, It doesn't hurt to ask though, of course asking 15 to 20 times probably does get a little annoying.

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125rollie
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Re: "Webb finish"? how?

Postby 125rollie » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:06 pm

I love all my Black Widows, BUT…… NONE of them come close "in my eyes" to the look of my Spider Webbed Autumn Oak from the 90's.
I would send my bows in tomorrow, and gladly pay a premium to have them refinished like that again.

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125rollie
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Re: "Webb finish"? how?

Postby 125rollie » Sat Aug 10, 2019 3:11 pm

Actually I was crushed when I sent my first set of limbs in years ago for weight reduction and refinishing, and they came back without the "frosty bubble" effect.
But , they still are the best shooting bows I own!

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Nodrama43
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Re: "Webb finish"? how?

Postby Nodrama43 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:42 am

I always liked the 'Frost" finish as well. Original numbers matching versions of these bows in excellent condition, at reasonable draw weights, are getting harder to find, but they are still out there.

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recurve
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Re: "Webb finish"? how?

Postby recurve » Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:51 pm

X3 I to liked that spatter finish as well. Fred's bows were finished that way back in the day. Not only did it meet the demands for a hunting finish but is was very tough and wear resistant. I would have another Widow hanging if it was offered.


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