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Artificial Snakeskin Backing

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Item Number: 7049X
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Price: $23.99
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Artificial Snakeskin Backing
 
3.4

(based on 16 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to handle (4)
  • Accurate (3)
  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to apply (3)

Cons

  • Poor quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Hunting (6)
  • All weather (4)
  • Practice (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

GREAT

This is a great product, not very hard to apply to bow. It add alittle more strenght to the hickory self bows I build. Looks great. I use tite bond 3 to...Read complete review

This is a great product, not very hard to apply to bow. It add alittle more strenght to the hickory self bows I build. Looks great. I use tite bond 3 to apply, just cover back of bow with the tite bond and lay the backing over the glue. start in the center of the bow once you have got the backing applied and smooth out toward the limb tips. Let ti dry for about 24hr and then trim off the excess backing from the sides. Then seal the backing with a good urithain, I like the spray on kind. Apply and give it about an hr to dry and repeat. Do this at least 3 or 4 times. It will really bing out the look of the snake skin and protect it from the weather. Try it you will love this product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

showy but expensive

The copperhead snakeskin backing is easy to use - apply a thin to medium layer of Tite Bond III to the bow then starting at the center smooth the cloth over the limbs working both...Read complete review

The copperhead snakeskin backing is easy to use - apply a thin to medium layer of Tite Bond III to the bow then starting at the center smooth the cloth over the limbs working both sides from the center. Apply another complete coat of TBIII over the skin, smooth it out and let it settle. Trim the ends to fit beforehand and trim the sides with a sharp knife before it is completely dry (8 - 10 hours)The colors jump out and are very realistic after a coat of poly.The cons - at 1 1/2 inch wide it doesn't cover the width of the limb at the widest.Also at $$ it is about twice what I think is reasonable. All in all I would use it again if I catch it on sale.

Reviewed by 16 customers

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1.0

do not like the product

By Bobby

from Chino, CA.

About Me Recreational Archer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Handle

Cons

  • Poor Construction

Best Uses

  • Practice

Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

I was surprised to find a piece of printed cloth when I open the package. It is not worth the price and I am returning it and the Polyurethand spray for an exchange.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Great Looking

By Miceal383

from Tahlequah, Ok

About Me Recreational Archer

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Weather
    • Hunting
    • Practice
    • Reenactment

    Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

    I bought this to back a 70's Ben Pearson 7370 Hawk recurve. I added phenolic resin tip overlays and decided to refinish the whole bow. I wasn't crazy about the brown glass on the old Ben Pearson, and decided to try this material. I sanded the back of the bow and coated it in Titebond III, layed the material on and coated it as well. After it set I cut the edges, sanded the edges and used a rub on polyurethane. It was tedious and a little difficult at times, but well worth the effort. My little old BP Hawk sure looks as good as it shoots.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Nice product but overpriced

    By Redbird

    from Patterson, GA.

    About Me Recreational Archer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to apply
    • Realistic Pattern

    Cons

    • Grossly Overpriced

    Best Uses

      Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

      I applied the "skin" as a backing for a kid's hickory bow and used Tite Bond III. After drying I trimmed with a razor blade and finished with polyurethane. Looks very much like real snake skin.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Copperhead backing

      By Cody

      from Texas

      About Me Expert Archer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Weather

          Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

          I didnt like the look of the color the backing had when I got it but after I applied it and then finished it the color looked alot better. Over all a good product but I think its over priced. I would recommend it to a friend but I would caution them about the price.

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          • No

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          3.0

          showy but expensive

          By xelkhntr

          from Florida

          About Me Expert Archer

          Pros

          • Easy to apply
          • Excellent Detail

          Cons

          • Way Overpriced

          Best Uses

            Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

            The copperhead snakeskin backing is easy to use - apply a thin to medium layer of Tite Bond III to the bow then starting at the center smooth the cloth over the limbs working both sides from the center. Apply another complete coat of TBIII over the skin, smooth it out and let it settle. Trim the ends to fit beforehand and trim the sides with a sharp knife before it is completely dry (8 - 10 hours)The colors jump out and are very realistic after a coat of poly.The cons - at 1 1/2 inch wide it doesn't cover the width of the limb at the widest.Also at $$ it is about twice what I think is reasonable. All in all I would use it again if I catch it on sale.

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            • No

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            1.0

            Copperhead a bust

            By Jim C.

            from Spring Valley, MN

            About Me Recreational Archer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Difficult to Use
              • Poor Construction

              Best Uses

                Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

                I tried the copperhead cloth skin and found that it was a very dull color, not lifelike at all and it was easy to apply but hard to trim cleanly and it soaked up finish like crazy. Nothing at all like the real thing or even the vinyl stuff.

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                • No

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                1.0

                not what I expected

                By Brad

                from Buckhannon WV

                About Me Recreational Archer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Construction

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

                    I bought these not knowing what they were. After I received them, I see that they are just thin, snake print material. I threw mine away. A total waste of money. 3 Rivers is a very good company and I have bought many dollars worth of merchandise from them over the years but save your money on these things.

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                    • No

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                    1.0

                    not worth the time

                    By dew92004

                    from reading, mi

                    About Me Recreational Archer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • None

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

                        as a backing not happy with the turnout
                        nothing was good about it
                        everything

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Comment on this review

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Artificial diamondback skins

                        By FPM

                        from Warren,PA>

                        About Me Recreational Archer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Hunting

                            Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

                            I really like these skins .Easy to apply and finish and although costly for a little bit of cloth,it's still about half the price of true skins.Overall,they look very realistic on my bow

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                            • No

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Good looking product

                            By Chrispy

                            from Katy, TX

                            About Me Recreational Archer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Accurate
                            • Easy To Handle

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • All Weather
                              • Hunting
                              • Practice

                              Comments about Artificial Snakeskin Backing:

                              Great product for the price. I was hoping the color would be a darker, the color on the copper head looked a bit faded, but still a great product for the price. Got lots of compliments on it while at the range

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