Less expensive than real snakeskin, yet just as attractive, these Artificial Snakeskin Backings are an affordable and effective way to back your bow. Available in Rattlesnake and Copperhead, these cloth backings apply easily, and with just a coat of finish will have all of the appearance and appeal of true snakeskin.
We recommend Titebond III or Barge Cement for gluing the skin to the back of your bow. Barge Cement works well on glass bows in case you want to remove the Snakeskin someday. Titebond III or Epoxy works well on wood bows for extra durability. Epoxy is also recommended for glass bows if you want permanent adhesion. We also recommend Kwick Kleen Sealer or Minwax Spray Polyurethane for the finish. Each Snakeskin comes in single 72" x 2" strips.
Posted by Cody on 19th May 2017
I have both versions of the artificial snake skin backing. I used TB3 to put it on the bow I am currently making and it went on smooth and easy. I make most bows from 66 to 72 inches so I like the length of this product. I took the bow over to my Dad's and he felt it and commented how good that snakeskin looked. I forgot to tell him it was artificial....oh well.....