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 DamonLee22 on 11th Mar 2018
I liked the material very well. It laid down well on the back of the bow without wrinkles or bubbles. I first taped the belly side off because I didn't want to have to scrape the excess glue off. I ran a heavy bead of Titebond 3 (5 oz's) along the back centered the skin on the back of the bow, and began to push the glue out and flatten the skin out with light pressure. After I got it pretty smooth the Titebond 3 began to cure on me a little and it was grabbing my rubber glove. To finish it out, and make sure I had all the bubbles out.. I used a spray water bottle to lightly dampen the skin.. Allowing my hand to slide smoothly over the skin, and making sure it was centered and covered all the way to the tips. Allowed it to sit and cure for 24 hrs and then sanded the edge to remove the excess skin.. Then three coats of Minwax Polycrylic Clear Gloss Water Based! Beautiful!