I should have also mentioned that when you go to replace these cable stops they are glued on using some type of an adhesive, so here are the steps I used to replace the one that split on my xbow:
- Use your crossbows crank handle and crank your crossbow string a few turns so that it's away from the bumpers and you have plenty of work space.
2. Using a carpet knife or similar sharp object cut the split bumper length
wise in parallel with the bumper rod, so you are splitting the bumper so it
can easily be pealed off the bumper rod.
3. Remove any excess rubber that may have been left behind using a dull
edged knife or similar tool.
4. Once most of the rubber has been removed spray the bumper rod with
WD-40 or a similar lubricant. This will dissolve and remove any adhesives
or glue remaining on the rod. Then use some Acetone or Denatured
Alcohol on a cloth to wipe down and clean the Bumper Stop Rod. This will
remove any skin oils or dirt or WD-40 residue and also open the pores of
the metal for a much better bond during the next step.
5. To attach the new Cable Bumper you can use either a spray adhesive like
Scotch 3M Spray Adhesive or a simple non fast drying glue like Duco
Cement or the original Bohning Fletch-Tite. These are not liquidy and
usually require 30 minutes or more to set up, but the key is they can be
broken free for easy replacement, without to much trouble. Place a drop
or two on the end of the bumper rod and slide the bumper on while
rotating it to spread the glue evenly around the rod and inside the
6. Now use a rubber mallet to tap the bumper as far down on the bumper
rod as it will go. This should seat the bumper firmly against the bumper
rod to insure a flush fit.
7. Using the crank handle and the cable release lever, crank the cable back
down until it is resting against the bumpers where you started. This will
maintain pressure against the bumpers while they dry.
8. Remember to use a paper towel or cloth to wipe any excess glue or
adhesive from around the outside of your bumper rod where the cable
stop meets your Bumper Rod.
9. Allow an hour or more to dry and resume shooting as normal.