So for my second bow rehair attampt victim, I decided to use an old bow I bought years ago. When I pulled out the bow, I realized that the finish was a disaster and decided to sand it down. I sanded off the top layer and now the stick is lookin really nice. There is still some nice finish on it but it is very dull and smooth. I would like to seal it off somehow. Suggestions? Another problem I ran into was that the silver was very dark brownish green. I tried a couple of over the counter silver cleaners which did not work at all. Eventually I got impatient and took some steel wholl to it. It got the silver nice and shinny but left tiny little scratches everywhere. What now? A third and final (hopefully) problem I ran into it that when I was pulling the ancient slide out I broke into several pieces. I had another slide laying around but it's a bit to narrow. Other then these issues, the bow is actually in nice shape for something I got for $5 out of a box at a music store. If I reall. Screwed it up beyond repairable let me know and I'll give up and sell it on eBay or something lol Any tips are appreciated!