removeing fletchings

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by southernbowhunter, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. Best tip to keep from shaveing the shaft while removeing the fletchings? Anyone i have never done it with carbon before alluminum was no prob, but just worried about cutting the shaft.......

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  2. BuckeyeRed

    BuckeyeRed Super Member

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    I use a Norway Zip-Strip. Works great for me, beats using a razor by 10.
     

  3. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Yup...zip-strip works great...
     
  4. TOOL

    TOOL Junior Member

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    boil some water to heat up the glue. They come off much easier that way.
     
  5. Ronhop

    Ronhop RIP

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    Have to be careful of heat and carbon arrows though. A little is good, a lot is bad.
    I use a generic utility knife and just lightly scrape the glue from the shaft. In the light you can see where the glue is and just concentrate on those areas. The weight of the knife is plenty to get the glue off.

    Good luck.

    Ron
     
    Last edited: Aug 26, 2007
  6. red44

    red44 Senior Member

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    I use a knife to get most of it off, then a potato peeler. It's still possible to bite in to hard, but less likely. A lttle rub with acetone, and a final wipe with denatured alcohol.