Anyone fletch their own arrows?

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RE: Anyone fletch their own arrows?

Postby DoeEyed » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:24 pm

When you refletch how do you get the old glue off the shaft? And for those of you that use wraps.. what is the purpose of a wrap?
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RE: Anyone fletch their own arrows?

Postby howhill1 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:17 am

i use a knife edge and scotch brite to remove old glue. the wraps will make your arrow more visible. personally i tried em and dont like em, but thats just me. i prefer to actaully dip my arrows with fletch laq.
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RE: Anyone fletch their own arrows?

Postby Goose » Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:40 am

Wraps like Howhill said help you see them better and some think that the adheres to them better. They also give the arrow a custom look.
I use 4 inch white wraps with my 2 inch blazers.

For taking the glue off I use an old carrot peeler, works great. I then use a scotch pad, then wipe it down with isopropanol. (abc?)
 
howhill- Ill have to try that wax on the threads trick!
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RE: Anyone fletch their own arrows?

Postby fasteddie » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:24 am

I had some wraps made for me a couple years ago . I will have to cut them down so they will fit my smaller diameter Arrow dynamics .......
 
 


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RE: Anyone fletch their own arrows?

Postby Goose » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:07 am

Those are sharp! What color fletchings are ya gonna dress em with?
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RE: Anyone fletch their own arrows?

Postby DoeEyed » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:16 am

Thanks howhill1 and Goose. Another question cuz I'm a "why" person. What is the isopropyl for and if you use carbon shafts is it going to dry them out?
 
fasteddie, those are really COOL!
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RE: Anyone fletch their own arrows?

Postby Goose » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:18 am

No it wont dry them out, it gives them the final cleaning or whatever you want to call it.(I have read not to use alcohol) I spray some on and then wipe em until they squeal.
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RE: Anyone fletch their own arrows?

Postby DeerCamp » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:30 am

I havent fletched mine.. My buddy's brother does tho.. Seems like it'd be a neat thing to learn.
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RE: Anyone fletch their own arrows?

Postby mag30079 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:36 am

The wraps are also nice if you plan on re-fletching the same arrow over and over. Just peel off the old and refletch

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RE: Anyone fletch their own arrows?

Postby fasteddie » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:40 am

I know it's been done but I have never fletched over any wrap .........
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