Arrow Make Over (Part 1, removal of old)

 

I don't know about you, but I get tired of the same old arrows.  I like to change them up one in a while, giving me a feeling of change or even having something "new".  It just feels good.

 

It is quite easy to change your arrows if you have a few of the basic things.  First and most importantly you will need an arrow fletcher.  Glue, a razor blade, and a paper towel and acetone are the only other things you will need.  

If you use arrow wraps, this is the easiest way to give your arrows a make-over.  All you need to do is cut the arrow wrap and peel it off the shaft of the arrow.  If you have your current fletchings or vanes currently glued to your arrow, this will take a little more time to get prepped for the new wraps and/or vanes/fletchings.


To remove the current fletchings, carefully get your razorblade underneath them cut them off.  Be VERY careful to not dig into the arrow.  You will need to get all of the glue off.  You can do this by gently scraping back and forth along the shaft of the arrow, being very careful to not dig into it.  Do this for each fletching.  Once all the glue is off, use acetone to remove any grease or dirt that may be on the arrow where you will be putting the arrow wrap.  Do not touch this area again.  The grease from your fingers can weaken the adhesion of the arrow wrap.

Wrap your arrows and put some new vanes/fleching on!  This is the absolute best part.  Try out some new colors and get creative!  Stay tuned for a blog post featuring how to put on arrow wraps and how to fletch arrows.  

  

 

 

 

 


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