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#841188 - 07/28/08 07:35 AM Preparing Arrows
dt-34715
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What procedure do you recommend taking old vanes off of carbon
arrows and getting them ready for new ones?

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#841240 - 07/28/08 08:03 AM Re: Preparing Arrows [Re: dt-34715]
JayMc
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I use a dull utility knife held at a steep angle to scratch off as much glue as possible. Then I use a rag with acetone on it to wipe off any excess glue.
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#841258 - 07/28/08 08:15 AM Re: Preparing Arrows [Re: JayMc]
dt-34715
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I heard the acetone breaks down the carbon and
weakens the spine.

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#841391 - 07/28/08 09:56 AM Re: Preparing Arrows [Re: dt-34715]
onebuck
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 Originally Posted By: dt-34715
I heard the acetone breaks down the carbon and
weakens the spine.


It won't break down the carbon, but it dissolves the binder that holds the carbon fibers/particles together.

Acetone is readily absorbed into the hands, lungs and bloodstream. It ain't good for you!

Try using a little 600 grit wet/dry paper to finish cleaning what the razor knife leaves. Then clean the shaft with alcohol. Does a great job!
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#841471 - 07/28/08 10:34 AM Re: Preparing Arrows [Re: onebuck]
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 Originally Posted By: onebuck
 Originally Posted By: dt-34715
I heard the acetone breaks down the carbon and
weakens the spine.


It won't break down the carbon, but it dissolves the binder that holds the carbon fibers/particles together.

Acetone is readily absorbed into the hands, lungs and bloodstream. It ain't good for you!

Try using a little 600 grit wet/dry paper to finish cleaning what the razor knife leaves. Then clean the shaft with alcohol. Does a great job!


Ditto
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#841477 - 07/28/08 10:38 AM Re: Preparing Arrows [Re: Radar]
JayMc
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Acetone is bad if you soak the arrows in it. If you use a little bit on the surface for a few seconds it will not hurt your arrows.

You can also use 90+% isopropyl alcohol, but it doesn't work as quickly.

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#841498 - 07/28/08 10:51 AM Re: Preparing Arrows [Re: JayMc]
Toxophilite Phil
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I have used just about everything mentioned above. I have a little scrapper tool just for arrows.It does a good job then use the fine grit sandpaper to show any glue still on the shaft. Then I use a dull knife to scrap with. Then I use denatured alcohol to wipe dust and oil from my skin and fingers off the shaft. Then I never touch that section of arrow again with my hands till it is fully refletched.

Edited by Toxophilite Phil (07/28/08 10:52 AM)

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#841814 - 07/28/08 01:46 PM Re: Preparing Arrows [Re: Toxophilite Phil]
nock
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I use the denatured alcohol also.
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#843808 - 07/29/08 05:30 PM Re: Preparing Arrows [Re: nock]
richmanbarbeque
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I have used acetone for 4 years on arrows and have had no effect on my arrows. I use it to wipe the arrow clean not soak it. If you wipe the arrow it will have no effect to the arrow. Soaking may be a different story.
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#844048 - 07/29/08 07:17 PM Re: Preparing Arrows [Re: dt-34715]
f1maxis
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 Originally Posted By: dt-34715
What procedure do you recommend taking old vanes off of carbon
arrows and getting them ready for new ones?


First, I scrape off as much of the old vanes as I can with a dull knife. Then, using fine sandpaper, remove the remaining glue residue. After that, use acetone to wipe the shaft clean.
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