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#1 Whitetiger

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 01:06 PM

Im starting to refletch my arrows. two arrows I was able to clean up easily with an exacto knife but the ones that didnt have a problem with the original blazer veins, are posing to be more challenging. What is the easiest way to remove the old adhesive once I cut the vanes off? Should I use a debonder? I am switching to Fusion vanes.

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 01:43 PM

The Norway Zip-Strip is the best dedicated refletching tool available. If this is something you plan to do from now on then I would recommend investing in one.

Outside of that... if it's an aluminum arrow you can use just about whatever you want to on it. If it's a carbon arrow, I would keep away from using any sort of debonding agent... even acetone unless it's just a quick wipe. (You wouldn't want to break down the resin that actually holds the carbon fibers of the arrow itself together. :doh2: ) Personally, I cut the vane off and then scrape the arrow shaft all with a dull knife blade. I then wipe with denatured alcohol. I've yet to gouge or nick an arrow doing this. I guess there is a certain "feel" that you develop over time. But, it's not rocket science. Happy fletching. :)

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 03:29 PM

The Norway zip strip tool is the thing to get. I don't use anything else and have for years. I just clean and re-fIetched 18 arrows this past week using it.
I think Cabelas has them or they did.

It will clean the old glue off my carbon shaft very good. It does a great job taking old wraps off too. Just my .02 but it is not the Blazer vanes giving you the trouble but the old glue.
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Posted 27 September 2010 - 12:35 PM

I went and it looked like cabelas was ransacked...or at least their arrow building section did. They had no debonder left among alot of other stuff. I went with the special razor blades for now & will get the zip strip another time. Thanks!

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Posted 27 September 2010 - 08:51 PM

I have always used a pairing knife....because they are not serrated and very smoothe......it has worked well for me for 20+ years.....
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