Brighten Up The Nock

Many of us like arrows that are easy to see and follow, especially for hunting arrows. Clear fluorescent nocks really help with visibility, and here is a little trick to brighten them up even more: Apply some white paint on the nock tapers before you glue the nocks onto your arrows. The white paint reflects more ambient light through the plastic and makes the nocks even brighter, especially in low light.

The paint can be applied to the nock taper before or after the finish coats, and I’ve used both water base enamel and auto touch up paint with good results. Just dip or brush it on, let it dry and continue with your arrows as usual. Give it a try. I think you’ll like it.

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  1. Reg Darling May 31, 2017 at 8:24 am - Reply

    I also like transparent nocks because cracks are readily visible.

  2. Kerry May 31, 2017 at 8:49 am - Reply

    I go a step further, a large step, I paint my whole arrow white. It helps to find them and to better see them in flight, even in low light. And any blood is easy to spot on the shaft too.

  3. David Sherwin May 31, 2017 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Thanks, I’ll put that into “practise”. Additionally arrows feathered in chartreuse coloured feathers stand out clearly when shot during that last 30 minutes of legal light. This became apparent to me when practising during the last 30 when shooting arrows that had been fletched in both bright yellow and chsrtreuse feathers. The yellow fletched shafts were lost to my vision once shot however the chartruice arrows I could follow to the target. Adding the nock tip to my shafts will make for even a better and brighter flight path.

  4. Gary Brenner May 31, 2017 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    I wonder how “glow in the dark” paint would work. Thanks for the tip!

  5. John O. Edwards June 1, 2017 at 9:19 am - Reply

    Great tip. I will put this into practice. Also like David’s idea of chartreuse feathers

  6. Cyrille June 2, 2017 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    Ditto my Edwards Comment the brighter the better

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