Eliminate Dried Paint in Your Arrow Dip Tube

Caution! Do not light the torch!

Recently I ordered a can of varnish to top off my arrow dip tube. During my conversation with Bob Burton of Whispering Wind Arrows, he shared this tip with me. Take the lid off the dip tube; hold a propane torch over the top; and then turn the knob and insert some propane into the tube, quickly replacing the lid. Since propane is heavier than air, it will displace the air in the top of the tube, keeping the sealer from drying out. Nitrogen will also work for those who have it.

Just a friendly reminder, DO NOT do this with the torch lit or bad things will happen!


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  1. Paul Stone January 3, 2018 at 10:01 am - Reply

    It would a little safer if you cover the air aspiration holes on the side of the torch barrel. That way you reduce the flammable mix going into the dip tube.

  2. David lierman January 3, 2018 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Bloxygen is an argon based product that is 6 time denser than air and safer to use than propane.

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