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    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      Anyone have any slick tips for removing stubborn fletching glue from carbon shafts, other than simply using a blade at an almost flat angle?

    • William WarrenWilliam Warren
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      Fingernail polish remover? Has acetone in it but a lower concentration.


    • Brennan Herr
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      I use the extra strength goo gone….however now I use arrow wraps and then take a potato peeler to them and they are clean as a whistle…

    • skifrk
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      I have always used denatured alcohol as was recommended to me once a t a shop and it seems to work well.

    • David Petersen
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      If all the above good options should fail, just get it off as good as possible and reposition the shaft in your fletching jig so that the old glue line remnants lie between the new feathers. This presumes, of course, that you’re not one of those pathetic neurotic perfection addicts. Wink

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      Thanks all. Diligent scraping, followed by sanding with an extra fine grit did the trick.

    • RalphRalph
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      Hey Dave, gotta be careful! A couple of extra glue lines might mess up somebody’s “arrowdynamiics” you know. Tongue out

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