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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Tioga and Potter Counties
Depending on the arrow manufacturer, I have a few variations in cleaning the shafts prior to fletching. Gold tip arrows clean up quickly with denatured alcohol- I usually wet a paper towel, rub the arrow until it "squeeks". Then fletch. I have found that Easton Arrows (carbon and aluminum) fletch better if you take a green pad to them first, then the denatured alcohol wipe till "squeeky" clean. Carbon Express needs the same treatment at Easton. I have pretty much given up on fletching glue and feathers- I don't have the patience, even if I have nothing on the agenda. I prefer the double sided fletching tape, and again, armour the tips of the feathers with a fast setting glue.
Wishing I was at camp!