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lettering on GT arrows

Messages posted to thread:
bergie 11-Oct-18
Sourdough 11-Oct-18
Sourdough 11-Oct-18
1/4 away 11-Oct-18
RymanCat 11-Oct-18
mountaineer 11-Oct-18
Whauburger 11-Oct-18
Jim Keller 11-Oct-18
PECO 11-Oct-18
Drewster 11-Oct-18
fdp 11-Oct-18
Tom McCool 12-Oct-18
The Whittler 12-Oct-18
Pfranchise 12-Oct-18
jaz5833 12-Oct-18
Jon Stewart 12-Oct-18
Dan W 12-Oct-18
George D. Stout 12-Oct-18
From: bergie
Date: 11-Oct-18

How do I get the lettering off GoldTip shafts. Thanks Bergie

From: Sourdough
Date: 11-Oct-18

I use a piece of red scotchbrite pad and some type of alcohol. Comes right off and you can hardly notice it was ever there.

From: Sourdough
Date: 11-Oct-18

Bergie, I was referring to the black arrows and not the ones with artificial wood patterns.

From: 1/4 away Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Oct-18

I use 0000 steel wool and wet it with a little acetone and the writing comes off on the wood grain GT shafts.

From: RymanCat
Date: 11-Oct-18

Leave it on this way you know what arrows you have.

From: mountaineer
Date: 11-Oct-18

I scrape with a relatively dull pocket knife. Works great.

From: Whauburger
Date: 11-Oct-18

Just curious why you guys remove the letters?

From: Jim Keller
Date: 11-Oct-18

I did it once with acetone and scotchbrite pad. Came right off. Now I can’t remember what spine they are and don’t have a spine tester. I now leave the lettering on.

From: PECO
Date: 11-Oct-18

I made the same mistake Jim Keller did, I also leave them alone.

From: Drewster
Date: 11-Oct-18

Acetone and an abrasive pad. I really dislike the GT logo so they are GONE on all my arrows. I can keep up with the spine via the cresting. Not rocket science.

From: fdp
Date: 11-Oct-18

Yeahhhh, that lettering is on there for a reason.

From: Tom McCool
Date: 12-Oct-18

I take off the lettering and mark the spine real tiny on the shaft. Just don't like the looks of them big letters in the bow quiver. Yep...I'm a geek. :)

From: The Whittler
Date: 12-Oct-18

You can use different colors for cresting and just put down what color represent what number. The Army use to do that.

From: Pfranchise
Date: 12-Oct-18

The abrasive pad isn’t necessary, I’ve taken it off with just a towel or rag and some acetone.

From: jaz5833
Date: 12-Oct-18

jaz5833's embedded Photo

Here's a set I just did, removing everything except the spine.

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 12-Oct-18

I do what Jim Keller did. Why? Because to me the arrow looks better without all the writing.

From: Dan W
Date: 12-Oct-18

Keep shooting them without losing or breaking them. It eventually wears off. Years of practice! Good for your shooting.

I have a micrometer accurate to 0.000" or mm, the higher spines are slightly but measurably thicker.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 12-Oct-18

My old Microflite don't have much writing, nor do the Easton aluminum. That said, it's nice to know what spine they are and I don't want to pecker around taking off the information, then putting back on somehow. I'm not that self conscious about what my arrows look like to other people I guess. I'm more concerned about where they hit when I shoot them.

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