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Arrow wraps?

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Michigan Hunter 11-Jan-19
KDdog 11-Jan-19
Babbling Bob 11-Jan-19
RC 11-Jan-19
RC 11-Jan-19
Bushytail 11-Jan-19
JimPic 11-Jan-19
RC 11-Jan-19
Ranger193 11-Jan-19
arlone 11-Jan-19
RC 11-Jan-19
Pa Steve 11-Jan-19
hockey7 11-Jan-19
Dan In MI 11-Jan-19
RJH1 11-Jan-19
hawkeye in PA 11-Jan-19
K Cummings 11-Jan-19
Babysaph 11-Jan-19
Babysaph 11-Jan-19
RC 11-Jan-19
RC 11-Jan-19
The Whittler 11-Jan-19
jmorgan 11-Jan-19
Therifleman 11-Jan-19
RC 11-Jan-19
Dwrightkm 11-Jan-19
2 bears 11-Jan-19
M60gunner 11-Jan-19
M60gunner 11-Jan-19
Dan In MI 11-Jan-19
BACKYARD 11-Jan-19
K Cummings 11-Jan-19
Thor 11-Jan-19
K Cummings 11-Jan-19
hickstick 11-Jan-19
Rick Barbee 11-Jan-19
BACKYARD 11-Jan-19
Rick Barbee 11-Jan-19
BOWNUT 11-Jan-19
bldtrailer 11-Jan-19
Rick Barbee 11-Jan-19
Riverwolf 11-Jan-19
Keefers 11-Jan-19
SB 11-Jan-19
Babbling Bob 11-Jan-19
Dwrightkm 11-Jan-19
opr8r 11-Jan-19
Wapiti - - M. S. 11-Jan-19
4t5 12-Jan-19
From: Michigan Hunter
Date: 11-Jan-19

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I've always crested my wood arrows but in recent years I've been shooting carbons. I would like to add a little color to them and was looking at the arrow wraps from 3 Rivers. Have any of you used these? With good results? What glue for fletchings? Otherwise, I heard of people using a quality spray paint. Anyone try that?

From: KDdog
Date: 11-Jan-19




Check out " onestringer" .

From: Babbling Bob Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Jan-19




Onestringer has the best selection, and can do custom too. They have a fun web site. Onstringer is also super fast with orders and will ship out in a day. They also have a helpful chart to match the shaft sizes perfectly. Some great folks!

From: RC
Date: 11-Jan-19




You could make your own wraps too. They are nothing but contact shelf paper. I buy it in rolls at Walmart and cut it with a paper cutter.

From: RC
Date: 11-Jan-19




I fletch with fletch tape.

From: Bushytail Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Jan-19




I've used the fl orange. They're great for 3D/target arrows because they realy stand out. I did use them for hunting until I seen they almost glow in the dark. They realy stand out in low light conditions. I use the Platinum fletch-tite with good results.

From: JimPic
Date: 11-Jan-19

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I make my own. I get 12 dozen 1"x7" wraps from a $4 roll

From: RC
Date: 11-Jan-19




Jim, that is exactly how I make mine. And you can buy different colors of contact paper. I'd imagine the paper could be cut to fit a printer and a design printed on them also.. You can make them any size you want too.

From: Ranger193
Date: 11-Jan-19




You can buy a good selection of colors from hobby stores as well. Look for the Cricket supplies.

From: arlone Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 11-Jan-19




I've never used any type, but isn't shelf liner quite a bit heavier/thicker than "wraps"??

From: RC
Date: 11-Jan-19




Not really.

From: Pa Steve
Date: 11-Jan-19




Definitely One Stringer. Exact length & width with many colors and designs to choose from. Excellent prices too.

From: hockey7
Date: 11-Jan-19




Yup....Onestringer for sure. Platinum glue.

From: Dan In MI
Date: 11-Jan-19




Why don't you crest your carbons?????

From: RJH1
Date: 11-Jan-19




I have used them and like them. I use the same fletch tight platinum glue that i use on my carbons.

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 11-Jan-19




My experience is that its harder to remove the crown dip from carbons than aluminums. Ruins the factory carbon arrow finish. And no odor with wraps, replacing dip tubes, etc.

From: K Cummings
Date: 11-Jan-19

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I'm using a new arrow wrap system call "Techno-Wrapp."

It utilizes a bar code that is read by an app on my smart phone.

The app tells me exact arrow speed, trajectory, kinetic energy, momentum, and precise location (within 3 square feet).

When I shoot a deer, I use the GPS on my phone, combined with the bar code reader, to lead me directly to my arrow. If the arrow stays in the deer, it leads me directly to the deer. Same when I'm shooting a 3D course. In the extremely rare event that I miss a target, the app leads me directly to my arrow.

KPC

From: Babysaph
Date: 11-Jan-19




Do it yourself is fine but I can't find fl yellow contact paper.

From: Babysaph
Date: 11-Jan-19




K Cummings. I can't find that app on my phone. That's is a good idea.,

From: RC
Date: 11-Jan-19




Fluorescent yellow is out there.

From: RC
Date: 11-Jan-19




https://www.google.com/search? q=fluorescent+yellow+contact+paper&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS740US740&tbm=i sch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiljZP68eXfAhXMtlkKHdXbAjQQs AR6BAgCEAE&biw=1536&bih=750

From: The Whittler
Date: 11-Jan-19




I have used the flo. pink, flo. yellow, and white. They worked great and I used Fletch tite Platinum +. I used a mouse pad to roll the wraps on and don't touch the wraps after.

The oils from your fingers sometimes won't give you a good adhesive to the feathers.

From: jmorgan
Date: 11-Jan-19

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I crest my carbons with onestringer arrow wraps. He has a new satin finish that looks great. i use solid colors and then crest them on a little crester i made out of an old record player.

From: Therifleman
Date: 11-Jan-19




I use onestringer wraps and gorilla superglue w blue cap. Fletchings stay on well and when it is time to replace i can peel everything off just coaxing w hot water or hair dryer.

Beware of some other wraps--- i bought some red reflectives once that would take me a half hour of work per arrow to remove.

Krylon paint also works very well.

From: RC
Date: 11-Jan-19




Wraps are cool, but I leave my bamboo arrows plain Jane:)

From: Dwrightkm
Date: 11-Jan-19




Would love to hear more about that Techno- Wrapp. I'm not finding this stuff online. Sounds like a neat idea

From: 2 bears
Date: 11-Jan-19




K Cummings you are awesome. I can't believe you hook them so easily. Beautiful arrows RC. I leave my bamboo natural too. I do use a dark grey goose feather for the cock feather when I have them. >>>>-----> Ken

From: M60gunner
Date: 11-Jan-19

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I use Onestringer wraps as well. Got a shoe box full. I really like the flo yellow wrap with flo yellow feathers from Gateway. I crest my wraps usually. Just cheap Testors paint from Hobby Lobby. Then I brush on a coat of MinWax Polycrillic waterbased.

From: M60gunner
Date: 11-Jan-19




The orange are wraps as well

From: Dan In MI
Date: 11-Jan-19




Aren't techno wraps in limited supplies each year?

From: BACKYARD
Date: 11-Jan-19




Stopped using wraps. Pain in the butt to remove.I have not found a good method so went to paint and sharpie pens or just leave plain.

From: K Cummings
Date: 11-Jan-19




"Aren't techno wraps in limited supplies each year?

I'm not sure about other states, but in MI they are. Heck, availability is different from county to county. They also have to be renewed each year. If you look closely, the ones in my picture are from 2016.

KPC

From: Thor
Date: 11-Jan-19




I have used them,but have found there more trouble then there worth.I just use rustoleum or tremclad paint and spray.Just have to make sure the paint is cured before gluing on with Duco.And they look a lot nicer then the wraps when finished.Rust paint sticks on carbon real good,where as the wraps tend to peak of at the seam.

From: K Cummings
Date: 11-Jan-19

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Dan:

The "Techno-Wrapps" for 2018 were orange, and I was only able to get 2.

At 20.00 a piece, it's a good thing you can't lose them.

KPC

From: hickstick
Date: 11-Jan-19




I'm not sure what trouble folks are having....I've been shooting the same wrapped/fletched carbon shafts for nearly 10 years. I use fletch tape and drop of duco front and aft and a thing bead down the quill and be shooting in under 5 min.

my most recent wraps are onestringer white with predator camo on them

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 11-Jan-19




Wraps actually save me "a lot" of trouble.

When the time comes for the need, you just heat them up, and peel them off fletching & all.

No scraping. Just a little acetone, or alcohol clean up after removal, and you're ready to go back on with the new stuff.

P.S.

DAP Rapid Fuse for fletching glue "cannot" be beat.

Rick

From: BACKYARD
Date: 11-Jan-19




Rick I've put them in boiling water to heat up.Takes forever to peel them. What's your secret?

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 11-Jan-19




Dave, no secret.

I've used the boiling water, and it worked ok, but most of the time I just use a hair dryer.

Seems like the boiling water gets them to hot, and makes them tear easily. They still come off pretty easy, but sometimes in several pieces.

When using the hair dryer, they usually peel right off all in one piece. They tear sometimes, but it's really no big deal. I just rip on off what is coming, then apply a little heat to the pieces that have stayed on, and peel them off.

Rick

From: BOWNUT
Date: 11-Jan-19

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I use the reflective yellow as in the center of the chart. They work.

From: bldtrailer
Date: 11-Jan-19

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onestringer

From: Rick Barbee
Date: 11-Jan-19




I haven't done any in a while, but something I remembered I did last time was:

I heated/softened them up, then used my pocket knife to carefully scrape away 3 narrow areas end to end on the wraps, then heated again, and quickly/easily peeled off the three remaining strips of the wrap.

Seemed very easy, but I'm not sure it made it any easier than before.

The bottom line for me is - I don't have to scrape & clean away a bunch of glue & fletching residue when using wraps. That not only makes it easier/quicker to refletch, but you are much less likely to damage a shaft.

I hate fletching/refletchig arrows, so the quicker & easier it is for me the better.

Rick

From: Riverwolf
Date: 11-Jan-19




...Onestringer=Excellent in every aspect !

From: Keefers
Date: 11-Jan-19




One stringer "Quick,Fast and made to Last" with "Many colors you need not look at Others"! Just my take on them cause I put away the dip tanks and really like how they are always making sure the customer is happy.

From: SB
Date: 11-Jan-19




All the carbons I shoot are crown dipped and crested...same as my wood arrows. Same process.

From: Babbling Bob Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Jan-19

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Onestringer sent my wraps with my name printed on the color part of the fade the same day I ordered them by regular ordinary everyday mail. They arrived in just a few days and they fit perfect. I use Saunders NPV glue over mine.

From: Dwrightkm
Date: 11-Jan-19




Lol I hate you. You got me :)

Techno-Wrapps would be an amazing idea.. Really not hard to believe a GPS wrap could exsist. Actually, didn't someone do that with nocks a while back ago?

From: opr8r
Date: 11-Jan-19




I have used a bunch of them from 3 rivers and I like them a lot. No problems removing them like rick said use a hair dryer...opr8r

From: Wapiti - - M. S. Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Jan-19




3 Rivers use to carry reflective wraps,great for hunting arrows. I'm not sure if they still carry them.

From: 4t5
Date: 12-Jan-19




To answer your question...yes they are good and I use saunders npv arrowmate cement.





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