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    Waterproofing Feathers

    Has anyone used WD40 to spray their feather fletches to waterproof them?

    I thought of spraying them. Knock off the excess and let them dry.

    Any thoughts?

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    I just use the Gateway powder, does a great job.

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    I’ve tried a few things but none seems to really work that well but the powder is better than most.



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    Not sure if WD40 wouldn't have an eroding effect on the glue. Long term it's not supposed to be good on rubber.

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    I've used waterproofing spray (for boots and jackets) before which has worked reasonably. Needs refreshing fairly regularly but it's worth doing. However I wouldn't use WD40 on feathers. I wouldn't have thought the oils would dry out.

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    Looks like I will be using the Fletching Powder then.

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