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    Cleaning X10's

    Hi Guys

    I have been reading some threads about solvents to clean arrows.

    I have just bought a set of X10's off eBay and want to bulk remove the fletching and the wrap that the previous owner had on them.
    What is the best way of doing this?
    My lazy side just wants to dump them in a pot of some magic liquid and dissolve all by the shaft. Does such a thing exist? I dont have a great track record with a Stanley blade, keep taking chunks out of my shafts

    Any help would be great

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    I use a ZipStrip and meths. Careful with solvents.

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    Be careful when using any solvents with carbon shafts (including ally/carbon composites) as they can dissolve little bits of the shaft and ruin them completly - so leaving them to soak is a no-no...

    wiping over with iso-propyl alcohol is safe enough (aka propan-2-ol, isopropanol, tape head cleaner (if you can still get that?)). I wouldn't trust acetone, petrol, toluene...

    using a plastic 'blade' can be useful as it's safer for you and the shafts, at uni I sharpened the edge of a 6" ruler to do something similar.

    hope this helps

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    Guess I shall have to be extra careful and just take my time. Might invest in a special tool to do it, but ill try with the blade first.

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    Rest them tail first in boiling water, then remove one at a time to strip off the wraps / vanes with a stanley. The boiling water softens everything and makes them come off a treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark31121 View Post
    using a plastic 'blade' can be useful as it's safer for you and the shafts
    I was wondering if a plastic 'picnic' knife may be up to the job.

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