April 7th, 2012, 11:15 PM
Polyolefin Shrink Tubing wraps
Has anyone tried polyolefin shrink tubing on their arrows instead of wraps? I read in a Traditional Bowhunter magazine about using it on wood arrows and fletching on it and when you want to refletch you can just cut off and reapply and start over. Anyone tried this on Carbon/ Aluminum arrows? I think it might work pretty good. I know the stuff is pretty tuff. Thanks, Sean
April 8th, 2012, 07:30 AM
Back in the day of the old pultruded small diameter carbon arrows I knew a guy who always did shrink tube on the back of his arrows and fletched to the tube. Seemed to work fine and was tuff enuf.
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April 8th, 2012, 11:15 AM
Would you foresee any adhesion problems?
April 9th, 2012, 09:26 PM
In the TradBhntr mag the guy said that any number of adhesives worked great with the tubing. He used pvc and polyolefin heat shrink. The pvc was slick and needed to be roughed up a little in order to get better adhesion. The polyolefin had a flat finish and adhered great. I am going to pick some up and try it. Will let you guys know. 22 grains for the pvc and 27 grains for the pof.
April 13th, 2012, 06:14 PM
was using it when carbons first came out . was called eza fletch. sold a bunch of it. Still have some. worked great. just put a little rubber cement on the shaft & then shrink the tubing down on it. fletched very good.
Originally Posted by blandingbowman