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I bought of rool of vinyl arrow wrap tape. I believe it's 1" wide. I wrapped some arrows last night and the wrap is about a 1/64" too wide. It overlaps where it started so now there's a step up where they meet. Is this normal??
 

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I just made some yesterday too ... I bought chrome auto tape 8'x 14" for 12.99 cut them the same as some wraps I had by making a jig ..3" they seem to only add 3 grains to the finished arrow and I can make tons of them with the roll I bought ... 3D arrows obviously ... I weighed them out so far 5 are the same and the most they very is 2 grains.. I'll post some pics later
 

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So it doesn't affect the arrow flight having the little step up??
no, some overlap is perfectly normal. That overlap actually allows the vinyl to adhere to itself making a better bond to the shaft:smile:
 

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I found out that if I tried to fit the wrap so that the edges just touched and did not overlap, soon the wrap would shrink just enough to make a gap that stuck out way more than the tiny overlap did. Take a tip.........let them overlap just a little.

Sooner or later, you will wind up needing to put a vane on top of the lap no matter how hard you try and plan ahead. So far for me, the vanes that I HAD to glue on or across the lap have all worked out OK with no adhesion issues.
 

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The wrap should not matter, it should'nt be thicker than a knock collar.
 
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