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Old 01-26-2007, 03:27 PM   #1
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I finally got arround to refletching some arrows and decided to try Cottons method of cresting, I think it was a pretty big success!!!
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Old 01-26-2007, 03:52 PM   #2
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Looks great
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Old 01-26-2007, 03:59 PM   #3
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Thats awesom i tried but i could never get mine to look that good. Nice job
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Old 01-26-2007, 06:07 PM   #4
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love the fade!! mine looked like big poo after i tried the fade!! nice looking sticks!!!
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Old 01-27-2007, 01:13 PM   #5
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Looks great......keep up the good work
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:35 AM   #6
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Nice!
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Old 01-30-2007, 06:38 PM   #7
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Nice work. Those should be easy to find.
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Old 01-30-2007, 06:45 PM   #8
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Great job on the arrows!
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Old 02-01-2007, 12:13 PM   #9
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I am going to try this soon. I will post pics unless the result is too embarressing.
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Old 02-01-2007, 02:08 PM   #10
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Old 02-01-2007, 03:03 PM   #11
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Nice fade and successful project. What flo-orange paint did you use, and did you top-coat it afterwards or just leave them as-is?
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Old 02-01-2007, 03:35 PM   #12
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Those look really good! I am going to try that soon, although I doubt you'll see pics since I don't have much "artistic ability." I have watched that video about 10 times though!
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Old 02-01-2007, 04:43 PM   #13
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those look grat gahh i want to try so bad
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Old 02-01-2007, 06:32 PM   #14
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Very good job! Should have no problem finding them
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Old 02-01-2007, 07:27 PM   #15
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Just did 3 tonight. Had to give it a shot. They look pretty slick. Probably should have went higher on the fade.

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Old 02-02-2007, 12:32 PM   #16
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San Jose...I just used one coat of white laquer, and made the fade with normal crylon red spray paint, then fletched!, Just be sure not to get any of the fade where you are going to be fletching or the paint will melt and the vanes will not stick worth a crap.
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Old 02-10-2007, 10:25 AM   #17
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So, the vanes will adhere on the laquer?
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Old 02-11-2007, 12:55 PM   #18
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Kevin, they bond to the laquer very well.
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Old 03-19-2007, 12:11 AM   #19
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I tried this tonight on a gold tip, it's really simple and took about 30 minutes. It looks like a coat of clear lacquer will need to go over the white and fade color, it seemed a little soft. I'll see how it is in the morning and decide to use it or not on the others. This is a really neat project to do.
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Old 04-08-2007, 03:44 AM   #20
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Finally finished a batch of 8. I had a friend (Texas Grown) to help me do the first ones last year so I could watch it first hand. I watched Cotton's video but was not confident enuff at first. This is the first one's I have done myself and first time I have fletched any arrows. I used these nocks to fletch the arrows but I have luminoks for them already.

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Old 04-08-2007, 03:50 AM   #21
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don't know why those pics come across fuzzy..here is one more..

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Old 04-10-2007, 01:42 PM   #22
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Those things are way too pretty to shoot out of a Mathews!!!!!!

J/K, nicely done.
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:18 PM   #23
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Wow, I had some done like that back in the 80's and much prefer to wraps! i would love to do some but I don't have any artistic skill at all!!!
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Old 04-10-2007, 08:38 PM   #24
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Gw... those look great.. I am going to shoot mx 4's and lumenoks this year and they're red so I think I might do my next batch red and white like yours.

Big D.. I think I should have faded half way between where you stopped and I stopped. I like the way yours have more white.
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Old 04-11-2007, 01:35 PM   #25
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Those look pretty good. I did my first batch a few months ago.
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Old 04-11-2007, 07:02 PM   #26
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shadow- the colors you used turned out awesome!

i know this might sound lazy, but do any of you have any 0.02 on the shrink wraps/fletchings that cabelas sells? are they ok, good, or a complete selling ploy and suck? easy to apply or not worth the trouble? i just saw them the other day on their site and wondered what the main consensus was? thanks for the tips!
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