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3Rivers Water-Based Sealer

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  • Q:

    Can the water based sealer be rubbed on?
    Asked on 9/2/2013 by Rex from Texas

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I have never tried it and don't believe it would work very well. I would not suggest it.

      Answered on 9/10/2013 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    can i use this as a sealer over top of alcohol stain and waterbased cresting paint, or should i crest over top of the water based sealer?
    Asked on 8/5/2013 by twiggzy from frostburg, md

    4 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I would try a small piece of scrap wood the combination and see what happens. If in doubt use water based to water based.

      Answered on 8/13/2013 by Keith from 3 Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I havent crested over the water based sealer. Only from staining and
      sealing experience on many types of new finishes and matching old ones can
      I say I am confident if you seal and then sand then crest it should work
      out fine.

      Answered on 8/5/2013 by oaktree1215 from Bloomington IN
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      i have only used the sealer over raw unadorned wood. I think you can
      probably use the sealer in any order. Try sealer last, or crest on top on
      one arrow, then see how it works out before committing more arrows to it.
      good luck

      Answered on 8/5/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Better wait and crest over top. It is an excellant sealer though. Ive used
      about all and this is the best. IMO...

      Answered on 8/6/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Is the white opaque enough to use as a crown dip?
    Asked on 5/31/2013 by Lionel from United States

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The sealer finishes clear and doesnt affect the woods appearance. probably
      not a good crown dip.

      Answered on 5/31/2013 by oaktree1215 from Bloomington IN
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My product dried clear. Worked great as a sealer but not crown dipping paint..
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 5/31/2013 by Lotojarich from Salt Lake City, UT
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I wouldn't. it's a sealant, not a paint or a stain: meant to serve a different purpose, and I doubt You would like the results, because they won't be very apparent.

      Answered on 5/31/2013 by Doc's way from rural upstate New York
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi Fellow 3-rivers customer!
      I bought and use the water-based sealer for my wood arrows. The product I have is clear. It goes on and dries completely clear. It is 100% transparent.
      If they also offer an opaque white, that would be a different product from what I have.

      Answered on 5/31/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes

      Answered on 6/3/2013 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    I have used hardware store water based polyurethane varnish before and experienced target burn. Will I experience this problem with your 3R product?
    Asked on 3/7/2013 by Mark from Watertown WI

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Not likely. If you sand between coats and apply them thinly and evenly
      between sanding three or four times it should be good to go. I have had
      excellent results with 3Rivers water based shaft sealer. Extremely happy
      with the product! I have shot my arrows into several types of targets and
      the finish held up to them all so far.

      Answered on 3/7/2013 by oaktree1215 from Bloomington IN
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have used this product for years with no problems at all. Easy to use. Dries overnight. And arrows pull out easy from all types of targets.
      Jon

      Answered on 3/7/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I can't answer your specific question, because after buying this product and having difficulty keeping bubbles out of its finished surfaces, I went back to using in-house gasket lacquer and, despite its minor frustrations, it worked fine. if it isn't broke, don't fix it....
      -- curt

      Answered on 3/7/2013 by Doc's way from rural upstate New York
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I had the same problem with the hardware store water based polyurethane varnish, never had it since I started to use 3R water based varnish.
      Phil

      Answered on 3/7/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Our sealer will be more resistant to target burn than what you will normally find at a hardware store.

      Answered on 3/8/2013 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Can you use this with the Eco dipper system?
    Asked on 8/19/2012 by Dina from United States

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      You can use these with the Eco Dipper system, but it will take many, many coats for it to work. Say 30-40 coats. The Eco Dipper is highly recommended to only use with 3Rivers Gasket Lacquer.

      Answered on 8/20/2012 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      I am just now getting around to using this sealer to make some arrows with a stiffer spine for experimentation, and I don't have enough experience with it yet to give You a definitive answer; but, after refreshing my recollection about why I, personally, DID NOT purchase this Eco dipper by watching again the film demonstration of the product's use and reflecting on my own years of making arrows, just as several of the reviewers hint at, I too think this product seems slick, but achieving good performance will depend on the proper consistency of the dip or stain being used.
      This specific sealer, according to the label, is described as having "high solids", which means that it is a water-based suspension not a compound, and, like most water-based treatments, somewhat thin in its consistency, which is why I rejected buying the Eco dipper for this specific liquid. I suspect its properties mean that it WOULD NOT WORK AS WELL with any water-based suspension as it would with any lacquer-based liquid. Any lacquer-based liquid would have that perfect, mildly viscous consistency You look for to use a devise like this effectively, where the mild surface tension of the fluid conflicts with the device just enough to leave a coating of, say, a few mils, which is exactly what You want when using lacquer-based sealers. In fact, the demonstrator mentions that if You have a problem with consistency, "just add a little acetone". He's assuming lacquer as a base, because You would NEVER add acetone to water to change the viscosity.
      So, given the in between sanding, etc. necessary to make this product perform up to its design, I'm using the old-fashioned rag method with appropriate gloves. I like old-fashioned; it may be slow, but it works every time it's tried.
      Hope this helps....
      -- Curt S.

      Answered on 8/21/2012 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    What kind of cresting paint can be used with this product can you use bohning.
    Asked on 3/25/2012 by Anonymous from Lewistown mt

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      You should be able to use just about any cresting paint, but for the best results you will want to use a water based paint such as the Whispering Winds and the True North paints.

      Answered on 4/3/2012 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Even though I let the sealer sit in the dip tube 24hrs before using it, I still wind up with air bubbles. How can I fix this.
    Asked on 3/25/2012 by Anonymous from Long Island NY

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It can take up to 48 hours for the bubbles to dissipate. This time frame can be lengthened or shortened depending on the temperature and the humidity.

      Answered on 4/3/2012 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Will this arrow sealer add a shiny finish because I really don't want that to happen. If it does add a shiny finnish are there any sealers that won't ?
    Asked on 2/29/2012 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      This is a satin finish but with more coats you put on the arrow the more of a glare it will produce. To dull this sealer more you can use 0000 steel wool and buff the arrow.

      Answered on 3/1/2012 by Art from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    When using your clear shaft sealer is their another paint that I can use over the sealer as a crown dip if I don't want white? Interested in red and yellow crown dip.
    Asked on 12/19/2011 by Anonymous

    1 answer

  • Q:

    What is the complete process for using the "white" sealer for out of the box wood shafts? Same for carbon and aluminum.

    I have 2 each clear and white bottles but not sure how to begin. Don't want to screw it up.

    I have your dip tanks with wood holder and clips.

    How many coats before I go to cresting.

    This is an activity where a video would sure help. I know the WB is new, but would like to know more.

    Is there an written article available?

    Thanks

    Tom
    Asked on 12/8/2011 by Tom from Woodland Park, CO

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Simple, shake bottles well, dump into big dip tube and let set over night so that all the bubbles come to the top. Make a drop line, get some cloths pins and lay news paper under drop line. Submerge shaft into the dip tub of sealer and then pull arrow out and let most of excess run off before hanging it on drop line. Let dry 1 day and then flip shafts over and repeat. It should only take 2-3 coats. I always crest last and then brush on a thin coat of clear over the cresting after it is dry in my cresting lathe.

      Answered on 12/8/2011 by Shawn from 3Rivers Archery
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