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Gasket Lacquer Arrow Finish

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Item Number: 6000X
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Price: $18.99 - $37.99
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Flammable
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  • Q:

    Can I apply paint prior to sealing my shafts using gasket lacquer without the paint smearing or running?
    Asked on 6/12/2014 by Cole from United States

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes you can,,I've been doing for years,,you have to make sure the paint is completely dry,,I go over it with 0000 fine steel wool,,then make sure it is all wiped clean before sealing.

      Answered on 6/12/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes you can,,I've been doing for years,,you have to make sure the paint is completely dry,,I go over it with 0000 fine steel wool,,then make sure it is all wiped clean before sealing.

      Answered on 6/12/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I would not recommend to paint or crest the shaft before sealing because it can smear the paint as well as contaminate your lacquer for future arrows.

      Answered on 6/12/2014 by Art from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I made a half dozen green shafted arrows and painted on top of the stain let it dry over night then laquered the shafts and they didn't run or smear.
      I cannot for the life of me remember if I used oil based or water based paint. I would suggest an experimenting on a shaft just to be safe.

      Answered on 6/12/2014 by MichaelFletcher from New Castle, DE
  • Q:

    Approximately how many arrows will a quart do?
    Asked on 6/12/2014 by Bowstalker from East Texas

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Anywhere from 100 to 300 arrow shafts it depends on how thick you put the lacquer on

      Answered on 6/23/2014 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
    • A:

      I have dipped about 4 dozen arrows using the 'Big Dipper' and i dip each shaft 4 times. I have used about 1/2 of a quart so far. After knowing this, I would guess that you could dip roughly 80-100 arrows at 4 dips per shaft. The condition of the gaskets being used tend to have a large effect on usage. I have noticed the older the gasket, the more coating is left on the shaft after each pull.

      Answered on 6/18/2014 by just a good ol boy from North Alabama
  • Q:

    When using gasket lacquer, can it be applied to both the oil based stain and the painted crown dip? What type of base ( Water , oil , etc. ) should the paint be ?
    Then do you dip it with gasket lacquer all at one time?
    Thanks
    Asked on 1/18/2014 by No Name

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I stain my arrows with minwax and crown with the white GL and crest with Testor's model paints, then finish by dipping the entire arrow (with crest and crown) with two or three dips of the clear GL.Only once did I have an issue, which was when I didn't let the stain dry long enough in humid weather. All that happened is that the final coat of GL was not very durable and starting chipping off after a month or so of use. Gasket Lacquer is an excellent product.

      Answered on 1/29/2014 by Hextall
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The cresting and crown dip should be water based. You seal the arrow with the gasket lacquer first then the paint gos on top.

      Answered on 1/20/2014 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Make sure everything on your arrow is dry before you dip them. Gasket
      lacquer is a great product. It dries real fast.After you shoot your arrows
      and ding them up you can re-lacquer them.

      Answered on 1/20/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I usually wipe on a water based stain. The grain then lifts. I use a 000 steel wool to make everything smooth again. Then I clean that surface very well. Then i use the gasket lacquer. Never used a crown dip.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 1/19/2014 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    can this product be shipped to Canada?
    Asked on 10/1/2013 by Pointysticks from Dartmouth NS

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      sorry this is not able to ship Canada. Any item that is flammable can not ship across the border.

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

    Should you taper and tip your shafts before dipping them? Also what tools do you recommend to taper as I have noticed that some tools may damage the finish?
    Asked on 8/15/2013 by Mike from Exton, PA

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I taper the shafts last the V2 taper tool is what I like to use.

      Answered on 8/20/2013 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    I love this system, but it seems like each coat is adding more weight than it should. I am getting about 20 grains per dip on an 11/32 douglas fir shaft. i read one of the other reviews that said 4 coats was only 18 grains. is my excessive weight likely due to my gasket being worn or the lacquer being to thick? or maybe im pulling to fast? btw it still takes me 4 coats to completely fill the grain, as in other reviews. Thanks.
    Asked on 6/27/2013 by Eric from Connecticut

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      If the gasket has been used a lot it may be better to use a different hole in the gasket or try slowing down when pulling the shaft out. This will give you thinner coats.

      Answered on 6/27/2013 by Josh from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    I'm trying to put a crown dip on with GL in white. On the first dip I get incomplete coverage. On the second dip, the dry undercoat smears. Now I've got to strip my arrows down to bare wood and start over. Any suggestions? Also, the white GL I just ordered has the consistency of peanut butter. How much should I thin it down?
    Asked on 5/31/2013 by Lionel from United States

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      You want it to be thick like that if it is thinned then it will streak. You need to stretch out your gasket so it puts on thicker coats

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

    Could you apply this product with a cotton cloth if you are just starting out with making your own arrows?
    Asked on 4/21/2013 by Julian from scituate, MA

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think it would require too much solvent. The amount of ventilation you would need would keep you from having a debris free finish.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 4/21/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      You could but I would not recommend it. If you do use a cloth make sure that you have really good ventilation. Using a dip tube is a lot easier and much safer.

      Answered on 4/22/2013 by Clint from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    What do you clean up with afterward and what kind of shelf life would you expect from the product if kept (tight cap) in the dipper?
    Asked on 2/8/2013 by Lee from Western KY

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Acetone. Still in my dipper 8 months air tight. Just add some acetone to thin.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 2/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Most solvents should clean this up easily. Or you can wait for it to completely dry and scrape it off. If left in the dip tube the lacquer can last a year or so. It will depend on humidity and temperature though so not all areas will be the same.

      Answered on 2/9/2013 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      CLEANUP WITH PAINT THINNER HAVE HAD SOME PARTIAL CANS FOR OVER 2 YEARS IN COOL STORAGE

      Answered on 2/9/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Will there be other colors available in the future, such as blue (in particular)?
    Asked on 1/8/2013 by Griffin from Lawton, OK

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      We have tried to use a blue dye with the lacquer before. It has never worked out. The lacquer never seems to dry with the blue. We may try again in the future, but as of right now there are no plans to.

      Answered on 1/8/2013 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
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