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3Rivers Water-Based Sealer
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3Rivers Water-Based Sealer

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
3Rivers Water-Based Sealer
 
4.2

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (20)
  • Easy to use (19)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Good penetration (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Target practice (20)
    • Hunting (15)
    • Stump shooting (9)
    • 3D targets (8)
    • Competition (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (20), Competitive archer (5), Expert archer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    "I would buy this product again and have

    I was skeptical in using a water based sealer for my woods but I gave it a try and I am amazed and a true believer that this product will take over the industry. Thanks...Read complete review

    I was skeptical in using a water based sealer for my woods but I gave it a try and I am amazed and a true believer that this product will take over the industry. Thanks for a wonderful product.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    sealer

    While this sealer does what it need to do(for the most part) I don't prefer it. It takes practice to use it and I have found that bubbles appear readily and don't go ...Read complete review

    While this sealer does what it need to do(for the most part) I don't prefer it. It takes practice to use it and I have found that bubbles appear readily and don't go away. I usually have to sand down the shafts after coating.

    Reviewed by 29 customers

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    3.0

    It's OK

    By Rex

    from Texas

    About Me Recreational Archer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Pulls Dye Into It

    Best Uses

    • Hunting
    • Stump Shooting
    • Target Practice

    Comments about 3Rivers Water-Based Sealer:

    I used a rag to apply sealer. Went on easy 3-5 coats per arrow. Too many bubbles solids floating on top. Pulled the dye up into sealer and the color faded, so much it got on the rags I was using. I do like the low odor so I can use it in the house. I tried the sanding between coats but with the dye coming off the arrow this was a bad way to apply. I had to put more dye on some of the arrows.

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    3.0

    OK not the Quaility I expected

    By Rex

    from Texas

    About Me Recreational Archer

    Pros

    • Easy Clean up
    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Clear Has Yellow Tint
    • Inconsistent

    Best Uses

    • Hunting
    • Target Practice

    Comments about 3Rivers Water-Based Sealer:

    The clear leaves a yellow tint. Did not mix well. Had a problem with bubbles. No matter how much I shook the bottle there were still chunks floating and stuff stuck to top of bottle and bottom. I can not afford the dipper so I wiped it on. It wipes on just fine. I do like the easy clean up.

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    4.0

    So Far So Good

    By Fat Daddy

    from Colorado Springs, Co

    About Me Recreational Archer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about 3Rivers Water-Based Sealer:

        I have just finished dipping three dozen shafts with 5 coats each. It is so nice to be able to dip in the basement as it is virtually odorless. The verdict is still out as to how durable it is as it seems to be less solid than the Bohning Supercoat that I normally use. Time will tell how well the cresting and feathers adhere.

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        3.0

        Air Bubbles

        By longhaulred

        from Hart, MI

        About Me Recreational Archer

        Pros

        • Easy cleanup
        • Easy To Use
        • Good Penetration
        • No fumes

        Cons

        • Lots of Air Bubbles

        Best Uses

        • 3D Targets
        • Stump Shooting
        • Target Practice

        Comments about 3Rivers Water-Based Sealer:

        I had read comments about air bubbles and decided to try this product anyway because of easy cleanup. I was disappointed at the number of air bubbles. I am considering purchasing the Speed Coat Dipping System. This might eliminate the air bubbles while keeping the cleanup easy.

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        5.0

        Very Pleased

        By Mr.Six

        from Stow, Ohio

        About Me Recreational Archer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast Dry time

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • 3D Targets
          • Hunting
          • Stump Shooting
          • Target Practice

          Comments about 3Rivers Water-Based Sealer:

          I am very pleased with the results. Although it seems to always leave a few bumps (bubbles) here and there no matter what I do. It is very easy to apply and very very easy to clean up. The arrows look incredible with three coats, and the white color sealer makes a beautiful cap. Make sure you use Duco Cement, because the recommended Fletch-Tite Platinum does not work. The Duco Cement holds very well to 3River's water based sealer.

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          5.0

          Works for me

          By rbatect

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Recreational Archer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Durable
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • 3D Targets
            • Stump Shooting
            • Target Practice

            Comments about 3Rivers Water-Based Sealer:

            My son and I make "youth arrows" which we sell on stick bow, we have been using this product for about a year now and like the results. As mentioned by others its important to allow the bubbles to settle when loading the dip tube, this is key to not having bubbles. I use 0000 steel wool between coats for good adheson between coats. The product dries fast and is very durable. I like the fumeless aspect of this product especially around children.

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            1.0

            go buy some house paint

            By driftfly

            from leclaire iowa

            About Me Expert Archer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Inconsistent

              Best Uses

                Comments about 3Rivers Water-Based Sealer:

                If you like chunky paint, this is perfect for you. I'm not sure what this stuff is,it is not a good arrow finish.

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                5.0

                Excellent product!

                By Reiner

                from Florence, Italy

                About Me Competitive Archer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Accurate
                • Consistent
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Penetration

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about 3Rivers Water-Based Sealer:

                    I fill the pro-dipper with the sealer the evening before, to prevent bubbles. The result is fantastic. Just after the first coat you can see how good it covers. I hang the shafts and with our climate here in Italy, they take 30-45 minutes to dry.
                    Don't use it with the speed coat system: the shaft will need too many coats to be covered properly. Deep the shaft directly in the pro-dipper with the sealer.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Very fast!

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Nice

                    By Odin

                    from Oslo, Norway

                    About Me Competitive Archer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                    • Takes a long time to dry

                    Best Uses

                    • Arrowmaking

                    Comments about 3Rivers Water-Based Sealer:

                    This is a great product, but i would not recomend to use it together with speed coat arrow dipping system. I got the best results when i just dipped the shafts rigth into the sealer, and hang it to dry for two hours. When it is dry, it makes a great product.

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                    5.0

                    water based sealer

                    By frank

                    from norfolk, va

                    About Me Recreational Archer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about 3Rivers Water-Based Sealer:

                        easy to use. no odors , easy clean up,fast drying time.

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