What real worked for me is to make sure the arrow is strait and the section
you want the thin pinstrip on runs very true in the arrow turner. Then thin
the pinstriping paint so that it will flow smoothly of the brush you are
using. One of the tricks I have used is to dip the 000 or smaller brush in
thinner first befor you dip it in paint (the smaller the drop of paint you
pick up the thinner the line can be). What I have seen is the brush tip
will stick out the bottom of the drop of paint and as to touch the spinning
arrow the paint will be wicked down the brush to the tip and drawn onto the
arrow. A drop the size of the head of a pin 1/16 inch will make a nice
stripe. Practice, practice, practice.
A stripe the thickness of the main leg on "1" is easy to do, half that is
possible, but to get the coverage so the crown dip will not show through you
will leave a ridge.
Practice, practice, practice.
If you really want and experts advice fine Master Grant De Metise(sp) his
Laurel was in fletching.
If you want really thin pinstripes try using a
> pinstriping wheel available from automotive painting supply or an old
> drafting pen, the kind with two leaf shaped blades adjusted with a screw.
> At 12:12 PM 5/25/2006, you wrote:
> >Being a newbe to decorating arrows, I went out and bought the Bohning
> >Cresting kit. But I'm having trouble getting thin pinstripes.
> > I was also wondering what to do about dipping the arrows in paint. I
> >tried the bohning fletchlac paint to get a sold white arrow shaft(I
> >want it to show up if it gets buried in the grass or hillside) but it
> >seems too thick at the bottom of the dip tube.
> >Antoinette Rosaura de la Villaverde
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