Removing damaged glued on nocks.

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  1. Artem256

    Artem256 Weekend Warrior

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    I have a few arrows that I had struck with other arrows. The nocks are broken, but the rest of the arrow is fine. Any suggestions on safely getting the glue, and the nock off so I can install another? I dont want to try chipping or forcing them off, and risk damaging the taper.
     
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    For aluminium arrows, heat worked fine. I used boiling water to remove fletchings and nocks.
    Carbon and wood are less heat-conductive, perhaps try a flame.
     
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    Perhaps really hot water? When shooting aluminum I'd heat the shaft at nock.
    This said,when I switched to carbon I was told to NEVER glue in your knocks.
    You mentioned a taper so are these traditional wooden? Try a hot hair dryer. Only ideas I have good luck
     
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    Going to take heat maybe like a heat gun, or just buy new arrows. Seems like archers are rather thrifty at times.
     
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    You can use a razor knife to cut the nock off and then use a taper tool to clean the remaining glue off the taper. Or sandpaper...

    The hard part may be finding the taper tool as most people use carbon shafts. If you google taper tool, you will most likely find the result to be the tool used to taper wood shafts.

    Your local archery shop may have the appropriate taper tool if they have enough shooters that still use aluminum shafts.
     
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    Thanks for the replies, ill rummage around for the heat gun I have around here somewhere, or try hot water. Ooops! I forgot to mention yes they’re woodies. I used a Easton insert glue and well that stuff did it’s job! Unlike the duco cement. I didnt even think to use heat. :woot:
     
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    Then don't use water it will swell the wood dry heat.
    Try scoring the knocks first.
     
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    Oh, heh I should’ve known that lol wood + water isnt good. Need to find my heat gun
     
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    I've always used a pocket knife to remove the nock and then gently use the knife to scrape the excess glue off..
     
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