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    While using a razor blade to remove the old fletching from my (carbon) arrow, I shaved into the carbon a little bit and took a small little strip of carbon off. Will this arrow potentially blow up if I glue new fletchings on and shoot it? Or will I be alright?

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    Minor scratches and scrapes are normal when scraping the glue off an arrow. Anything into the carbon fiber and I would discard the arrow.

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    • #3
      DON'T use it! the carbon is compromised and could brake when you shoot hurting you.

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      • #4
        When in doubt, err on the side of caution when it comes to archery equipment.

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        • #5
          It is hard to tell you what to do without first hand inspection of the arrow. But as others have said it is better to error on the side of caution. I use a fairly dull knife to remove fletching and feathers, it doesn't cut into the arrow if used properly. You now have an expensive vegetable stake.

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          • #6
            Throw it away. If you have never seen a carbon arrow explode and the resulting splintters look it up on youtube and you'll throw away $12 arrows all day long

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            • #7
              Dcast, where do you find $12 carbon arrows?

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              • #8
                Deerhunterrick, All over, that is a midpriced arrow from what I've seen. I shoot Victory and they run around $9 a piece.

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                • #9
                  Don't risk it.

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