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My arrow rest and arrows have been quiet all summer. Then I went out and shot before dark this evening and noticed my arrows skipping and squeaking a bit as I drew back. I noticed that the arrows were a little tacky due to the dew and cooling temps of evening. Anyone have any tips? I was thinking maybe some powder on my arrows so they slide smoother.
 

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Clean the rest with rubbing alcohol. Then put a piece of felt on the rest. The archery felt has a taped backing. Cut it to size. I have been doing this for years on my recurve and compound bows. You will never have a noise.
 

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Furniture polish. ie Pledge on your arrows. Car wax would probably work too. Very light coating. then wiped and buffed off.
 

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I use felt on my rest and it seems to work. I have been shooting at dusk most of September and haven't had any squeakiness.
 

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Thanks for the tips. I have felt on the rest it just seemed that the arrows were tacky and actually skipping across it that night. Must have just been ideal weather conditions that night. I did wax up my arrows and noticed they were slicker after that.
 

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If it happens again, try wiping your finger down your nose. You will have an oil that will wipe on your rest that will cure the problem;) I used to do this when I had a 2 prong rest, while on stand. Yes I take showers before every hunt but it is a natural thing that develops on your nose/cheek.


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If it happens again, try wiping your finger down your nose. You will have an oil that will wipe on your rest that will cure the problem;) I used to do this when I had a 2 prong rest, while on stand. Yes I take showers before every hunt but it is a natural thing that develops on your nose/cheek.


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This also works good from removing too much head from your beer after pouring it, hahah
 

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Clean the rest with rubbing alcohol. Then put a piece of felt on the rest. The archery felt has a taped backing. Cut it to size. I have been doing this for years on my recurve and compound bows. You will never have a noise.
I used to do this every year when i used the 2 prong rests. worked good.
 

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Thanks for the tips. I have felt on the rest it just seemed that the arrows were tacky and actually skipping across it that night. Must have just been ideal weather conditions that night. I did wax up my arrows and noticed they were slicker after that.
Now shoot your bow some and make sure the slicker arrows dont hit a little higher.
 
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