Fletching glue

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  1. vietvet50

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    What can ya do if anything to preserve your fletching glue?
    Seems like my glue stiffens up and is unusable stuff is a bit expensive. I tried running the bottle under hot water but it didnt have any effect.
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    Not sure what glue you are using. I'm speculating it's a super glue. I use Fletchtite Platinum and haven't had any issues with it drying in the tube. Works great with Blazers on the Easton Axis. That stuff was only $8 Canadian.
     
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    Thank You very much why cant we just use super glue is it maybe the same just in different bottles and they charge us more :)


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    But now that ya mention it i never did have problems with the tube type. One of the ones i just threw out was e st on wasnt sure if i should write the name


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    I had a bottle of Goldtip insert glue go bad in a short amount of time after it was opened. I bought some more and noticed on the package that it said it should be put in the fridge after being opened. I put it in double Ziploc bags and in the fridge, so far so good.
     
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    I am using AAE max bond for everything.
     
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    I use locktite gel control super glue. 1 or 2 drops on the vane, then I spread it with a tooth pick. Never had one come loose, and a bottle is only $5.00
     
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    Stubert,I used some and the vanes didn't stick. I think I did something wrong as I used it before with not problems. I checked and there basically tow kinds of super glue (CA)- ethyl and methyl. A chemical engineer said the difference in the CA glues I use for woodworking is viscosity, no difference in the glue itself. Anyone want to wade in here?
     
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    I clean the shaft with acetone first before gluing them on, I am using 2" blazers with as much helical as I can get. I am using a Bitzenburger.
     
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    I personally am going back to Fletchtite Platinum. Threw away 2 bottles of Easton super glue last night. I’ve had Platinum last for a year or better at half the price. Only shoot FMJs now, so should work fine.
     
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    Acetone on carbon arrows? Didn't think the two were compatible. I use DNA.
     
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    Making sure the arrow is cleaned and prepped correctly is much more important than the adhesive you use IME.

    I use AAE Max Bond and have had great success with it.
     
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    Fletchtite Platinum will literally last until the tube is empty. I just used the last of a tube I had that was close to two years old. Just make sure you cap it and clean the dispenser out when done.
     
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    I had AAE Max Bond and it dried up after only using it a few times. Also had Loctite Gel, dried up. I recently fixed about three dozen of arrows with HF glue, three tubes for $1.99. I make sure I cleaned the tip with acetone before screwing on the cap.
     
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    I’ve used acetone on carbon shafts since they first came out. A small amount on a paper towel, cleans a arrow shaft right up. Figured I better add arrow to that line knowing some of the readers.
     
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    Thanks. I have some carbon arrows that will eventually need new vanes. When I built custom fishing rods, acetone on a graphite blank was a no-no. Some rod builders wouldn't even have it in the building area in case they got the wrong can. DNA or 91% rubbing alcohol was the rule.
     

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