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    Best fletching glue for carbon arrows

    Hey folks. I need some help fletching help. I have been using bohning fletchtite platinum and can not get my fletchig to stay in very well. Its seems like it is always just one fletching that comes off. I am using a straight arizona ez fletch with blazer vanes. I roughed up the surface with a green scratch pad and cleaned with alcohol. I would appreciate any help not only with the glue but other tips for fletching.

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    fletch tite platinum works very very well just takes awhile to set so your gonna want to leave the vane in the jig for about 5-10 minutes and maybe put a small dab on the leading edge of the vane. also i would let sit 24-36 hours before shooting them.

    other than FT platiunum loctite ultra control gel super glue works very well as well as gorilla glue impact resistant super glue (with light blue cap)


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    Just got some of the new crazy glue a few people on here have been using it and love it goes on purple and dries clear they say it works awesome
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    what brand is that? where can you buy it?


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    I've had good luck with Gorilla Super Glue (blue cap)

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    I get maxi-cure at my local bowshop and it works great on carbons...used it for along time and hardly ever have a vane fall off..if they do its usually hit with another arrow...The shop uses it all the time and they fletch literally thousands without any complaints...it advertises on the bottle 10-25 sec glue...it works..
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    X2 on the super glue ultra control gel

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    Quote Originally Posted by BadgerT View Post
    X2 on the super glue ultra control gel
    I bought some of that stuff at Home Depot and there didn't seem to be much in it. I didn't even get a dozen arrows fletched. Did I miss something?
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    I use this stuff: http://www.cabelas.com/product/Arizo...ube/744868.uts

    Put the glue on the vane, drop the Bitz clamp down and immediately remove from the arrow. Done.

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    Any super glue gel from Wally or wherever. The tube works best for me. Not a fan of the deal where you have to squeeze the sides.

    Also, I suggest you put wraps on first.
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    fletch tite sucks i use aae fast set just a thicker modifed super glue the does not bond till pressure is applied

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    just fletched up some arrows today and used loctite ultra gel control, best stuff I have ever used
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuttinbutchunks View Post
    I bought some of that stuff at Home Depot and there didn't seem to be much in it. I didn't even get a dozen arrows fletched. Did I miss something?
    I fletched 2 dozen and put inserts in a dozen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuttinbutchunks View Post
    I bought some of that stuff at Home Depot and there didn't seem to be much in it. I didn't even get a dozen arrows fletched. Did I miss something?
    Lol no you didn't miss anything that's about right if you take the bottom of the plastic container off you'll find a tiny tube of loctite inside of the plastic bottle which appears to be much more than you actually get lol so no you didn't miss anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pure Evil View Post
    I've had good luck with Gorilla Super Glue (blue cap)
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    IMO the best glue out there is from Firenock. Dorges glue is unbelievable and the only glue that I will use now
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    Quote Originally Posted by BadgerT View Post
    X2 on the super glue ultra control gel
    x 3
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    denatured alchol!regular alchol has oil in it !then check date on fletc tite!if it has been opened it less efective
    Quote Originally Posted by boilerfarmer12 View Post
    Hey folks. I need some help fletching help. I have been using bohning fletchtite platinum and can not get my fletchig to stay in very well. Its seems like it is always just one fletching that comes off. I am using a straight arizona ez fletch with blazer vanes. I roughed up the surface with a green1 scratch pad and cleaned with alcohol. I would appreciate any help not only with the glue but other tips for fletching.
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    Goat Tuff or any of the other similar products. I use one from Pine Ridge(stock at shop I use), never had a problem.

    By the way, you really should not use Alcohol to clean shafts with, leaves a film on arrows, Acetone is much better IMO.

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    Gorilla glue works great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathews4ever View Post
    Just got some of the new crazy glue a few people on here have been using it and love it goes on purple and dries clear they say it works awesome
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pure Evil View Post
    I've had good luck with Gorilla Super Glue (blue cap)
    Quote Originally Posted by bowhntng4evr View Post
    Gorilla glue works great.
    Yup...that stuff is great. It's like $5 at Home Depot. I do my arrows with it and you almost cannot get the vanes off when you want to. I have stretched them and pulled them to pieces with pliers trying to get them off. No sense in spending $20 on a small bottle of glue, waiting 2 days to shoot them and then it does not hold well anyway.
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    yeah loctitie contol gel is awesome but ya dont get much outta it, maybe a dozen or 2 arrows and when it starts getting low squeezing the sides of the bottle sucks...

    FT platinum or gorilla glue or loctite or goat tuff i've founmd different glues work better on different vanes/arrows.

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    here is the hot tip for the best super glue at the best price ,, its Mercury Adhesives ,, m1100g it is sold at hobby stores has a unlimited shelf life , and only costs 10 bucks for 2 ozs

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    I've used Platinum with good results as long as I let it sit in the jig extra long, honestly I think that's a lot of guys problems with superglues too, either too much glue, or taking them out of the fletching jig too fast, or a combination of the two, especially with gel since it seems to need a bit more drying time than the liquid. I had to learn to that putting too much pressure on the vane on the shaft either with like a bitz or even cranking down the ez fletch too hard causes problems because the edges of the vane glue trough get bent up and don't adhere well. My vanes stuck a lot better when I quit "squishing" the vanes on the shaft too hard. The platinum stuff is just a perfect consistency and a good applicator nose that it always produces the nicest/neatest looking glue jobs for me, but I have better overall luck with superglue sticking.

    I tried the gorilla glue, and it works great but the 2 oz applicator sucks, the bottle I got was really stiff to squeeze, so you really had to squeeze on it and I'd tend to get too little or too much glue all the time, but I am loving it for inserts/bushings etc. but I've noticed it takes a bit longer to dry than other super glues even other gels. The locktite big squeeze bottles are a huge rip off but I get a lot better application/glue control with them. I also think the liquid superglue sticks better than the gels but the liquid stuff doesn't work well in an EZ fletch for me, by the time I get three vanes in there, the glue has migrated to the bottom of the vane on the first two and I end up with too much at the bottom of vanes and then in the Fletcher arm pivots.

    I used to like the AAE fastset gel, but it seems like you get one really good tube, then one bad tube where the liquid seems to have separated from the "gel" superglue and it won't squeeze out evenly so you end up with clumps on the vane, which means a sloppy glue job.

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