I have used the AAE glue and got along pretty good with it. What I have found that works the best for me on all arrows is FlexBond, and if I'm in a hurry I use Goat Tuff. I use Goat Tuff on all my inserts and it works great. WR
Yep. AAE gel works well, but leaves the dreaded white residue. Both Goat Tuff and flex-bond work well, I use Goat tuff on most of my fletchings now, with no problems. Stuff is rugged and fast. (I do NOT use the accelerator) Good shooting, Pinwheel 12
The AAE does work well. And it does leave a white residue. If you like to wipe the excess off, you must do it as you apply each vane. I use the Steel Force Beyond Bond. Fast adhesion & you can wipe all the vanes at once, after they're on.
The AAE fastset gel works great with AAE vanes and carbon arrows. I have used this combo since converting from aluminum arrows and have had no reason to change. It forms tough bond and vanes will wear like iron.
It does have some downsides though, but are minor in my opinion.
White residue on arrow as discussed.
Difficult to get vanes off once glued.
Tricky to use due to fast drying property. Much like super glue.
Once tube is opened it will go bad quick if not sealed well, so I try to flech many arrows and use tube up.
Viscosity of product has varied at times (? due to shelf life where sold ).
I read one thread here on AT, and that person was buying and using a super glue product, brought from a arts and krafts store and having great success. It was cheaper and got more product.
It is expensive for the amount you get in a tube.
What are you guys doing to get the AAE fastset gel and the AAE vanes with accelorator to stick? I've quit using it because no matter what I do they come off way too easy. Goat Tuff and Bohning vanes stick 10 times as good and are only marginaly slower to set up.
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