Good call. I failed to mention I give the shafts a dunk in rubbing alcohol after I square the end before gluing the insert.
Yes, that's the way to do this and I've never lost an insert with hotmelt.with the rip xv's i've been using sand paper wrapped around a small drill bit to lightly rough the inside of the shaft. after that it's q-tip with either denatured alcohol or acetone. it takes several passes with new q-tips but i go until i get a clean white q-tip.
prior to this the insert would pull out leaving a very smooth epoxied insert as if i had sprayed the inside of the shaft with pam prior to epoxy. the worst one i had went through a layered target and didn't stop when the arrow did. the insert was part way into the 2x4 about 5 feet behind the target. live and learn.
forgot to mention i score the insert with sand paper as well.
This glue^^^ works!Sorry to hear you have had some problems with insert bonding. I have been using Victory arrows for roughly 5 years and have yet to have a single insert come loose. As mentioned in a couple posts above, I always cut the shafts to length, square and clean the inside of the shaft with a Q-tip dipped in acetone. After the acetone has evaporated, I apply a thin line of AAE Max Impact (black glue) down the length of the insert and place into the shaft. I rotate the shaft to distribute the glue around the inner surface and allow to dry. Nothing fancy.
After I square the end I always dip a q tip in acetone and clean the the inside of shaft where insert will be and the face that was squared. You should have much better results if you do this.Good call. I failed to mention I give the shafts a dunk in rubbing alcohol after I square the end before gluing the insert.