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#3261916 - 06/05/13 10:11 AM What glue?
GOODWIN
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What glue do you find best for fletching? I've tried several different kinds over the years and I still haven't found one that works great. I've tried fletch-tite platinum, steel force(something like that), and super glue. I just fletched some more with loctite super-glue. I've had problems of my vanes staying on with and without wraps. Guess it could also be the way I'm prepping them. I use a razor blade to scrape off the old vane and glue then clean with fingernail polish (acetone). Am I missing something here?
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#3261921 - 06/05/13 10:22 AM Re: What glue? [Re: GOODWIN]
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Super Glue Gel

Works for me. I fletch carbon, aluminum, with wraps, without wraps, dipped and crested. It sticks to everything.

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#3261923 - 06/05/13 10:26 AM Re: What glue? [Re: GOODWIN]
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I use steel force and ain't had a problem , i done mine with blazer wraps and vanes, I cleaned the arrows and wraps with ivory soap, and used acetone on the vanes. This was on Easton Full Metal Jackets. If on carbon they say to take some fine grit sandpaper and skuff the arrow. Don't know what arrows you are using and all carbon arrows feel different, some glue may work better than others depending on arrow brand, just my 2 cents ,hope this helped.
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#3261945 - 06/05/13 10:55 AM Re: What glue? [Re: DKO77]
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Scuff the shaft with green scotchbrite pad and then clean shaft with acetone (I take the nock out and dip area of the shaft to be cleaned in acetone can and wipe with a paper towel until it is clean). Next take an acetone dipped q-tip and make several passes on the base of the fletching. Fletching/Shaft preparation are just as important as what type of glue you use. As far as what type of glue....I have tried everything out there and the best combination for bareshafts is Loctite Super Glue Ultra Control Gel (black and blue bottle)—I can pull the fletching with a pair of needlenose pliers and the fletching will rip in two before it comes off of the arrow. For crested arrows the best is Gorilla Glue Impact Formula in the squeeze tube, not the bottle.
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#3261949 - 06/05/13 10:58 AM Re: What glue? [Re: DKO77]
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I use bar keepers friend to prepare mine . And use fletchtite platinum . What kind of rest are you using ? Make sure to put a dab on the front and rear of the vane . If you shoot through a whisker biscuit , I would recommend the super glue gel as well .
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#3261952 - 06/05/13 11:12 AM Re: What glue? [Re: bowhunter163]
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I've been using Gorilla Super Glue on mine. TNDeerGuy's method is how I do my arrow prep as well...minus the Acetone now. Be very careful with it...especially the dipping part. I recommend only putting some on a paper towel and wiping the shaft instead of dipping it. Acetone will eat away the adhesive that holds the carbon fibers together...and will make the carbon itself very brittle ESPECIALLY if you let the shaft soak in the Acetone for 20+ seconds. I kept having arrows break/snap about 5 inches below the nock...couldn't figure out why til we put it all together...I was dipping the shafts into the Acetone can and letting them sit for a few seconds, just long enough to get the glue off the shafts I was refletching...the shafts were breaking at the exact spot the Acetone line was at...it created a weakened spot and the shafts were breaking right there at that point.

Now days I just use rubbing Alcohol in the place of the Acetone. It doesn't remove the glue like Acetone did, but it does a good job at cleaning oils and such from the shaft and fletch.

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#3261967 - 06/05/13 11:36 AM Re: What glue? [Re: Crow Terminator]
GOODWIN
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ok maybe I need to clean the vanes as well. I do put a dab of glue in front and back and shoot through a whisker biscuit
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#3261989 - 06/05/13 12:06 PM Re: What glue? [Re: GOODWIN]
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 Originally Posted By: GOODWIN
ok maybe I need to clean the vanes as well. I do put a dab of glue in front and back and shoot through a whisker biscuit
clean the vanes as well and see how it works . The glue tndeerguy recommends is the best stuff to use , especially shooting through a biscuit .
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#3262032 - 06/05/13 01:11 PM Re: What glue? [Re: Crow Terminator]
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 Originally Posted By: Crow Terminator
I've been using Gorilla Super Glue on mine. TNDeerGuy's method is how I do my arrow prep as well...minus the Acetone now. Be very careful with it...especially the dipping part. I recommend only putting some on a paper towel and wiping the shaft instead of dipping it. Acetone will eat away the adhesive that holds the carbon fibers together...and will make the carbon itself very brittle ESPECIALLY if you let the shaft soak in the Acetone for 20+ seconds. I kept having arrows break/snap about 5 inches below the nock...couldn't figure out why til we put it all together...I was dipping the shafts into the Acetone can and letting them sit for a few seconds, just long enough to get the glue off the shafts I was refletching...the shafts were breaking at the exact spot the Acetone line was at...it created a weakened spot and the shafts were breaking right there at that point.

Now days I just use rubbing Alcohol in the place of the Acetone. It doesn't remove the glue like Acetone did, but it does a good job at cleaning oils and such from the shaft and fletch.


I've been doing the acetone dip for years and I've never had any problems; however, I don't let them soak....just a quick dip and wipe. Although, I may need to re-think my use of dipping for safety sake and just use a soaked towel for wiping....thanks for the heads up either way Crow!

On the alcohol, I will say this....make sure if you choose to use it that you use the 91% instead of the 70%. The 70% leaves behind residues that will affect adhesion.....a member on here kept bringing me arrows to fletch after he did the prep, and he had a huge problem with adhesion and vanes just popping off and after several times I asked him how he was prepping and the difference was the 70% alcohol. Acetone just does the best job of removing oils and minimizing residues left behind IMO.

Another tip, to remove old glue and vanes use a $3 vegetable peeler—it is safe on the shaft and cheap on the wallet.


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#3271166 - 06/19/13 12:29 PM Re: What glue? [Re: TNDeerGuy]
GOODWIN
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So far so good....

Cleaned both vanes and shaft with acetone and used the ultra gel. Can't pull them off
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