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Fletching glue
« on: December 08, 2017, 02:15:14 PM »
What type of fletching glue do y’all like?

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Re: Fletching glue
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2017, 02:17:46 PM »
Bohning Fletch-Tite Platinum

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Re: Fletching glue
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2017, 04:16:34 PM »
Bohning Fletch-Tite Platinum
I gave up on this stuff, just won't hold the vanes on my shafts. Two shots max before the vanes fly off.

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Re: Fletching glue
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2017, 04:27:49 PM »
I’ll have to look when I get home because I can’t remember the name of it, but I’ve had great results with it.

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Re: Fletching glue
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 06:33:39 PM »
Bohning Fletch-Tite Platinum
I gave up on this stuff, just won't hold the vanes on my shafts. Two shots max before the vanes fly off.

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That’s the same problem I ran into my last batch I did. I’ve had really good results with black eagles glue but my bottle dried up. Just looking for something that I won’t have to order.

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Re: Fletching glue
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2017, 07:04:41 PM »
Flexfletch flex bond! Nothing better IMO
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Re: Fletching glue
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2017, 07:13:59 PM »
Blue loctite superglue gel.
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Re: Fletching glue
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2017, 10:47:23 AM »
I think I’m gonna try the locktite superglue gel. Really any super glue should work rite?

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Re: Fletching glue
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2017, 03:02:42 PM »
saunders npv glue


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Re: Fletching glue
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2017, 06:22:30 PM »
Flexfletch flex bond has been my go to glue for over 20 years. That stuff is great. I have never had one problem with it.

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Re: Fletching glue
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2017, 06:49:57 PM »
I've had great results with Saunders NPV Arrowmate.
One thing I've always done is I store my glues in the fridge.
They seem to last longer.

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Re: Fletching glue
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2017, 06:51:53 PM »
Flexfletch flex bond! Nothing better IMO
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Re: Fletching glue
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2017, 06:55:51 AM »
I think I’m gonna try the locktite superglue gel. Really any super glue should work rite?

That's what I've been told.  Currently using AAE max bond and their primer pen only because I ordered some vanes from them. 

Gorilla glue superglue also seems to get decent reviews.

From what I've read prepping vane and shaft with a primer pen makes the most difference. 

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Re: Fletching glue
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2017, 07:48:23 AM »
Flexfletch Flexbond, but make sure you prep your shafts good by wiping down with alcohol.  Used Acetone for years until I was told you absorb it thru your skin. Never had a fletch come off when shooting.
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Re: Fletching glue
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2017, 09:02:31 AM »
Bohning Fletch-Tite Platinum
I gave up on this stuff, just won't hold the vanes on my shafts. Two shots max before the vanes fly off.

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Interesting.  I've never had a problem with this stuff.  I clean all my feathers/vanes with denatured alcohol before applying the glue.  I have shot thousands of arrows, never once had a vane or feather fall off.  Never thought of using super glue, must be able to fletch an entire arrow in minutes.

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Re: Fletching glue
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2017, 07:33:45 PM »
I use AAE and Max Bond. My wife shot thru the ram at Redding a few years ago. I could see her X-!0 from the side stuck in the plywood. I used my leathermen pliers to pull the X-11 out of the plywood by the fletch. She finished shooting the arrow for the next 2 days. No damage. How do you spell STUCK!!!

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Re: Fletching glue
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2017, 09:17:55 PM »
Plain old superglue for me, cheap, easy to find, and have never had a vane fail.

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Re: Fletching glue
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2017, 09:24:24 PM »
Plain old superglue for me, cheap, easy to find, and have never had a vane fail.

Good results with Gorilla Superglue. Don't forget to clean the shaft with rubbing alcohol. I also wipe down the fletching after it's in the jig, just before I apply glue.

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Re: Fletching glue
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2017, 06:51:48 PM »
Gorilla Super Glue with the brush.



Can't beat it at four bucks a bottle.

 

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