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#3017108 - Mon Apr 15 2013 02:59 PM Fletch glue vs. Super glue
Hoyt58 Offline

Registered: Thu Sep 27 2012
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Loc: McKean County, PA
Hey I was wondering if there is any difference between using fletching glue over super glue. I just bought my arrows at an archery shop and the fletching is starting to come off already. Just interested in knowing if there is a difference between the two. Thanks

#3017114 - Mon Apr 15 2013 03:04 PM Re: Fletch glue vs. Super glue [Re: Hoyt58]
RayRay Offline
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I use Loce-Tite brand super glue gel. It holds up well &you can buy 4 x the amount as fletch tite for the same price.

#3017194 - Mon Apr 15 2013 05:25 PM Re: Fletch glue vs. Super glue [Re: Hoyt58]
Hittingguru Offline
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Registered: Sun Mar 02 2003
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Loc: Mansfield, Pa
Once the fletching comes off, it's pretty much worthless. Regluing them doesn't work well. Fletch-Tight Platinum is pretty good (all I use for Blazer vanes). Super glue will work but it tends to get brittle and ineffective after a short period of time. Key is proper shaft prep- scrub with a green pad, then wipe with denatured alcohol, then don't touch that area.
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#3017197 - Mon Apr 15 2013 05:28 PM Re: Fletch glue vs. Super glue [Re: Hoyt58]
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#3018271 - Tue Apr 16 2013 09:32 PM Re: Fletch glue vs. Super glue [Re: Hoyt58]
millhunkie Offline

Registered: Sat Jan 22 2011
Posts: 11
Loc: fayette
I used Gorilla Glue brand super glue with
vanetec vanes on carbon arrows with good results. The package says it's impact resistant. Like Guru said, proper shaft prep is most important, no matter what glue you use. Bohning platinum works well also, just takes longer to dry.

#3018278 - Tue Apr 16 2013 09:41 PM Re: Fletch glue vs. Super glue [Re: Hoyt58]
bushmaster Offline
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I use double faced fletching tape myself with a dab of dura-bond glue on the ends.
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#3018366 - Wed Apr 17 2013 06:03 AM Re: Fletch glue vs. Super glue [Re: Hoyt58]
Pa.Bone Offline

Registered: Thu Oct 25 2012
Posts: 2343
Loc: Western Pa. 2A
Fletch-tight platinum. The key to good arrow fletching like hittingguru said is good arrow prep and the right amount of glue.
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#3018392 - Wed Apr 17 2013 07:07 AM Re: Fletch glue vs. Super glue [Re: Hittingguru]
Squirrel Offline

Registered: Tue Jul 24 2001
Posts: 2119
Loc: Acme, Fayette County
Originally Posted By: Hittingguru
OSuper glue will work but it tends to get brittle and ineffective after a short period of time. Key is proper shaft prep- scrub with a green pad, then wipe with denatured alcohol, then don't touch that area.

I'll agree with your prep tips, but not the super glue comment. I have been using it for a more years than I can remember. It works very well as long as you're not using the cheapo dollar store crap. I use Loc-tite gel with excellent results. I mainly use it because I can just go buy it anywhere and there are no bow shops anywhere close to where I live. Plus it sets extremely fast which is a plus for me because my time is always limited it seems.
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#3019235 - Thu Apr 18 2013 10:16 AM Re: Fletch glue vs. Super glue [Re: Hoyt58]
tecshooter Offline

Registered: Wed Dec 19 2012
Posts: 14
Loc: Chicora, PA
In my experience, Fletch-Tight Platinum works great when the shafts have been meticulously prepped, and depending on the amount of prep adheres more poorly the less is done. Either way, it requires more time to cure and make a good bond. Pound for pound, though it's hard to beat a cyanoacrylate glue, especially in gel form for controlling the bead down the fletch. My favorite is LocTite Control Gel, and it sets up in seconds.
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#3019310 - Thu Apr 18 2013 11:55 AM Re: Fletch glue vs. Super glue [Re: Hoyt58]
Asajoe1 Offline

Registered: Tue Jan 08 2008
Posts: 1796
Loc: Lycoming county
They will both work well when fletching new shafts but when it comes time to reflecth I think it is much easier to scrape off the leftovers with fletch-tite type glues than the superglue types of adhesives.

Edited by Asajoe1 (Thu Apr 18 2013 11:55 AM)

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