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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-21-2018, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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Adhering vanes

What is the best glue for adhering vanes to arrows Aluminum? Carbon?

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What is the best glue for adhering vanes to arrows Aluminum? Carbon?
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-17-2018, 08:35 AM
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Gorilla Brand Super Glue with the light blue cap.
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x2 on Gorilla Super glue, but I like the gel with green cap.
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Two schools of thought here- 1) quick adhesion or 2) flexible adhesion. The fast drying glues dry quickly, adhere well. Over time (6 months to a year) they get brittle and the vanes start coming off with repeated use. Flexible glues take longer to apply, may need you to "armour" or put a drop of glue where the fletch contacts the shaft at the front of the vane, but tend to last much longer because they maintain their flexibility over the life of the arrow/vane and fluctuation in temperature. If I'm in no hurry, I use Fletch-Tite platinum as my main glue. I have used Bohning Blazer Bond recently, with no problems.
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For both aluminum and carbon I use Fletch-tite for feathers and Loktite Ultra control gel for plastic vanes. Be sure to clean/prep the shaft first.
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I posted this I believe over a year ago and went out and purchased a few of the adhesives as listed above. The first one I tried was Fletch Tite Platinum and it is the only one I have used thus far as it still works well as a couple of months ago that is well over a year.

I keep it in a refrigerator in a zip lock bag and clean the spout of the dispenser after each use. I am very impressed. I still have the other products stored in the refrigerator hopefully they will still be good if/when I ever need them.

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