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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 02-26-2013, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Gluing in inserts in carbon arrows

I'm an old aluminum arrow inserter, so I watched some you tube on doing carbon arrows.
What kind of slower glue do you use? I'm not going to be interested in any quick or "super" glues. Just want glue that works with carbon arrows.
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Re: Gluing in inserts in carbon arrows

I've found using goat tuff adhesive works best for me.

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Re: Gluing in inserts in carbon arrows

I use the epoxy that comes with the shafts I buy. As long as I remember to swab the inside with alcohol after cutting the shaft, Ive had no problems.
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Re: Gluing in inserts in carbon arrows

I just use the same heat glue you would use for aluminum. Just heat the insert and glue and not alot of heat. do not apply heat to carbon. When inserted into the carbon shaft it will heat it alittle but won't damage it. Been using heat glue on carbons for years and never had a problem

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Re: Gluing in inserts in carbon arrows

Yep. Hot melt works fine. Otherwise, use a two part epoxy if you don't want a fast glue. I prefer fast glues. No mess. Never had an insert pull out. With hot melt, you can remove inserts by putting a field point in and heating it til the glue re-melts again. You can remove inserts when using fast glues as well.

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Re: Gluing in inserts in carbon arrows

Gorilla epoxy
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Re: Gluing in inserts in carbon arrows

"I just use the same heat glue you would use for aluminum"

Duh, to me.

Probably my first choice since I've been using it for aluminum arrows for some 20 years - Bohning Ferr-L-Tite Glue. And its recommended for carbon arrows too.
"Ferr-L-Tite Glue is a hot melt cement which can be used for both aluminum and carbon arrows."

And I have some already on hand. Been melting it on the kitchen gas stove that long too. Got that melting system down.

If it works, I don't really like to change. And getting older I really dislike those old new tasks around the house, that you haven't done in over five years.

Thanks for all your options. Just because it's different doesn't make it bad. And I may get around to a new glue. Even my old fletching glue has changed. With today's change, you need backups. Even the aluminum arrow co. sells carbon arrows.
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Re: Gluing in inserts in carbon arrows

I like Insert Iron adhesive.
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Re: Gluing in inserts in carbon arrows

Ditto on the Ferr-L-Tite. It works just fine if you rough up the inside of the shaft with a bore brush and clean with alcohol. No need to make it permanent with glue.
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Re: Gluing in inserts in carbon arrows

I noticed the duhs coming from me as I see the change from aluminum to carbon.
Have to remember the alcohol swabs. More dust I can see. Especially with me cutting the arrows to length.

Just reviewed my favorite PA archery supply site and the fletching jigs. My aluminum fletching jig doesn't fit the carbon arrows, so a new jig is in order. I think I'll experiment on vanes with the aluminum arrows. I've been using 4" vanes for a long time.
I think I'll depend a lot on the fletcher I've used for over 15 years closing in on 20. I think I'll do some study on them on You Tube. I just don't use it enough.
But I'm getting there.
Thanks again for the help and your recommendations.

And I'll always be a hold out for aluminum or alloy arrows. They worked good with my homemade targets for the past twenty years. Saved some money on them.
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