I just got into fletching arrows with some helpful advice from a few members on here. I tried the fletch tite platinum and also the loc tite control gel. I prepped the fletching/arrow exactly the same and allowed 24 hours for both to set up. It was a night and day difference. The loc tite is hands down the better of the two.
I had bad luck with platinum until someone suggested I hit the shaft with fine grit sand paper. Then wash in hot water till it squeaked using your fingers. Then wipe off the shaft with a dry towel. I have not had any issues with platinum since. They stick extremely tight. I actually bend the vane to the arrow shaft bow ways to make sure they stick and haven't had any issues since doing this.
The glue's not perfect. You just have to work with it.
Besides, I'm retired and need to look for cheaper glues and things.
"I had bad luck with platinum until someone suggested I hit the shaft with fine grit sand paper."
"Never use anything except fletch tight platinum. Arrow prep is the key. Gold tip- wipe with denatured alcohol until it squeeks. Easton/Beamon- green scrounge pad then alcohol."
"Fletch tite platinum is my favorite. As stated above, arrow prep is the big factor. Make sure to use either denatured alcohol or 91% isoprophyl alcohol."
I'm so cheap I still have nearly two new tubes of old Fletch Tite for my aluminum arrows.
Ha, don't mind someone pointing out that there is some extra work involved.
I still use my old TC muzzleloader with round lead balls. I expect some extra work. Of course, the premade round balls only cost some 20 cents apiece.
Just made up some homemade bullet lube and have nearly a quart of homemade "moosemilk."