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Old 06-12-2006, 05:35 AM
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I've always made my own arrows but since I changed to carbon I'm not sure which glue to use for vanes and inserts and it has come time to make some new Maxima's.I've always used Fletchtitefor vanes and feathers and that hot melt for inserts but am sure that won't work for carbons. What's everyone useing for glue ?
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Old 06-12-2006, 06:05 AM
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two part epoxy for inserts, fletchtite will work.
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Old 06-12-2006, 06:09 AM
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I use either goat tuff, or pine ridge for both. Depends on what I have at hand at the time, I have goat tuff at the shop and pine ridge at home. Both work well for inserts and vanes.
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Old 06-12-2006, 06:22 AM
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Not sure what others use, but I use arrow wraps and regular fletching cement and have no problem.
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:47 AM
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I use regular super glue gel from the craft store for the fletches and use hot glue for the inserts. That way you can make adjustments when you are broadhead tuning. Just make sure that you don't apply the heat directly to the carbon. When it comes time to remove the insert. Apply Just enough heat to the metal point of the arrow as you apply pressure. If you use the 2 part epoxy on the insert, you gots what you gots after it dries.
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Old 06-12-2006, 03:13 PM
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I use Pine Ridge, but any of the cyanoacrylates would work.
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Old 06-12-2006, 03:54 PM
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I do have the Goat Tuff and Fletch Tite and will try them. Thanks all.
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Old 06-12-2006, 06:48 PM
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I use Goat Tuff on the Vanes and Bohning Power Bond on the inserts.
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Old 06-14-2006, 08:40 PM
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ORIGINAL: Snood Slapper

I use Goat Tuff on the Vanes and Bohning Power Bond on the inserts.
That is exactly what I use. The Bohning Power Bond is tough stuff. Although it is expensive, $12 for a 1 oz bottle, it is well worth it.
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Old 06-15-2006, 01:56 PM
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Whichever glue you use for the inserts, be sure to clean out the inside of the arrow with the solvent that the manufacturer recommends. I use a rifle bore brush chucked in a low speed drill motor. Dip it in solvent, run it in there for a few seconds and wipe it out with a Q-tip.

This is one that I learned this the hard way. Lost some of the expensive target points and ruined my score at league one night.
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