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Old 03-15-2009, 08:14 AM
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I don't do anything to the vanes (because i was told that you didn't have to) and the shafts i rub with alcohol and let dry. Thats all i am doing!

I would always clean the base of a vane if they are not pretreated with accelerator.Blazers are not so I would rub it down with denatured alcohol or acetone but clean the residue off with water if using acetone.I actually preferr acetone.
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Old 03-15-2009, 11:29 AM
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I had the glue out in a garage with no heat and it froze. I'm wondering if that caused it to go bad!
Going to buy a new tube and keep it in the house!!

Thanks for all the help
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:42 PM
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Not arguing with anyone, but I am looking at the instructions for Blazers. It says to scrub shaft with an abrasive cleaner like Ajax, Comet, etc. Scrub with scotch brite pad. Rinse well with Hot running water.

I never did this when I used to use Blazers. I just used Scotch Brite and rinsed, let dry and fletched. I have never had one come off.

Hope this helps.
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:44 PM
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Yes, glue should not be allowed to freeze. Most glues will go bad if it does.
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Old 03-15-2009, 01:12 PM
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Not arguing with anyone, but I am looking at the instructions for Blazers. It says to scrub shaft with an abrasive cleaner like Ajax, Comet, etc. Scrub with scotch brite pad. Rinse well with Hot running water.

I never did this when I used to use Blazers. I just used Scotch Brite and rinsed, let dry and fletched. I have never had one come off.

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Ed, That will work, but you will have No trouble if you use Denatured Alcohol.

One reason they may say this is many Alcohols leave behind an oil like residue, Not Denatured Alcohol.

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Old 03-15-2009, 02:26 PM
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Dan, that's what I use with feathers and never had a problem with them either. Somewhere along the line I could have sworn that I read that Blazers are treated with something at the bottom and they recommend not using anything other than what I listed above. Guess that's why I never used any with them. I can honestly say that I do not recall ever having a fletching come off whatever process I used. Guess I may have been lucky.
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:46 PM
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ou must have done something crazy because I have used the same tube for a couple years.

You probably just had glue in the nozzle,clean it out with a toothpick and all is fine.
no im pretty much a fanatic about re- sealing any glue-expoxy or silicon tubes. the fletch tite dried in the tube . the whole tube was hardened. i dont do many arrows a year. i only do 2 or3 dozen arrows a year and it dried out in between 6- months or so. kinda stinks when most of these glues are near 10$ a tube. the goat tuff lasted about 2 years without a problem before it lost its stick properties. i talked to the owner of goat tuff and he explained that all crazy glues go bad after a while and that he wanted to to start dating his glues for freshness. he also told me that if you clean with denatured alcohol to let the shaft dry overnight. it seems that even though the shaft looks dry the alcohol gets into the pores of the surface. my advice if you dont do many arrows a year is to buy the smallest tube and get a fresh one every year.
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:02 PM
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I've also had atube of Fletchtite last at least 2 years.

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Old 03-29-2009, 09:20 PM
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I use aae max bond and it holds better then any other
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:25 PM
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i use the aae fast set,I just clean my arrows well before appling glue,never had any problems with vanes coming off.
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