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shaverd
07-31-2011, 01:53 PM
Yesterday I went to fletch and arrow and found my fletchtite was all dried up. I just used some supper glue I had here at the house. When I told my brother what I had done, he said I shouldn't have used supper glue. He said fletching glue is made to come off when needed and supper glue is not. Is this true. Does it matter what type of glue you use.

Rangerj
07-31-2011, 02:01 PM
I use Lock-tite super glue gel Blue cap.And I have no problems with it.

peace
07-31-2011, 02:02 PM
Man, use what you got, the super glue will come off when you need it to. I just bought another bottle of Loctite Super Glue Control Gel for $2.97 while at Home Depot this afternoon to keep as a backup to the Loctite Super Glue Ultra Gel that works great on fletchs. I use 5" feathers and 4" vanes. Works great, holds tight and drys clear and is a neater finish than fletchtite. Go for what you know. The bottles are great as applicators and keep the glue from drying up also.

Found this tip on the AT as many were claiming it hands over foot over the fletchtite.

Destroyer
07-31-2011, 02:10 PM
Only use fletchtite these days , superglue is a lot harder to get of the shafts and you can stuff the shaft if your not careful. Downside to fletchtite is it takes longer to dry.

bfisher
07-31-2011, 04:04 PM
Regular super glues get brittle once they dry. Makes it harder to scrape the residue off the arrow when refletching. The gels may be better but call me old school. I have gone back to Fletchtite Platinum or Arrowmate NPV. They take longer to set, but I plan on living a long time so time is not the issue.

peace
07-31-2011, 08:43 PM
I think I'll buy one of those 55 gallon drums of Super Glue Gel and 25,000 plastic 6 oz. bottles and label my stuff Supreme Fletchrite An Arrows Best Friend The Ultimate bonding agent for all your archery needs. Specially formulated by the manner in which I fill the bottles to adhere to vanes, blazers or feathers on carbon, wood or aluminum. Nothing comes close and it is only $11.95 plus tax and shipping, included will be special instructions on how to use our special squeeze bottle and spread the adhesive on the quills plus the dot on front and back to avoid shearing.

Goes on smooth, drys clear and removes with any appropriate fletching tool. This stuff is even better than super glue. Give a few bottles away to some of the top pro shops and archers and see what happens. Yep! We have a winner... :cool:

For those that would like to use longer setting times we would just buy another 55 gallon drum of the super glue that takes longer to set. {Real Product} and call that Supreme Fletchrite Flex-Bond with longer setting times for the meticulous archer....hummmnnnn, That'll work.

To help establish branding and early distribution and archery credibility; this would be available at first in pro shops only....making it a very exclusive and highfalutin product. Ahh! the wonders of marketing in a free enterprise system.....

Speedykills
08-01-2011, 03:18 AM
Only use fletchtite these days , superglue is a lot harder to get of the shafts and you can stuff the shaft if your not careful. Downside to fletchtite is it takes longer to dry.

I agree i only use plantium fletch tite made for arrows.

shaverd
08-01-2011, 04:51 AM
Thanks everyone. I guess I will expirement some. I want quality but less expensive always sounds nice to me. I will try using super glue gell.


All my opened glues at home are kept in the refrigerator. Gives longer life. Just let warm up for use.

I do not like how my fletchtite drys up in the bottle. It seems like I better have alot of arrows ready to fletch when I open a new bottle because the next time I need it its going to be dry.

I will try putting it in the refrigerator. Thanks.

wscywabbit
08-01-2011, 06:05 AM
Sounds like a common theme here; I've also been using Locktite Superglue Control Gel for a couple years now and have had no problems. If you read the bottle, it goes on easy, takes a little longer to dry, and is supposed to be flexible and shock resistant. I highly recommend.

Double S
08-01-2011, 09:39 AM
I ordered a Bitzenburger jig Friday and it just arrived this Morning. This will be a first for me I've never fletched arrows as I am a Fob user. I was tired of driving 80 miles to have the shop fletch arrows. I also bought some Steel Force beyond clean arrow cleaner, SF beyond bond cyanoarylate glue and Activator. My local hardware store had a sale on Permatex Ultra Bond super glue so I bought one of those. I'll be using some damaged arrows I keep around to see which glue I like.

Ehunter
08-01-2011, 02:26 PM
I bought some Fast Fletch from Cabelas, and so far can't say anything bad about it. Dries clear, sticks very well, and not a complete pain to take off. 2 ounce bottle was only around $17. Best thing about it is, It seems to "keep" far better than the Goat Tuff I was using. Been using it for about 3 months, and still easy to dispense.

shaverd
08-01-2011, 02:47 PM
This will be a first for me I've never fletched arrows as I am a Fob user.



Just make sure you fletch with the correct feathers. Right wing for right jig or left for left. You better watch out, its addicting. When I first started fletching my arrows I had so much fun I started fletching every stick in the yard. I picked up old feathers to see what they would look like. Kids in my classroom wanted to know how I got pencils with feathers on them. I probably could have made some money off of them.

Destroyer
08-01-2011, 03:23 PM
I ordered a Bitzenburger jig Friday and it just arrived this Morning

You chose a pretty good jig there Double S!

peace
08-01-2011, 08:31 PM
2 ounce bottle was only around $17.

I Knooooowww I am going into the Fletchrite FletchFast Fletchtight business....If Loctite can sell a 4 oz bottle of Super Control Gel in a very easy and tight resealable container with special grips on the side for squeezing just the right amount for $2.97, and I can relabel and sell to archers I will be in fat city.

Good bye Obamanomics, hello West Palm Beach..... :cool:!

bigbob29
08-01-2011, 09:53 PM
Dont know if you have it Stateside but all I use these days after bad experiences with fletchtite is Tarzans Grip. Never have a problem.

Destroyer
08-01-2011, 10:17 PM
Tarzans Grip. Never have a problem.

Haven't seen a tube for a long time. When I started archery in the 80's that's all I could get.

shaverd
08-02-2011, 06:23 AM
Dont know if you have it Stateside but all I use these days after bad experiences with fletchtite is Tarzans Grip. Never have a problem.


Never heard of it before. Is it made for fletching arrows or is it an all-around adhesive like super glue.

bigbob29
08-02-2011, 02:17 PM
Just a general purpose cleardrying adhesive. It dries in a couple minutes meaning if you have a single fletch [jojan] jig like i do you can do another fletch nearly straight away.