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    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.

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    I use Lock-tite super glue gel Blue cap.And I have no problems with it.
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    Default Loctite Super Glue Control Gel

    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.
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    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.

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    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.
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    Arrow Supreme FletchRite

    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...

    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.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Destroyer View Post
    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.

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    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by SonnyThomas View Post
    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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