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    Another vote for super glue, I use Loctite super control gel, it dries a little slower than regular super glue so you can get your jig set and it's "impact resistant". Works great for me!
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    i would use some very fine grit emory cloth (sand paper) rather than an sos pad. I would put a little more time into it and ensure all surfaces are smooth. Ive used thinner and rubbing alchohol to clean the surface prior to glueing and they both work great. i would give it a little more dry time to, maybe 10 minutes a piece. nothing wrong with the the platinum adhesive you are using. its the best out there. also how long are you waiting prior to shooting your arrows.

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    i know people that use super glue, i have as well before. all i can gurantee about it is that it is more runny. it is an instant bond rather than a timed bond. the last blazers that i superglued came off, but it was because the fletchings were making contact with my limbdriver rest. the fletch tite platinum though is great, its not instant but it still dries quick. i just fletched my first feather last week from tru flight, and they havent come off yet. i even was a little sloppy with a few of them and it turned out great. good luck to you though

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    Any of you guys ever use the shrink type fletching and wrap? Just wondering if it was junk or actually worked?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lung Buster View Post
    Any of you guys ever use the shrink type fletching and wrap? Just wondering if it was junk or actually worked?
    I've thought about it, but they are pricey. I know some people that use them that have no problems.

    Quote Originally Posted by dzsmith
    i would use some very fine grit emory cloth (sand paper) rather than an sos pad. I would put a little more time into it and ensure all surfaces are smooth. Ive used thinner and rubbing alchohol to clean the surface prior to glueing and they both work great. i would give it a little more dry time to, maybe 10 minutes a piece. nothing wrong with the the platinum adhesive you are using. its the best out there. also how long are you waiting prior to shooting your arrows.
    I clean mine shaft and vane with alcohol and let that dry. I use a super glue but let them sit in the jib for about minute or so and then I let them sit for at least 24 hours prior to shooting. I don't know if my glue is thinning out a little, towards the end of the bottle or what, but I was not expecting to see vanes fly off like this. Could be my process, could be contact with the rest. Using a limbdriver so I would think I'm getting the clearance I need.
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    Blazers rule! I use Blazers and Super glue without a problem (besides operator error).
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    Having one heck of a headache over this last batch of arrows I fletched. Got a pack of Norway Predator vanes from on of the big string guys on AT and they have been flying off my arrows left and right. I don't know what is going on, never had this happen with the other arrows I did with a different batch of vanes while shooting my Cheetah. All of my prep was exactly the same yet I have been losing vanes like crazy. I can hear them fly off when I shoot, makes a pretty neat sound tbh, but royal pita.

    I have already re-done a few of them and I'm almost to the point where I am about to say "f-it" with these vanes and pull every one of them off and switch to Blazers. I don't know if it is the vanes, the arrow shafts or the speed of the bow (Alien) that is the cause of the vanes from flying off.
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