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Offline JW_Halverson

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More adhesive woes
« on: July 05, 2022, 10:52:42 pm »
I have gone through a number of adhesives for fletching arrows, from Ducco cement to cyanoacrylics of every stripe, and now Bohning's Fletch-Tite Platinum.

Last winter I was pleased with this Fletch-Tite, but today this stuff is worse than useless! It claims a 5 minute clamp time but I am setting the timer for 10 and the stuff is still not setting. The only thing I can think of is that the glue does not like hot and humid weather.

What is your experience? Has someone else had trouble getting this to cure and if so, what were the conditions?
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Offline Pat B

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Re: More adhesive woes
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2022, 11:21:40 pm »
I haven't used Fletch Tite or Duco for years. The main reason I stopped using them is the time it takes to set. Now I use Fletch Tape on the center 2/3 of the fletch and sinew wrap fore and aft.
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Offline organic_archer

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Re: More adhesive woes
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2022, 10:39:34 am »
I can’t stand fletching glue. It never sets up properly. I’ve been using “DAP Rapidfuse” for years. It has a 10 second set up time and I’ve never lost a feather. Stuff is strong, applies easily, and each bottle lasts a long time.
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Offline BowEd

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Re: More adhesive woes
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2022, 10:45:59 am »
After coating my shafts with gasket lacquer which dries in a minute.I use duco and they stay stuck years and years of use.The combo it seems works well with each other.Even being dunked into a pond a few times.
Duco does take around 35 minutes to cure though.
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Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: More adhesive woes
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2022, 06:44:36 pm »
After coating my shafts with gasket lacquer which dries in a minute.I use duco and they stay stuck years and years of use.The combo it seems works well with each other.Even being dunked into a pond a few times.
Duco does take around 35 minutes to cure though.

Yeah, half an hour for A FEATHER just takes the shine off Ducco for me.
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Offline BowEd

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Re: More adhesive woes
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2022, 08:03:31 am »
That's all 3 feathers at once.I use 2 arizona fletchers so I get 2 shafts fletched every 35 minutes or 1 shaft every 15 to 20 minutes in reality.
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Offline jimmi the sammi

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Re: More adhesive woes
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2022, 09:45:45 am »
Been using Beacon 527 for years.  I can find it only at Wally world in the craft section.  Around 3 bucks a tube.  Lasts as long as there is liquid in the tube.  It is my go to glue for most projects.  Feathers glued on every material I have tried have stayed on including 8 dozen carbons made up for our local club to loan out to kids and beginners just learning that have lasted for almost 10 years.  Not a single feather has come off with severe usage.  Takes about 5 to 10 minutes per feather to set depending on the weather.  Bamboo, wood, aluminum, carbon, leather.  Works on all.

Offline JW_Halverson

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Re: More adhesive woes
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2022, 02:27:03 pm »
Been using Beacon 527 for years.  I can find it only at Wally world in the craft section.  Around 3 bucks a tube.  Lasts as long as there is liquid in the tube.  It is my go to glue for most projects.  Feathers glued on every material I have tried have stayed on including 8 dozen carbons made up for our local club to loan out to kids and beginners just learning that have lasted for almost 10 years.  Not a single feather has come off with severe usage.  Takes about 5 to 10 minutes per feather to set depending on the weather.  Bamboo, wood, aluminum, carbon, leather.  Works on all.

Huh, might have to give that stuff a try.
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