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Fletch-Tite Platinum set-up time?

Messages posted to thread:
DanaC 30-Dec-17
Pinwheel 30-Dec-17
BOX CALL 30-Dec-17
DanaC 30-Dec-17
Pdiddly 30-Dec-17
Pdiddly 30-Dec-17
Jim 30-Dec-17
S. North 30-Dec-17
Jamie 30-Dec-17
The Whittler 30-Dec-17
dagwood64 30-Dec-17
GF 30-Dec-17
badger 30-Dec-17
Wild Bill 30-Dec-17
cacciatore 30-Dec-17
Pdiddly 30-Dec-17
2 bears 30-Dec-17
felipe 30-Dec-17
DanaC 30-Dec-17
loose arrow 31-Dec-17
Tedd 31-Dec-17
Muskrat 31-Dec-17
trad47 31-Dec-17
Pdiddly 31-Dec-17
edcor 01-Jan-18
Den 01-Jan-18
From: DanaC
Date: 30-Dec-17




How much (actually how little) time do you need between feathers using FTP?

Is this related to temperature? (Low 60's in the room.)

Thanks

From: Pinwheel
Date: 30-Dec-17




I wait 30 minutes, but have done 20 minutes before with no issues.

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-Dec-17




Yep thirty minute between feathers.

From: DanaC
Date: 30-Dec-17




Thanks! And I should have looked at the clock after feather #1...

;-)

From: Pdiddly
Date: 30-Dec-17




The manufacturer says five minute set time and 48 hour cure time.

That's what I use in a room temperature room without issue.

I used to leave them for 15 minutes...no need to do so.

From: Pdiddly
Date: 30-Dec-17




At low 60's you would likely be OK after seven or eight minutes.

The five minute set time is what I really like about FTP (besides the fact it holds like iron.) Using two jigs I can fletch a dozen arrows in two hours.

From: Jim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-Dec-17




I wait 15 minutes between glue ups with a room temperature of around 70 degrees.

From: S. North Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 30-Dec-17




Been using it for some time now. Just finished a dozen. I don't wait any more than five per feather. Never had a issue. I guess if you wait longer won't hurt anything

From: Jamie
Date: 30-Dec-17




I find in the summer using my jo Jan multi fletcher once I'm done my 6th feather on the 6th arrow number 1 is set up enough

From: The Whittler
Date: 30-Dec-17




I wait 15 min. between each feather glue up and then don't shoot until the next day unless I want to try one, then a couple hours.

From: dagwood64
Date: 30-Dec-17




I wait 5 minutes and have never had a feather come loose. (Great, now I jinxed myself! LOL).

From: GF
Date: 30-Dec-17




If you’re in a hurry, try the tape. Especially if you’re not prepared to take the manufacturer’s word for it.

Your results may be no better, if it’s one less thing to worry about!

From: badger
Date: 30-Dec-17




I never time it but I usually have 4 fletching jigs going at once. I take my time for the purpose of letting them sit a bit but I go from one jig to the other so it sets enough time for me to install 3 more fletches. ( About 5 min) I guess at room temp. I stopped using fletch tite years ago and now use only duco.

From: Wild Bill
Date: 30-Dec-17




I do find it to be temperature sensitive. If you want to speed things up you could use a hair dryer to speed up the initial hold. That is, warm the shaft first.

From: cacciatore Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 30-Dec-17




I think it depends on the temperature maybe 15’ but I am always been safe with 30’

From: Pdiddly
Date: 30-Dec-17

Pdiddly's embedded Photo



DanaC Here's the best place to get info on the glue...from the manufacturer.

Clamp time is five minutes.

The cure time, which I always respect, is at least 48 hours. I think that's where some people may have erred (by using the shafts the next day) and having adhesion failures.

I also note that the shelf life is two years.

I have had no issues ever with FTP, unlike one of the other glues.

From: 2 bears
Date: 30-Dec-17




Don't know where you guys get the patience to wait 45 minutes plus fletching an arrow. One fixture--one clamp-- 3 minutes one arrow done.Super Glue for Wood,bamboo,aluminium,and carbon. Been using it and recommending it for years. Funny how all archery supply places now carry it. Plastic model glue works on all the shafts for nocks too. It doesn't say archery on the tube and is much cheaper. I don't like to lose nocks and feathers. Use what ever works or don't work though. Faster than tape and tape tends to let feathers slip in Texas heat.>>>----> Ken

From: felipe
Date: 30-Dec-17




I can't even buy Fletchtite in my usual haunts lately, I guess too many glue sniffers, so I'm trying a new Easton gel super glue. I never rushed fletching with Fletchtite, and never shot then the same day I fletched...

From: DanaC
Date: 30-Dec-17




Peter, thanks for posting the 'official' instructions. Was thinking of shooting a few tomorrow but I guess I'll wait 'til next year ;-)

From: loose arrow
Date: 31-Dec-17




Use it if you must; I have not had long term success with the Platinum on aluminum shafts. I now use 3M body molding adhesive that I picked up in the automotive section in WMart. The nozzle from the Platinum will fit on the tube. I have also used the black type on black carbon arrows. I use an Arizona EZ Fletch and just let it sit, after glue up, and go and do something else, that way I am not impatient and remove it too early.

From: Tedd
Date: 31-Dec-17

Tedd's embedded Photo



I have shot within 1/2 hour of fletching and got away with it. Tried all glues. Always go back to fletchtite. Also I use the fletchlaq dipping and cresting lacquers and never have a feather fail.

Tedd

From: Muskrat
Date: 31-Dec-17




Fletch-Tite for five minutes per vane or feather always seemed to be enough, and although it seems to still excel on carbon, 2 or 3 years ago it became disappointing on aluminum. I've switched to NPV and I've been very satisfied. Although I think NPV requires a little more time in the clamp.

From: trad47
Date: 31-Dec-17




Love the stuff. , it Ducco that didn't work very well. Have you tried tape? Supposedly you get arrows fletched In a fraction of the time it takes with glue up. Been working that way for me so far.

From: Pdiddly
Date: 31-Dec-17




I wanted to note that if you are fletching in cooler temperatures waiting an extra few minutes would not hurt, especially if gluing helical.

From: edcor
Date: 01-Jan-18




Loctite 416-almost instant bond.

From: Den
Date: 01-Jan-18




5 minutes may be enough for vanes but I go 15 Minutes with feathers, the feather ends might move a bit after 5 minutes, 10 minutes on a really warm day.





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