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Im out of date

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protaxidermist 13-Feb-18
JusPassin 13-Feb-18
protaxidermist 13-Feb-18
olddogrib 13-Feb-18
BOX CALL 13-Feb-18
protaxidermist 13-Feb-18
BOX CALL 13-Feb-18
protaxidermist 13-Feb-18
gluetrap 13-Feb-18
Bowmania 13-Feb-18
protaxidermist 13-Feb-18
Bentstick54 13-Feb-18
David Mitchell 14-Feb-18
DeerSpotter 14-Feb-18
DeerSpotter 14-Feb-18
Andy Man 14-Feb-18
76aggie 14-Feb-18
David McLendon 14-Feb-18
From: protaxidermist
Date: 13-Feb-18




Hello friends I have not fletched any arrows in a long time and when I did I used Fletch Tite do they still make it? Also I got a bunch of wild turkey cut feathers what are they worth? Gateway cut them for me. thanks for your help. Steve G.

From: JusPassin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Feb-18




I'm working on a batch right now and fletch tite it is.

From: protaxidermist
Date: 13-Feb-18




May I ask where you got it? thanks

From: olddogrib
Date: 13-Feb-18




Yes, I think Bohning Fletchtite Platinum is now the "nom du jour" and it got some bad reviews for a supposed formulation change awhile back, but I've never had a minute's problem out of it...that I didn't cause. The speed-freaks will be here shortly touting tape, but fletching arrows is closest to love making...best done by a man with a "slow hand", taking the time to get it right the first time! And I'm "grandfathered" way past the age to be accused of being sexist, lol.

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Feb-18




Yep,its my go to fletching glue.used it for years.give it time in the clamp to set.

From: protaxidermist
Date: 13-Feb-18




I was talking about the old Fletch Tite. I only have one traditional archery catalog and its Three Rivers. A friend of mine shoots modern compound stuff and has issues with feathers comming off. I shoot aluminum. Just got a life time supply of arrows and shafts.

From: BOX CALL Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Feb-18




I use it on aluminum and carbons.compounds and recurves.never a problem.

From: protaxidermist
Date: 13-Feb-18




Great to here! Now can someone here help me with a problem. I just got a couple of hundred or more wild turkey fletches cut by Gateway and need to sell some.I will never use them all but if I can sell some and get some money to buy some things I need would be great. Anybody give me a value of them? thanks guys and gals for your help! Steve G.

From: gluetrap
Date: 13-Feb-18




don't work for me on alum. got a new tube today will give it a try...ron

From: Bowmania Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 13-Feb-18




That's what the classifieds on this site are for. Go to your 3Rives catalog and you can see what they are charging.

Bowmania

From: protaxidermist
Date: 13-Feb-18




Ok sorry to ask that question here.

From: Bentstick54
Date: 13-Feb-18




I use fletchtite platinum on wood, and carbons for myself with feathers; and my buddies aluminum with vanes and have no problems. I just reflected some aluminum’s for him and due to all the negative posts on the different sites,I glued 1 vane on, let it set overnight, and tried to pull it off. No dice. It tore from the base, but the base was still stuck to the shaft. I wipe down carbon and aluminum shafts with acetone then rinse them with hot water and let air dry before fletching. I think prepping the shaft is key to good adhesion.

From: David Mitchell
Date: 14-Feb-18




protaxidermist, no harm, no foul. A perfectly acceptable question. When I read your thread title, I had to chuckle--I am a bit out of date too but fortunately my expiration date hasn't arrived yet--just my "sell by" date. :o)

From: DeerSpotter
Date: 14-Feb-18




Hi boys use Goat Tuff, I don't even know if you can find that anymore. I keep it in the refrigerator and it last a long time. But I'm not using aluminum anymore. I use it on carbon arrows and use wraps sometimes. I've got arrows I flinched seven years and it is still holding.

Carl <------------<<<<

From: DeerSpotter
Date: 14-Feb-18




That's supposed to be

"I have been using"

NOT Hi boys use !!!

Sorry for the blooper

From: Andy Man
Date: 14-Feb-18




clean the shafts well with a little dutch clenser if aluminum or carbon

Have had the best results using Saunders NVP cement for feathers on aluminum and carbon

From: 76aggie
Date: 14-Feb-18




I have had no trouble with the new Fletchtite Platinum either. I use acetone as well to prep the shafts. I did do one arrow with that new stick on tape. Was easy but I had trouble separating the plastic from the adhesive. Got easier after three feathers. May be a lot easier if I do more of them though.

From: David McLendon
Date: 14-Feb-18




There is a trick to slipping the backing off the fletch tape. I use an old dull taper tool blade and put it to the feather base perpendicular with light downward pressure dragging it back from one end across the taped quill and the red backing strip will separate from the tape and curl up or easy removal.





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