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Just ordered Loctite 420. Expensive!

Messages posted to thread:
T4halo 11-Apr-18
White Falcon 11-Apr-18
Viper 11-Apr-18
David McLendon 11-Apr-18
hawkeye in PA 11-Apr-18
Bob Rowlands 11-Apr-18
Bowmania 11-Apr-18
T4halo 11-Apr-18
George D. Stout 11-Apr-18
Brad Lehmann 11-Apr-18
George D. Stout 11-Apr-18
JusPassin 11-Apr-18
David McLendon 11-Apr-18
bodymanbowyer 11-Apr-18
KyPhil 11-Apr-18
Phil Magistro 11-Apr-18
T4halo 11-Apr-18
danny 11-Apr-18
Chemsolder1 11-Apr-18
jaz5833 11-Apr-18
Salvador 06 11-Apr-18
indianalongbowshoote 11-Apr-18
BigStriper 11-Apr-18
jaz5833 11-Apr-18
Killbuck 11-Apr-18
Matt M 11-Apr-18
Chuck Simpson 11-Apr-18
KDdog 11-Apr-18
Pdiddly 11-Apr-18
picapica 11-Apr-18
Jeff Durnell 12-Apr-18
Vtbow 12-Apr-18
HARRY CARRY 12-Apr-18
Jeff Durnell 12-Apr-18
BigJim 14-Apr-18
Jeff Durnell 14-Apr-18
Lowcountry 14-Apr-18
4nolz@work 14-Apr-18
Fletch 16-Apr-18
Dan W 16-Apr-18
From: T4halo
Date: 11-Apr-18




One ounce is $20. I know everyone swears by this stuff, but is it really worth $20 an ounce??

T$

From: White Falcon
Date: 11-Apr-18




NO, Not unless you need it!

From: Viper
Date: 11-Apr-18




T4 -

It wicks a little better into cracks than the std thin CAs, and if you don't have direct contact to the areas being glued, it might help. Kinda fitting the tool to the job.

Viper out.

From: David McLendon
Date: 11-Apr-18




It runs excessively compared to what you are used to, you'll need to takes steps for that in preparation or you'll be trying to clean up a mess in damage control.

From: hawkeye in PA
Date: 11-Apr-18




X2 I didn't use a syringe and wished I would have.

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 11-Apr-18




In my view $20 isn't jack nowadays. If the product works I'd say that was a good deal.

From: Bowmania Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Apr-18




What's the shelf life once opened???

Bowmania

From: T4halo
Date: 11-Apr-18




^^^^ great question.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Apr-18




From: Brad Lehmann
Date: 11-Apr-18




I normally find it for less than $10 for a decent sized bottle. I think it is probably a 2 oz. It normally gets old before I use it up. Look on Ebay and Amazon or just google it. Hint: Grainger will be the most expensive place to buy it.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Apr-18




I talked to a fellow who was complaining about the price of a fishing license that he was ordering on his I-Phone 8.

From: JusPassin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Apr-18




Darn George, isn't that the truth.

From: David McLendon
Date: 11-Apr-18




If you have a diabetic friend, most do these days, an insulin syringe with a sub-cu needle is great for injecting cracks and stress lines.

From: bodymanbowyer
Date: 11-Apr-18




Try chair Tite next time. Alot cheaper and just as runny as 420.; After use store in the freezer until you ready next time.

From: KyPhil
Date: 11-Apr-18




I bought some 420 on ebay for 12.00. Not sure of the shelf life. Ive had it over a year and it is still good.

From: Phil Magistro
Date: 11-Apr-18




Keep it in the refrigerator to extend its life.

From: T4halo
Date: 11-Apr-18




Good point George.

T4

From: danny
Date: 11-Apr-18




I have had my 420 glue in refrigerator 1 1/2 years its still good

From: Chemsolder1
Date: 11-Apr-18




George we got my wife and daughter brand new iPhones this weekend. They were 6’s the cost was crazy but switching carriers saved us over $100 a month just because we went prepaid. Doing that changing our electricity provider and cutting the cable cord in favor of streaming has made a significant budget impact in the right direction.

Point is everything is expensive; wood, glass,epoxie, ca. Tried figuring the consumables cost to make a bow and it was a lot more than I thought it would be.

From: jaz5833
Date: 11-Apr-18

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As said before, if you NEED it, there's nothing like it.

EXCEPT,this stuff. It's as good but one quarter the cost and it's shelf life is four times that of the 420.

From: Salvador 06
Date: 11-Apr-18




Jaz, where do I find this bsi glue?

From: indianalongbowshoote
Date: 11-Apr-18




Ive got a bottle that Ive had for 3 yrs and its still good, kept in fridge for 1st couple years but has been on my bench for about a year now.

From: BigStriper
Date: 11-Apr-18




KEEP in the REFRIGERATOR,it will last many years if kept right.

Kurt

From: jaz5833
Date: 11-Apr-18




I got mine from Amazon.

From: Killbuck Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Apr-18




Doesn't cost as much as one good broadhead!

From: Matt M
Date: 11-Apr-18




Big Jim sells his Bowyers CA glue, larger quantity and better price. Keeps for a long time when kept in the refrigerator

From: Chuck Simpson Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 11-Apr-18




I've had some in the refrigerator for over 6 years.

From: KDdog
Date: 11-Apr-18




Like everyone has repeated. Keep it in the fridge!!!

From: Pdiddly
Date: 11-Apr-18




Had mine at room temperature for over a year...still good.

Is it worth it over other glues?

If I rely on it to fix a $200 bow then it is totally worth it.

Use an insulin syringe and prepare to be amazed!

From: picapica
Date: 11-Apr-18




I also switched to "Wonderlok 'Em Tite Chair Glue". It functions like the 420 (thin and runny cyanoacrylate) but is much cheaper, lasts longer, and can be found at Ace Hardware.

From: Jeff Durnell Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 12-Apr-18




I've used several brands of very thin viscosity CA over the years. I don't have a single complaint about any one of them. All have wicked into cracks the same, all held good, and were larger quantities for less money than Loctite. I think with it, you're paying more for the name.

From: Vtbow
Date: 12-Apr-18




I just ordered some starbond exra thin 2oz that comes with like 6 extra tiny applicator tips I'm giong to give a go on a delam. Its was $10 TMD. I'll report back on how it works--expect it to be great.

From: HARRY CARRY
Date: 12-Apr-18




Hey: just throwing this out there:

I bought some "420" off the "big auction site", and it was sent to me WITH THE EXPIRATION DATE PART OF THE LABEL CUT OFF.

Contacted the seller, and they told me "That's how I got it."

I explained the label is part of the product (etc.,etc.,) and that they were not really truly representing the product.

Got my money refunded, but the seller "banned me" from future purchases.

MORAL: If buying from ANYONE/ANY PLACE online, ask what the expiration date is, as printed on the container. If they can't answer, buy elsewhere....

From: Jeff Durnell Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 12-Apr-18




The last time I bought some, I got EZ Bond, 2oz each of thin, medium, and thick viscosity, with accelerator for $25 on the big auction site. Yep, that's 6oz of CA for 25 bucks. I've used the thin many times, it wicks like magic, and holds great.

From: BigJim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Apr-18
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most of the CA's are made by one of a couple companies, however the viscosity may vary.

I keep my sale stock in the fridge and it is fresh from the mfg. Or as fresh as they send it out anyway. We generally go through stock in a month or two.

BigJim

From: Jeff Durnell Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 14-Apr-18




I've noticed that once opened, the longer it sits at room temperature, the thicker it gets... takes a long time, but it thickens.

From: Lowcountry
Date: 14-Apr-18




"X2 I didn't use a syringe and wished I would have" - X3 lol

From: 4nolz@work
Date: 14-Apr-18




Freezer

From: Fletch
Date: 16-Apr-18




Consider Palm Labs Adhesives ultra thin CA glue. LocTite 420 has a viscosity of 5 cps. Palm labs has 5 cps viscosity and higher. I used the Palm Labs 5 cps CA glue 3-4 years ago to address stress cracks in a bow. Worked great. I THINK the price was <$10 for about an ounce. Ordered direct from them.

They also offered a free sample of a thicker viscosity CA glue-I accepted. I think it was 20 cps-but don’t remember.

I was very happy with product performance and their customer service. Bottom line, there is a viable option to LocTite 420. Palm Labs Adhesives

http://www.palmlabsadhesives.com/product-category/cyanoacrylates/general- purpose/

http://www.palmlabsadhesives.com/product-category/cyanoacrylates/general- purpose/

From: Dan W
Date: 16-Apr-18




Bookmarked! Thank You Fletch...





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