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Glue for Feathers to Aluminum

Messages posted to thread:
charley 15-Apr-18
Andy Man 15-Apr-18
Jim 15-Apr-18
George D. Stout 15-Apr-18
Pdiddly 15-Apr-18
MStyles 15-Apr-18
rallison 15-Apr-18
Coyote 15-Apr-18
boatbuilder 15-Apr-18
M60gunner 15-Apr-18
Skeets 15-Apr-18
GVS 15-Apr-18
Elderly OCR 15-Apr-18
Wild Bill 15-Apr-18
lefty4 15-Apr-18
Elderly OCR 15-Apr-18
fdp 15-Apr-18
KyStickbow 15-Apr-18
Kent Alan 15-Apr-18
ga bowhunter 16-Apr-18
Jon Stewart 16-Apr-18
gluetrap 16-Apr-18
Jon Stewart 16-Apr-18
Wapiti - - M. S. 16-Apr-18
dean 16-Apr-18
ahunter55 16-Apr-18
Dennis in Virginia 16-Apr-18
ahunter55 17-Apr-18
From: charley
Date: 15-Apr-18




Hi guys, like to know what glue you're using to fletch aluminums these days. Last time I put some aluminum arrows together they still came in autumn orange and I listen to Stevie Ray Vaughn's new album as they dried. I bet a few things have changed....heard Fletch-tite doesn't work anymore? Thanks Charley

From: Andy Man
Date: 15-Apr-18




scrub shafts with a little Dutch cleanser ,rinse and wipe dry -don't touch anymore

Glue with Saunders NPV cement works great- been doing it that way a long time

From: Jim Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Apr-18




I have been using Fletch-Tite Platinum with good results on Aluminum. All I do is wet a piece of paper towel with MEK and wipe the shaft where I will fletch till it squeaks and glue on my feathers or vanes. Once you clean do not touch the shaft or you will leave oil from your skin on the shaft.

From: George D. Stout Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Apr-18




I like Saunders NPV, but....I'm using some Fletchtite Platinum this past couple weeks and it is working just fine. I think they worked through the bad formula some time ago. The tube I have now is working as well as the old formula on aluminum...and that was damn good. I'm doing some Jazz shafts right now as I type this. I did some last week and they have been shot quite a bit with no issues.

From: Pdiddly
Date: 15-Apr-18




I have used Fletchtite Platinum for three years now without any problems.

Fletched dozens of arrows for target, roving and stumping. Have not lost a feather unless it smacked it on something.

From: MStyles
Date: 15-Apr-18




I have a few 1998, 2117 Autumn Orange shafts with banana fletching put on with fletching tape. No problems, I cleaned them first with windex back then.

From: rallison
Date: 15-Apr-18




I've never had any problems with Fletch-Tite...til my last tube...lol.

Don't know if I got "one of those" or what, but it snowed feathers in my back yard!

Out with it...and I tried a new one. All was well.

From: Coyote
Date: 15-Apr-18




Gave up on having to find glues specifically for archery and use crazy glue. Works like a charm and is available everywhere.

From: boatbuilder
Date: 15-Apr-18




I us fletch tape without any problems, make sure to wipe shaft with alcohol.

From: M60gunner
Date: 15-Apr-18




I gave up fletching on bare wood, aluminum, or carbon. An’it worth the hassle, either paint’em, or wrap them. Then I don’t need to find out the hard way which glue doesn’t work. My “road” is getting to short to screw around anymore.

From: Skeets
Date: 15-Apr-18




Do what Jim said. I have also used lacquer thinner to clean al shafts. Never had a problem using any kind of Fletchtite after that. I might try NPV on of these days just for the heck of it.

From: GVS Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Apr-18




fletch tape, I haven't glued a fletch for over twenty years

From: Elderly OCR
Date: 15-Apr-18




It's the almost instant oxidation of aluminum that creates gluing problems. If you clean well and work quickly you'll have conquered half the problem.

From: Wild Bill
Date: 15-Apr-18




Fletch-Tite.

From: lefty4
Date: 15-Apr-18




Anodized aluminum oxidizes?

NPV works well for me.

From: Elderly OCR
Date: 15-Apr-18




The problem I think is that it still gets contaminated and needs cleaning and the cleaner might alter the protection the anodizing provides.

From: fdp
Date: 15-Apr-18




I use contact cement on aluminum. And most everything else. They will never fall off.

From: KyStickbow
Date: 15-Apr-18




I have fletched with fletch tape on my aluminums for several years now...and have never had a feather come off. Just clean your shafts with alcohol prior to fletching.

From: Kent Alan
Date: 15-Apr-18




Bob Smith Maxi-Cure over a vinyl wrap---arrows will never come off. God and Christ Bless

From: ga bowhunter
Date: 16-Apr-18




wipe with steel wool then paper towel I use the blue cap super glue at wal mart works great

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 16-Apr-18




I strip the arrow and clean old glue off by sticking them in a dip tank with acetone. After the arrow is removed from the tank I take sand paper to the nock end of the arrow and twist the arrow back and forth leaving criss cross scratches on the arrow. I then clean the arrow with rubbing alcohol and fletch using Loc Tire Ultra Gel.

From: gluetrap
Date: 16-Apr-18




I do as ga. above only I use a green scouring pad and the dap glue. just started using it so the jury is still out on how well it holds up for me...ron

From: Jon Stewart
Date: 16-Apr-18




Loc Tite Ultra Gel. I do remove the tube of glue from its plastic container. This allows me to use most of the glue in the tube.

From: Wapiti - - M. S. Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 16-Apr-18




I use fletch platinum also!

From: dean
Date: 16-Apr-18




For aluminum, I rub with acetone till they squeak then use fletch tape and then put a small single drop of Gorillasuper Glue Gel on the ends and one drop in the middle on tequila side. They never move. When I refletch, I scrape the three glue patches, wipe with acetone and do it the same.

From: ahunter55
Date: 16-Apr-18

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Fletch tite forever. Wood, Aluminum & Carbons (I build all mine & most of 8 family members that shoot). Bare shaft I wipe with a very fine steel wool (Aluminum & Carbon). Wraps, painted no problems either.. Feathers & vanes.. ONE TIME had vanes come loose & discovered it was the VANE. I'm doing a Dz. right now..

From: Dennis in Virginia Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 16-Apr-18




fletch-tite platinum

From: ahunter55
Date: 17-Apr-18

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