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    • Mountianeer
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      I am having an ongoing discussion concerning the best glue for archery use. I have been a firm believer in Beyond Bond for quite a while. I have used it to glue vanes or fletching to wood and aluminum. I have used it with and without the accelerator with excellent results. A friend of mine says that Loctite gel is the way to go. I claim it wasn’t designed for archery use and therefore probably has a draw back or two. Any thoughts?

    • skifrk
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      I go differently and use bohnings fletch tite or duco cement myself. I have never used either glues to know which one is the best. The problem with opinions on glues is they are like mouths every one has one.

    • horserod
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      Like Skifrk, I’ve always used Bohning products (especially Fletch Tite) with reliable results. I,also, am open to using other products. Heck, I’ll try (almost) anything once!!! 😆 Bullseye

    • tombow
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      I have been fletching with nothing other than the Loctite Super Glue Gel control for a couple years now. If there are draw backs, I haven’t found a single one. With the gel style glue, it’s much easier to get the glue on the quill and it stays put while I make sure I am getting the fletch in the right place on the arrow. I have pulled fletched shafts through 2-3″ thick ethafoam (cheapie) targets multiple times and have almost never had a feather come off or even curl or damage the leading edge of the quill. Sure I could spend big cash on “archery specific” glues but the Loctite works and costs only a few bucks. I say give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.

      (I have no connection to the producers of this glue….but if they want to offer me a big-money endorsement deal, HECK YEAH I’ll do some commercials for ’em!! I can see it now, me all on the TV, smilin’ man, aw BEAUTIFUL! (Thanks Dr. Hook)

      TomBow

      might have lost some sanity but I ain’t askin’ for it back!

    • Brennan Herr
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      I use the loctite SG gel as well. I love it and it holds the feathers on very well. I recommended it as well but Tombow can have my cut of the big-money endorsement!!!

    • Stumpkiller
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      I’ve switched to Duco for fletching and nocks and Ferr-L-Tite continues to be ny head cement. No complaints with either on cedar or fir shafts with MinWax Polyurethane wipe-on finish.

    • Brennan Herr
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      I use the loctite SG gel as well. I love it and it holds the feathers on very well. I recommended it as well but Tombow can have my cut of the big-money endorsement!!!

    • William Warren
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      I have always used fletch-tite on carbon and aluminum and duco on wood with laquer or urethane finishes. For nocks I use the same glue I used for the fletch for each type of arrow. Never had any problems and I’m not very fastidious when it comes to cleaning shafts before fletching. I have tried the bearpaw tape with mixed results. There is definitely a shelf life with the tape.

      Used super glue for other tasks but does not seem like my first choice for fletch.

    • Ben M.
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      Yup, I use Duco for fletching and Ferr-L-Tite for points too. But I’m not so impressed with the Ferr-L-Tite in cold weather. Granted, this is my first winter shooting the bow, but in my experience the stuff becomes brittle in the cold (ie 30F or below) and the points tend to pop off. I’ve used both clear (amber colored) and blue Ferr-L-Tite (not sure if there’s supposed to be a difference) and they both act the same. Didn’t lose a single point in warm weather, but since the cold’s settled in I’ve lost 3 judos, 4 blunts, and ’bout a half dozen field points. Rats!

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