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Use it right
Nothing wrong with this glue at all, if you know how to use it.
Clean your shafts, I use alcohol or acetone, a simple wipe down. Apply glue, maintain pressure of vane to shaft for 30 seconds, clamp time of 5 minutes. When you're done, leave them alone for 24 hours, then shoot. They won't come off.
These are Bohning's directions, and are hard to find, even on their website. They should print them on the tube itself.
February 4, 2012
Bohning Platinum Fletching Glue
Nothing to be said as it does the job but the older type Bohning Fletch-Tite for fletching feathers has always worked on wood shafts for me and before they came out with the Platinum it worked on aluminum shafts. Plus it's still cheaper than the Platinum. I find the Platinum is over priced and Bass Pro should stock the older type as they do still sell it in stores and at archery supply deallers.
August 15, 2011
great product have used fletch tite for years and the platinum works just as good as the old stuff just remember to place a small drop of it at the front and rear of the tip of the fletch after fletching it will help keep them on during those pass through shots
June 8, 2011
NOT AS BAD AS THEY SAY
First off I have to say I hated this stuff too when I first tried it. I couldn't get my fletches to stay on for anything. UNTIL I figured out the right process, If you follow these instructions it won't fail.
1. Properly remove old fleches and glue with a sharp blade
2. wet sand with 220-320 grit sand paper (220 prefered)
3 wipe arrow clean with paper towel lightly soaked in M.E.K (methyl ethyl ketone) dont let arrow soak in it just quickly wipe it down until dirt stops coming off the arrow.(no other cleaner will work as well)
4 set up arrow, fletch, and jig per instructions.
5. put a thin line of glue down the fletch
6. lighly press the fletch against the arrow, not so hard all the glue comes out.
7. let sit 3 mins per fletch before removing arrow
8. allow 24 hours before shooting
I haven't had failed glueing in the last 5 dozen arrows I have fletched useing this process. I prefer Vantec, Fusion, and the NEW style blazer vanes(the old ones are a pain). everything else is a waist of time and money.
November 1, 2010
Usually takes only 10-15 minutes for each feather being fletched onto a shaft. I use an egg timer which is great. Do some other things like taper other shafts, etc. I find this time is sufficient to stabilize the feather enough to add more and turn the fletching jig in position for the nex feather. I wouldn't recommend shooting the arrow until the glue on the last feather has set overnite just to be sure the glue has hardened enough.
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