Clogged Adhesive Tube

eric

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That's what I used to use when I shot feathers; it worked great. I always used Fletch-Tite with vanes on alis though. Now I think about it I can't say why in either case - it was probably advice that I was given at some point and it worked for me so I didn't think about it any further.
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eric

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Thanks to all for replies looks as though some have the knack and some of us don’t. I have just purchased a new tube of Fletch Tite and 1 of bostick and taking on board all your comments I will see how I go. Many thanks
 

dvd8n

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Thanks to all for replies looks as though some have the knack and some of us don’t. I have just purchased a new tube of Fletch Tite and 1 of bostick and taking on board all your comments I will see how I go. Many thanks
It may not be a knack; it may just be as TJ Mason says - storage conditions at the suppliers and some of us are luckier about where we buy it...
 

Rik

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I use Bostik All Purpose glue for both vanes and feathers,it has excellent adhesive qualities,lasts a long time,is reasonably priced and does not suffer from the nozzle getting clogged up.
This is a good point. I used Bostik for years, with no problems. I nearly always had some knocking around, so didn't have to go looking for a specialist glue.
 

little-else

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dont fprget that superglue polymerises when in contact with moisture so inevitabley goes hard when you keep it for any length of time. You can breathe on it to make it set quicker
 

dvd8n

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I keep my Sugru in the fridge. It's supposed to double it's shelf life. I never thought of doing it with glues though but I can see that it would work.
 

4d4m

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I use Bohning tape for feathers. I've had just as good results as any of the glues and takes a fraction of the time in the jig.

For vanes I usually just use superglue gel from the pound shop. Lasts as long (or as short) as the "special for archery" stuff at over ten times the price and sticks just as well. It varies what is in stock but usually at least 3 tubes for a quid and sometimes 5.
 

albatross

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I used to have a problem with superglue failing after I had the tube/s for a while. I could not work out why. That was until I watched a video on adhesives. The demonstrator stated that moisture as the main reason for adhesive failure or thickening in the tube nozzle. I then realised that every time I used the adhesive air was entering to replace the used adhesive - and that was where the moisture was getting in. So now I toss the adhesive after a couple of uses - I don't buy 'expensive' adhesives for that reason.
 

4d4m

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I used to have a problem with superglue failing after I had the tube/s for a while. I could not work out why. That was until I watched a video on adhesives. The demonstrator stated that moisture as the main reason for adhesive failure or thickening in the tube nozzle. I then realised that every time I used the adhesive air was entering to replace the used adhesive - and that was where the moisture was getting in. So now I toss the adhesive after a couple of uses - I don't buy 'expensive' adhesives for that reason.
That's why the old metal squeezy tubes are better. Squeeze them from the crimped end and put cap on before air can get in. And roll up from the crimped end as my Dad showed me. It still winds me up when people squeeze toothpaste tubes from the middle. :)
 
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