Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: Your point glue recommendation
> From: Greg Young/Jocelyn Wirth <excalibr@...>proper
> One tip to help the tips stay on longer: Before applying any epoxy, clean
> out the insides of your field points with rubbing alcohol and a Q-tip.
> This removes any residue and oils from the inside that might prevent
> bonding of the epoxy.Very good point and I should have said the same thing. When tips are
> In service,
> THL Robin Kyrke, Forester
> Principality Archery Marshal for Northshield
purchased they have a light coating of oil to keep them from rusting before
we use (lose?) them. The machining process can also leave metal chips
inside the tip. Both the oil and any extraneous left overs need to be
removed before a good bond with any glue can be expected. If you don't
clean the surface you will essentially be gluing your shaft to ... oil. I
personally use denatured alcohol for degreasing because I have it on hand
since I mix my shaft dyes with it. Any good degreasing agent will suffice.
Take appropriate chemical precautions.
Many thanks to THL Kyrke for pointing out this step.