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Re: [SCA-Archery] Glueing feather

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  • Dave AKA Morgan
    I learned the hard way that Fletch-tite and ANY polyurethane lacquer do not work together. I lost 14 fletches in ONE day at the range. Morgan ...
    Message 1 of 1 , May 28 1:41 PM
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      I learned the hard way that Fletch-tite and ANY polyurethane lacquer do not
      work together. I lost 14 fletches in ONE day at the range.

      Morgan


      >From: "Howard Featherling" <JFEATHERLING@...>
      >Reply-To: SCA-Archery@egroups.com
      >To: <SCA-Archery@egroups.com>
      >Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Glueing feather
      >Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 16:10:08 -0500
      >
      >You might want to double check the lacquer you are using. Many
      >petrochemicals are not compatible with one another. In other words, your
      >glue may be fine (I have used Duco and Fletch-tite with great success) but
      >the lacquer may be chemically reacting with it and loosening the adhesion.
      >That is my two farthings worth.
      >In Service to the Dream,
      >Alfred Huddlestone, War Archer
      >Bryn Gwlad War Company
      >----- Original Message -----
      >From: <elwin@...>
      >To: <SCA-Archery@egroups.com>
      >Sent: Friday, May 26, 2000 1:21 PM
      >Subject: [SCA-Archery] Glueing feather
      >
      >
      > > I'm having a lot of trouble keeping the feathers glued onto my arrows.
      > > & I think it's the glue. I spent a lot of money on Boning Products
      > > & have even spoken to someone on the phone & still no success. They
      > > say if their glue goes out of date it is no good. Then we switched to
      > > Duco-Cement. I read in the Bowyer's Bibles that Jay Massey used
      > > contact cement by putting the feather in the clamp , pushing it down
      > > to the arrow shaft & now you have glue on both the arrow & feather.
      > > Set aside for 15-20 minutes & then very carefully reset the arrow &
      > > it is done. Let dry over-night. Also the last coat on my arrows is a
      > > spar varnish. Cordially, Charley O'Lenak
      > >
      > >
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