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    Is there an adhiesive for inserts that is better for the cold weather?

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    Curious as to why you ask. Are you having problems/issues with what you are using?

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    I had been shooting inside with no problems , set up a target outside today(-5) and when I pulled arrows out of the target on my second round 3 out of 4 inserts pulled out of the shafts.
    Gold Tip carbon arrows.

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    2 part epoxy is all i use for inserts...I have used them down to -48
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    I tried Gorilla glue, and wasn't paying attention while it expanded and buggered up my threads. I scraped and scraped and never got all of that glue out of the threads. I don't know how it holds up in the long run.

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    2 part epoxy, hot melt glue for inserts or super glue!!!

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    The secret to getting a good glue up on inserts is cleaning and prep of the carbon shaft. I use a rolled up piece of sand paper to burnish the inside of the shaft then clean with alcohol before gluing. BTW you can buy a tool made specifically for cleaning up the inside of the shaft but sand paper is cheaper.
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    For the Gold tip arrows, a .30 cal bore brush works perfect for prepping the shaft. Just clamp the brush in a pair of vise grips. I used to do the sand paper thing, but a buddy turned me onto the brush, much easier.

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    Great idea Jake!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick P View Post
    Great idea Jake!
    No doubt, rep added!

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    the bore brush is a great idea. i will try that next time i am buildiig ..
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    Bore brush and cordless drill.

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    Thanks for all of the info. I went with the 2 part epoxy. was out shooting today (-10) it seemed to hold up fine. I also used a bore brush to cleen the end of the arrows , worked great.
    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHLSUP View Post
    Thanks for all of the info. I went with the 2 part epoxy. was out shooting today (-10) it seemed to hold up fine. I also used a bore brush to cleen the end of the arrows , worked great.
    Thanks again!

    I guess i should have mentioned that if your building to install broadheads... that a slower setting epoxy is good. that way you can install the insert and rotate is after installing the broadhead to tune it to your fletches...and balance. once i have the lined up and spinning good. set them carefully aside to dry.
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