Firenock offers three specially formulated and bottled adhesive (AG0600, AG0GEL and AGUSSE) for today's archers to fletch vanes and build arrows with excellent results.
AG0600, curing in nine seconds and ready to shoot in twelve, is best used for fletching Aerovanes or other vanes with the use of the Firenock Aerovane Jig and the Aerovane Stainless Straight Clamp at room temperature.
AG0GEL is best for installing Firenock Extreme Shock End Caps, re-fletching Aerovanes or other vanes, and fletching offset configuration because AG0GEL is perfect for filling fill gaps and has a medium length dry time.
AGUSSE is best for building building AeroConcept arrows, which involves gluing AeroInserts, AeroOutserts, and Carbon Inner Tubes, as well as gluing other outserts, halfouts, and carbon internal tubings. AGUSSE will set in 90 minutes and will cure around 24-36 hours after at room temperature.
The video below provides more details about Firenock adhesives and their applications.
Aerovane Fletching Glue AG0600 with Luer-Lock precision Stainless Tip
To perfectly fletch Aerovanes, Firenock specially formulated AG0600 fletching glue. This cyanoacrylate (CA) glue will set in nine seconds and is ready to shoot in twelve seconds with the help of the high power magnet on the Aerovane Jig and the Aerovane Stainless Straight Clamp at room temperature. Coming in a bottle of 20 grams, there is enough glue to fletch approximately fifty dozen arrows. AG0600 is 100% dissolvable in acetone, a product readily available in most department stores for cheap, making cleanup very easy.
AG0600 comes standard with the industrial grade high precision Luer-Lock System. The Luer-Lock System, industrially graded, allows you to dispense glue precisely and accurately. The AG0600 bottle is custom built for holding and/or squeezing ease and its applicator, a 22 gauge stainless tip, is removable and replaceable. Extra Luer-Lock stainless tips can be purchased separately in a 12-pack for US$9.95 at any certified and/or authorized Firenock dealer or at http://shop.firenock.com. Notes:
AG0600 is a CA instant super glue, but unlike other CA glues, AG0600 has no stabilizer so its shelf life is one year after the date of manufacture. To ensure freshness, every package of AG0600 has its date of expiration clearly stated on the front. Do NOT use acetone to clean the Luer-Lock tip as acetone is an active debonder for the glue; a tiny amount of acetone will contaminate the glue and make the entire bottle of glue useless. Procedure to fletch Aerovane using AG0600
Aerovane jig (recommended)
Firenock Aerovane glue AG0600
2 bottles of 100% pure Acetone (one large, one small)
Q-tips that do not have plastic or synthetic material in it and paper towels.
Thoroughly clean the surface of the shaft(s) by dipping the shaft(s) into and swirling the shaft(s) in the large bottle of 100% pure acetone. This will loosen all unwanted particles and dissolve all possible contaminates.
Remove the shaft(s) and wipe dry with clean paper towel(s). Let air dry also.
Insert the Aerovane into a vane clamp (Aerovane Clamp recommended.)
Dip one end of a Q-Tip into the small bottle of 100% acetone and wipe down the base of Aerovane from one end to the other.
Using the dry end of the same Q-Tip, wipe the Aerovane from the same direction you wipe down the base of the Aerovane, again from one end to the other.
Apply a small bead of glue down the center length of the vane base.
Place the back end of the clamp just above the arrow, right against the inner wall of the jig.
Slowly lower the clamp onto the arrow (for the Aerovane Jig, lower until the magnets on the jig grab hold of the clamp.)
Firmly push the clamp, holding down for no less than five seconds, and then left go to allow whatever allotted wait time, depending on the type of glue you are using, to pass (AG0600’s setting time is about nine seconds under the Aerovane Jig pressure, without the use of any primer, and at room temperature).
Open the clamp to free the vane from the clamp and rotate the vane away from the clamp while the clamp is still on the magnet.
With the vane away, slide the clamp away from the jig and away from the magnet at no less than a 45 degree angle from the magnet.
Repeat steps 4 - 11 for the next vane.
AG0600 glue for fletching AG0600 Stainless applicator tip 12-pack
Firenock AG0GEL Glue for Extreme Shock End Cap / Re-fletching with Luer-Lock precision Plastic Tip
AG0GEL is a single component CA instant super GEL glue, which can bond with most surfaces in seconds with gaps up to only 0.2 mm in diameter. AG0GEL, like AG0600, does not have a stabilizer has a shelf life of only a year after manufacture. To combat this, we again clearly state the date of expiration on each package. Unlike AG0600, AG0GEL has a low viscosity (10,000 cP). With such qualities, AG0GEL applied in tricky places that require glue to not be able to flow (e.g. during offset configuration, re-fletching a surface that is not perfectly flat.) Additionally, AG0GEL requires no mixing or heating and can be used on a wide variety of materials. Each package comes with three 24-gauge plastic Luer-Lock applicator tips. Extra Luer-Lock plastic tips can be purchased separately in a 12-pack for US$9.95 at any certified and/or authorized Firenock dealer or at http://shop.firenock.com. Notes:
AG0GEL should be stored in its original container, at room temperature, and out of direct sunlight. Check and lock the Luer-Lock tip on syringe before every use. Do NOT use acetone to clean the Luer-Lock tip as acetone is an active debonder for the glue; a tiny amount of acetone will contaminate the glue and make the entire bottle of glue useless. AG0GEL gel glue for end cap / re-fletching AG0GEL Plastic applicator tip 12-pack
Aerovane Ultra Slow Set Epoxy Glue AGUSSE
AGUSSE is a two part epoxy that will set in 90 minutes and will cure around 24-36 hours at room temperature. It can fill gaps up to 1mm and has the ability to flex even when cured. Note that AGUSSE has a long work time (~90 minutes to set at room temperature), for enough time to build your arrows. AGUSSE is 100% dissolvable in acetone, a product readily available in most department stores for cheap, making cleanup very easy. Notes:
AGUSSE, if stored in accordance to manufacturer's recommendations, has a shelf life of a year. To ensure freshness, every package of AG0USSE has its date of expiration clearly stated on the front.
AGUSSE should be stored in its original container, at room temperature, and out of direct sunlight.
Work time with AGUSSE on Aluminum foil and at room temperature is 90 minutes. A well ventilated working environment is always recommended.