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, with its capacity to fill gaps in a medium length dry time, is best for installing Firenock Extreme Shock End Caps, re-fletching Aerovanes or other vanes, and fletching offset configuration.
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, at room temperature, will set in 90 minutes and will cure around 24-36 hours after.
Aerovane Fletching Glue AG0600 with Luer-Lock Precision Stainless Tips
To perfectly fletch Aerovanes, Firenock specially formulated AG0600. This cyanoacrylate (CA) glue, at room temperature, 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. Available in a 20 gram bottle, 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.
As a standard, AG0600 comes with the industrial grade high precision Luer-Lock System, which allows you to dispense glue precisely and accurately. Custom built, the bottle is specifically designed for ease during both holding and squeezing, and the applicator (22 gauge stainless tip) is also removable and replaceable. Extra Luer-Lock tips can be purchased separately in a 12-pack for US$9.95 at http://shop.firenock.com. Notes:
AG0600 is a CA instant super glue, but unlike other CA glues, AG0600 has no stabilizer so it has a shelf life of only one year after 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 useless. Aerovane Fletching Procedure (Using AG0600)
To fletch Aerovane, the following materials are needed:
Aerovane Jig (recommended)
AG0600 (Firenock Aerovane glue)
2 bottles, one large one small, of 100% pure Acetone
Non-plastic or synthetic Q-tips
A roll of 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 Aerovane Clamp (recommended.)
Dip one end of a Q-Tip into the small bottle of 100% acetone and wipe down the base of the vane from one end to the other.
Using the dry end of the same Q-Tip, wipe the Aerovane from the same direction you chose above, 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 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 let go, if no primer was used and if at room temperature, after about nine seconds when using the AG0600.
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 degrees 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 the Extreme Shock End Cap and for Re-Fletching with Luer-Lock Precision Plastic Tip
AG0GEL is a single component cyanoacrylate (CA) instant super GEL glue, making the bonds AG0GEL makes with most surfaces with gaps up to 0.2 mm in diameter happen in seconds. AG0GEL, like AG0600, contains no stabilizer and thus 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 can be applied in tricky places that require the glue to not be able to flow (e.g. offset configuration, or 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 http://shop.firenock.com. Notes:
AG0GEL should be stored in its original container, at room temperature, and out of direct sunlight. Check and tightly close 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 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, at room temperature, will set in 90 minutes and will cure around 24-36 hours. 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 (an aluminum foil surface and a well ventilated environment is highly recommended.) AGUSSE is 100% dissolvable in acetone, a product readily available in most department stores for cheap, making cleanup very easy. Notes:
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 useless AGUSSE should be stored in its original container, at room temperature, and out of direct sunlight. AGUSSE, if stored in accordance to manufacturer's recommendations, has a shelf life of about a year. To ensure freshness, every package of AG0USSE has its date of expiration clearly stated on the front. AGUSSE Ultra slow set epoxy