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I thought I would try my hand at building arrows. I crested my first few and sprayed clear lacquer over the paint. When I applied fletch tite glue to fletch the arrows, everywhere I wiped the excess glue it totally smeared the paint. I used acrylic paint for the paint. What do I need to do or use to prevent this? Thanks for the tips in advance
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Not completely sure, but I think you would want to use Duco cement instead of Fletchtite in that application.

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I stain, them use wipe-on poly, then crown dip and crest, another layer or 2 of wipe on-ploy then fletch with duco.
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Fletch-tite is used primarily on aluminum and graphite, Duco on wood. Avoid using spray enamels, use the water based lacquer from Kustom King, or 3 Rivers for wood, or as Darren does with stain. Some times Stain will bleed through Lacquer unless you use Wipe-on product over the stain. Buy a few dowels from the hardware store to experiment with, until your happy.
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Fletch-tite is a terrible product anyways. It was good until they made the "platinum" version. After my cresting is done I use light coats of spray poly to protect it. I fletch with a very fine bead of super glue. Never had any issues.
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Fletching tape takes all the bother out of it.
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Whatever glue you are using if you have to do any wiping you are using way too much. Just a very light bead will do the job.
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I thought you couldn't apply lacquer over acrylic and enamel.  Frank
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I agree with Charles and Frank. Your using way too much glue, should not need wiping, a small bead about 1/2 the width of the feather quill is all that is needed and the only thing you can put lacquer on is lacquer, it will eat into any other finish and cause orange peel.

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Here is one that is finished. I used fletching tape and dabbed the ends with fletch tite. When I wiped the excess glue, I noticed it would remove the paint.

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Only way I have found to use Fletch Tite over the acrylics is to apply a coat or two of waterbased Polycrillic over it. I use a foam brush and apply a couple very thin coats. I just finished up a dozen and a half woods I re finished using Rustolem 2X paint for the cap and Testors acrylics for the cresting. Then I used Fletch Tite to apply feathers, I shot a round of 14 targets Sunday and had no issues with any of the arrows. 

 Bohning sells waterbased paints these days. I would imagine the glue they sell would be compatible with their paints. I do not Fletch over bare shafts except for others by their request so I cannot comment on the Fletch Tite, Carbon shaft issue from a few years ago. 


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Superglue works great for fletching
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I had the same experience, I just switched to the tape. Also, superglue and tape dont mix, the glue will eat the tape and make a goo that never dries. I tried to put a dot of super glue on the front of my fletch like I did with the fletchtite glue and had a mess on my hands.


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Been using Fletch Tite Platinum over water based MinWax Poly dipped arrows for alot of years with no problems.  Only takes a small bead on each feather.  I tried Duco and lost feathers way too frequently.  

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Haven't used glue in a decade.
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