Gold Tip Inserts / glue - Don

I have had a terrible time getting Gold Tip inserts to stay in the arrow. Broadheads come out in broadhead targets & even the field points & inserts are coming out in 3D targets. Is there a different kind of glue I can use on the inserts or something to fix this?? Thanks everyone.

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Professor
March 12th, 2014 10:03:33am

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Others may chime in with something better, but I use the slow curing two part epoxy. Just be careful to keep it out of the threads on your inserts. Also, if you are not already, you might try roughing the inside with a clean rifle bore brush. Best of luck.

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Don
March 12th, 2014 11:03:16am
Thanks Professor. I'm assuming there's not a lot of switching in / out with epoxy if you need to re-tune?

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Buckshotap
March 12th, 2014 12:03:02pm

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Have made 1,000s of GT arrows over the yrs. as a result selling them in my archery business. No problems at all with the following method. Had a lot of customers bringing in their arrows, which had been done in other shops, asking if I could cure the problems you're having. Guaranteed I could or they get a free arrow. I used the 2 part epoxy in those days. Never gave away the first arrow. First, rough up the inside of the shaft with a bristled brush made for that purpose. Next clean the inside with a Q tip & denatured alcohol (make sure it is denatured) which can be bought at Walmart, hard ware stores, etc.. Let the alcohol evaporate before gluing the insert in the shaft. Evaporates quickly & you can speed it up by blowing into the shaft. Place 2 part epoxy or Insert Iron around the inside of the shaft with a tooth pick. Then put a thin amount on the insert & rotate it as you place it in the shaft. Wipe off excess glue that will be squeezed out with a paper towel. I have used Insert Iron the past couple yrs. & it works great also. But, epoxy is probably a little better. Don't count on being able to get the insert out by any method of heating without messing up the end of the shaft. When you say "retune", I am assuming you mean tuning broadheads. That is another whole can of worms. Will describe what I do in the next comment.

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Buckshotap
March 12th, 2014 01:03:22pm

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If you would like me to send my method for broadhead tuning, just email me & I will be happy to do so. That way I won't take up space here on the wall.

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Willie
March 12th, 2014 02:03:29pm
the only i could add to the last and CORRECT reply is i use a firearm bristle brush to scrub inside of shaft.i use a 270 bore brush on heritage shafts.this may save you some money if you have a firearm kit laying around.

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Don
March 12th, 2014 02:03:38pm
Buckshotap, thanks for the info. I will try Epoxy. I just helped my brother bare shaft his arrows, but he is new to traditional, so I may have to re-tune his arrows after he shoots a few months, if his form changes. Until then, I need the inserts to stay in the arrows! Thanks again.
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