Do you love big bluegill?
Okay folks, since I have nothing in the fishing arena to share (well..that's not true), I'll share with you what I've found.
Now, Carl introduced me to this glue last year. Did plenty of test on it. However, a reformulation just go released for E6000 glue. This time around, rather than "Do not expose to high heat source", now, you can literally toss it into the washer and dryer.
Fix wife's various clothing types (yep..no duct tape). So far, it has been 4 months of washing and drying. No problem yet. No fray, crack, break, or even loss of glue after a full 5 days of curing (just in case). Fixed our snowboarding overall clothing. Same deal.
Now, for the heavy impact stuff. Got back into archery for hunting. Took a few carbon shaft arrows, and used various glue types. Each arrow has 3 polyvinyl fletch vanes (Blazer). This is not about archery's component test. Rather, it's about the glue. Primary glues:
Cheap $0.99 acrylic cyanoacrylate (gel)
Some Chinese knock-off acrylic cyanoacrylate (gel)
Some off-brand acrylic cyanoacrylate made in Mexico (gel)
Loctite acrylic cyanoacrylate (gel)
Gorilla's acrylic cyanoacrylate (gel), 2014 reformulated
E6000, 2014 reformulated
$0.99 glue - Chinese's glue - Mexico's glue
Krazy glue - Super Glue - Loctite glue
E600 glue - Gorilla's glue - Loctite glue
E600 glue - E600 glue - E600 glue
Gorilla's glue - Gorilla's glue - Gorilla's glue
Loctite glue - Loctite glue - Loctite glue
* Yep..not having enough confident in the cheapo glues. Not bothering to fletch too many arrows with the cheapo glues.
All arrows were fletched the same day, with proper front and back of vane sealing. Total cure time was 3 days. Fletched with Bitzenburger Dial-o-Fletch, extreme right helical (adding as much spin as possible for centrifugal test during mid flight)
Impact test, at 30-ft, for maximum impact force:
Arrows were allowed to pass through a 11 layers modified target block (2 layers of carpet, 4 layers of thick cardboard, 4 layers of linoleum, and 1/4-in chicken fencing) to represent all the possible rough element of hunting. The chicken fencing is the roughest part of the test, since the vane (also being under test) will be ripped, stripped, and stress-test. Vanes' results during test
1st firing test:
Cheap $0.99 acrylic cyanoacrylate (gel): peeled off at 1st layer.
Some Chinese knock-off acrylic cyanoacrylate (gel): peeled off at 1st layer
Some off-brand acrylic cyanoacrylate made in Mexico (gel): : peeled off at 1st layer
4th firing test:
Krazy Glue: peeled right off at 1st layer.
Super Glue: peel right off at 2nd layer.
16th firing test:
Gorilla's acrylic cyanoacrylate (gel): Pretty darn strong. Still on.
Loctite acrylic cyanoacrylate (gel): Finally came off at the chicken wire fencing.
E600: Pretty darn strong. Still on.
40th and final firing test (my bow arm gotten pretty spent, shaking like a leaf):
Arrows broke after the Muzzy 3X broadheads pierced the testing block, going through 3 layers of hay bails, and 1/2 wood fencing. Result, vanes still in tack, and fully glued onto the broken shafts.
Reformulated Gorilla gel glue and E6000 will be my only glue in the household. Giving the rest of my useless glues away.
THANK YOU Carl for putting me onto this. Very good stuff. Best part is the whole tube doesn't dry up after a couple of uses
Steve, be careful with a few precautions in mind:
1. Do not introduce any hot water to the bonding site within 72 hours.
2. Do not introduce acetone to the bonding site, no matter how long you've cured it. The glue will melt in acetone, and related chemical compound. In washer and dryer, it will stand to the tests of hellish heat and detergent.
3. Do not let your wife or buddies test the glue on you. Not a good thing. You will suffer massive amount of pain from skin tears, hair loss, and uncontrollable twitches from the excruciating pains.
No buddy of mine would ever do this. My wife? Maybe, depending on what I have or haven't done lately...
your welcome Steve!! i replaced all of my other types of glue;; with just this one! super strong;; water proof; and its what i use sometimes when fly tying!! its never broke down!!