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Lee Lobbestael
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I know this question has come up before, but I saw that some of you guys use super glue for tip overlays. Have you had any failures with this? It seems a quicker less messy way of putting on tip overlays and I could hold them where I need them easier than smooth on without any slipping around.
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I use gel super glue on overlays for my bamboo backed bows. No failures so far.
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All the time, just started using the gorilla super glue with blue lid. I think it is even better than what I used before!

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Only problem I've had with it is doing a black g10 overlay onto black glass. Never could get that glue line to go away when I did my fades! Lol

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bamboo
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the only tip I ever had fail was put on with epoxy

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kennym
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Mike, me too. But it was antler and when they came off, looked like a starved glue joint.

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Blue cap Gorilla. Smooth on will give better transition I think on the glass.

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quote:
Originally posted by Crittergetter:
Only problem I've had with it is doing a black g10 overlay onto black glass. Never could get that glue line to go away when I did my fades! Lol

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In the long run I think smooth-on is the best way.

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I agree. EA40 gives a better blend when fading from overlay into back lam.
Superglue is quick though!

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All I have ever used has been smooth on. I taper the end of the over lay first, that points inward towards the riser, to a razor edge. After the overlay has been clamped down, I wipe the excess glue off the back joint with a damp cloth soaked with denatured alcohol. Hardly any sanding is needed for a smooth transition onto the limb..
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Roy I believe pre shaping to almost where you want it is the key to good blend with either glue you use.

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kennym
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On the last set of limbs, I used a junk limb off the same form and put plastic wrap on it and CA glued the 2 pcs of phenolic together using it as a form(could have used the bow form but this was handy).
Then ground the end and put on the limb with gorilla blue top.

Won't ever do it any other way!! [thumbsup]

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Yupper stic..

McKenzie, didn't happen wif out pichers.

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Overspined
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I've had no luck getting the white color of the CA to go away, I stick to smooth on..although I haven't seen failures with either. If your overlay is pre shaped and requires no further sanding CA is fine if you wipe it off. That's just what I've seen. A buddy uses kind of a chevron tip overlay and CA works fine, no sanding necessary.
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