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masonred 10-08-2017 08:48 AM

nail polish?
 
I got tired of points getting loose. Simply ideas seem to pass me sometimes. I've used lock tight on scope ring bolts but never thought to use it on arrows. The nail polish was mentioned to me and I got to thinking about other things that would work. What have yall used and how did it work.
Lock tight has different strengths so does nail polish color matter, yes dumb joke.
Seriously what have worked for you?

DRT 10-08-2017 08:53 AM

My fingers. I just tighten them back up. Is a constant issue but after 25+ years I've learned to live with it.

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Bisch 10-08-2017 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by DRT (Post 12800216)
My fingers. I just tighten them back up. Is a constant issue but after 25+ years I've learned to live with it.

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Same here! It is second nature any more that I just check them every so often after I pull them.

Bisch




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RickBarbee 10-08-2017 09:07 AM

I over tighten everything.
It's a curse I wish I didn't have.
I've twisted off, or stripped the threads on more things than I care to remember.

Points, and broadheads loosening don't seem to be a problem.
However, getting them back out sometimes is. :D

Rick

txtimetravler 10-08-2017 09:08 AM

String wax

TxAg 10-08-2017 09:11 AM

Use wax

masonred 10-08-2017 09:48 AM

I check between shoots, maybe a good thin to slow down when practicing.
String wax sounds good not permanent.
Thanks

DRT 10-08-2017 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by txtimetravler (Post 12800240)
String wax

Too hot in Fort Worth. Melts out. May work for Yankees.

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DRT 10-08-2017 09:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RickBarbee (Post 12800236)
I over tighten everything.
It's a curse I wish I didn't have.
I've twisted off, or stripped the threads on more things than I care to remember.

Points, and broadheads loosening don't seem to be a problem.
However, getting them back out sometimes is. :D

Rick

That's right. More torque just means use a longer cheater pipe. [emoji4]

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mchildress 10-08-2017 09:53 AM

I use clear nail polish on scope rings and bases and string wax on everything threaded on my bows no problems.

Phillip Fields 10-08-2017 10:02 AM

I've been using string wax for many years.

kmon 10-08-2017 10:26 AM

Teflon plumbers tape like you use on pipe fittings.

RickBarbee 10-08-2017 10:29 AM

Elmer's school glue.

It works pretty good for a soft set thread lock, but is easily broken loose when needed.

Rick

cbd10pt 10-08-2017 10:29 AM

Anti seize

txtimetravler 10-08-2017 10:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DRT (Post 12800338)
Too hot in Fort Worth. Melts out. May work for Yankees.

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Lol. Iím in central Texas.

You are closer to yankee land than me :)

oktx 10-08-2017 10:31 AM

Agree on the string wax. It doesn't melt in the little stick and I keep it in the garage.

kmon 10-08-2017 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by oktx (Post 12800418)
Agree on the string wax. It doesn't melt in the little stick and I keep it in the garage.

It will in an a truck in July though

DRT 10-08-2017 10:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kmon (Post 12800410)
Teflon plumbers tape like you use on pipe fittings.

That's a good idea. I will try that. ;)b

oktx 10-08-2017 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by kmon (Post 12800450)
It will in an a truck in July though

Of course it will. The inside of a vehicle can reach 170į in the summer. My garage and the ambient temp doesn't. The wax won't melt melt out if you use it on your FP's.

Dkincaid 10-08-2017 11:07 AM

String wax works best


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all3lemmons 10-08-2017 11:20 AM

Rubber Ring works too

caughtandhobble 10-08-2017 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by masonred (Post 12800196)
I got tired of points getting loose. Simply ideas seem to pass me sometimes. I've used lock tight on scope ring bolts but never thought to use it on arrows. The nail polish was mentioned to me and I got to thinking about other things that would work. What have yall used and how did it work.
Lock tight has different strengths so does nail polish color matter, yes dumb joke.
Seriously what have worked for you?

Clear nail polish works the same as the Blue Loctite. The clear nail polish is way cheaper than Loctite. Nail polish would work fine for keeping your point secure. Personally I use string wax along with pliers, it drives me crazy to have nock points coming loose.

Like mentioned above, I have used clear nail polish for years mounting scopes and some other gunsmithing jobs. The clear nail polish holds great but will "break" loose with a little pressure. ;)b

Big Russ 10-08-2017 02:02 PM

Teflon tape or bar soap. Never had an issue with either one.

SwampRabbit 10-08-2017 02:44 PM

Gonna have to find some green nail polish now.... :D

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Cold 1 10-08-2017 04:07 PM

String wax. It won't melt out, if it did you wouldn't be able to keep it on a string.

60 Deluxe 10-09-2017 07:00 AM

I use nail polish. I find it irritating to have to snug up points all the time.

Gummi Bear 10-09-2017 07:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phillip Fields (Post 12800366)
I've been using string wax for many years.





Quote:

Originally Posted by TxAg (Post 12800243)
Use wax



Quote:

Originally Posted by txtimetravler (Post 12800240)
String wax



Quote:

Originally Posted by Dkincaid (Post 12800493)
String wax works best


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Quote:

Originally Posted by Cold 1 (Post 12801118)
String wax. It won't melt out, if it did you wouldn't be able to keep it on a string.



Quote:

Originally Posted by oktx (Post 12800418)
Agree on the string wax. It doesn't melt in the little stick and I keep it in the garage.



Quote:

Originally Posted by DRT (Post 12800338)
Too hot in Fort Worth. Melts out. May work for Yankees.

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String wax will not melt under normal conditions. Iíve been using it for over 30 years to keep points from loosening.



Someone mentioned using o-rings. I use them with fixed blade broadheads to keep the blades aligned with my vanes.



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Ledbetter Buck 10-09-2017 08:30 AM

Elmer’s school glue. I use it on cam mod screws here in my shop!

DRT 10-09-2017 10:13 AM

I wax my string and hang my bow in the sun all the time. Leave it there a few minutes and come back and the wax has melted nicely into the string. If string wax didn't melt in the heat I wouldn't have had to clean it out of my bow case when I left it sitting in the bed of my truck. If string wax didn't melt in the sun I wouldn't have had to scrape it out of the cup holder of my truck

Then maybe my string wax is inferior to yours.

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splitfinger 10-09-2017 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by all3lemmons (Post 12800516)
Rubber Ring works too

Trojan?


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