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Old 10-08-2017, 07:48 AM   #1
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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?
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Old 10-08-2017, 07:53 AM   #2
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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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Old 10-08-2017, 07:59 AM   #3
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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.

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Old 10-08-2017, 08:07 AM   #4
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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.

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Old 10-08-2017, 08:08 AM   #5
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:11 AM   #6
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Use wax
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:48 AM   #7
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I check between shoots, maybe a good thin to slow down when practicing.
String wax sounds good not permanent.
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:49 AM   #8
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Too hot in Fort Worth. Melts out. May work for Yankees.

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Old 10-08-2017, 08:51 AM   #9
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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.

Rick
That's right. More torque just means use a longer cheater pipe.

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Old 10-08-2017, 08:53 AM   #10
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I use clear nail polish on scope rings and bases and string wax on everything threaded on my bows no problems.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:02 AM   #11
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I've been using string wax for many years.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:26 AM   #12
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Teflon plumbers tape like you use on pipe fittings.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:29 AM   #13
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Elmer's school glue.

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

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Old 10-08-2017, 09:29 AM   #14
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:30 AM   #15
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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
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:31 AM   #16
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Agree on the string wax. It doesn't melt in the little stick and I keep it in the garage.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:47 AM   #17
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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
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:49 AM   #18
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Teflon plumbers tape like you use on pipe fittings.
That's a good idea. I will try that.
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Old 10-08-2017, 10:04 AM   #19
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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.
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Old 10-08-2017, 10:07 AM   #20
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String wax works best


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Old 10-08-2017, 10:20 AM   #21
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Rubber Ring works too
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Old 10-08-2017, 12:34 PM   #22
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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.
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Old 10-08-2017, 01:02 PM   #23
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Teflon tape or bar soap. Never had an issue with either one.
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Old 10-08-2017, 01:44 PM   #24
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Gonna have to find some green nail polish now....

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Old 10-08-2017, 03:07 PM   #25
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String wax. It won't melt out, if it did you wouldn't be able to keep it on a string.
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:00 AM   #26
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I use nail polish. I find it irritating to have to snug up points all the time.
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:40 AM   #27
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I've been using string wax for many years.




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Use wax


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String wax


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String wax works best


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


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


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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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Old 10-09-2017, 07:30 AM   #28
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Elmer’s school glue. I use it on cam mod screws here in my shop!
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Old 10-09-2017, 09:13 AM   #29
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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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Old 10-09-2017, 09:19 AM   #30
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Rubber Ring works too
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