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Old 10-12-2021, 06:11 PM   #1
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Default Cool Melt on Tip Threads

Field points always getting loose. I've tried the little washers, and they work "OK" but still get loose.

Was thinking of use a small dab of cool melt on the threads. Should be as easy to remove as an insert. Just a little heat and unscrew it.

Sound like a plan?
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Old 10-12-2021, 06:23 PM   #2
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just put string wax on the threads. works exactly the same and much easier to remove, with no heat required.
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Old 10-12-2021, 07:36 PM   #3
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just put string wax on the threads. works exactly the same and much easier to remove, with no heat required.
I've tried with some results. Sort of. What brand wax you using?
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Old 10-12-2021, 09:30 PM   #4
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I just use the field points with the o rings on them and they work great. I order them on amazon.


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Old 10-13-2021, 06:25 AM   #5
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I use pipe thread tape
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Old 10-13-2021, 07:21 AM   #6
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I've tried with some results. Sort of. What brand wax you using?
Honestly I have no idea. I think it is plain jane Bohning string wax I've had since the 80s.
Coat the threads and screw them in. Never get loose or start to buzz
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Old 10-13-2021, 07:24 AM   #7
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I just use the field points with the o rings on them and they work great. I order them on amazon.


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Old 10-13-2021, 02:05 PM   #8
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i've always just used wax. but, it's not a huge deal to me. because I am almost ocd about checking my arrows every pull. i had an arrow blow up on me once. i was very fortunate to not have any of it wind up in my arm.
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Old 10-14-2021, 11:57 AM   #9
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With the correct helical or offset your tips will stay tight
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Old 10-14-2021, 12:27 PM   #10
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I use a small dab of hot glue. It doesn't take much.
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Old 10-14-2021, 12:59 PM   #11
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Cool melt would probably work fine. Let me know if you do it as I might do the same
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Old 10-14-2021, 01:22 PM   #12
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With the correct helical or offset your tips will stay tight
I assume you say this because the arrow will be rotating when it goes into the target which will hypothetically tighten the head as the target grips around it and the arrow is still trying to spin.

a right helical/offset rotates clockwise which would hypothetically tighten the point when entering the target. I fletch all of my arrows and shoot right helical and my experience has been they still come loose frequently unless I use the ones with o rings.

And what if you shoot left offset or left helical? Then every shot would cause them to come loose. Is left offset/helical not correct for anyone?
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Old 10-15-2021, 10:12 PM   #13
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Not sure why, but I've used the o-rings and they don't work at all. Wierd.

Tried regular bow string wax and it work for a shot or two. Maybe I need different wax or bees wax.

I'll try some cool melt and see. Report back soon.
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Old 10-18-2021, 09:42 AM   #14
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I don’t see why cool melt wouldn’t work. Only thing I’d worry about is it bumming up the threads on the insert when changing points after a while but then you could just hear the insert and drain out the glue.
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