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    Default Fiber optic glue

    I ordered some replacement fiber for one of my sights, but I am going from a 29 to 19 fiber. I think I will need to put a dab of glue on to keep everything in place.

    What glues work with fiber optic?
    2008 Elite XXL 29 3/4" 70lbs- G1 Camo
    2008.5 Elite XLR 29 3/4" 60lbs- Ninja
    2009 Elite XLR 29 3/4" 65lbs- Metallic Red
    2009 Elite GT500 w/ Cuda Cams 25" 47lbs- Pink Ninja

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    Where would you be needing glue to hold the fiber????
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    I did this with my Copper John Dead Nuts 2. .019 pins were not made for this model. I melted the .019 fiber end with a soldering iron just enough so it wouldn't pull through. Then I pulled the fiber snug while waving it over steam for a few seconds. I then dipped it in cool water. This conforms the fiber to the pin shape and it wants to stay in place. I've had no troubles. I also waved the fiber over steam after everything was assembled. I only expose the fiber to steam a few seconds at a time because I have damaged the fiber. If it kinks, light transfer stoppes there.

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    Rubber cement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Looney Bin View Post
    Where would you be needing glue to hold the fiber????
    Looney, doing something similar to what J.Blay did. I am switching from a .29 to .19 on one of my sights. Thought maybe I would need to place a bit of glue on it to hold it in place. Since He(J.Blay) gave that suggestion, I may not have to.
    2008 Elite XXL 29 3/4" 70lbs- G1 Camo
    2008.5 Elite XLR 29 3/4" 60lbs- Ninja
    2009 Elite XLR 29 3/4" 65lbs- Metallic Red
    2009 Elite GT500 w/ Cuda Cams 25" 47lbs- Pink Ninja

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    Default This is it...

    Here is the sight I will be working on. Gonna try replacing the .029 with .019. Just wasn't sure if I could get the fiber to stay put without a dab of glue.
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    2008 Elite XXL 29 3/4" 70lbs- G1 Camo
    2008.5 Elite XLR 29 3/4" 60lbs- Ninja
    2009 Elite XLR 29 3/4" 65lbs- Metallic Red
    2009 Elite GT500 w/ Cuda Cams 25" 47lbs- Pink Ninja

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    J,

    Was right and beat me to the punch. He suggested what I do. Aiming fiber optics expand under heat. I've tried direct flames but found heat plates work the best for me.
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    Scott from Scott and Son's Archery, home of BRIGTFIBER, responded saying rubber cement is the way to go. It will not tear up the fiber and it is flexible, which helps out with vibration. His second choice is super glue, but this tears up the fiber some.

    If the fiber doesn't stay put with the steam and bend method, I will dab a bit of rubber cement, just as RED44 said as well.
    2008 Elite XXL 29 3/4" 70lbs- G1 Camo
    2008.5 Elite XLR 29 3/4" 60lbs- Ninja
    2009 Elite XLR 29 3/4" 65lbs- Metallic Red
    2009 Elite GT500 w/ Cuda Cams 25" 47lbs- Pink Ninja

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    I would do a little experienting first if you don't go with the rubber cement. I've tried fletching glue and at least one super glue and it ate the fiber - gone!
    Rubber cement is a PIA to use, so get the shape of the fiber as good as you can first.
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    Will do Red.
    2008 Elite XXL 29 3/4" 70lbs- G1 Camo
    2008.5 Elite XLR 29 3/4" 60lbs- Ninja
    2009 Elite XLR 29 3/4" 65lbs- Metallic Red
    2009 Elite GT500 w/ Cuda Cams 25" 47lbs- Pink Ninja

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