Let’s dive into installation for the LRP Broadhead. Prep your arrows by ensuring they are all cut, squared, and ready to install the components.
The first component that goes on is the Terminal Collar. First, you will want to do is clean the inside with a little bit of acetone. This will ensure any bit of residue or anything that could interfere with the glue bond is removed. And then you can take that same Q-tip and potentially even just clean the inside of this arrow so that it's completely ready to go for when you have that in. Once it’s all clean you are going to have to also clean the outside of the arrow because that is what the collar glues onto. We do recommend acetone to make sure all residue is removed.
We strongly recommend that you do a dry run without any glue. Make sure that this fits and goes on completely without any snags. Some arrows do vary a little bit in size, and so our collars are generally going to be snug on a few but not all. If you have a situation where you can't get this collar to go the entire way on, then all you need to do is you take a little sandpaper, 120 grit will work fine, wrap it around the arrow, but make sure that you're not going the whole way up against that edge. Leave about an eighth-inch, and just spin the arrow. That will take off just a tiny bit of material and allow you to do one more dry run.
If it's fitting and you can feel that it's going the whole way on, you're good to go. So at that point, add some epoxy - something slow cured if you have the time - we recommend cyanoacrylate glue. There are some rubber-based cyanoacrylate glues that will work really well for this. Remember, this is designed to absorb a lot of shock and a lot of energy on every single shot. So especially if you shoot into something really hard, you don't want to take a chance that it breaks that glue bond if you use something brittle.
This epoxy is long set, so it's going to allow you some time to get everything lined up. Use plenty of epoxy so that way you can just wipe off any excess. And that's ready to go. So that's going to allow you to next take your threaded post, and that is what's going to go through that next. And then you install this into the ferrule. This is going to allow you to make certain that your indexing, if you want your blades indexed a certain way, that's something that we built into this broadhead, so that if you like your blades flat, you can do them that way, if you like them vertical or any different orientation, it’s all completely open with this system. So once you have that installed, you do want to tighten this up. That's going to ensure that once this threaded post is glued in, it’s going to align exactly that way on every ferrule that you screw on.
And in this situation, we do want to make sure that you, again, use plenty of epoxy and wipe the excess off. That's just going to ensure that you have plenty to create a good secure glue bond. And same as the collar, you do want to turn it as you're putting it in. That's going to just fully coat everything inside to make sure you're creating a really good, secure bond. And then you just take your paper towel and wipe this off.
So another benefit of the slower cured epoxies is it's going to give you time to get everything cleaned up. It’s going to give you time to get everything lined up, as well. So if you want your blades a certain way, you just set the arrow flat on a workbench or table. You determine where that spot is, and turn the blades until you get it into that spot. Lay if off the side to set for about 5-10 minutes and then you’re ready to shoot.