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Author Topic: 3-D target fix  (Read 1314 times)

Offline backdraft

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3-D target fix
« on: October 08, 2008, 10:17:55 AM »
I'm not sure if anyone else has ever tried this, but I thought I'd share.  I have an old Makenzie 3-D target (I mean old 10yrs) I am still using this target without a problem and this is how.  Obviously a target this old would have the kill zone hole completely gone right? Try this sometime, first wrap the entire middle (body) section of the target in saranwrap. You will probably have to wrap it a few times, get it as tight as you can. Next drill a small whole straight down the spine into the vitals. Now go buy a can of great stuff (self-expanding foam) at the hardware store (this stuff expands and hardens into every nook and cranny of the target). Now remember this stuff expands when you insert it into the hole you drilled and its real sticky so wear rubber gloves and go slow when you start filling.  When you start to see the saran wrap pushing out, stop that is enough foam. I give the foam at least 24hrs to dry then I unwrap the target and shave of the extra with a razor knife. If you really want to be fancy, you could spray paint the new foam the same color as the target. I have personally done this twice now, I shoot a lot of arrows and my target sits outside in the elements year round. I shoot broadheads and field tips and I haven't had a problem yet. If you are cheap like me and NJ you can save some big $$$$$ by "revitalizing" your old 3-D's.

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Re: 3-D target fix
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2008, 10:47:31 AM »
MAN THAT IS A GREAT IDEA!! Thanks for sharing!!  --9-908

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Re: 3-D target fix
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2008, 11:20:35 AM »
Great tip backdraft thanks for sharing.

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Re: 3-D target fix
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2008, 11:24:42 AM »
it does work great, i put some on my old targets this past summer, i do like the saranwrap idea.
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Re: 3-D target fix
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2008, 05:45:34 PM »
I resemble that remark.

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Re: 3-D target fix
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2008, 06:04:28 PM »
We need a section in the site just to post stuff like this so they are easy to find.   This sounds great
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Re: 3-D target fix
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2008, 01:52:37 AM »
Great tip .  @--0--0123 @--0--0123
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Re: 3-D target fix
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2008, 09:45:07 AM »
I resemble that remark.

NJ %^$^I thought you would like this idea because you said something about buying a hunt clubs old 3-d's and obviously I'm cheap too. My target is at least 10yrs old.

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Re: 3-D target fix
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2008, 01:51:15 PM »
Thanks I have a target that needs it done.

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Re: 3-D target fix
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2008, 07:30:12 PM »
Yes, I am Cheap.  Just ask my wife.  But the deal that I got from the hunt club was sweet as the only one that was shot up was a turkey in full strut had his head shot off.  Boys, will be boys. Every thing else was great.  I think the purchased them and never really set up the 3D shoot or it was to much trouble.  Who knows but I got a great deal. 

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Re: 3-D target fix
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2008, 01:10:12 PM »
I wonderd how that Great Stuff would do for mending targets. There is a 2 part mixture that is marketed for the same exact purpose and it comes in brown and black to match the original target. I think Bohning makes it but I am not sure about that part.

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Re: 3-D target fix
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2008, 02:04:22 PM »
That is soo simple...I would have never thought of that!!  Awesome tip..  My wallet thanks you!!
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Re: 3-D target fix
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2008, 04:39:03 AM »
I wonderd how that Great Stuff would do for mending targets. There is a 2 part mixture that is marketed for the same exact purpose and it comes in brown and black to match the original target. I think Bohning makes it but I am not sure about that part.
There is some stuff (and I think it is made by Bohning) and it does a great job! The target looks real when you finish. We haven't tried this, but we've seen some targets that have been restored and they look realistic. The claim is that they are as sturdy as the original. We've tried the spray foam, but we shoot too much. We haven't had good luck with it. Unfortunately, it is often a new insert for us.  %^$^
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Re: 3-D target fix
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2008, 08:42:48 AM »
Great tip...will try after hunting season.
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Re: 3-D target fix
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2008, 12:53:44 PM »
Great idea.  I have one that is old as well.  I don't use it as much because it is so busted up.  Gonna have to try this and see if it will make it useable again.  Thanks.
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