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Old 04-29-2017, 07:24 PM   #1
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18:1 Rhinehart.

Foamed up with builders foam, rubberized with spray rubber sealer, repainted, and ready for another several thousand shots.

Total cost - $17

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Old 04-29-2017, 07:28 PM   #2
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I know a guy that did that with a couple of 3D animals. Got several extra years of use out of them doing that every year or two.

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Old 04-29-2017, 07:30 PM   #3
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I know a guy that did that with a couple of 3D animals. Got several extra years of use out of them doing that every year or two.

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I wish I had done this one sooner. It was about ready to fall apart, but I got a good scald on it anyway.

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Old 04-29-2017, 07:41 PM   #4
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I hope its not silly to ask. But i have a 3d deer that needs redone. Will the same work and also can you post pictures of the products used please.
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Old 04-29-2017, 07:51 PM   #5
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I may look into one of those targets as I've been burning through bags to the tune of three a year. I wanted to buy a blob but the company wouldn't email me back and it ****** me off.

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Old 04-29-2017, 07:56 PM   #6
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I hope its not silly to ask. But i have a 3d deer that needs redone. Will the same work and also can you post pictures of the products used please.
I've already discarded the cans, but all the materials were just the cheap stuff I bought at Dollar General. Yes, you can repair 3D animal targets the same way. I've done a bunch of them at my club. Just make sure you bind it up real good before foaming it.

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Old 04-29-2017, 08:35 PM   #7
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I think a video is in order

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Old 04-29-2017, 08:45 PM   #8
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I think a video is in order

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Maybe when I have to repair this one again. It'll be a while.

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Old 04-29-2017, 09:01 PM   #9
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Bind it up good. Like Saran wrap tightly?
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Old 04-29-2017, 09:06 PM   #10
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Rick,

Do you just foam up the deep cavities and then trim the target back to shape after the foam expands everywhere?

I was thinking along the same lines of what you did but my target is still in pretty good shape. I used to use the layered and compressed foam sheet targets and once they are gone there isn't much that I can think of that can be done to repair them. The present target is a Block and appears to have been molded. It has been a pretty robust target.
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Old 04-29-2017, 10:14 PM   #11
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Do you just foam up the deep cavities and then trim the target back to shape after the foam expands everywhere?
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I was thinking along the same lines of what you did but my target is still in pretty good shape. I used to use the layered and compressed foam sheet targets and once they are gone there isn't much that I can think of that can be done to repair them. The present target is a Block and appears to have been molded. It has been a pretty robust target.
The last layered target I had was a "BLOCK".
It has about a 1/2" outside solid coating, but is layered on the inside after that. It lasted a little longer than others, but not much.

I finally gave up on the layered targets. I just shoot them up to fast.

This Rhinehart has been amazing. I just wish I had kept it foamed up occasionally as I went.

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Old 04-30-2017, 07:57 AM   #12
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Nice job! I need to start doin that before I completely destroy them.
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Old 04-30-2017, 08:44 AM   #13
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Great idea Rick!!
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Old 04-30-2017, 09:25 AM   #14
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I wish I had done a before & after photo shoot. This target was shot to crap.

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Old 04-30-2017, 09:43 AM   #15
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Use the great stuff foam from Lowe's or home depot! My targets are like new again!!
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Old 04-30-2017, 11:23 AM   #16
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Last 6 shots of 60.

This was the most shot up side of the target.

It held up well.

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Old 04-30-2017, 11:54 AM   #17
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Great idea!! If I ever wear out this Spyder Web target I think I'm going to get one of those next!! I almost got one when I bought my target, but I had just started shooting trad and needed a bigger target to stop those flyers lol.
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Old 04-30-2017, 11:57 AM   #18
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Great idea Rick.
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:37 AM   #19
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Rick,

Do you just foam up the deep cavities and then trim the target back to shape after the foam expands everywhere?

I was thinking along the same lines of what you did but my target is still in pretty good shape. I used to use the layered and compressed foam sheet targets and once they are gone there isn't much that I can think of that can be done to repair them. The present target is a Block and appears to have been molded. It has been a pretty robust target.
60Deluxe...what Ive done with my sheeted foam target was throw a ratchet strap around it and crank down ever so often. Sucks when my fliers knick the strap...however hasnt blown apart yet. My 307fps Darton compound was blowing through it after the second shot and burying arrows to the fletchings.

My next target will be a foam one and Ive been avoiding buying 3d critter targets because of the foam replacement costs. Thanks for the target rehab info Rick.

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Old 05-01-2017, 11:53 AM   #20
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Last 6 shots of 60.

This was the most shot up side of the target.

It held up well.

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you need to repair that bucket next.
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Old 05-01-2017, 01:01 PM   #21
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I hate to see that the Blob people would not return an email to Mr. Kinkaid. I was thinking about getting one of those myself.
Mr. Barbee has done one heck of a job on this repair.
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Old 05-01-2017, 03:51 PM   #22
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you need to repair that bucket next.
That bucket has taken some devastating hits for sure.

Buy me a couple rolls of the wide Flex Tape, and I'll fix it.
No, it won't take anywhere near two rolls to do the job,
but it never hurts to have some extra on hand.

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Old 05-01-2017, 03:54 PM   #23
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Use gloves! The foam is not going to come off hands. Ask me how I know.....
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Old 05-02-2017, 02:55 PM   #24
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Been doing it for years on my 3ds. Some of them 6-8 years old.I foam ,trim, file with rasp,paint with elastmeric paint then touch up noses, inside ears, beards, hoofs, etc with different colored spray paints. It takes a while when you have twenty -thirty. Arvin
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:32 PM   #25
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Old 07-16-2017, 03:34 PM   #26
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I need to do this

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Old 07-16-2017, 03:47 PM   #27
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Say, could a fellow just take a 5 gallon bucket and fill it with this stuff as a D-I-Y target from the get go? Grease the sides of the bucket real good, fill it up, slide the foam out, and have an instant target?
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:52 AM   #28
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I have a Blob target they work great.

I have repaired other targets as Rick did. Works great.

BTW my son shoots a compound now. He shoots that exact target like Rick's at 100 yds. Wise ***.
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Old 07-17-2017, 08:35 AM   #29
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Trumpkin, I have heard of others doing that, but I haven't tried it for myself. I did try filling a busted up styrofoam cube with expanding foam and shooting it. I did not compress the foam at all and it does not stop the arrow the same as making it more dense by compressing during expansion. If you go with the bucket idea I would try to make sure I put a weighted lid on the top and fill it up.
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