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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-10-2019, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Archery target repair (3 ddeer)

The winter, and some years of shooting (low - shamefully) have blown out the underside of my 3D deer target and it is disintegrating.
Is there some way to fix this; a plastic / rubber mix or something I can apply to get some more life out of the target?

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What I’ve been doing with my deer archery target is this. Go get some plastic wrap(Saran wrap) and wrap it tight around the body. Do about 4 tight wraps to create a plastic wrap form around the deer. Then get some great stuff foam and fill the plastic wrap form with the foam. My target, behind the shoulder is usually the first to go. Just push the foam nozzle thru the plastic and fill it. Let it dry for a day or 2. I’ve been doing this for years. I used to spray paint it brown to match but I don’t bother anymore.
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I would never have thought of that! Thanks.

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Does the plastic wrap stay in place or does the foam stick to the target?

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Wait.....are you saying that the replacement insert that is 14"x14"x14".....that one can of the expanding foam will fill a void that large?

Replacement insert that cost $80:

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Wait.....are you saying that the replacement insert that is 14"x14"x14".....that one can of the expanding foam will fill a void that large?

Replacement insert that cost $80:

He is saying that the shot out area UNDERNEATH the insert can be repaired with the foam and plastic wrap method as described. Gonna' try it today.....
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The first time I tried the foam, I had a fist sized hole in the deer vitals. Once you wrap the target tight with plastic wrap, the foam will expand and stick to the deer target. I also suggest doing it outside, the foam can get a little messy.
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Does the plastic wrap stay in place or does the foam stick to the target?
The foam will expand and stick to the target. Some plastic wrap my get stuck to target also.
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I like the idea....Wonder if wax paper under plastic wrap would prevent the foam from sticking to the plastic wrap.
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This could turn out to be a cool engineering project.

BTW - have not tried it yet as it has been raining here; but I have all the stuff to do the deal, including waxed paper.

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