Tips, Tricks & Hints

3dtrf repaired boar

Scoring Rings

When OEM score rings on an old target are not visible use a rotary tool to re-mark. Rings do not need to be visible at 50 yards, but clearly visible when pulling arrows to score. Don’t make them too wide or deep.

Best Foam Removal Method

If you are doing multiple targets or are a club, it is recommended to pick up a Chain Disk to be used with an Angle Grinder. This attachment make shaping and removing a breeze.

Additional Tools for Shaping

We prefer to use a close quarter electric drill with the mentioned ScotchBrite Abrasive Pad because it is much faster, however, we have had reports from some customers that they have used an orbital sander with 40-60 grit paper to shape/finish the repaired area.

Pouring Materials

NOTE: Do NOT walk away from the scale after adding the resin (Part B)! If the scale shuts off from no activity, you MUST re-zero the scale with an empty container of the same weight for proper tare weight in order to achieve the wanted results!!!

Guide For Estimating Volume of Material to Pour into Repair Area

Grapefruit/Softball Sized = use 150 to 250 grams of resin
Cantelope Sized = use 250 to 450 grams of resin
Watermelon Sized = 450 to 850 grams of resin

Small Targets

Targets that become shot out quickly; 12” or smaller girth. Example: McKenzie Beaver, Wolverine, Bobcat, Raccoon.

  • Before repairing, cut out and insert a piece of 4lb dimensional foam 2”-4” thick (see pictures below), form, and pour around (encapsulate completely). The dimensional foam can be purchased from many packaging companies (outfits that make boxes, etc.). Following this trick will help extend the life of the repair and limit pass-thrus even after the 3DTRF foam is shot up.

Necessary Tools for Target Repair

  • Saws All or Drywall Saw
  • Small Staple Gun
  • Dremel rotary tool
  • 6 Mil Plastic Sheeting
  • Digital Gram Scale
  • 3M Abrasive Pad – 5” Disc
  • High Speed Drill
  • Mixing Tool for Drill (FREE with 1st order)
  • Safety Glasses & Disposable Gloves
  • Mixing Containers (clean, dry plastic jug, plastic cup, 2 quart paint bucket, waxed popcorn container) Note: Containers should not be too large or much wider than needed. Your mixing tool should be covered by material when mixing. Example: 20oz solo cup is good for up to 200 grams of resin. 2qt plastic bucket is good for up to 1000 grams while the 2 gal bucket is good for 2000+ grams (see picture below).

Helpful Tools & Materials

  • Moisture Meter – to make sure targets are dry.
  • Needle Nose Pliers – for pulling staples
  • 3 mil Plastic Sheeting – for making scoring ring template
  • Cardboard & Duct Tape – to back plastic (only for large pours)
  • Large Serrated Knife or similar – for trimming cured foam and removing loose shot out material.
  • Wooden Paint Stir Sticks – to help scrape mixed foam from the container into the form.
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