Water resistant targets
Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:01 PM
Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:55 PM
US Army 1SG (Retired)
NROI Chief Range Officer
Match Director 2013 Ohio State Championship
"Support" class shooter and proud of it!
Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:22 PM
TY18956 Multi Gun Cert RO
Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:38 PM
~ Thomas Edison
The brain is a marvelous thing. It is working nonstop from the second we are born until we hear the command "shooter ready....standby..."
Posted 25 May 2012 - 08:41 PM
Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:17 PM
Posted 26 May 2012 - 04:05 AM
Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:15 PM
Posted 28 May 2012 - 06:02 PM
Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:05 AM
Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:49 AM
To make coated targets, you really need an air compressor and a spray gun - spray cans increase your cost by a factor to 10.
Buy a quart of cheap LACQUER ($10) - like Watco from Home Depot or Lowes. Buy a gallon of Laquer thinner or Acetone ($20). Mix the two - 1 part Lacquer to 3-4 parts thinner/acetone. This will coat 200 or more targets.
Spray the targets, front and back, the cardboard will change color when wet, but will dry to normal color. No need to heavily soak them, but the solution must penetrate the paper.
I normally wear a glove on my left hand, hold the target, spray it front and back with the spray gun in my right hand, and then toss the target somewhere on the shop floor or in the yard, if working outside - just making sure that it does not land on another freshly sprayed target so that they do not stick together. They will be dry to the touch in 10-20 seconds. There is not enough lacquer on the surface of the target for dirt/grass, to stick to them - even if it does, it will brush off. Assuming you do not soak the targets, you will be able to stack them up in a few minutes, and can box them up in 30 minutes or so.
I find that processing the targets this way, you can do a whole case of targets in 20-30 minutes, pasters stick to them just fine. The targets will survive a decent rain.
For major matches, we coat all hardcover and No Shoot targets, and for full targets, we keep coated targets available to replace full targets, should we need them .
NOTE: Mark the boxes that you have coated (spent extra money on), as once they are dry, you will not be able to see a difference between them and uncoated targets.
BTW: If you want some really sticky pasters, look in Front Sight Mag. There is a guy named Wyse selling tape/paster in there. They are as sticky as anything out there except Gorilla Tape. You could bikini wax with this stuff. And he makes larget pasters for Shotgun slug pasting.
Edited by Mark K, 29 May 2012 - 08:55 AM.
Team Freedom GunWorks
War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself. "
John Stuart Mill
English economist & philosopher (1806 - 1873)
"I love deadlines; I love the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."
If applying Brute Force is not working, perhaps you are not using enough.
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users