READ THROUGH INSTRUCTIONS AS WELL AS THE TIPS, TRICKS, & HINTS PAGE ENTIRELY BEFORE USING MATERIAL.
CHEMICAL: Always store and use foam chemical material at room temperature. Material works best when mixed and used at 70 plus degrees Fahrenheit.
TARGETS: Temperature + Moisture (excess humidity). Targets must be dry and at room temperature.
SAFETY: Keep out of reach of children. DO NOT eat, drink, or feed to anything! Use latex gloves, safety glasses and use only in well ventilated area. When burning in scoring rings, do so outside. Use a box fan to move fresh air across work surface.
CLEAN UP: After foam is cured, you can scrape up or peel spills off many surfaces (i.e. floor, tile, etc.). Acetone works well to remove from mixing device and or bench tops.
FOAM: The warmer the ambient temperature is, foam material, target, air temperature, etc., the higher the yield will be from the foam material.
RANGE PRECAUTIONS: Never shoot any 3D target repaired or new target with low poundage child bows, blunts, or any point not designed to penetrate the foam! Arrows will ricochet back towards the shooter and could cause SEVERE injury!
1. Make a scoring ring template using the clear plastic sheeting for the 8, 10, and 11 rings. Start by marking the center point the 11 ring. This will facilitate burning in the scoring rings with the compass tool.
2. Using a Saws-all or other tool, remove all shot up and/or loose material.
3. Begin with the target completely dry and all materials including repair foam and target at room temperature.
4. Forming: Using plastic sheet (6 mil. is the best, 3 mil is ok), staple around area to be repaired (3/8” or ¼” staples work fine) about 1/8” to ¼” off the cut out area and about 1/8” apart. *NOTE: if this is a single side repair, leave an opening large enough to pour mixed material into repair area.
5. Forming both sides: If your target is shot out on both sides and through the center you will most likely have to cut through the center with the saws-all. In this instance, form one side with plastic sheet and staple completely around the cut out area – if possible, back the plastic form with cardboard and hold it in place with duct tape, and or, drywall screws with fender washers.
6. Opposite side form: Apply form and when stapling in place leave an area open with a flap large enough to pour the repair foam mixture in.
7. Mixing Target Repair Foam: Use a clean, dry mixing vessel (e.g. clean milk jug, popcorn container, small plastic pail, etc.). Remember to make sure that your mixing vessel is at room temperature. Pour Component B (you may want to pour in ½ the amount, replace cap, and shake container to mix in any pigment that has settled to the bottom) into mixing container. Have your mixing tool in an electric, high speed drill (2500 RPM) and ready to mix.
Next, add Component A to the mixing vessel. Immediately mix the components with the provided mixer for approximately 30 seconds or more (when temperatures are above 25 degrees C/ 85 degrees F, mix A & B for ONLY 20 seconds). Then place mixer in acetone and pour your mixture into the form. Gently hold down the open portion of the form (plastic sheet) while foam material is expanding.
8. After the foam has finished expanding, do NOT touch, move, kick, drop, or handle in any way and allow to set up for a minimum of 6 hours at room temperature, but overnight is best.
*NOTE: If the volume of the foam was too much and you have an over pour, there is no need to worry. Personally, I would rather over pour a little bit than under pour.
9. After pouring repair foam, wait until the next day (12-24 hours) and remove the plastic forms and staples. Trim off excess material with a serrated knife and shape foam with recommended tools. Retrace the scoring rings using template. If desired, use a hot soldering iron to burn lines. IMPORTANT: Only do this in a well ventilated area with a fan moving air constantly across your work surface – SMOKE AND FUMES ARE NOXIOUS!
10. Finish: Use outdoor, flat latex paint to match your target. Let target dry/cure for 2 days if possible and start shooting!