I shoot my bow often and my targets stay outside and take carbon all year long. It does not take long before the vitals need replaced or the target is all but destroyed. With the cost of today’s targets it is much cheaper to repair your archery target several times before you even think about replacing them.
Today I will break down this simple method to repair any 3D archery target for less than ten bucks.
1 can dense foam sealant
1 can spray paint (optional)
Tools: A sharp knife
Fill the holes with the sealant by inserting the nozzle inside the holes in the target and slowly letting it build up. Remember that the foam will expand and there’s no need to overdo it. It’s important to fill in all the little gaps and holes if you want a perfectly smooth target upon completion.
The best insulation foam sealant to use for target repair is the kind made for filling small gaps and cracks. The type designed for large gaps is not dense enough to adequately stop arrows.
Once the foam has expanded and dried it is time to cut off the excess foam to the shape of the target. Allow 24 hours to completely dry before shooting the target. If you want, you can paint the target to make it look nice.
Keep your targets out of the direct sunlight, cover them or put them under a shade tree.
Utilize the entire target area, shoot at different places on the target to not just wear out one area.
Check out the video for a visual demonstration below
Let me know what you think or ask any questions in the comments below