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Old 03-23-2010, 07:37 AM
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A freind just gave me three blocks of styrofoam to use as targets, he gets them from where he works they are 4'X3' and 2'thick
I have shot about a hundred arrows at one of them and they stop arrows really well,but I noticed that some residue builds up on my arrows after a few shots.
Has any of you used styrofoam targets before and had this residue problem? And if so whats the best way to remove the buildup from your arrows?
I am hoping to find an easy solution to the build up,due to the fact that my freind can get these blocks at anytime,so I will never have to worry about targets agian.
Maybe I can even carve 3D animals out of them with the hot knife he gave me!
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:03 AM
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Have you tried goo gone or even just plain dish washing soap? I use goo gone to remove fiberglass resin from my hands after projects and it always takes it off. I can't imagine that stuff would be harder to get off then that, plus it won't hurt the carbon fiber.
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Old 03-23-2010, 11:08 AM
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How about fine steel wool?
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Old 03-23-2010, 12:39 PM
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Lacquer thinner and scotch brite pad.
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:40 AM
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Thanks guys for the suggestions,I tried afew things and found that accetone and scotch brite work well,so I guess I will use them.
They work good a little hard to pull arrows from but still good stops for free!
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:22 AM
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Rub a little bar soap on the front 1/3 of the arrow before you shoot them into the styrofoam. It will make them worlds easier to pull and keep the buildup of gunk on the shaft to a minimum.
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Old 04-05-2010, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by 98Redline View Post
Rub a little bar soap on the front 1/3 of the arrow before you shoot them into the styrofoam. It will make them worlds easier to pull and keep the buildup of gunk on the shaft to a minimum.
Thanks for the tip,I'll give it a try!
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