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Posted: 5/9/2010 4:51:21 PM EST
I'm sure most of you are familiar with the splatter targets that make a bright-colored splatter mark when hit. I'm wondering if anyone knows of a way to make these things at home. They're not cheap to buy. It can't be rocket science to put one of these things together. Any ideas?

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While I understand the theory of operation (very slick brightly colered backing with a thin coat of easily flaking paint), I'm unsure of a way to cheaply DIY.
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White cardboard, wax paper and paint?
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Link Posted: 5/9/2010 4:57:00 PM EST
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White cardboard, wax paper and paint?


Not a bad guess.

Just spraypaint some wax paper w/ some flat black, and give it a try!
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Link Posted: 5/9/2010 4:57:32 PM EST
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Get bright paper, and color over it with black crayon, make the crayon dark and thick.

It acts like a scratch off ticket, im sure with the bullet impacting it will throw surrounding crayon off.


My favorite is light blue wrapping paper, at 100 yards i can see the holes no problem, with my scope!







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Find some thin plastic sheet like they use, buy a roll of it (it's probably on a huge one, several hundred feet), cut it out, spray paint it, and shoot them.
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Link Posted: 5/9/2010 4:58:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By hobbsar:
White cardboard, wax paper and paint?


Are you painting the paper or the cardboard? I think the wax paper might just work.

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bright colored project board and black crayon
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Link Posted: 5/9/2010 4:59:48 PM EST
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White cardboard, wax paper and paint?


Are you painting the paper or the cardboard? I think the wax paper might just work.


put the wax paper on the cardboard for visibility. Paint the slick side of the wax paper.
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I've seen a thread about this somewhere...I think when they tried it they used Tempera paint, but can't remember the results...

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I've seen a couple of homemade ones that suggested to use saran wrap instead of wax paper.
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Link Posted: 5/9/2010 5:21:48 PM EST

Originally Posted By Cypher15:
bright colored project board and black crayon

The core of the project board is usually white. You may not even need to color it black. The shots would show up in white.

How about black shelf paper over colored project board?



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Link Posted: 5/9/2010 5:29:55 PM EST
http://www.levergunscommunity.com/viewtopic.php?t=5392

This fella seems to have figured it out!

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Link Posted: 5/9/2010 5:34:01 PM EST
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This fella seems to have figured it out!


Looks like that works like a champ.
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I like to buy cheap raspberry soda, store brand whatever. Splatters into tiny happy shards in a fine misty red cloud.

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Link Posted: 5/9/2010 5:46:02 PM EST
temper paint over plastic with tea spoon of dishwahing soap per quart.
or a back light on target from low back and the hole will light up per shot

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Link Posted: 5/9/2010 5:54:14 PM EST
Taggity...good stuff there

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Link Posted: 5/9/2010 6:04:19 PM EST
Originally Posted By SuperJanitor:
http://www.levergunscommunity.com/viewtopic.php?t=5392

This fella seems to have figured it out!


cool, thanks for the link.


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Link Posted: 5/9/2010 6:08:16 PM EST
freezer paper, whit kind with "plastic" coating

spray with case lubing wax, hornady dillon etc

spray with paint, black works the best

let dry

shoot


Its not green, but it work the same.

Ive heard you can soak the paper side of the freezer paper in ink to get the color you want


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