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  • #31
    My RPR 308 got a new barrel and a bit more feet per second makes a nice splash of steel now of a few plonks form my 223 mixed in


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    • GD308
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      Federal Hunter Match 22lr at 250m, paint was damaged so bad it required a quick squirt from a spray can to fix................ Click image for larger version

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  • #32
    What’s the best way to clean the steel plate back to metal so you can repaint it fresh?

    wire brush on a drill?
    belt sander?
    ??
    what else would work?


    reason is if you have 10 coats of paint, and shoot the plate at distance, the group can sometimes be hard to tell hits just done vs hits from several layers of paint prior.

    thanks (ps not sure if this should be a separate post but kind of the same topic)

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    • #33
      I hit my STS target with paint stripper then bought a 10m roll of white contract from fleabay and use that instead of painting easy to peel off and put on. Inpacts much like paint too. No waiting to dry.

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      • #34
        Not a bad idea. Thanks.

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        • #35
          Originally posted by Sanus View Post
          What’s the best way to clean the steel plate back to metal so you can repaint it fresh?

          wire brush on a drill?
          belt sander?
          ??
          what else would work?


          reason is if you have 10 coats of paint, and shoot the plate at distance, the group can sometimes be hard to tell hits just done vs hits from several layers of paint prior.

          thanks (ps not sure if this should be a separate post but kind of the same topic)
          I like to sand blast mine with copper coated poly tipped 'grit' until there ain't no paint left.

          I use white primer. it covers better with less paint required, resulting in a thinner coat, which means less coats of paint on it.

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