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painting yardage numbers

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Shoot n Holler, Jun 11, 2012.

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  1. Shoot n Holler

    Shoot n Holler Active Member

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    Ok guys I am looking for ideas on how to paint the numbers for yardage.We have 10 banks and I would like to be able to finish in this lifetime. so what is the fastest and best way you have found. You young guys remember us older guys don't bend down so easy so heavy on the easy part.

    Mark
     
  2. Calkidd

    Calkidd Well-Known Member

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    A stencil, small roller brush and a good out door paint or even epoxy style paint.
     
  3. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Have Jason do it...(grin)
     
  4. chuckie68

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    OK---Here is how I did it.

    I took a piece of Luann the same size as the concrete pad we stand on and cut a 6" hole in the plywood with a circle cutter. I then laid the board on every position with the circle where I wanted it and using inverted spray can paint, made a white spot on every pad.

    I then made an insert for each yardage in plywood the same thickness. Using blue marking paint, I painted the yardage over top of the white. 4 trap fields took about 8 hours total time.

    Chuck
     
  5. Doubles Shooter

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    Another idea is to do what our club did. After fighting with paint for many years we went to a local company that makes cemetary headstones. They came in and sandblasted the yardage into the walk backs. They are permanent. I don't remember the cost, but it was reasonable compared to the labor and time painting them every other year.
     
  6. motordoctor

    motordoctor Shoji Tabuchi in Branson

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    paint every other yardage number instead of each one. Maybe odd numbers. Start at 17. Get a boy scout troupe and they might earn a merit badge for it or a church group and then make a donation to that group.
     
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    Mark the 20 and 24, trapshooters can figure out the rest.
     
  8. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Mark, when are you doing this?

    I might be able to get the number templates from work.
     
  9. Trap2

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    One of the slickest yardage markers I have seen is a 6"X6" square piece of steel with the yardage numbers welded into the plate. The plate is then epoxied to the concrete pads. Will outlast all of us, and looks good..... Dan Thome (Trap2)
     
  10. BigM-Perazzi

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    Hmmmm... 12x5x4x10= tooo many 6x6 plates!!!! Lol
     
  11. Trap2

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    BigM-Perazzi... You only do the 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 27 yard markers. On a 4 trap field, that equates to 140 plates. While that may SEEM like a lot of plates, you only have to do it once, and they will last a lifetime without ever having to do them again....
     
  12. Big Heap

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    Finally - an issue that hasn't sparked a new page in the ATA rule book!
     
  13. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Trap2, I think he's looking at 40 fields! Ouch...
     
  14. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    I have seen house numbers inlaid, but in snow country they would get peeled out by the snow blower.

    Buy the flat stick on house numbers if you can afford them. They will last longer than paint.

    That said, we used the stncil/roller deal.

    HM
     
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    320090T Well-Known Member

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    Why would you have to do the 16 and 27?
     
  16. Bvr Tail

    Bvr Tail Well-Known Member

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    They make heat-applied markers for streets, so does anyone make heat-applied numbers?

    I have used the RXR markings on streets that are heat applied

    Pre-heat the surface, lay down the markings, then apply heat to adhere to surface.

    Have applied to asphalt and concrete.

    They last for years with normal traffic.
     
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