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#6203642 - 02/29/16 09:35 AM Paint recommendations for fiberglass blind.
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Blind is only 2 years old but have a slow leak somewhere, and can't locate. After a heavy rain, I'll have standing water on the floor until it evaporates. No noticeable holes, and confirmed its not coming in from the windows, so looking to put a coat or 2 on it this weekend. What should I grab at lowes? Anything special for fiberglass?

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#6203815 - 02/29/16 11:25 AM Re: Paint recommendations for fiberglass blind. [Re: Stevarino]
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Why don't you stand inside and have someone pour a few gallons of water over the blind? I would get a paint made for outdoor fiberglass and put as many coats as you can
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#6203854 - 02/29/16 11:45 AM Re: Paint recommendations for fiberglass blind. [Re: Stevarino]
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Rustoleum makes a gallon can of truck bed liner. Worked great for mine.
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#6203876 - 02/29/16 12:00 PM Re: Paint recommendations for fiberglass blind. [Re: rickym]
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Originally Posted By: rickym
Why don't you stand inside and have someone pour a few gallons of water over the blind? I would get a paint made for outdoor fiberglass and put as many coats as you can


I've already sat inside on a few rainy days. It's seeping in and running down the walls, but not real noticable until it reaches the floor.

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#6203978 - 02/29/16 01:12 PM Re: Paint recommendations for fiberglass blind. [Re: Stevarino]
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You need some caulk or something. I'd be pissed if I spent the money on a fiberglass blind and it was leaking after two seasons
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#6204498 - 02/29/16 07:18 PM Re: Paint recommendations for fiberglass blind. [Re: Stevarino]
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any other suggestions? Lowes told me anything they carry would peel after a year or two.

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#6205370 - 03/01/16 11:45 AM Re: Paint recommendations for fiberglass blind. [Re: Stevarino]
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Bunp

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#6205554 - 03/01/16 02:05 PM Re: Paint recommendations for fiberglass blind. [Re: Stevarino]
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Talk to a body shop, they could give suggestions about paint and sealants.

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#6205887 - 03/01/16 05:29 PM Re: Paint recommendations for fiberglass blind. [Re: Stevarino]
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I would have to imagine a good marine fiberglass paint for boats would be best
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#6206252 - 03/01/16 08:49 PM Re: Paint recommendations for fiberglass blind. [Re: Stevarino]
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I have the same problem with a T-Box blind.. You can cut 2 R-panels about 34" & re roof your blind with an overhang for raindrip, then put a ridge cap down the middle. Put liquid nails on the bottom where you screw straight through the fiberglass & place 1x4's on the inside of ceiling for the screw support. This should take care of rain seeping through the roof & keep it off some of the side. Hopefully yours is not 20' in the air like mine is...
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#6206937 - 03/02/16 11:26 AM Re: Paint recommendations for fiberglass blind. [Re: Stevarino]
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^ hoping I can find a paint to seal and not go through all of that.. Yikes.. And no, it's only on a 5' base. I spoke with tbox yesterday and they recommended going to ace and looking for a BCP Mobil paint, or Sherman Williams. I will add they were very concerned and asked where and how long ago I purchased and to keep them updated.
I'm not expecting them to do anything, but they did seem legitimately concerned. They probably don't hear much after selling to dealers..

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#6208420 - 03/03/16 01:30 PM Re: Paint recommendations for fiberglass blind. [Re: Stevarino]
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Tractor Supply sells asphalt fence paint that is very durable. It's black and could be used to cover the roof of your blind.
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#6230182 - 03/20/16 11:12 AM Re: Paint recommendations for fiberglass blind. [Re: Stevarino]
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Go to a pool supply house and buy gel coat. This is the stuff used to resurface in ground fiberglass pools. Obviously waterproof!
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