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#7179181 - 05/24/18 07:53 PM Blind Skin - Sheet Metal
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I am going to have a 4x6 blind framed out of 1x1 square steel tubing. I am interested in "skinning" it with something permanent - Sheet Metal. Has anyone out there ever done such a thing? What guage sheet metal did you use? Any input and ideas appreciated!

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#7179211 - 05/24/18 08:29 PM Re: Blind Skin - Sheet Metal [Re: Klinker]
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Mueller metal will sell you sheet metal on a roll any color you want. Same as roofing material just not bent yet.

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#7180043 - 05/25/18 03:39 PM Re: Blind Skin - Sheet Metal [Re: Klinker]
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Used gray R-Panel and 2-inch tubing to build several. Worked fine and lasted better than wood for obvious reasons. Designed them to bolt together for easy setup, transport and removal. If you have the money and tools it's a good idea.
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#7180688 - 05/26/18 02:49 PM Re: Blind Skin - Sheet Metal [Re: Klinker]
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And insulate the insides or it will be either real hot or very cold, plus noise amplification.
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#7181135 - 05/27/18 09:46 AM Re: Blind Skin - Sheet Metal [Re: Klinker]
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You probably need to use metal that is corrugated. Plain sheet metal will pop and make noise when temps change.
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#7181147 - 05/27/18 10:05 AM Re: Blind Skin - Sheet Metal [Re: Erathkid]
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Originally Posted By: Erathkid
You probably need to use metal that is corrugated. Plain sheet metal will pop and make noise when temps change.


The Mueller steel on my roof will 'oil can' in the morning after the sun hits it.
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#7181160 - 05/27/18 10:19 AM Re: Blind Skin - Sheet Metal [Re: Klinker]
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I did this, it has lasted a long time but it was loud when the walls got hit and the temp changed

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#7181273 - 05/27/18 02:24 PM Re: Blind Skin - Sheet Metal [Re: Brother in-law]
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OSB on the inside helps with noise and insulation.

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#7181389 - 05/27/18 06:19 PM Re: Blind Skin - Sheet Metal [Re: Erathkid]
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Originally Posted By: Erathkid
You probably need to use metal that is corrugated. Plain sheet metal will pop and make noise when temps change.


In a Monarch blind, I thought someone shot me a few times that popping metal is so loud.

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#7181615 - 05/27/18 10:48 PM Re: Blind Skin - Sheet Metal [Re: Txduckman]
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Originally Posted By: Txduckman
Originally Posted By: Erathkid
You probably need to use metal that is corrugated. Plain sheet metal will pop and make noise when temps change.


In a Monarch blind, I thought someone shot me a few times that popping metal is so loud.


Wait until you get hit with a hail storm of quarter sized hail. You will be checking for bullet holes. Ours was just a metal roof on a ground blind, I had left the tower blind because of the storm blowing in. It started as a good shower, the sound was putting me to sleep, then all hell broke loose.
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#7181809 - 05/28/18 10:24 AM Re: Blind Skin - Sheet Metal [Re: Klinker]
huntincoach Offline
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I built a 4x6 with wood frame and OSB.
Then wrapped it with 26 gauge R panel.
Going on year 4 now.

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#7181823 - 05/28/18 10:33 AM Re: Blind Skin - Sheet Metal [Re: Cast]
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Originally Posted By: Cast
Originally Posted By: Erathkid
You probably need to use metal that is corrugated. Plain sheet metal will pop and make noise when temps change.


The Mueller steel on my roof will 'oil can' in the morning after the sun hits it.
Same here, Cast. Mueller concealed fastener. Looks awesome but also pops when temps change. Sounds like a .22 going off outside.
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#7181835 - 05/28/18 10:45 AM Re: Blind Skin - Sheet Metal [Re: Klinker]
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Had some left over mueller roofing from redoing my roof. So I used some of it making a blind.
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#7181994 - 05/28/18 02:33 PM Re: Blind Skin - Sheet Metal [Re: don k]
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Originally Posted By: don k
Had some left over mueller roofing from redoing my roof. So I used some of it making a blind.
Nice Don! Is it insulated inside?
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#7182001 - 05/28/18 02:44 PM Re: Blind Skin - Sheet Metal [Re: Halfadozen]
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Originally Posted By: Halfadozen
Originally Posted By: don k
Had some left over mueller roofing from redoing my roof. So I used some of it making a blind.
Nice Don! Is it insulated inside?
No insulation. Hunting in cold weather is supposed to be miserable.
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