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Top for blind #4096792 03/03/13 09:08 PM
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Hello hunters. I want to make the plywood top of my blind dry. It measures 49 inches by 49 inches and is flat.

Anybody know where I could get some tin that is at least 55 inches square in the Dallas area?

Re: Top for blind [Re: AliceTx] #4098233 03/04/13 02:32 PM
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I use regular corrugated roofing for my blind tops. I would just by 3 sheets of 6' and use it. You can over-lap the width to get you around 6" over-hang on each side. I would paint the plywood topside first though.


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Or find some cover sheets at a metal yard.

Re: Top for blind [Re: Novemberyet] #4098499 03/04/13 04:15 PM
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We did what stxranchman suggested. Plywood top with corrugated tin for protection.

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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
I use regular corrugated roofing for my blind tops. I would just by 3 sheets of 6' and use it. You can over-lap the width to get you around 6" over-hang on each side. I would paint the plywood topside first though.


That's what I do. Overhangs and silicone at any possible leak points.


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Re: Top for blind [Re: Nogalus Prairie] #4098555 03/04/13 04:47 PM
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I use NP1 sealant on all seams since I make my roof flat with no slope. Just need to wear gloves since it is nasty stuff to work with but it will outlast the blind.


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Re: Top for blind [Re: AliceTx] #4098563 03/04/13 04:51 PM
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One of the guys on our lease uses a shower liner or pan liner... not real sure what they call it but you can buy it a Lowes or Home Depot. Also not sure how wide it is but it comes in a roll so it can be as long as you want. Material is kinda like rubber. Works really good for the last 6 years anyway.




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Thanks for the suggestions. I was wanting the tin to make a cheap cap for the top. I'll look at the shower pan liner but I'm thinging I'll go with the corrugated roofing and maybe put a slight slope on the roof. In that the top of the blind is 11 feet off the ground I want something that is light and easy to work with.

Re: Top for blind [Re: AliceTx] #4105087 03/07/13 01:03 AM
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I just bought a piece of 24 ga. sheet metal for mine. I got it at commercial metals in dallas. It was $17 dollars after tax. The dims are 49x96. Their at the corner of singleton and norwich.

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Re: Top for blind [Re: CGB] #4125361 03/16/13 10:36 PM
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Naugahyde would work on the top of the plywood, I've used just Naugahyde on a wood frame of years. It will last a surprisingly long time. I have tops that are ten years old and still in great shape. The thing I like about the frame and naugahyde tops is that they are light weight, easy to get up in the air if you are building a stand off the ground.


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I use cold seal will last along time not much different in cost

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