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Portable Hunting Blind Waterproofing

Post by wvnitroman » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:13 am

I've only owned two blinds in my life. An Ameristep (a cheaper one) and a Barronett Pentagon. The Pentagon is hands down the best of the two. What I am trying to figure out is what I could spray the top with to help seal it from the rain. It doesn't leak much but would like it to not leak through at all. I know whatever I put on it would need to be aired out before use. Any suggestions that you've had success with?

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Re: Portable Hunting Blind Waterproofing

Post by ko4nrbs » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:18 pm

I bought one of these and stretched it over my Ameristep Doghouse ground blind. Holds up well and don't have to worry about any leaks, etc.
https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200596382_200596382

Less expensive than having to spray the roof ever so often and very durable.

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Re: Portable Hunting Blind Waterproofing

Post by Patcon » Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:28 pm

Look at some of the tent waterproofing products. There are several out there. Look at Campmor, REI or Black Diamond for some ideas...
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Re: Portable Hunting Blind Waterproofing

Post by ko4nrbs » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:33 pm

I've never used this but it looks like it would work ok. Read the reviews.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0001FYL2M/ref=asc_df_B0001FYL2M5175388?smid=A80VOUQ57EFM9&tag=shopz0d-20&ascsubtag=shopzilla_mp_1046-20;15113178776242218847310090301008005&linkCode=df0&creative=395105&creativeASIN=B0001FYL2M

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Re: Portable Hunting Blind Waterproofing

Post by flightattendant100 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:35 pm

Latex house paint. It comes thick, brush it on as dry as you can, with some force to get it into the weave of the material. It makes a pretty fair tarp like material. Just a thought if you have some already at home.

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Re: Portable Hunting Blind Waterproofing

Post by xcaliber » Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:41 pm

The Dog House is the best to date that I have tried. I had the Original Primos Bull, it leaked bad. The Dog House mostly on the seams. I tried numerous camping sprays, etc. OK results. I think the above post hits it just right, you have to penetrate the fabric, or forget it! Most blinds now are about $100 or so, and just not made to water proof. I bought the orange topper which is mandatory in Indiana during gun season anyway, and it slows it down a bunch! Maybe there is a camo topper out there??

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Re: Portable Hunting Blind Waterproofing

Post by Normous » Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:24 pm

Cut an appropriate piece of camo tarp and secure it to the roof top.
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Re: Portable Hunting Blind Waterproofing

Post by xcaliber » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:23 pm

Normous wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:24 pm
Cut an appropriate piece of camo tarp and secure it to the roof top.
Great Idea! Double sided tape would do the job! :wink:
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Re: Portable Hunting Blind Waterproofing

Post by wvnitroman » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:43 am

I knew you guys would have some great suggestions/ideas to solve my problem. Thanks a million!!!

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