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    How to waterproof a pop up blind. . .

    I have been reading using the search function and it seems that people like the camp dry product. I'm worried about a sheen or glare that could come off the blind from using a product like this. Has anyone had any problems with this sort of thing from a waterproofing spray?

    Just figured I would check before I ruin an expensive blind. . .

    Thanks, Kelpy



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    I use the product from Atsko - orange cap on it. Cheaper than camp-dry, and I have never had an issue with it.

    It really makes the water bead right off the blind - its pretty good stuff.
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    Primos sells a waterproofer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cornfedkiller View Post
    I use the product from Atsko - orange cap on it. Cheaper than camp-dry, and I have never had an issue with it.

    It really makes the water bead right off the blind - its pretty good stuff.
    I use this stuff on my umbrella blinds; works great. I like the Atsko better than the Camp Dry as it seems to have less scent.

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    303 fabric guard, it will also help your fabric not fade overtime. many repellants can have a chemical reaction on the stitching and cause it to deteriorate, or make the camo fade. fabic guard won't have any effect on the stitching, fabric, or dyes.
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    Set it up and spray it down with Thompsons Water Seal or Bear Seal Tite from a garden tank type sprayer. Let it dry and air out well and you'll have a very water proof shelter. This is how I do my canvas wall tent. Twice in the 20 years I've owned it. Still going strong.

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    I would also go with Atsko water proofing spray.
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    What the other guys said. If you are going to use the blind for deer hunting make sure you have enough time for the blind to air out before taking it out to the woods. Some of that stuff has a pretty strong odor to it.
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    Is there such a thing as waterproofer with UV protectant in it?

    Not UV brighteners, just a protectant to keep the colors from fading from too much direct sunlight over time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckhead View Post
    Is there such a thing as waterproofer with UV protectant in it?

    Not UV brighteners, just a protectant to keep the colors from fading from too much direct sunlight over time.

    Yes. This is what the "original" Double Bull guys suggested to use. I been using it since 2003 and my Matrix looks brand new, not to mention VERY waterproof.


    http://www.rei.com/product/672447/te...ater-repellent

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    Quote Originally Posted by flair View Post
    Yes. This is what the "original" Double Bull guys suggested to use. I been using it since 2003 and my Matrix looks brand new, not to mention VERY waterproof.


    http://www.rei.com/product/672447/te...ater-repellent
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    I used a waterproofing/seam sealant for tents and other outdoor things I found at the local hardware store, it looks like a giant benadryl stick with the smushy soft tip......I just set mine up and run that over the INSIDE of the seams, did that 2 years ago and held up great for 2 full seasons will be doing it again before this spring though just for good measure and because I bought 2 bottles of this stuff 2 years ago and have only used a half a bottle thus far lol
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    Flex seal..nuff said
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    Quote Originally Posted by cornfedkiller View Post
    Is one can all I need?
    Depends...I did the whole top half of my Matrix and used 3 cans. If you are just concerned with the top, then 1-1.5.

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