Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > D-I-Y Projects
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-30-2017, 10:23 AM   #1
Spades
Four Point
 
Spades's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Midlothian TX
Hunt In: Fisher County TX
Default Coroplast

I am building a new blind. Actually a glorified two man tripod. Anyway, have read a lot of threads on here about coroplast working well but nobody had much to say about longevity. How well does that stuff hold up to the Texas sun and wind? Anybody have a blind made of it up for several years? Any input greatly appreciated.
Spades is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-30-2017, 10:27 AM   #2
Gunnyart
Associate Sponsor
 
Gunnyart's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Mansfield, TX
Hunt In: Lometa, TX
Default

remarkably I got better than 5 years out of a blind I used it on
Gunnyart is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-30-2017, 10:33 AM   #3
gmac
Ten Point
 
gmac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Rockwall
Hunt In: Hunt County
Default

Just built one this year using it. 6x8 bow blind. Also interested in the longevity, but the ease of construction was amazing. In my mind if that stuff lasts more than a year or two it is well worth it. So far the one I built has stood up to some pretty heavy rains with no leakage.
gmac is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-30-2017, 11:19 AM   #4
Abcdj
Pope & Young
 
Abcdj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Paris Tx
Hunt In: Wilbarger county U.S.A.
Default

I ve had 2 blinds out for a year and no problems yet. I painted them so they would last longer. I like it because of its light weight and bends easily on my round hay ring frames.
Abcdj is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-30-2017, 12:56 PM   #5
Spades
Four Point
 
Spades's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Midlothian TX
Hunt In: Fisher County TX
Default

What kind of paint did you use? I understand it is kind of finniky about taking paint.
Spades is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-30-2017, 08:16 PM   #6
gmac
Ten Point
 
gmac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Rockwall
Hunt In: Hunt County
Default

I used flat outdoor paint for the base coat and rattlecan paint for accents. Had no issue with it sticking. Everything having to do with construction was easier with this stud.
gmac is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-30-2017, 10:22 PM   #7
Abcdj
Pope & Young
 
Abcdj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Paris Tx
Hunt In: Wilbarger county U.S.A.
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Spades View Post
What kind of paint did you use? I understand it is kind of finniky about taking paint.
Cheap Wal mart stuff. It was in their wrong mixture sale pile. Not really camo, lol. But when things die out it works
Attached Images
 
Abcdj is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-30-2017, 10:39 PM   #8
SV72
Eight Point
 
SV72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Bulverde
Hunt In: Menard
Default

I made a cattle panel blind skinned in coroplast 3 years ago and i was very impressed. I really haven't noticed much wear at all and I am in west Texas.
SV72 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 08-31-2017, 08:30 PM   #9
gmac
Ten Point
 
gmac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Rockwall
Hunt In: Hunt County
Default

I need to post a thread on this build but here is a pic if the blind i built this year. Skinned in Coroplast
Attached Images
 
gmac is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-01-2017, 07:45 AM   #10
skipetex
Eight Point
 
skipetex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Hughes Springs
Hunt In: Blackwell
Default

I used it and screwed it on to the frame. Only problem I've had was screws going all the way through it. Next time I plan to use roofing nails with the plastic washers
skipetex is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-01-2017, 08:06 AM   #11
Muddy Bud
Pope & Young
 
Muddy Bud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Corpus Christi
Hunt In: Refugio
Default

Had a ghost blind made of coroplast. Only had it out about a year but it still looked brand new. Not very sturdy. It shook alot in the wind but I didnt have the frame like above. I should have gone that route. Would have been alot cheaper. And alot more durable.
Muddy Bud is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-12-2017, 04:18 PM   #12
Honker
Six Point
 
Honker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Katy, TX
Hunt In: where the wild things are
Default

I used coroplast (or the Home Deport version) as part of some bow blind mods that have been up about 9 months. Like others, we painted the white sheets with the cheapest black spray paint available and did not have any issues. The paint continues to stick.

Here's the original post: http://discussions.texasbowhunter.co...d.php?t=612429
Honker is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-16-2017, 09:36 PM   #13
Grizzly1
Ten Point
 
Grizzly1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Nederland
Hunt In: Carthage TX, Victoria TX
Default

Coroplast last a very long time. I have a 4x4 box blind that I bought from a lease members son after he passed away. The blind was originally sold as a kit you put together, precut square tubing, coroplast, screws, etc. I bought it 2 years ago and it had been on our lease for 7 years. Coroplast was still in great shape, not brittle at all. I took it home and painted it just for extra weather protection and added some screws then put it back out. Still looks great after 10 years in the field.
I use Modified Truss Head screws because they have a large head, you can get them real cheap at any building material store like Lowes or Home Depot. They also come in a self tap point for wood or self drilling point for going through metal.
Grizzly1 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-17-2017, 03:58 PM   #14
longhorn_cop
Ten Point
 
longhorn_cop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central Texas
Hunt In: Tx panhandle, Mex.
Default

We have a 4x4 on our Mexico lease thats been there prolly 10 to 15 years. The summers there reach 110 regularly and its till going strong.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro
longhorn_cop is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-08-2017, 08:43 PM   #15
Wampuscat
Ten Point
 
Wampuscat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Liverpool, TX
Hunt In: Lake Livingston
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Abcdj View Post
Cheap Wal mart stuff. It was in their wrong mixture sale pile. Not really camo, lol. But when things die out it works
The side of the road political 4'x8' signs are where I got mine too. A few weeks after an election, if they're still up, they're considered litter.
Wampuscat is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-09-2017, 08:26 AM   #16
JayB
Ten Point
 
JayB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Rowlett
Hunt In: Cass County
Default

The side of the road political 4'x8' signs are where I got mine too. A few weeks after an election, if they're still up, they're considered litter.

Most of them are litter the first day they are up

oh look...what is that?
JayB is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-09-2017, 08:53 AM   #17
solocam_aggie
Pope & Young
 
solocam_aggie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Bastrop
Hunt In: SABINAL, Sonora, Bastrop, Carrizozo NM
Default

Wow, never thought about using coro for a blind. I have a ton of it from when I ran for office.
solocam_aggie is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:26 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com