how would you degloss plexiglass?

Discussion in 'The Hunting & Fishing Forum' started by dbcooper, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

    Windows in my hunting blind are plexiglass

    They can make a glare I'm sure the animals can see

    How can you decrease the glare and not impede visibility?
     
  2. Maine04657

    Maine04657 New Member

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    Sep 13, 2012
    Maine
    Remove them?I have windows in 6 different blinds I have built never been a issue for me.
     

  3. montveil

    montveil New Member

    Re- install them at an upward angle so the reflection is upward.
    Poaaibly a light work over with 0000 steel wool
    place dark window screen over the outside
    I'm out of ideas
     
  4. 0000 steel wool should take care of it and could be polished out if needed.the only other thing i could reccomend is to use a slightly clouded plastic inside blind. old semperfi
     
  5. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

    I have some scrap of the same material I have in the blind
    It's common stuff they sell at Lowes

    I think if I spray it with soapy water from a spray bottle and lightly go over it with the 0000 steel wool or maybe a mild scotch brite pad it will work without ruining the visibility

    the glare just bugs me because if I look at my blind from 100 yards away, it is concealed great and blends in wonderfully.
    Then if you move a little depending on where the sun is, you can catch a flash of glare off of those windows
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012
  6. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Just get that camo netting and hang over them. Get the shoot thru screen netting and you wont even have to move it aside to take the shot. Even with a bow
     
  7. Zhurh

    Zhurh Active Member

    Mar 19, 2010
    Upper Yukon, Alaska
    Another plexiglass stand question?

    I'm finishing up a new stand that we're hauling 6 miles back in and setting up at base of mnt, on a big mineral lick, spring/swamp. Floor is sheet of plywood, and it's 20 foot up a ladder, ladder is 3/16 two inch sq tube, heavy duty; steel frame alone weighs over 600 lbs. So what's the best way to set in plexiglass windows to slide, (for the sides and rear panels). I figure you can buy grooved bases the windows will fit in, so you can screw into plywood.

    Kinda waiting for huntin season to get over with and first snow so swamp freezes hard; then we''ll haul her out there. Moose, caribou, wolves, lynx hit the area and some of the local Indians and I plan on spending time out there early winter, try to get some wolves with foxpro.
     
  8. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

    I took 1X2 strips and cut grooves in them with my table saw

    I mounted the strips horizontally along the top and bottom of the window frame

    I spaced them vertically so that the plexi glass can be lifted up and out of the groove for replacement if needed

    The grooves let the windows slide back and forth little effort and no noise hardly


    the plexi fits so good that bugs can't get in also
     
  9. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    That's how we have done it before.


    If you arent worried about the weather, the camo netting is awesome. We have had turkey right on us and not be able to see us through it. As long as the light isnt shining directly in on you and you arent backlit, nothing will see you.
     
  10. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2011
    I kind of like the screen on outside idea. it would break up the sun's rays. maybe slant them upwards a bit as well.

    but I gotta ask. do the deer care about a glare? if it's left there for them to get accustomed to it will it make a difference? many times they come near houses which I am sure have glare producing windows.
     
  11. Country101

    Country101 Well-Known Member

    Feb 28, 2004
    NW AR
    The only reason it would matter if it is moving. Sitting still, it wouldnt matter, but if you are hunting and it suddenly flashes, they will be on you. Sliding windows wont be as prone to this as ones that are hinged, but still, if they see the glare suddenly removed from a portion when it is slid out of the way, it could be enough to tip them off.
     
  12. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

    those are all valid points


    once it has been there a few more weeks, it probly won't matter to them