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Anyone else tape up their stands?

hickslawns

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I am taking my climber in tomorrow, well, this morning. Wakeup call in 4 hours is going to be harsh. Last year it was noisy as all get out. Taped the crap out of it tonight. After viewing the pictures, I think maybe I should get some more of the digital camo tape and finish the black gorilla tape areas off with the camo tape. They kinda shine more than I would like. Didn't realize it. I would think the tape would absorb the smell from the smoker a bit too. Just curious if I was the only one to take a $250-300 stand and cover it up?

I even stole some straps off another climber since I have been missing these. Then I snagged some arm rest pads and made myself some padded back pack straps. haha
 

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RedCloud

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looks pretty cool with the camo tape. I haven't taped mine it still sports the dull gray factory paint but looking at that camo tape I might just have to now lol.
 

Mike

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My Summit was peeling paint pretty bad after a few uses when it was new. I complained to Summit and they send me the Summit Skin kit. It's made of fabric so it holds smoke real nice.
 

Jackalope

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I just use spray paint. Krylon paint works great. Just tiger stripe em up real good. I like the way that looks though.
 

Bloody Nock

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I did the same thing where the paint was coming off of my old summit climber using the digicamo and i think it looks pretty good and will see how well it holds up.
 

RedCloud

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Bloddy Nock and Phil,

Could you guys keep us updated on how well or how long that tape holds up. I would be interested in finding that out.

Jack,

What color paints do you use on yours ? I have a dull gray climber and can't decide if I should go with black and a different shade of gray to do the shading and make it look like bark.
 

Jackalope

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If it's Black like my Beagle II. I stripe it brown and some light tan.

If it's that light tan color some stands are. I stripe it black and brown.

Soooooo I guess i use Black, Brown and Tan depending on the regular stand color.
 

RedCloud

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If it's Black like my Beagle II. I stripe it brown and some light tan.

If it's that light tan color some stands are. I stripe it black and brown.

Soooooo I guess i use Black, Brown and Tan depending on the regular stand color.

I might just have to excercise my artistic side next summer :D. I'm pretty good at drawing those stick figures so striping a stand should be ok :D. I figure since the stand is dull gray I will try some black and maybe some shade of light brown :D.