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Old 12-31-2009, 09:00 PM   #18 (permalink)
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It isn't really meant to be a shrink plastic - but it works. It is just standard construction film. The stuff they use around here to provide a vapor barrier between the insulation and the living space in a house.

I was looking for something cheap and easy to cover the topper with and thought about boat shrink wrap (the stuff they use to protect boats in the off-season). It was kind of hard to come by at cheap prices so I tested this stuff since it was made of basically the same plastic. I picked it up at the local hardware store in a big roll.

Up close you can see a lot of imperfections - but it looks great from a distance and it was cheap and easy. I just wrapped the whole thing, stapled it to the underside and shrunk it up with my heat gun.

I'll try and pull another picture off my camera tonight that shows it a little better.
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