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Painted a couple decoys

Postby WVClaysandBassin » Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:21 pm

Painted a couple old Flambeau hen decoys. Have been seeing a good amount of buffleheads where I am, so I thought what the hey I'll give it a shot. Really just hoping to add some variety and visibility to the spread, but if some buffies decide to check these out it won't break my heart haha. They're a little shiny, going to hit them with some steel wool and try to dull them up. I also bought a matte clear coat that is supposed to help take some shine off. Tell me what you think?
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Re: Painted a couple decoys

Postby jstewart_1981 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:44 pm

Ive been working on some bluebills myself those look good to me. Maybe shiny as you said but i think theyll get the job did when you get em ready for the water. Good luck, buffies on my hit-list too.
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Re: Painted a couple decoys

Postby jstewart_1981 » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:48 pm

Ive been working on some bluebills myself those look good to me. Maybe shiny as you said but i think theyll get the job did when you get em ready for the water. Good luck, buffies on my hit-list too.
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Re: Painted a couple decoys

Postby WVClaysandBassin » Thu Dec 12, 2013 2:49 pm

Just covered them with the matte clear coat and it worked awesome on the shine. Took away a lot of the glossy look, much more flat now. I'm pretty pleased with them.
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Re: Painted a couple decoys

Postby MissedAgain » Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:50 pm

Cool - the ducks will like those.

The buffies I used to hunt liked hen decoys better. I had 6 decoys - 4 hens, 1 immature drake, and 1 drake. Rigged on a single line 3 or 4 feet apart. The buffies used to land between the decoys a lot. That's all we would use and shot buffleheads and goldeneyes for years - hundreds of limits over those 6 decoys.
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Re: Painted a couple decoys

Postby WVClaysandBassin » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:44 pm

The homemade paint jobs were a big success. Shot 10-12 buffies this season over them. Birds were landing almost on top of them. We don't see a ton of divers where we hunt so was pretty cool to pull them in. Also had my first redhead try to sit down beside of one these....he never made it :grooving:
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Re: Painted a couple decoys

Postby Honk-n-quack » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:50 pm

wow thats awesome!
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Re: Painted a couple decoys

Postby Nichkor7 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:24 am

What kind of paint did u use?


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Re: Painted a couple decoys

Postby WVClaysandBassin » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:49 am

Used flat white and black lacquer spray paint. Taped off black areas, did white first. Then vice versa. Covered the whole thing in a flat matte clear coat after to reduce the amount of shine on them. Worked great, but they'll need repainted this offseason. Paint gradually chipped away some during the season, but not too bad.
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Re: Painted a couple decoys

Postby Cstaff37 » Thu May 22, 2014 2:02 pm

Walmart sells a clear flat finish in a can now that will take the shine right off. It's krylon clear, but it says flat on the can!!! Pretty new and works great for finishing and sealing.
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