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anyone ever tried to fill a hollow plastic decoy with any type of expanding foam, it would be a great way to get more durable lighter decoys without having to make your own foamer decoys, just wondering any experience or advice would be appreciated thanks
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I have used it in the past, wasn't real happy with the results. Seems like it soaks in water and the decoys keep getting heavier and heavier. I like just using a hot glue gun to repair holes in decoys, quick and easy and it hold real well. If you try the foam you need to drill a hole in the head so the air will have a place to escape as the foam expands. Otherwise you might have them blow up. If you have very many to do it will get kind of expensive , you can only do about 2 or 3 per can.
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Do some looking at foam first. Look for something that is closed cell; that will keep if from soaking up water. You will probably want low expansion type foam; it is easier to control and will be less likely to cause problems like cracking the decoy or causing it to loose shape. Window gap foam would probably be a good one to look at.
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I think that the floatation foam that they pour/blow into boats would be the best, even though I don't know how easy it would be to do. I don't think that it'll hold water like some of the insulating foam.
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