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Plastic Dipping Weights?

Postby deerslayer74 » Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:31 pm

Hey guys,

Has anyone ever tried plasti dipping their weights? I rig my dekes up, texas rig style I guess its called. I use a 6 oz. egg weight and allow it to slide up and down the line for quick pick up and placement. I'm thinking about plasti dipping them to help protect the dekes, has anyone tried this or have a tips/alternatives?
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Re: Plastic Dipping Weights?

Postby Slack Tide » Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:18 pm

We did it....not worth the time or money
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Re: Plastic Dipping Weights?

Postby Rick Hall » Fri Mar 29, 2013 5:04 am

deerslayer74 wrote:I use a 6 oz. egg weight and allow it to slide up and down the line for quick pick up and placement.


I dipped the weights on my carved decoys, and it's held up for years. But if your rigging requires that the weights move freely on their lines, getting dipped ones to do so could be problematic.
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Re: Plastic Dipping Weights?

Postby mudpack » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:43 am

I dip the custom weights I make for my decoys. They are mushroom type, however, and the coating does not affect their function.
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Re: Plastic Dipping Weights?

Postby 2500hdon37s » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:01 pm

dipping would be great if the line moves, not the weight.
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Re: Plastic Dipping Weights?

Postby Frank Lopez » Sat Mar 30, 2013 9:00 am

I agree with mudpack and Slack tide. I make my weights out of lead in muffin tins. I used PlastiDip on them to see if that'd stop or at least abate the knicks and scratches when dumping the blocks into the decoy bag. The dip doesn't effect the function, and it does make the weights look cool (if that's possible) but it does very little in stopping any wear on the decoys.

The other problem you'll have is making sure that the Texas rigged weights will move freely.

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Re: Plastic Dipping Weights?

Postby deerslayer74 » Sat Apr 20, 2013 7:28 pm

Thanks guys for the feed back, guess I wont be dipping...on to the boat build!
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