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clearcoating decoys

Postby gunner1973 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:44 am

I've heard of people clear coating their decoys to make the paint last longer . I'm afraid of making them shine . Is there a trick to this ? A certain clear coat to use ? any info is appreciated thanks
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Re: clearcoating decoys

Postby JWG » Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:44 pm

Sorry not to help but I'm also with this guy. If it helps why not
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Re: clearcoating decoys

Postby LiquidA45 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:32 pm

clear coat flat. just read a thread on this earlier and thats what everyone was saying. 1311 is the number i believe, dont remember the brand. some guys said they used matte but others said they thought it had a sheen. im going to flat all my decoys before season.
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Re: clearcoating decoys

Postby Badbuzz » Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:33 pm

What you are looking for is Krylon Matte Finish 1311. I recently converted some old mallard dekes in to american black ducks, and sprayed afterwards. They are holding up great.

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Re: clearcoating decoys

Postby 60's hunter » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:00 am

If you can't find the Krylon mentioned, they sell K7120 in Matte.
Also Duplicolor sells HWP106 in Matte clear.
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Re: clearcoating decoys

Postby gunner1973 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:30 pm

outstanding ,thanks guys
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Re: clearcoating decoys

Postby JuniorPre 360 » Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:20 pm

Clear coating paint that is chipping will do no good. The paint will still chip and scrape off. I paint my decoys and spray 3 light coats of 1311 and it does a pretty good job. But, I coated my GHG's and they chip.
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Re: clearcoating decoys

Postby cwsmith » Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:12 pm

krylon clear flat. not matte.
13-14 Season

40 mallards
14 GWT
13 pin
10 spoony
10 buff
9 wigeon
8 rgnk
6 woodie
6 gad
5 barrow's ge
3 merg
3 ruddy
2 l scaup
1 g scaup
1 comm ge
1 can
TOTAL DUCKS = 132

77 canada
4 snow
2 speck
TOTAL GEESE = 83

TOTAL WATERFOWL = 215
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Re: clearcoating decoys

Postby MrsOW » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:25 pm

I paint my husbands deeks almost every year. A few years back I painted, then topcoated with Krylon 1311 matte. I've used this topcoat on many things as I am a DIY gal. This is usually my go topcoat for small projects . For the deeks I don't like it. Not because of the level of sheen, that's fine it dulls. It has no UV protection. It faded all the white on my blue wings and woodys yellow. In search for something better this year. Hoping to find a good useable NON YELLOWING penetrating sealer that waterproofs and provides UV protection because I go all out on his deeks and the paint cracked and flaked off with Krylon 1311. :(
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Re: clearcoating decoys

Postby Frank Lopez » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:41 pm

This past summer I did some touch up painting on some of my decoys. I decided to clear coat them for added protection. I had about a dozen Carrylites that were 6 or 8 years old that were completely ruined by the clear coat! Yes, I used the Krylon flat as recommended, but the shine on those birds scares me, let alone the birds. I'll be repainting those birds and buying another dozen mallards anyway (what a great excuse to get more blocks!)

The odd thing is that the clear coat worked on some of the blocks (Particularly surprising were the Hot Buys). On others, the Carrylites and some of the wood blocks I carved, it left a shine.


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Re: clearcoating decoys

Postby garlicsalt » Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:23 pm

now thats a good women. hey mrs.OW you got a sister?
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Re: clearcoating decoys

Postby MrsOW » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:25 pm

garlicsalt wrote:now thats a good women. hey mrs.OW you got a sister?


:lol3: No, I sure don't! Just two brothers and they both look really bad in dresses...oh and they don't hunt.
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Re: clearcoating decoys

Postby JoJer » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:51 pm

I used 2 coats of semi clear polyurethane. No yellowing, no cracking. Could be your paint cracked/flaked because the undercoats were too thick or not dried completely?
The dekes look shiny in hand but I have no problems with birds flaring. Seems to be the right amount of shine.
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Re: clearcoating decoys

Postby goosehunter64 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 9:58 pm

TSK TSK TSK...so many rookies... :yes:
Anyway...here is the secret. The Krylon flat or matte is the way to go...but I'd go flat...just a lil more forgiving.
Shake the can for up to 2 minutes....hold away from the decoy 12-18 inches. 3-4 light coats...the last coat can be almost a dusting....gives it texture and cuts down on the shine even more.
Allow 10-20 minutes drying time in between coats....yes you re-coat sooner but this way is better.
If not doing it this way, you will have shine, a white milky coating, it will chip and peel and yellow.
One last thing...shake the can again...for at least another 30 secs to a minute between coats....remember light coats.
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Re: clearcoating decoys

Postby DKMF » Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:21 am

Krylon is the way to go. Have done it to all my decoys and it has held up great! I definatly reccomend it.
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Re: clearcoating decoys

Postby SKFOOTER » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:21 pm

Has anyone used the Krylon 1311 Flat on Dakota Xtreme mallard decoys?? If so, did you also spray the flocked heads??? Thanks.
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Re: clearcoating decoys

Postby LiquidA45 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:49 pm

SKFOOTER wrote:Has anyone used the Krylon 1311 Flat on Dakota Xtreme mallard decoys?? If so, did you also spray the flocked heads??? Thanks.


Unless you want to flush the $170 you spent on decoys do not clear coat the flocking..... :hammer:
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Re: clearcoating decoys

Postby SKFOOTER » Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:12 pm

Ok. But what about the decoy itself. Has anyone clearcoated their Dakotas?
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