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Old decoys

Postby Skeet123 » Thu Mar 27, 2014 5:07 pm

I have a dozen old mallards that have no paint left. Thinking of painting them into divers maybe buffleheads. Paint the heads white and bodies black. Any suggestions?
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Re: Old decoys

Postby ohioboy » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:05 pm

dot it.
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Re: Old decoys

Postby jpeels » Fri Mar 28, 2014 4:49 am

Try all black with a little orange and white on the bill and a little white on the head for a scoter decoy.

But if you're into divers, anything with white will work :thumbsup:
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Re: Old decoys

Postby firsttimer » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:37 am

I'd like to see some pics of before and after
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Re: Old decoys

Postby Cupped-n-Committed » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:42 am

I read up on this before and Aero outdoors recommends Flaming decoys. You realy need to read up on it as flaming is a timing thing between burning decoys. It is supposed to renew the outer plastic and remove mold release from the decoys. The mold release might have been why the paint was releasing.

http://www.aerooutdoors.com/products/decoys/duck/assembly_tips.shtml
Flaming : One close pass is all that is needed with tip of torch almost touching the decoy. Fast- 1 foot per second 1 x only. (Second pass will re-melt the plastic &negate the process). Once flamed do not touch the surface with your hands unless wearing plastic or clean cotton gloves.
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Re: Old decoys

Postby Skeet123 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:35 pm

Thanks... I will read up on it and give it a shot. May make renew them. They seen a lot of use and are second generation decoys that have been retired for a while.
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