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decoy paint

Postby take'emgreenheads » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:32 am

just wondering what paint to use to repaint decoys, they are a few years old and need some touch ups, thanks
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Re: decoy paint

Postby rjbadfish » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:09 pm

Are you re-painting plastics, foam cork or other medium?
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Re: decoy paint

Postby take'emgreenheads » Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:57 pm

Plastic and cork
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Re: decoy paint

Postby rjbadfish » Sun Feb 05, 2012 5:06 am

With corks and foams I use a mix of different acrylics and latex. I prime with Kilz at least two coats.

Plastics are different because there is normally a reason why the paint has come off. To prep a plastic for re-paint I do the following:

1. sand down the decoy to remove any loose paint
2. "Flash Over" the entire decoy. Done with a small propane torch run over the decoy. Not enough to melt the decoy but it will burn off any remaining mold release which is normally why the original paint wont hold.
3. wipe down the decoy with an alcohol based cleaner and let dry
4. prime/Paint decoy with a paint like Krylon fusion.
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Re: decoy paint

Postby take'emgreenheads » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:15 am

Thanks for the help I appreciate it
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