Taking care of wood calls?

Information on goose calls and goose calling tips.

Moderators: quackerkiller, Ross R, Oregon Honker

Taking care of wood calls?

Postby chrisss » Fri Oct 04, 2013 2:53 pm

Just purchased a hedge call and was wondering gow to take care of it. Oils? Coating? Or nothing?
chrisss
hunter
 
Posts: 138
Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:08 pm


Re: Taking care of wood calls?

Postby mayhem96 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:11 pm

Lemon oil will work fine and just buff it with a dry cotton cloth. Remember to lubricate the o rings...I like to use plumber's silicone grease because it has no petroleum in it.
mayhem96
hunter
 
Posts: 1843
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:54 pm
Location: Burlington, NC

Re: Taking care of wood calls?

Postby chrisss » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:04 pm

mayhem96 wrote:Lemon oil will work fine and just buff it with a dry cotton cloth. Remember to lubricate the o rings...I like to use plumber's silicone grease because it has no petroleum in it.


Is petroleum bad for your calls? I have been just putting aquafor on it since that's something I have laying around
chrisss
hunter
 
Posts: 138
Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:08 pm

Re: Taking care of wood calls?

Postby mayhem96 » Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:31 pm

I just use non petroleum because petroleum can actually cause the o rings to expand. Don't put the silicone on the call just the o rings :thumbsup:
mayhem96
hunter
 
Posts: 1843
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:54 pm
Location: Burlington, NC

Re: Taking care of wood calls?

Postby goosehunter64 » Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:18 pm

In the field..keep them as dry as possible..at home...take them apart, let them dry naturally..no heat. Lube the O-Rings if you must...I wouldn't over do it.
Rob.
Team WingLock
Lock'em "N" Rock'em
User avatar
goosehunter64
hunter
 
Posts: 2540
Joined: Tue Apr 19, 2005 5:25 pm
Location: LaSalle, Illinois

Re: Taking care of wood calls?

Postby chrisss » Sat Oct 05, 2013 10:04 pm

Do you apply the oil inside also and is it pure lemon oil?
chrisss
hunter
 
Posts: 138
Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:08 pm

Re: Taking care of wood calls?

Postby mayhem96 » Sun Oct 06, 2013 11:45 am

Yes and Yes...just wipe it down for the first couple of weeks after every hunt and you will be good to go :thumbsup:
mayhem96
hunter
 
Posts: 1843
Joined: Sun Nov 27, 2011 5:54 pm
Location: Burlington, NC


Return to Goose Calls and Calling Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Yahoo [Bot] and 1 guest