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converting mallard decoys into goose decoys

Postby Skeet123 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:24 pm

I was thinking about converting 2 dozen mallard decoys into Canada goose decoys. Has anyone done this?
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Re: converting mallard decoys into goose decoys

Postby Honk-n-quack » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:51 am

cackler decoys?
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Re: converting mallard decoys into goose decoys

Postby Skeet123 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:24 pm

yes that is what I had in mind. any suggestions for doing this. spray paint colors ect?
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Re: converting mallard decoys into goose decoys

Postby dsm16428 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:19 pm

Skeet123 wrote:yes that is what I had in mind. any suggestions for doing this. spray paint colors ect?


Look at pics of Canada goose. Paint to match. :beer:
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Re: converting mallard decoys into goose decoys

Postby Honk-n-quack » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:21 am

I used Rustoleum sand, Brown, grey, and hand painted the black and white. I think hand painting the white with rustoleum hand paints adhered and looked the best. I have no Idea on how to post pics on this website or I would post some pics on some hardcores I repainted. Any info on how to post would be great.
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Re: converting mallard decoys into goose decoys

Postby Honk-n-quack » Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:21 am

Skeet, make sure you post some pictures :hammer: :hammer: :thumbsup:
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Re: converting mallard decoys into goose decoys

Postby grizz18 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:02 pm

I painted some geese shells this time last year. They turned out pretty good. I don't think I still have the pictures, but I know I posted them somewhere on DHC.

Its actually pretty easy.

You need some black, tan/khaki. and white paint. Paint the body tan/khaki back to front, front to back. When it dries just mist a little black on top FRONT TO BACK, it will give some shadowing. Don't go back to front, this will keep the tip of the feathers tan. Then just take the white and paint the heads, and butts... MONEY.
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Re: converting mallard decoys into goose decoys

Postby ILwaterfowler15 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:34 pm

While they weren't mallards to begin with you can see what others are talking about by misting brown or black over tan.

I recently repainted my floaters, big foots, and shells with this method and am very pleased with the outcome. I use Rustoleum flat white and flat black (in a can for the heads, tails, and cheeks) as well as the Rustoleum flat tan, brown, and black spray paint. I finished the decoys with two coats of Krylon flat clear coat.

Here's what they looked like after pressure washing prior to painting.

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Tan base coat.

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After shooting the brown over the tan. You can really see the feather detail "pop" after this step.

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Finished product with two coats of Krylon flat clear.

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Re: converting mallard decoys into goose decoys

Postby OregonSpeck85 » Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:09 pm

Damn, those reprints look awesome
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Re: converting mallard decoys into goose decoys

Postby Black Smoke » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:32 am

Did this same repaint process years ago on the magnum floating Flambeau shells and they are still holding up great. Little chips here and there in the tan but other than that look great!
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