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getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby DuckManClyde » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:16 pm

Hey guys, on my most recent trip to da U.P i got some bugspray/deet on one of my echo poly inserts while calling some ducks around. I tried everything, mineral spirits, turpentine, hot soapy water, even boiled it. NOTHING WORKED, untill it struck me that all my inserts were flame polished. DUH, so i took the grate off of the gas stove, and tried my hand at flame polishing. it took the dull foggy deet off the insert completely, but my slow handwork resulted in a couple tiny tiny bubbles on the end of it. owell. when i did some looking around on the interwebs i found that its quite the common occurance for calls and spray to come in contact. But never a solution, idk maybe yall new this already but just thought id share!
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby aunt betty » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:33 pm

How do you get bug spray on a duck call? Oh, nevermind. :yes:
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby ctdeathfrombelow » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:56 pm

Mouth wash brother! Mouth wash.....
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby Indaswamp » Tue Sep 24, 2013 10:06 pm

you are screwed. the solvents in bug spray break down the plastics. keep bug spray away from any plastic calls; it will also ruin gore-tex fabrics...
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby WoodyWhiffingMG » Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:43 am

Indaswamp wrote:you are screwed. the solvents in bug spray break down the plastics. keep bug spray away from any plastic calls; it will also ruin gore-tex fabrics...


Didn't know that, good information to have.
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby rxgac » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:05 am

DEET while effective if pretty harsh on plastics. Fly line, watch crystals that aren't glass, heard it dissolves frog togg material. Used a non-DEET(Picaridin) alternative on a trip to Isle Royale, seemed to work well just needed more applications. doesn't eat plastic.
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby aunt betty » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:24 am

You mean plastic and polycarbonate isnt the BESTEST material to make things out of? No way!@
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby B.E.Nelli » Wed Sep 25, 2013 6:40 am

Permetherin FTW!
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby apexhunter » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:10 am

It is not the Deet but the propellant that causes the problems. Modern aerosol propellants contain a plasticiser that will melt or etch plastics and this is what is getting on your calls and will booger up gun stocks. It will also etch and spot PVC and composite decking so anybody with those materials make sure you don't use it on the deck!
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby bighop » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:16 am

B.E.Nelli wrote:Permetherin FTW!

X1000
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby DuckManClyde » Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:11 pm

ctdeathfrombelow wrote:Mouth wash brother! Mouth wash.....


had some up there, but never crossed my mind.
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby Underradar » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:07 pm

Only 2 ways to get it off:

1. Put calls in a brass tumbler full of beetles.

2. Just lick it off.
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby aunt betty » Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:36 pm

Underradar wrote:Only 3 ways to get it off:

1. Put calls in a brass tumbler full of spiders.

2. Just have UR lick it off.

3. Lotion and lots of stroking.

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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Sep 26, 2013 1:26 am

bighop wrote:
B.E.Nelli wrote:Permetherin FTW!

X1000

Thermacell for da Win!!! :wink:
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby bighop » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:44 am

Indaswamp wrote:
bighop wrote:
B.E.Nelli wrote:Permetherin FTW!

X1000

Thermacell for da Win!!! :wink:

You know you can recharge the pads and refill the canisters, right?
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby t_baker » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:51 am

bighop wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
bighop wrote:
B.E.Nelli wrote:Permetherin FTW!

X1000

Thermacell for da Win!!! :wink:

You know you can recharge the pads and refill the canisters, right?


Come again?
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby bighop » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:02 am

t_baker wrote:
bighop wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
bighop wrote:
B.E.Nelli wrote:Permetherin FTW!

X1000

Thermacell for da Win!!! :wink:

You know you can recharge the pads and refill the canisters, right?


Come again?

yep, google for the youtube on the butane, and soak the pads in some diluted 10% permethrin from tractor supply
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby t_baker » Thu Sep 26, 2013 10:22 am

bighop wrote:
t_baker wrote:
bighop wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
bighop wrote:
B.E.Nelli wrote:Permetherin FTW!

X1000

Thermacell for da Win!!! :wink:

You know you can recharge the pads and refill the canisters, right?


Come again?

yep, google for the youtube on the butane, and soak the pads in some diluted 10% permethrin from tractor supply


Well hot damn. Thanks for the heads up!
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby DuckManClyde » Thu Sep 26, 2013 3:24 pm

I so confuzed... like waaaht???
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:05 pm

bighop wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
bighop wrote:
B.E.Nelli wrote:Permetherin FTW!

X1000

Thermacell for da Win!!! :wink:

You know you can recharge the pads and refill the canisters, right?

knew about the canisters, not the pads. BTW, There is another product out there that uses those canisters...I can't think of it off the top of my head, but they are 500% cheaper than buying ones marketed for a thermacell. Same damn canisters!
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby bighop » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:06 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
bighop wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
bighop wrote:
B.E.Nelli wrote:Permetherin FTW!

X1000

Thermacell for da Win!!! :wink:

You know you can recharge the pads and refill the canisters, right?

knew about the canisters, not the pads. BTW, There is another product out there that uses those canisters...I can't think of it off the top of my head, but they are 500% cheaper than buying ones marketed for a thermacell. Same damn canisters!

I think its a butane hairdryer. I don't have enough hair left to know that though...
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby Indaswamp » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:11 pm

bighop wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
bighop wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
bighop wrote:
B.E.Nelli wrote:Permetherin FTW!

X1000

Thermacell for da Win!!! :wink:

You know you can recharge the pads and refill the canisters, right?

knew about the canisters, not the pads. BTW, There is another product out there that uses those canisters...I can't think of it off the top of my head, but they are 500% cheaper than buying ones marketed for a thermacell. Same damn canisters!

I think its a butane hairdryer. I don't have enough hair left to know that though...

Yep-that's it!

BTW- what do you use to refill the pads?
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby bighop » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:15 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
bighop wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
bighop wrote:
Indaswamp wrote:
bighop wrote:
B.E.Nelli wrote:Permetherin FTW!

X1000

Thermacell for da Win!!! :wink:

You know you can recharge the pads and refill the canisters, right?

knew about the canisters, not the pads. BTW, There is another product out there that uses those canisters...I can't think of it off the top of my head, but they are 500% cheaper than buying ones marketed for a thermacell. Same damn canisters!

I think its a butane hairdryer. I don't have enough hair left to know that though...

Yep-that's it!

BTW- what do you use to refill the pads?

The permethrin premise spray concentrate from tractor supply. Some use it straight, some dilute. Soak pads, then let dry.
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby DuckManClyde » Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:47 pm

aunt betty wrote:How do you get bug spray on a duck call? Oh, nevermind. :yes:


Them mosquitoes will carry you away without the bug spray lol.
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Re: getting bugspray/ deet off of calls

Postby aunt betty » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:49 pm

Hey.
This is Acorn speakin. Today were gunna do an educational video...errr picture about bug spay.
The guys at the duckclub gave me a hard time about not using bug spray or washing my hands so I got this....little pump...thing.
It spays bug joose when ya pump it like this.
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