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Refurbishing production decoys

Postby Mean Gene » Fri Sep 27, 2013 10:37 pm

Busy days in the shop for me. Here's six Drake brand decoys a friend had me strip, flock and paint. Hope they don't scare the birds away.


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Now it's time to finish up this lot.......


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Re: Refurbishing production decoys

Postby PetriDuck » Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:47 am

Those look amazing!!!! I wish i had the skill to do that to my dekes!
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Re: Refurbishing production decoys

Postby DUKHTR » Sat Sep 28, 2013 12:35 pm

nice work....great finishing with just enough, but not too much, detail
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Re: Refurbishing production decoys

Postby MassDecoyCarver » Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:04 am

I agree, nice detail, not over done.Love the hens.
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Re: Refurbishing production decoys

Postby bhroberts1 » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:02 pm

Those look amazing! What do you strip them with before you start the flocking and the repaint?

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Re: Refurbishing production decoys

Postby scott2613 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:39 pm

Beautiful job on the decoys! Please tell us more, I'd like to know where you purchased the flocking kit, approximate time involved, and anything else that you think would be helpful and are willing to share.
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Re: Refurbishing production decoys

Postby fowlplay4fowl » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:33 am

Those look nice! What brand flocking did u use? I'm redoing some of mine right now also an flocking them! I didn't strip mine just cleaned good an than put the glue on followed by flocking. I used flocking from aero outdoors but bought bulk instead of kits to save a little money.
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Re: Refurbishing production decoys

Postby nick2021 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:44 pm

Very nice, like the looks of them!
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Re: Refurbishing production decoys

Postby Mean Gene » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:07 pm

bhroberts1 wrote:Those look amazing! What do you strip them with before you start the flocking and the repaint?

BHR


I put a wire wheel on a drill and hit'em hard. Then wash them off. Works great.
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Re: Refurbishing production decoys

Postby Mean Gene » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:27 pm

Beautiful job on the decoys! Please tell us more, I'd like to know where you purchased the flocking kit, approximate time involved, and anything else that you think would be helpful and are willing to share.


I have flocking here from both Aero Outdoors and from FlockIt (Donjer). FlockIt is cheaper when ordering in 5 lbs or more. Aero Outdoors has some really nice colors. I just got some wet sand and dry sand color from Aero for specs and really like it when applied with brown Rustoleum. I think it might work well for hen pintails and some other birds too. The flocking part doesn't take long. What takes time is waiting for paint or glue to dry. Just don't rush things. Do your flocking over a large, shallow plastic bin so you can recover what doesn't stick to the bird. Use a hand-held sifter to apply the flocking. I do two coats of flocking and use Rustoleum for the "glue".




Those look nice! What brand flocking did u use? I'm redoing some of mine right now also an flocking them! I didn't strip mine just cleaned good an than put the glue on followed by flocking. I used flocking from Aero Outdoors but bought bulk instead of kits to save a little money.


Both Aero and from FlockIt (Donjer). Either will work.
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Re: Refurbishing production decoys

Postby crazyhats5 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:43 pm

What would a dozen done cost? Thanks Adam. You can pm me if you prefer
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