Repairing Flambeau decoys

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Repairing Flambeau decoys

Postby Mr.L » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:11 pm

I have a bunch of older style water keel Flambeau decoys that have a crack where the front of the keel connects to decoy body. Some have a crack at the back of keel where it connects to decoy body. I guess this is a stress point for this style of decoy. The cracks are only about 3/4 to 1 inch. I hate to throw away these decoys. I have used various things such as silicone, hot glue and fiberglass glue to patch the holes but nothing seems to last long at this stress point on these decoys. Has anybody had any luck permanently repairing these decoys other than filling with expanding Styrofoam ?
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Re: Repairing Flambeau decoys

Postby Rick Hall » Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:45 pm

Bet 3M 5200 will turn the trick.
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Re: Repairing Flambeau decoys

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Nov 03, 2013 6:28 pm

...or make field deeks with them and sell them. :thumbsup:
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Re: Repairing Flambeau decoys

Postby teaves2257 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:37 pm

Like Rick said, 3m 5200 might work.
Try plastic repair made by 3m or SEM. We use "SEM plastic problem repair" to fix bumpers on cars so I assume it would work for a decoy.
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Re: Repairing Flambeau decoys

Postby teaves2257 » Sun Nov 03, 2013 8:44 pm

Also make sure your cleaning the area with acetone, thinner or alcohol and then sand the area good before you apply anything or it will just peel off with time
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Re: Repairing Flambeau decoys

Postby Toledo » Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:03 am

5200 is good stuff but I dont think it will fix it. That was a design flaw with that decoy. Might be worth trying on a few but I bet they are trash.
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Re: Repairing Flambeau decoys

Postby Original Duckster » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:17 pm

That 5200 is some good stuff, however tried it on the Flambeaus and decided to burn the lot. I could not get it to work consistently.
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