Shine on Decoys...Difference?

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Shine on Decoys...Difference?

Postby terenceb » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:51 pm

Hey Guys,

I painted a few old teal decoys as coots to add as confidence decoys since the areas I hunt rarely see teal but there are a ton of coots, buffleheads, scaup and canvasbacks. I noticed that the finished product looked kind of shiny (I used Behr Interior Latex paint that I got from a friend and sprayed the Krylon 1311 matte finish on it) but I wasn't sure if it was just because of the black/ dark color, since the bills (white) were dull and not really glossy.

Anyways, do you think that too much shine would cause ducks to avoid the spread/ flare? I had them out last weekend but the ducks haven't been responding to calls or working decoys since the season began for me, so I can't judge right now.

Any thoughts? Thanks!
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Re: Shine on Decoys...Difference?

Postby AndrewDoran » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:30 pm

Absolutely duck feathers do not reflect light the shine that comes from using glossy paint is just like the shine off your face and will spook birds every time
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Re: Shine on Decoys...Difference?

Postby terenceb » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:25 pm

Dang, you think I should sand it down? Or how should it be "dulled down" you think?
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Re: Shine on Decoys...Difference?

Postby Limitsx10 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:59 pm

I've always used flat latex paint. The final product looks pretty good and matches the original paint in sheen, or lack thereof, and color. Good luck with them.
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Re: Shine on Decoys...Difference?

Postby Wooduckschmuck » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:59 pm

You could try wire brushing them...
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Re: Shine on Decoys...Difference?

Postby Dbag » Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:10 am

Use krylon matt spray, protects the decoy and removes reflection. Get it at wall mart.
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Re: Shine on Decoys...Difference?

Postby terenceb » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:59 am

Thanks guys...yea, i'll probably try to do a light sand and Krylon matte spray.
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Re: Shine on Decoys...Difference?

Postby garlicsalt » Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:35 pm

try a light coat of the rust-oleum frosted glass rattle can. i scored sum at k-mart on sale for 1.00$ a can. i had repainted sum redheads that i thought looked a bit to shiny. i hit them with that stuff and problem solved. good luck and good duckn
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