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#6917731 - 10/12/17 08:03 AM Protecting flocked decoys
Erichugh22 Offline
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Registered: 09/14/10
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For the guys who have any flocked decoys, how do you keep them from scratching? The heads of my Dakota mallards rubbed off pretty easily even though I always kept them in the slotted bag and was very careful with them. I just ordered some replacement heads and I'm hoping I can make these last a little longer.
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#6917995 - 10/12/17 11:14 AM Re: Protecting flocked decoys [Re: Erichugh22]
quackiller Offline
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Registered: 11/30/12
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pantyhose stockings to cover the heads prevents any rough surface from rubbing them. Works for canada geese decoys just a pain to take on and off each morning

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#6918036 - 10/12/17 11:51 AM Re: Protecting flocked decoys [Re: Erichugh22]
nate33 Offline
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put your decoys out --- in your yard --- get 100 yards away and drive by at 20 mph ------- tell me how many scratches you can see. Playing with the decoys is fun,, but has nothing to do with attracting ducks.

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#6918051 - 10/12/17 12:09 PM Re: Protecting flocked decoys [Re: nate33]
Erichugh22 Offline
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Originally Posted By: nate33
put your decoys out --- in your yard --- get 100 yards away and drive by at 20 mph ------- tell me how many scratches you can see. Playing with the decoys is fun,, but has nothing to do with attracting ducks.


I know it doesn't bother birds. Just bothers me lol.
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#6918191 - 10/12/17 02:11 PM Re: Protecting flocked decoys [Re: Erichugh22]
john paul Offline
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Registered: 12/19/09
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12 slot bags is as far as I will go to protect decoys except for my Deception Crane Decoys. Those are in individual bags because I don't think there any 6 slot goose bags would fit them.


Edited by john paul (10/12/17 02:11 PM)
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#6919175 - 10/13/17 10:44 AM Re: Protecting flocked decoys [Re: Erichugh22]
Dave Speer Offline


Registered: 12/27/07
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Loc: Austin
Order some black flocking, you will not need much, 4oz is more than plenty. Get some rustoleum oil based paint, the small can, I think it's a pint, at the LowesDepot™. Color Gloss Hunter Green. Don't worry about the gloss, it won't turn out gloss with the flocking. If you have to buy the quart it still only around $9.

Get you a 1" chip brush (the crappy disposable 69 cent brush or whatever it costs.)

Quickly paint the green paint on your heads, right over the existing flocking. Don't paint anywhere you don't want flocking (the eyes, bill). Work neatly, but work fast, you don't want the paint to start to skin over.

Over a large tupperware, dump the flocking over the head. Rotate it around in your hand and make sure you really get it on there. Hang/set aside to dry. 99% of what you pour over the head will end up in the tupperware for re-use on your next head. Now move on to the next head, do them one at a time, or the paint will skin and the flocking won't stick.

If your flocking has clumps, use a flour sifter or a piece of porch screen to sift the flocking on the head.

The black flock with the green paint will turn out about what you want. The flocking will be very durable. You might need 2 coats. Rustoleum brushable oil based "stops rust" enamel is about the best flocking glue there is out there.

Flocking decoys is really easy. It's just paint and dump the stuff on them. Boom. You have great looking, durable heads.

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