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post Jul 10 2010, 06:20 AM
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I want to protect my latest investment and stop my decoys from chipping their paint. I just bought a dozen GHG Hot Buy Resting Mallards and 6 Active Pro Grade GHG Mallards. I read that paint chipping is a huge problem on duck decoys and I was thinking that some #1311 Krylon clear coat would do the trick. Have any of you used this tactic wioth your decoys, if so; please fill me in. Thanks!


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post Jul 10 2010, 03:05 PM
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I want to protect my latest investment and stop my decoys from chipping their paint. I just bought a dozen GHG Hot Buy Resting Mallards and 6 Active Pro Grade GHG Mallards. I read that paint chipping is a huge problem on duck decoys and I was thinking that some #1311 Krylon clear coat would do the trick. Have any of you used this tactic wioth your decoys, if so; please fill me in. Thanks!



it will work but the problem is that not matter how flat you get clear coat it will leave a shine on your decoys and that flares birds.
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post Jul 19 2010, 05:16 PM
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I agree with mulieslayer52. The shiny coat would cause the ducks to flare off. It's the same problem as having water on your decoys.


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post Jul 29 2010, 01:07 PM
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if you guys say so.... been doing it for years on my custom repaints.... last time I checked feathers shine....... wink.gif
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I suppose these ducks didn't like the clear coat I put on.....

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a381/Duc.../100_1782-1.jpg

or these

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or

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a381/Duc...ng/100_1745.jpg

or even this canvasback drake -
http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a381/Duc.../DSC_0011-1.jpg


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post Jul 30 2010, 12:36 AM
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On the GHG you shouldent have a problem with the chipping. They are great decoys and can take abuse.

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I agree with Bigmandeerhunter,GHG is the toughest decoys out there and there paint jobs hold up for years,I have the same(had) mallard decoys,and use too put them in a net bag and toss them in the truck and drive to the lake to hunt,they worked fine and had no chipping on the paint,the only thing I did do was flock their heads!And yes duck feathers do have some shine too them but with clear coat you will change the uv light the decoys throw and that may look unnatural? It might .....not saying it will.....but it might,and if it does,did you protect your investment or ruin them? I would not take the chance myself!Thats my .02!!!! Email GHG and see what they think?


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post Aug 2 2010, 12:03 AM
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Im getting GHG hot buy 15"ers. should i get two 12 slot decoy bags or should i just put them in a large mesh bag?thanks
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post Aug 2 2010, 09:30 PM
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I probably wouldn't put any clear coat on mine. I have never noticed any clear coat
coming on any decoys I ever bought and they all were ready to hunt with when I
bought them. I have never hunted with any guides that clear coated their decoys.

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post Aug 5 2010, 11:41 PM
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12 slots are alot nicer to carry and keep organized but Mesh bags are alot cheeper. My Mallard decoys are all in mesh bags but i use weights i can wrap around the keel of the decoys so i have less issues of decoys coming unwraped and lines tangled. Only decoys i have in sloted bags are my Goose decoys but that is because they are fully flocked and came with bags.


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