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 Posted 12/3/2007 8:51:25 AM
 

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Does anyone have a suggestion for a good decoy clear coat / protective finish that is hard and durable but won't shine?
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 Posted 12/3/2007 11:08:54 AM
 

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  Go to page 8 and look at protective coating. There's alot of good suggestions there. I used the krylon matte 1311 and it has worked great.
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 Posted 12/3/2007 11:51:02 AM
 

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Used the 1311 clear coat too.  I have found that I need more than one coat though on my newly repainted decoys.

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 Posted 12/3/2007 2:08:39 PM
 

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Would the krylon melt styrofoam? The decoys I want to clear coat are herters 72 styrofoam decoys.
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 Posted 12/4/2007 7:08:30 AM
 

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I don't know about that.  I have been spraying plastic decoys with it.  No experience with the foam ones.

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 Posted 8/10/2008 5:08:14 PM
 

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I just sprayed my new dekes with Krylon 1311 matte and they came out pretty shiny.You guys tell me does this look to shiny to you.

I just painted the Wood ducks because I didn't like the colors that came on them so I added some iridescent on the back and cheeks and then I tried to make the bills a little brighter. The bills were actually flat maroon with a white strip around it instead of red with a yellow strip. I also changed the bottom feathers color because it was too dark of a tan.



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 Posted 8/11/2008 10:26:34 AM
 

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Those don't look too bad to me.  If you look at mallards especially when they are sitting on the water, when the sun hits them just right, they shine some too, so a little bit of a shine isn't always a bad thing.  Too much will hurt though!  Very fine line I guess.  That is about how my goose decoys look though and we shot some ducks over them last season.

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 Posted 8/11/2008 11:12:38 PM
 

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 I used satin polyurethane, it's not that shiney

A single duck is obvious and easily explained.
Three or more is a flock and is logical and understandable. 
But two are always a paradox.
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