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Old 05-13-2017, 11:30 AM   #1
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Anyone have any suggestions/tips for refurbishing old decoys?

I got bored the other weekend and had some old flambeaus that needed some touching up so I thought I'd throw a pic of them on here.
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I'd suggest cleaning them up really well and then flocking the heads and the tails. That will give them a very nice improvement on looks.

If you are handy with an air brush, you can always give the body a new look as well.
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I'd suggest cleaning them up really well and then flocking the heads and the tails. That will give them a very nice improvement on looks.

If you are handy with an air brush, you can always give the body a new look as well.
I painted some highlights on the tips of the feathers (used an Avian X decoy for reference). The one on the left is touched up vs. an unfinished one on the right.

I'll definitely look into flocking them! Thanks!
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Those turned out pretty good nice work. I 2nd the flocking, at least the heads. It's not that you need flocking to kill geese, obviously. But flocked heads add more depth in contrast, especially on water. They will be more visible. Whites and blacks on water, hence why so many birds have and still are being shot over black and white jugs.
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I tried black spray on bedliner in a can over the residual flocking on some old FA goose floaters and It looked decent for a 30 second touch up . The texture from the paint gave an almost flocking look and has held up for several seasons of abuse. Used it as a base layer for converted divers as well
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