Leakers

Discussion in 'Decoy Forum' started by BJH, Aug 9, 2018.

  1. BJH

    BJH Senior Refuge Member

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    What's the best stuff to use to patch leakers? Cracks & BB holes!
     
  2. jolle

    jolle Elite Refuge Member

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    Solder gun to melt the plastic back together has been my best luck. Any adhesive I've used eventually comes loose, plastic doesn't have good adhesion.
     
  3. BJH

    BJH Senior Refuge Member

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  4. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

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    3m 5200 is often recommended. Scuff up the area.
     
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  5. Glades Ranger

    Glades Ranger Elite Refuge Member

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    On my remaining plastic decoys, hot glue gun. But of course we don't have extreme cold here to deal with. Sounds like the two methods in previous posts should do it!
     
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  6. negooseman

    negooseman Elite Refuge Member

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    Throw them in the trash and buy new.
     
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  7. SB2MAG

    SB2MAG Elite Refuge Member

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    JB weld over the hole or leak. Then when it's dry, aqua seal over the JB weld. Double layer and very strong in all temps. Some of these patches have lasted five years and are still good.
     
  8. CA Birdman

    CA Birdman Elite Refuge Member

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    Lexel is good as well. I am moving to foam filled decoys so less of issue but if decoy has seen better days, it is off to the scrap heap.
     
  9. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Hot glue gun for pellet holes. Cut the bottom out of cracked decoys and adding a stake system turning them into field decoys.
     
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  10. Little Ruddy

    Little Ruddy Elite Refuge Member

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    Can of foam make sure to drill two holes in top of decoy or it will end up looking like a basket ball
     

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