Painting Used Silhouettes

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  1. gary s.

    gary s. Elite Refuge Member

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    we have flocked our silos for years. and mix them in with our full bodies. could have gone the cheap way and just slop paint on them. But, they look so good, flocked in our spread with the fully flocked full bodies. the way i see it, to each his own. I.M.O., i like quality finished decoys first.
     
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  2. goosenazi

    goosenazi Elite Refuge Member

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    And I like killing geese instead of trying to keep snow off flocking. Lol. I have 40 some dz. I’ve done a few dz and tried it. Made zero difference. Black and whites have more pulling power than flocked heads and tails.
     
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  3. BTK

    BTK New Member

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    How many black and whites do you run? Do you mix them in with others or run just black and whites?
     
  4. goosenazi

    goosenazi Elite Refuge Member

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    If I run B&Ws that’s all I run. I’ve mixed a few times. Proly 15 dz in various stages of paint.
     
  5. BTK

    BTK New Member

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    You never mix them in? Are yours painted or flocked?
     
  6. goosenazi

    goosenazi Elite Refuge Member

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    Painted. Flocking holds dirt and snow. Tried it, saw zero difference in how birds worked. Not worth the effort imo. If you were to mix them, I would put the b&ws where you want birds to finish.
     
  7. BTK

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    Thanks. I just painted 2 dozen and will probably paint a few more. I just used flat black rustoleum. It still looks like some of it may have a shine to it. Has this ever posted a problem for you?
     
  8. goosenazi

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    No. As long as the decoys are straight up and down the angle of reflection is such that the birds won’t see it. A light misting of matte finish will help also.
     
  9. 2WIDGN

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    @goosenazi can you post a picture of your B&W's.
     
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    goosenazi Elite Refuge Member

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    These are what @dvegas uses. Mine have a little more white. Same decoys. I don’t have a picture of mine on my phone and won’t be home for a few days.
     

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