Painting working decoys

Discussion in 'Decoy Forum' started by FowlLanguage, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. FowlLanguage

    FowlLanguage New Member

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    So now we have the info on the color and detail of feathering some do and some don't NEXT QUESTIONS is to clear coat or not to clear coat. With all th mallards and black ducks I have painted I have never clear coated any decoys. I painted cars for twenty five years and now I've been selling automotive paints for fifteen. So your thoughts are welcome
     
  2. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Clear coat for sure. Why not protect your work as much as possible?
     
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  3. Ringbill

    Ringbill Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    Plenty of good stuff here for you. Give them the salt & pepper backs, Then clear coat FLAT for protection----with
    several very lite coats. You'll enjoy your painting & busting ducks over your own decoys. Best of Luck !

    Ringbill
     
  4. teul2

    teul2 Senior Refuge Member

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    Details are for the hunter, not the duck.
    If you can decoy ducks with black 2 liter coke bottles, I don't think some painted feathers are going to do much for you.
     
  5. FowlLanguage

    FowlLanguage New Member

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    So I have one last question for everyone. What does everyone use for the green color on the heads of a bluebill?
     
  6. Rubberhead

    Rubberhead Elite Refuge Member

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    I paint the heads using a flat black (Rustoleum Camo Black works great) then put a touch of green. I used a Valspar satin hunter green. The sligthly glossier satin paint gives the heads a slight sheen just like the real thing...I meant to leave one as a "blackhead".

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  7. Native NV Ducker

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

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    Those are NICE.
     
  8. FowlLanguage

    FowlLanguage New Member

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    Wow they do look good.I can only hope that my heads turn out that well.
     
  9. jhallmark5841

    jhallmark5841 Refuge Member

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    If you're interested in more foam bluebills, I would gladly sell these to you. Made them two years ago and they have literally only been in the water once. They have just taken up space in the garage since.
     

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  10. Billy Bob

    Billy Bob Elite Refuge Member

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    Good work. Those are some nice looking bills. :tu
     
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