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What's the best glue to repair a Herter's hard plastic decoy head?

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  1. h2ofwlr

    h2ofwlr Elite Refuge Member

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    I tried Gorilla glue. Well that did not work.... :(

    So have any of you found a glue that actually works to reattach the head to the stem at the neck?

    I hate to admit it, but the Herter hard plastic heads sure had a design flaw based on the # of broken heads.

    And the numb nuts on E bay want over $6 each for 72s if you buy 12 which is damn near what the decoy is worth. :/
     
  2. Native NV Ducker

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

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    Rough it up, sandpaper. JB Weld
     
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    I know they are not cheap, but I used some Autumn Wings wooden diver heads on on a couple of vintage Herter's 72's, they have held up nicely vs. plastic ones...you can get the unpainted ones and they are a little less. They do require a threaded brass insert and the eye bolt might be different than the original Herter's but it works.
     
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    duckbuster5901 Senior Refuge Member

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    Replace with homer decoys heads & be done with it. Repairs usually don't last long on herters heads.
     
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    x2 for JB Weld
     
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    JB weld now, then when it breaks again mid-season buy a Homer head next summer...:yes
     
  8. h2ofwlr

    h2ofwlr Elite Refuge Member

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    Spending $6 for an unpainted Homer head + shipping is not cost effective... just saying.

    I'll look into the JB Weld.

    Now I have to figure out how to get the Gorilla glue off both pieces... :(
     
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    Put it in the freezer, then carefully peel it off. That is the problem with GG, it is so brittle. It will come right off.
     
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