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

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  1. dog duck gun

    dog duck gun Elite Refuge Member

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  2. h2ofwlr

    h2ofwlr Elite Refuge Member

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    The refuge brain trust has come through again! :tu :tu

    TY everyone.

    I hope that this topic also helps others doing plastic head repairs. :yes :cool:
     
  3. Patodor

    Patodor Senior Refuge Member

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    I've had luck with krazy glue. Problem is, the older heads just keep ****tering with the slightest knock. As they break I'm replacing with painted round nubs of wood. Eventually they'll all be poor man's sleepers. The Autumn Wings shipping was too pricey to justify.
     
  4. Ringbill

    Ringbill Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    I've been patching Herter's heads, bodies etc for 4 + decades with the LOCTITE's "PL-400"
    It's in a caulk tube, a construction adhesive used for gluing down subflooring, studs on concete walls, etc
    It takes a few days to setup good---a week to rock harden, then it's sandable & paintable too.
    Great, tough stuff.

    Ringbill
     
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    goosnit Senior Refuge Member

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    I have some GHG full bodies lessers that I dropped from my attic recently . What glue do you guys use that would hold up to water and freezing temps. ? Gorilla glue has a water proof glue ? Would definitely appreciate any help .................
     
  6. Mean Gene

    Mean Gene Moderator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Epoxy. Get it at the hardware store. Sand the two surfaces, mix the epoxy, apply it, put the head in place, clamp it, wipe off the excess. It will never come off.
     
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    goosnit Senior Refuge Member

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    Thank you I appreciate it :tu
     
  8. ten times better

    ten times better Senior Refuge Member

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    this works but I would order the homers and be done/that said/ fill the head with great stuff let cure then jd weld the level bottom but think it cost more than the heads and lots of time and mess [don't forget bolt hole]
     
  9. theduckguru

    theduckguru Elite Refuge Member

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    Epoxy and sawdust
     
  10. Capt. Ahab

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    Mean Gene is right......16 lb polyurethane heads will turn shot and last forever [ only have to buy once]
     

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