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  1. waterswatter

    waterswatter Elite Refuge Member

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    I should have put the box of white rocks up on the shelf but I left them on the floor and then someone put some leaky hydraulic hose on top of the box. Got quite a few of the decoys brown and oil soaked. I tried detergent and then Dawn soap but so far, they are still stained.
    Any ideas on how to clean em? And maybe the geese won't even notice?
     
  2. JRS

    JRS Elite Refuge Member

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    If it’s just a few decoys I’d try burying them in clay cat litter for a couple days.
    Otherwise Dawn dish soap in a 5 gallon bucket for 3-4 days.

    Any good, strong cleaning agent will take the Tyvek right along with the oil.

    I’d like to hear what you come up with, that doesn’t destroy the decoy.
     
  3. waterswatter

    waterswatter Elite Refuge Member

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    Well first a correction. I thought they were White Rocks but realized they are actually Sillo socks with the corrugated plastic cardboard body and plastic 3D heads. I took 1 staple off to get the Tyvek and clear plastic off the body. As I said before, I tried detergent and then Dawn but neither worked. Today I tried Stoddard solvent and it cleaned them up, slick as a whistle. I had to drain the quart or so of solvent 3X because of all the oil and dirt involved.
     
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    Set em out right before a long downpour. Best way to clean any decoy.
     
  5. callinfowl

    callinfowl MEGA. Moderator

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    Soak them in Simple Green for a few days then take them to the laundry mat and wash them in hot water.:yes:tu
     
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