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  1. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    My guess that if it is oil based, I don’t know it wouldn’t work, providing yourself bird is day, dry, dry.
     
  2. reddogge

    reddogge Senior Refuge Member

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    It is not oil based. I did find this though:

    "Answer: In most cases, it is OK to use a water-based polyurethane over an oil-based finish in good condition. You should remove grease, dirt and wax by scrubbing the surface with a wood prep/cleaner/de-glosser, or mineral spirits and synthetic steel wool."
     
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  3. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    I think I would look for another product.
     
  4. reddogge

    reddogge Senior Refuge Member

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    I think you are right.
     
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    reddogge Senior Refuge Member

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    Update, rather than discard my Modern Masters varnish I did 5 of the decoys I did this year with it yesterday. They are oil painted and dry. The varnish went on and dried very fast outside and dried to a dead dull flat finish and appears to be a good solution for protecting the paint job from usage and the elements.
     
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  6. reddogge

    reddogge Senior Refuge Member

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    I discovered empty quart cans for sale at Lowes for about $3 each. The tin in the newer paint cans appears to be thinner and when you keep opening and closing them dozens of times they will start to cave in and the seal won't hold. Some of my 30+ year old Ronan cans started to do this. I transferred them all to new cans and problem solved.
     
  7. Mean Gene

    Mean Gene Moderator Moderator

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    If you want a good flat clear coat try this. You'll have to contact the company. I found it when I was looking around for clear coat products and it worked great. It's actually an automotive finish that's flattened. I tired it both by putting it in a heated box like they recommend and just letting it air dry and it seemed to be about the same.


    Transtar Clearcoat.jpg
     
  8. SoDakHorizon

    SoDakHorizon Refuge Member

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    What is the ideal temperature for decoy painting? Conversely, what temperatures levels are too cold or too hot to paint? Will probably be painting a few Dixie Decoys in a finished unheated garage this winter.
     
  9. reddogge

    reddogge Senior Refuge Member

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    I wouldn't paint below 45°. Perhaps you could put a space heater in there for the painting.
     
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  10. Aunt Betty

    Aunt Betty Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Ive used rustoleum flat brown that wasn't flat. Complained and they sent me a whole case. Same results. Just not quite flat. For flocking it was fine. I use rustoleum as glue for flocking.

    For brown I use the camo spray can version because it is flat.
     

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