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"Dented" Decoys - How to fix

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  1. Skunked

    Skunked Senior Refuge Member

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    I have a pair of 4 used pintail decoys that I picked up for a song. One problem is that they have a rather large "dent" where it looks like some of the air was "sucked" out of them. For a size comparison, imagine that all one wind area was concave.

    How can I fix this? I was thinking about sticking in a bicycle pump to fill the air in, then fixing the hole? Thoughts?

    Thanks.
    -Greg
     
  2. rod erd

    rod erd Senior Refuge Member

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    Ran over the dogs drink and dine--PLASTIC FOOD AND WATER DISH--realy dented it- hooked it up to a compresssor and poped the dent right out
    I would use a sports ball pump to inflate it out-- smaller hole to patch when done
     
  3. QUACKHEAD007

    QUACKHEAD007 Elite Refuge Member

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    im assuming your talking about hollow plastic dekes??????..........if so theres a very simple fix........drill a small hole in the butt of the decoy........get an air compressor with a needle like for filling up and basketball........stick the needle right in that ducks butt:l .........i couldnt resist LOL.........try to make a tight seal and those dents should come right out........hope that helps ya
     
  4. Flutterin'_Wings

    Flutterin'_Wings Elite Refuge Member

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    dont stick it in the ducks butt, water will get in there:rolleyes:

    stick her rigt under the bill or at the end of the sprig....attach ...yea a biyclke pump or an air compressor...if you want, you could stick it in the butt, but then you would need toseal it with silicone or helt it with a soldering gun
     
  5. Skunked

    Skunked Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks!

    I'll avoid the tushy-push and try under the bill.
     

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