Painting working decoys

Discussion in 'Decoy Forum' started by FowlLanguage, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. markd

    markd Elite Refuge Member

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    If they are close enough to notice the green, it's too late. Paint the decoys like you want, it won't matter to them one bit.

    I can't wait for the blackheads to start showing up in mid-December.

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  2. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    Man they are going to fast to notice!
     
  3. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    That's a shame, nice looking rig you got there.
     
  4. Ringbill

    Ringbill Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    Those are great looking scaup. I use the Rustoleum "Metallic green" on the drake bluebill heads, as well as on
    greenhead mallards. I use their "Metallic blue" on the mallard speculums.

    Ringbill
     
  5. FowlLanguage

    FowlLanguage New Member

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    I may be interested in them it looks like some are burlap wrap and some are not. Do you have a price in mind?
     
  6. FowlLanguage

    FowlLanguage New Member

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    Is the metallic blue a spray bomb or a brush on paint?
     
  7. jhallmark5841

    jhallmark5841 Refuge Member

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    The heads are carved foam with nails through the bill for extra support, then burlapped with the rest of the bird and painted with flat black. Except for two on the top, they are wooden painted flat black and lighty brushed with a blue/green on the cheeks (ordered from autumn wings).
    Not all of them are burlapped. 3 of them are restle coated, which I think is an even tougher finish than burlapping. I didnt realize that at the time or I would have restle coated them all.
    There are 10 in the picture but I would like to keep 1 because they were the first bluebills I ever made. So I would take $110 for 9 of them plus shipping.
     
  8. theduckguru

    theduckguru Elite Refuge Member

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    Those decoys look nice, but the heads shine like a new penny.
     

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