Flocking

Discussion in 'Decoys & Decoy Carving' started by Blaux, Feb 28, 2005.

  1. Blaux

    Blaux New Member

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    a couple of guys have asked me how i flocked my decoys. i thought i would post it up for any of you guys looking to start your off season projects.

    materials:
    decoys
    flocking
    flat black paint
    flat white paint
    plastic primer sealer
    wire wheel
    propane torch
    clear nail polish
    rubber maid container

    ok here is how you do it:
    1. heat the decoy heads with the propane torch. heat don't melt it.

    2. use a wire wheel to scuff up the heads. rough em up good.

    3. seal the entire head with the primer/sealer

    4. paint on adhesive or flat black paint on the spots you want the paint to stick.

    5. put flocking and painted heads in the rubbermaide container and shake it up. knock off the excess and let the dry for 4-5 days.

    6. paint the cheeks with the white and the bills and eyes with the black.

    7. use the nail polish to make the eyes look glossy.

    thats it. it is all in the prep work. i have hunted decoys hard for several years and they look great.
     
  2. DeWayne

    DeWayne New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Great post Brian! How about you come down and we do all of our decoys...
     

  3. Blaux

    Blaux New Member

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    well we should get started now. we might get all the decoys done in the horse trailor. i know, while i get started you can start grinding my deap freezer full of goose breast in you grinder and give me the beef injection. that jerky was awsome.
     
  4. DeWayne

    DeWayne New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Grind your goose meat?!?!?!? Um, yeah......that'll happen
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    NOT!
     
  5. jeffk

    jeffk New Member

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    Any ideas on totally flocking the whole decoy. I have been thinking about trying a few.

    Was wondering on the paint schemes. Since I am a painting contractor , was going to take a GHG decoy to Sherwin -Williams and let them match up the colors, unless anyone has a system already on the colors and would want to post up.

    Is a totally flocked decoy worth the time spent, or just the heads and tails. My are already that way. Worked great, just wondering on the rest.
     
  6. Chappy

    Chappy New Member

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    JeffK,
    Yes Last year at Cableas had GHG fully flocked goose decoys,(only for cabelas) and from my understanding GHG will be offering them to everyone who carries their decoys this year.
    So if ya wait a little bit you won't have to do it, you'll just have to buy them.
     
  7. BrettBuss

    BrettBuss New Member

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    Chappy is 100% correct. We (Avery/Greenhead Gear) will be offering the Fully Flocked Decoys (FFD) to Authorized Dealers in 2005. As Chappy had mentioned these decoys were only available last year through Cabela's. The FFD decoys are a great decoy and are defiantly worth adding to or starting a spread with. We have found that when using the FFD you can actually use fewer decoys because of their Life-Like appearance and quality. This past season we hunted most of the time over 18 FFD decoys and had great results.

    Also this year we will be offering 3 style of Full Body Canada decoys; the Hunter Series, the standard decoy that was sold in 2004, the Pro-Grade Series, which will style a Custom Painted body and the New RealMotion system, this system is one of the best motion systems that I have seen and will cut the setup time in half and provide the most realistic motion available. Lastly as mentioned above are the Full Flocked Elite Series.

    There have been a number of studies done on Flocked Heads vs Non Flocked Heads and so on, any amount of flocking is going to greatly reduce the glare off any decoy and will increase your chance of success.

    It still boils down to being in the right spot at the right time!!!

    Good Luck and Good Hunting

    Brett Buss
    Avery Outdoors
     
  8. DeWayne

    DeWayne New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Brett,

    I'm glad to see you made it home in one piece!
     
  9. BrettBuss

    BrettBuss New Member

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    Yeah it got pretty sketchy going down the hill there on Industry, just about didn't make it thru there. Was smooth sailing once we made it to the Turnpike. You guys had way more snow over there then what we had by the time we got home.

    Thanks again for taking care of the decoys and blinds that I had left with you at the show.
     
  10. Howman

    Howman New Member

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    I got to agree with BLAUX, the jerky was pretty darn good Dewayne. Told you I was almost exclusivley a whole meat slice type of jerky maker, but that ground up stuff from the Jerky Shooter was pretty good. Wife said great, another toy for the kitchen.

    Dewayne, saw a electric grinder at an estate sale today and picked it up cheap, has motor issues. Bigger than mine and came with plates and jerky (meat slicer, adjustable). Thing has mega horspower. $20. Looking into getting a parts list from the manufacturer. If it ends up being something not very easily fixed, I'll pass it along if you want a project. It turns and pushes meat, but after 5 minutes, it cuts out. I'll let you know
     
  11. DeWayne

    DeWayne New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Thanks for thinking of me Howman!
     
  12. dukman63

    dukman63 New Member

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    are you going to share your recipe DeWayne???
    phil
     
  13. DeWayne

    DeWayne New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Very simple Phil. I carefully trimmed goose breasts, and ground them in an old monster hand grinder. What I ended up with was pure red meat, no fat, nothing added. To this I added the spice and cure, and mixed thoroughly. My wife got me a jerky shooter for Christmas, and I laid out the jerky in twin strips from the double nozzle onto the dehydrator (birthday present from my lovely wife) racks. Presto! I have several different types of spice flavors, so the next batch I'll try something different.
     
  14. dukman63

    dukman63 New Member

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    what kind of seasoning and where do you get it?
    thanks, phil
     
  15. BrettBuss

    BrettBuss New Member

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    Can we get back to the contents of the original post? If you guy's wanna discuss jerky and what not why not do it on the Recipe Page.
     
  16. DeWayne

    DeWayne New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Geez Brett! Who wee-weed in your corn flakes?