To flock, of not to flock...that is the ?

Discussion in 'Decoys & Decoy Carving' started by clayshootr, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. clayshootr

    clayshootr New Member

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    <P>Having a little time before season re-opens, I was wondering if it pays to flock the heads of your bigfoot full body goose decoys?&nbsp; How does it hold up to the wear &amp; tear of placing,removing, storing...repeat.&nbsp; Can it be fixed up easily if it gets buggered up?&nbsp; Seen some kits on the market $25 on average.&nbsp;&nbsp;Or is it just better to buy the replacment heads $30?&nbsp; &nbsp;I like a good easy, quick, project, but only if its worth it....What's your advise?&nbsp; I've got a dozen&nbsp;floaters and dozen standing...how much needed?</P>
     
  2. Ducksmasher

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    <P>flock em baby, what a difference. We put socks over the heads when not in use to keep them in good shape, the little extra work is worth it's weight in gold in the field. The flocked heads looks so much more realistic and the birds seem to pick up the dekes even better. So get er done and FLOCK EM <IMG src="http://www.websitetoolbox.com/images/boards/smilies/biggrin.gif" align=absMiddle border=0></P>
     

  3. tomiller97

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I am also about to head out and buy a flocking kit for my goose dekes and was wondering if anyone has used the kits and how well did they work?&nbsp; How long did it take to do the heads?&nbsp; Do you have any tips for those of us that are going to be trying this for the first time?&nbsp; </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Is putting a sock over the head necessary since the flocking my come off 'easily'?</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Thanks for any help you can provide.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Todd</P>
     
  4. GRUNDY

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    <P>Try to find a flocking kit that uses nylon flocking. It is supposed to be more durable. I flocked a bunch before season and they look really good, no shine at all. Anything you can do to cut down or eliminate glare will improve the way geese respond to your spread. Go flock 'em!</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">The best way I found is to put the flocking material in a tub of some kind. Then after the adhesive is applied you can just dump the head in the flocking and roll it around, or grab handfuls and pour it on the heads.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">The flocking will wear and peel a little, but this can be reduced by following the instructions on the flocking kit. If the kit calls to roughen the surface to be flocked, rough it up good, i had to use 60 grit sandpaper. The first bunch I tried I used 120 grit and the flocking did not take too well.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Brian</P>
     
  5. HockingCo

    HockingCo New Member

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    <P>Order of preference: Iron Fuzz, Aero, Donjer. Just do a search by name.</P>
     
  6. jeffk

    jeffk New Member

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Best place to buy - Donjer Products, Inc.&nbsp; I flocked my silos. They look great. </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">They even look better the second time you do them, whenever that is. I did the tails too. I used Rustoleum Oil-Base enamel paint for the adhesive. (black)</P>