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    Barney
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    decoy shine

    Well I kinda screwed up. Been repainting decoys the past several evenings. Everything looking great UNTIL I mistakenly started using satin black instead of flat. No problem I thought, just go get some Krylon 1311 matte finish.

    NOPE! Hmmm....Krylon flat finish helped a little, but there ist still too much shine.

    Any thoughts or suggestions? These are divers, bluebills, redheads, and canvasback decoys with a lot of black showing. Thanks.

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    Cool Club
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    i paint up my scaup decoys with that cheap walmart flat black and for the white i use a good krylon bright white. works for me.

    i have found that if you use the cheap walmart spraypaint clearcoat it will make old decoys look better without making them too shiny.

    i bought some ghg scaup decoys a few years ago and my old homemade ones work just as good.

    on the suggestion thing......try misting that flat black lightly over the shiney-er black. that might be the easiest soloution. that will make it duller but not too dull.

    good luck.
    Last edited by dead animal; 10-14-2012 at 11:32 PM.

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    Shine will not hurt anything at all.
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    SR Hunter
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    Alot of decoy makers use a satin black on em.
    Busting roosts since 83

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    Only the Green!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SwampHunter View Post
    Shine will not hurt anything at all.
    what im thinking, especially divers. i dont do it, but thats the effect you get with amorall from what ive seen, and people use that all the time.

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    Steel wool?

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    decoy shine

    Try leaving em out in the sun a bit. That will fade the shine out. Or as suggested above pick up a few $.99 rattle cans and gently 'fog' a light coat over them.

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