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fixing decoys?

Old 04-03-2003, 02:47 PM
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ok i have a couple year old hen docoy and the bottom of it is riping at the seams, it is made of foam and i was wondering what would be the best way to fix it, i thought maybe sewing it with black thread, any of u guys have ideas i would like to hear of them, thanks. who_else
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Old 04-03-2003, 02:51 PM
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I would think that would work, maybe with a small bead of glue and the stitching to strengthen it. I don' t think the glue would destroy them foam?
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Old 04-03-2003, 02:59 PM
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is there a way to get two regular jake and hen docoys to looking like they are mounting? i dont want to spend money to get that jake to do it, thanks,
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Old 04-03-2003, 03:04 PM
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I' ve repaired the foam decoys with a regular household stapler. It' s quick and worked fine.
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Old 04-03-2003, 07:28 PM
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who_else just short stake the hen, making her look like she is squatting for the jake. Then stake the jake right behind the hen, this will make the TOM think that the jake is about to mount the hen.
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Old 04-04-2003, 06:23 AM
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I used a big sewing needle and thick thread and it worked good with mine.
After I sewed it I placed a strip of duct tape on the seam and touched it up with spray paint. It probally would have done alright without the duct tape but I like to use that stuff for everything.[:-]
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Old 04-04-2003, 06:50 AM
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Hot glue gun the seam, or I have put duct tape on the inside of the ripped seam.
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Old 04-04-2003, 03:54 PM
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well toay after school i took some of my moms sewing thread and i did some sewing(God help me) and i think i did a good job with it for a first timer. thanks for the pointers, i will try the jake thing this spring, who_else
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Old 04-04-2003, 04:38 PM
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I use Scotch foam mounting tape. It' s sticky on both sides and really sticks well. I carry about 6" of it when hunting it makes a good permanate repair. Can get it a Wal-Mart in the craft dept, they also have foam glue there, but I havent tried it. No mess with the tape.
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