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My dad sent me about 4 dozen magnum mallard decoys that have been sitting in a box for about 30 years a while ago. The decoys are a combination of hard plastic and styrofoam (I think) or something similar. The paint on many of them has really faded to a point that I wouldn't think of them as being very usable.

Is it worth trying to recondition the decoys or should I just start over with a new set?

Thanks!
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The hard plastic decoys (Herters I think) become a little brittle after some years. Make sure the one's you have are still kind of pliable before spending any time trying to resore them. Just my :twocents: worth!

Sorry that's all the information I have!
Oh ya! Better hurry if you do decide to rework them as the weathers going to start changing pretty fast!
 

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Just send 'em to me, I'll dispose of them for you. No reason for you to waste your time on those old decoys.:grin:
 

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Just add some water on opening day and see if they work, if not then its gotta be the decoys and you will have to spend the rest of the season restoring them!!!
 

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Personally I think they are worth more on ebay than they would be as gunners.
Add in the cost & time spent it makes $20/doz GHG Hot Buys look pretty cheap.
I'd probably research what they are worth 1st...if anything, before I screwed them up restoring.
You might be able to raise enough to buy new.
Those goofballs on ebay....who knows.
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Yeah, what Mike said. At $20 a dozen, that's almost cheaper than the paint you'd have to buy. Not to mention your time.

Failing ebay, you could always donate them to the waterfowl festival for kids to paint next year. They're always looking for more dekes.
 

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you could always donate them to the waterfowl festival for kids to paint next year. They're always looking for more dekes.
ogrejager,

That's a great idea!:cheers:

I'll drag the boxes out of my attic tonight and post a picture so you all can get an idea of what I'm looking at. Knowing my dad, they were probably pretty high quality decoys when he bought them.

TF
 
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