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 Post subject: GHG Decoys.
PostPosted: January 24th, 2010, 8:40 pm 
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I bought 4 dozen GHG decoys this year to hunt with in ms. I have had flambeaus in the past but didn't like how they looked. But the GHG decoys haven't held up worth a crap. The paint is coming off and they just look like crap now.. Really dissapointed with them. Any ideas on what to try next year need to buy about 2-3 dozen more decoys.

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 Post subject: Re: GHG Decoys.
PostPosted: January 24th, 2010, 8:44 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: GHG Decoys.
PostPosted: January 24th, 2010, 8:47 pm 
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G&H for those mallard decoys. I don't like the looks of the "classics" I use the M4M's, M4M Pro's and M4SWD in my AR spread

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 Post subject: Re: GHG Decoys.
PostPosted: January 24th, 2010, 10:13 pm 
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i bought some GHG too. the mallards suck but the wood ducks still look brand new. the mallards can probably be hunted 3 or 4 more years but i've heard some guys say they have wore them out in a season? i hunt alot but i do kinda baby my decoys because they're just so expensive.

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 Post subject: Re: GHG Decoys.
PostPosted: January 24th, 2010, 11:36 pm 
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gotta say the best decoys ive bought are greenhead gear.for me theyve been the toughtest and they look the best.but if there not holdn up for you id try g&h,there tough


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 Post subject: Re: GHG Decoys.
PostPosted: January 25th, 2010, 12:45 am 
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only ghg ive had problems with are the hot buy but they are cheap as hell and you get what you pay for. I have a dozen G&H that are over 20 years old and still look brand new but the detail is nothing like ghg.

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 Post subject: Re: GHG Decoys.
PostPosted: January 25th, 2010, 11:49 am 
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do yall think spraying a heavy ultra flat clear coat on them will protect the paint more...anyone tried it


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 Post subject: Re: GHG Decoys.
PostPosted: January 25th, 2010, 12:03 pm 
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J_2_Rod wrote:
do yall think spraying a heavy ultra flat clear coat on them will protect the paint more...anyone tried it


A lot of guys will spray a clear matte on their decoys to help protect the finish. I have many that I wish I would have gone ahead and done. I use GHG decoys, but I am realistic in that I know they will chip and they will eventually have to be repainted. It is hard to beat GHG for detail and realism, just a pain that the chinese paint wont hold. G&H may not be as realistic but they are some awesome decoys, eventually that's what I'd like to move all my spreads to.

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 Post subject: Re: GHG Decoys.
PostPosted: January 25th, 2010, 12:09 pm 
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yea man i think i will do it to all my deeks...i have killed more ducks on carry light coots and flambou magnum mallards this year than anything else....but i only put out bout 3 to 6 mallards on the coosa and all my coots on the G..


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 Post subject: Re: GHG Decoys.
PostPosted: January 25th, 2010, 5:23 pm 
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go with g&h, u can absolutely abuse them and they still look great.

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 Post subject: Re: GHG Decoys.
PostPosted: January 25th, 2010, 5:51 pm 
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J_2_Rod wrote:
do yall think spraying a heavy ultra flat clear coat on them will protect the paint more...anyone tried it



Try Krylon #1311 ultra flat clear coat. It helps somewhat. Spray on lightly, let it dry 24 hours, repeat, and repeat again. If you coat them heavy all at once, they will shine.

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 Post subject: Re: GHG Decoys.
PostPosted: January 25th, 2010, 6:18 pm 
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ha sounds like u no from expierience


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 Post subject: Re: GHG Decoys.
PostPosted: January 25th, 2010, 7:44 pm 
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the cheap ghg hot buy mallards paint sucks, but the matte finish really increases the life of tha paint alot longer(done mine when i bought them and there still in great shape). the better quality ghg decoys paint last much longer, but i have several g&h decoys and there probly 7 to 8 year old decoy's and th1ey still look great. go with the g&h and you'll save money in the long run id say.


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 Post subject: Re: GHG Decoys.
PostPosted: January 25th, 2010, 8:49 pm 
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auwildlife hit the nail on the head.
The quality controll in the chinese molding and painting shops is very poor.
GHG decoys have a Great design, but it is a crap-shoot when you buy them. Some hold up, others don't.
Almost ALL of the decoys are now being made in China, and the paint on most of them is very poor.

My G & H Gadwall decoys are almost 20 years old and have been hunted HARD, and still look like they just came out of the box!
Like Jaron said... they are cheaper in the LONG run. Gotta love Henryetta, OK !!!

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 Post subject: Re: GHG Decoys.
PostPosted: January 25th, 2010, 11:48 pm 
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cupnglide wrote:
J_2_Rod wrote:
do yall think spraying a heavy ultra flat clear coat on them will protect the paint more...anyone tried it



Try Krylon #1311 ultra flat clear coat. It helps somewhat. Spray on lightly, let it dry 24 hours, repeat, and repeat again. If you coat them heavy all at once, they will shine.



buy g and h and u dont have this problem. got to love those decoys made in the usa. 90% of mine are g&h, the rest are ghg and they are buffs, gold, and redheads and they all have to be carried in slot bags which is bull spit

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 Post subject: Re: GHG Decoys.
PostPosted: January 25th, 2010, 11:57 pm 
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how about them dakota deeks? anybody tried them out yet?

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 Post subject: Re: GHG Decoys.
PostPosted: January 26th, 2010, 12:18 am 
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i have only heard one thing about them, and that they are garbage

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 Post subject: Re: GHG Decoys.
PostPosted: January 26th, 2010, 12:36 am 
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if u want something that will just hold up that u can hunt over for years look into the herters. There a little pricy but the will def last a long time and there easier to paint than the plastic decoys. However, i dont think they look as realistic and probably dont move as well as plastic decoys.

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 Post subject: Re: GHG Decoys.
PostPosted: January 26th, 2010, 3:27 am 
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I have a set of dakota flocked head mallards. They have held up well and still look brand new. I put them through hell because I got a set for free, traded a decoy rig and bag for them. They def look good but my only complaint it on the ones with the really the long neck they look funny and just dont look right. I threw those out but so far I have no complaints and I have hunted with them all season from wading in to throwing them around in the boat.

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 Post subject: Re: GHG Decoys.
PostPosted: January 27th, 2010, 10:33 am 
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i tell u wat a buddy of mine uses herters suction mallards they are stirofoam with fiberglass overlay...them suckers look dang good if u can paint them right and the littlest current or wind they swim around jus like a duck...they are light too :many


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