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Flocking Heads
« on: September 06, 2007, 09:23:40 AM »
Any dos and don't on flocking heads?

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Re: Flocking Heads
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2007, 06:02:20 PM »
I heard it's a bitch.....buy pre-flocked heads....lol. Use alot of flocking. The extra will just fall off into some type of catch basin. Tupperware works well. And make sure to do it in an area that you don't mind having green or black fibers EVERYWHERE.
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Re: Flocking Heads
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2007, 06:28:58 PM »
Get a good flock kit to start with. Its all about the adhesion and a good glue. The first time a flocked a set. It looked real good at first, but it didn't last. I'm trying a new glue from Aero outdoors. Also using old socks as a hood will help protect the flocking after you're finished.
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Re: Flocking Heads
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2007, 07:11:12 PM »
I got it all figured out. First of all you need a 6 pack of beer of your choice, second the whole evening away from your wife/girlfriend I flocked 15 whole bodies including heads took hours! only 40 remaining!! I don't know... I think It's worth it, but from now on I'm going with preflocked or stuffers!
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Re: Flocking Heads
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2007, 07:31:47 PM »
OK all went well. I don't know if I got a good kit or not but I went with one endorsed by Ducks Unlimited.
First I cooked up a good pot o'tea. Second I put on some old time country from the 30s followed by swing, then ZZ Top,Johnny Cash and finally Blood Shot.
I taped off the white on the head, roughed up the part I was going to flock, applied the glue, had my wife flock while I glued another head. After a dozen I took a break and started setting up weights on my mallards.  :IBCOOL:

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Re: Flocking Heads
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2007, 06:32:07 AM »
Anybody want to define and or describe what flocking heads mean.  I'd like to know.

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Re: Flocking Heads
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2007, 06:49:35 AM »
Flocking is a small black(for geese) fiber that is applied to heads and sometimes the tails of goose decoys.  It takes all the glare off of the plastic and really makes them stand out.  It turns out feeling a lot like the felt on a pool table.  Take a look in Cabela's around the waterfowl gear and I'm sure they have some before and after shots.
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Re: Flocking Heads
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2007, 06:55:44 AM »
Thank you.   Probably one more reason I don't bag very many geese. :)

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Re: Flocking Heads
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2007, 07:00:42 AM »
What the flock are you talking about!   :chuckle:
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Re: Flocking Heads
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2007, 03:45:13 PM »
Flocking can be a pain in the but but I found that if you can find a good sifter, one with a rotating handle it helps to brake the fiber down and allows for an even distribution of the material. Make sure you sift over a catch basin so you can reuse the extra material that doesn't stick to the head. I would do the tails as well makes a better look. Try to find someone to help it's a two man job and then invite Mr. Beck's or Budweiser too