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tellis827
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« on: October 07, 2013, 12:18:47 PM »

This is for those that use DP. Want to know opinions on who has the best DP and why. I've been using Bess Maid for years. I was getting ready to order some the other day and noticed it was around $4 a pound. Started looking at other companies and they seemed to be extremely cheaper. I was wondering why such a big difference on price. I've always heard the 2 best out there was Bessmaid and Joe Coombs and they are roughly $2 a pound difference in price
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2013, 02:34:57 PM »

I've tried preservative from Van Dyke's(instant preserve),  Jim Allred taxidermy supply and Second 2 Nature(the old Dan Chase E-Z mount preservative).  Too me,  the instant preserve from Van Dyke's dusts up pretty heavy and turns into a messy paste when applied...really didn't like it.  Jim Allred's DP was more granule like and did not dust up or turn to paste while rubbing it in but I did seem to have allot of excess to shake off...I liked it better than Van Dyke's though.  Second 2 Nature's DP was a bit more powder like than Allred's with light dusting when applied.  I thought the DP absorbed really well and left very little excess to shake off the skin.  I also liked how the drying action seemed to be faster than the others and the hair could be easily groomed during drying time without fear of loosing any.

I really liked Second 2 Nature's dp so that is what I now use.  I've never tried Bess Maid but I understand that others who also use dp really like it.  Buy some small bags of DP from a few different companies and see what works best for you...That's what I did.

A 25lb bag from second 2 nature runs $45.00...Jim Allred's 25lb runs $39.95.  It can be bought in smaller quantities also.
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2013, 02:47:56 PM »

       You also might try a pm to Diesel 19. Absolutely one of the best dry preserve guys on here.

                                                Best, Steve
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2013, 03:07:48 PM »

How About Krow Tan...lol ;D
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2013, 03:21:11 PM »

I have tried some others and there is some i have not tried . but the Dan Chase / 2nd to nature is what i like the best  have been using it for many years ! get some different ones and try like dave byrd said . good luck !
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2013, 06:45:20 PM »

Thanks guys.
Steve I sent pm to diesel 19, thanks. I enjoy the game head of the week posts and ALL the different pictures you post. What tanning method do you use.
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2013, 08:41:34 PM »

I use Second-2-Nature.   It is an excellent DP.   I would use Bess Maid, but my wife does not like the "moth ball" aroma from it.  Van Dykes DP seems to be almost pure borax.
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« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2013, 09:26:23 PM »

I've used most of them but Bess Maid was TO ME, the very best with less talc than all the others.
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