I have never had a problem with hair slip until resently. I had 2 capes slip spots this week around the back of the ear butts. The capes were both questionable when I tanned them ( Lutan method ). The Question is at what point is it appropriate to patch a slip rather than replace the cape? With customer aproval of course.And would pasting and tacking the patch directly to the slip be ok ? Any help would be great.
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You can use the cut off part from the brisket area near the armpits to make a patch since the hair is short like it is on the ear butts. Just take it and lay it over the damaged area until you find a hair pattern match.After the mount has dried, Cut out the slipped spot and repair with patch using super glue gell. If the spots are larger than a quarter I'd cut it out before mounting and sew it with transparent thread. There's usually alot of slack in the earbutt area anyway.
The loss of hair on the back of the ears is caused by ticks and the subsequent rubbing with a hoof. And, even if there isn't a bare spot prior to tanning, the skin itself is damaged/bruised and will sometimes slough off after tanning.
May not be the case with yours, but it does happen a lot.
You might want to try misting the areas with some gray/brown paint or skin stain.