I was mounting my second deer today and dropped an eye, which of course broke. I had already prepped the mannikin with the fin backing cream. What is needed if anything to the mannikin to start back on the mount after receiving the eye?
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If the fin backing cream is not distorted and changes the features of the form it won't be a problem. Just apply hide paste or whatever when you get ready to mount.
I just need to know before I placed my order for the eye then find out I needed more fin backing cream.
fin backing cream is a fancy name for water base clear adhesive caulk you can pick up at a hardware store. If you want to go that route, use Research Mannikins form prep, which is a spray on adhesive. better than that, just use a stout ruffer to ruff up the low spots you apply glue to. Forget the rest.
Dale, I want to be sure I understand. You say fin backing cream is Not Necessary just rough up the bottom of the mannikin and then apply the glue. Does the top need any sanding or anything before applying the glue?
just ruff up the mannikin and put your adhesive on, and mount.