How's the best way to inset bondo into ears to fill completly and easly, thank you
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Through time and memorial men have struggled to find a clean way to do this dreaded chore. And many have failed. There really is no trick to it. It just takes practice to gain the feness. Turn the ear partially inside out at the base, spread with your fingers or ear opener tool, remove tool, spoon up a gob of your bondo/resin mix with a tongue depressor or similar tool of your choice and slip it in there and push it down in, repeat and you got it!
We convert large syringes by drilling out the end and epoxing a large tube into the end, then insert into ear and squeeze in the amount of bondo you need. If you spray your syringe with a release agent it cleans easily and can be used many times. Use the markings on the syringe as a guide to the amount of bondo needed for each species of ears your working on.
Mix the bondo
scoop it in a plastic bag
cut the corner off the bag and fill the ear
Provided you don't have a syringe
I use a 1/2" putty knife. Pull the hide away from the ear canal with one hand while inserting the putty knife with bondo on it. Press down with the putty knife opening the ear canal while inserting. When you pull the knife out, squeeze the hide around the knife cleaning as you remove. Do not try to put too much in at once. I make three passes. If you drop any on the hair, do not attempt to remove until it is hard. Hope this helps.
Brian, I like Dennis' answer best on this. To prevent air pockets I punch a hole in the ear tips with a large needle, when you see a tiny bit of bondo push out of the tip you can be pretty sure the air is out too. After the bondo jells just brush the bondo out of the hair. Enjoy, Aaron H.
your ear openers opposite end to hold the ear open and let it stretch for about 10 to 15 mins. before you even try to get bondo inside the ear. Mix your bondo and remove tool, orifice will stay open and you don't have to worry about a mess.use a tongue depressor to make sure the bondo gets to the very tip of ear then lay flat on table and ensure bondo is spread evenly and to get out any remaining air, use a damp paper towel to hold bondo inside of ear and shape your ear. If for any reason you find a air pocket have a stout needle at the ready and poke and push air out before bondo has completely set and your good to go. John P.S. you need to use the openers with a spring so there is enough tension to stretch the opening.
Take a wire coat hanger, bend into a "U" shape. Insert into ear to hold open. Use a tongue depressor or a plastic spoon to git bond into ear and work around with your fingers after removing the coathanger
You can buy a syringe and cup the outter tube near the tip. Mix your bondo, etc, up and dip both pieces of the syringe in lacquer thinner. Draw bondo mixture into syringe (the thinner makes this easier to do) and insert in each side of ear (don't push the syringe all of the way in), work towards the tip getting full coverage and, as mentioned, if you get an air bubble, take a t-pin and poke the end of the ear and work it out. For whitetail, take half a paper towel and insert in ear opening to maintain shape. Lay them flat on table and weight edges as needed to keep a sharp edge to the ear.