not useing hide paste

Submitted by Thomas on 9/18/04 at 10:53 PM. ( )

I saw a little info on this subject but not much any way here goes.I am wondering about the neccesity of useing hyde paste,is it really needed?.My 2nd deer mount(my own 4 pointer)that I mounted about a year ago - I used a torch to burn & roughen the form surface then used I beleive it was a dextrine type hyde paste.Anyway recently I decided that I would remount the 4 pointer useing a different form & cape but also thought it would be a good idea to cut off the muzzle,an eye,& an ear to have parts to practice painting ect.After doing so I noticed that the hyde paste held very little that it was mostly the shrinkage & pinning that held it to the form also I have a video can not recall off hand which one but he did'nt use any paste. I realize that drumming can acur but would the pinning take care of that?,is dextrine paste not really good? is the answer epoxie pastes? thanks for any replies!

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This response submitted by George on 9/18/04 at 11:38 PM. ( )

Using "dextrine" and "hide paste" in the same sentence is a contradiction of terms. Dextrine worked OK when we had paper forms years ago, but with the foam forms, it's just not as effective as the newer products on the market. I don't care what ANYONE says, dextrine doesn't work like Epo-Grip epoxy or water base or Buckeye Supreme. If you're using dry preservative, you should never use anything but Epo-Grip Epoxy. Conventional glues cannot and will not withstand the extreme pressure of a dry preserved hide.

I'm sure the "experts" would disagree

This response submitted by Greg F on 9/20/04 at 12:40 PM. ( )

but I never use hide paste on my deer. And I can say I have never had a cape drum or any other problem because of it.

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