Rehydrating help!

Submitted by C.Pattee on 6/23/06 at 6:16 AM. ( )

I have a deer mount that has dryed and the chin is off a bit. I repostioned it as it was drying but I don't like the outcome. Is there a way that I can rehydrate it so I can move some clay around.
Thanks as always for your time.

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This response submitted by Bill @ Hog Heaven on 6/23/06 at 6:56 AM. ( )

inject water under the skin wrap with a wet towel, wrap with a plastic bag. Check periodically,8-10- hours should do it . Untuck the lower lip area reclay & reposition. Of course all is dependent on the glue you used with epoxie you may be out of luck.

I hate to ask again...

This response submitted by Steve P on 6/23/06 at 8:37 AM. ( )

but I didn't get good instruction when I asked before. I started a few years back and practiced on my own trophies. Since then, experience and tips from this site have vast improved my skills. I desprately wish to go back and rehydrate a 2 year old DP mount. Through a search, I found that I need to use Kemo-4 to help relaxe the hide. Will I be able to rehydrate it enough to remount it? It currently is a left turn but I want it straight on. I used no hide paste either. Thanks.

Kemal 4

This response submitted by Jason on 6/23/06 at 11:20 AM. ( )

Not Kemo-4...


This response submitted by Steve P on 6/23/06 at 11:53 AM. ( )

I thought Kemal 4 was a relaxing agent. What should I use? Thanks.

no hide paste?

This response submitted by Mr.T on 6/23/06 at 12:11 PM. ( )

? ? ? ? What? nooooo hide paste?

No hide paste

This response submitted by Steve P on 6/23/06 at 12:55 PM. ( )

I didn't use any hide paste. I still don't and haven't had any problems yet. Are you telling me that I'm playing with fire by not using hide past? Be straight with me, I won't take offense.

no hidepaste

This response submitted by KustomSkulls on 6/23/06 at 4:02 PM. ( )

i never used hide paste on my first mounts either just due to the fact they were my own mounts and i first learned to do proper alterations on my forms and thought if i ever wanted to remount them i could use my altered form that i spent time changing.I use hide paste on all my clients work just to ensure theres no movement but with proper sizing,drying and fleshing there shouldnt be much shrinkage and room for movement.

dp hides

This response submitted by terryr on 6/23/06 at 6:40 PM. ( )

that hide has turned to concrete (or something very close) - its set dont screw with it


This response submitted by THE WILD on 6/23/06 at 6:56 PM. ( )

Steve Kemal-4 is a relaxer I use it myself and works fine. Read the bottle and it states for rehydrating add 1 once to 5 gal. water.

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