I cant seem to get my deer noses to appear glossy as I would like. I just cant seem to find the depth that im looking for. Im using wildlife colors [water base], with hydro-mist hm-200 gloss (applied after wildlife colors are dried. Finished product doesnt seem to have the alive look that im looking for. I did a competition mount last year that I glossed with polyurethane and a brush. I liked the final results but dont like the idea of using a brush for all of my commercial work. Any ideas?
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I just use Krylon gloss in a spray can. I cover up the mount with a sheet except for the nose. Give it a couple sprays, wipe off the hair with mineral spirits and you are done.
Go to craft area at Wally-World and you will find aeresol glazes and sprays. I hit my noses with the product noted in Response Title, above.
Product, as advertized, leaves a "brilliant, super-gloss, non-yellowing shine with an instant, deep, thick build-up that dries to a tough, flexible finish."
It lives up to it's claim! For me, it leaves a "wet-look" with excellent depth.
I use Hydromist water-based gloss topcoat. I apply it with a brush. Works great. I also use it inside the nose and on the bottom lip.
Has brush on "Tripple thick non-firing crystal clear glaze" This stuff is the trick, one coat is equal to 10 coat of the spray on clear coats! Its by Krylon! There is also the same stuff that you spray.
I use it on all my deer and mammal noses. If I need more depth I put two coats. I like the way it makes the hairs on the nose pad look like they have drops of water on them. I do not use this on each nodule to build them up. I hate that look on a deer. They look to fake and made up in my opinion. Just my 2 cents