how to dye a boar skin for mounting

Submitted by Earl on 05/27/2004 at 23:58. ( 1taxidermist7@sbcglobal.net ) 4.245.60.140

i was wondering if you can use spray paint to dye the skin after mounting it or do i need to buy that expensive spray dye, or do they even lose their color after tanning, i am using McKenzie tan

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Use your airbrush

This response submitted by George on 05/28/2004 at 09:35. ( georoof@aol.com ) 64.12.116.134

And use a lacquer based paint. Works great.


Lacquer paint

This response submitted by Michelle W on 05/28/2004 at 12:55. ( blacktail21@hotmail.com ) 209.214.64.197

Earl,

What color is your hog?

For a black hog I use 3/4 black paint and 1/4 lacquer to thin it. When the hog is dry after mounting I spray the hog down until I get the color I want. Ater the paint is try put some laquer on a paper towl and run it over the bristles to get the paint of. This will bring the shine back to the hair.

For a blond hog or for a hog with a blond light colored brisket I use 3/4 Sahara tan 1/4 lacquer. Once agin wipe hair after painting.

I havn't done a red hog yet so you will just have to experiment. If you need more help or have questions E-mail me!


Earl try this

This response submitted by Bill Yox on 05/28/2004 at 15:23. ( ) 66.133.134.220

Read your last two Breakthrough Magazine issues, both had outstanding articles from Joe Coombs on his method for doing a boar. He covers hide coloring too.


sounds good but....

This response submitted by Earl on 05/29/2004 at 17:12. ( 1taxidermist7@sbcglobal.net ) 4.245.48.45

i dont own an airbrush any more, it was accidently carried out with the trash, so is there any way i can do this without an airbrush, and what about using a flat black spray paint.


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