You do it your way, i'll do it mine. Here's the deal. When I mount up a deer I am basically using a "blank form". It is up to me to up any extra detail, claywork or build up's I or my customer might want. Clay nor glue is NOT going to make an acceptable bond to a smooth surface. When you spray your cure all spray glue on the form, well then your hide paste is only as strong as your spray glue as it is the barrier between your form & glue. Besides, I put quite a bit of extra detail into every Whitetail I mount...is it all anotomically correct.....nope, not all of it, but it looks good LOL Not big muscles mind you, just small carved out detail lines. ALL capes are going to shrink. Whether it's D.P. or wet tan it WILL shrink. The only way a cape would not shrink is a dry tanned cape not rehydrated LOL As said above, when you use only pray glue to bond between the form & hide paste, your hide paste is only as strong as your spray glue. Now by saying that, any of us can rip a spray glued piece of felt from the back of a pedestal. I don't trust that to stop drumming. I want my bond glue to roughed up foam.