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Bobcat lip skin question

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by mark w, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. mark w

    mark w Member

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    I'm going to be doing an open mouth bobcat, just wondering the best way to secure the lip skin, hide paste?, epoxy?.

    thanks Mark
     
  2. timberlandtaxidermy

    timberlandtaxidermy Taxidermy Instructor NTA Certified Judge

    Super glue gel.
     

  3. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    I just don't trust superglue. I've had a few bad episodes where it crystalized and broke off after a few years. I use epoxy instead when I can't tuck it into the premade slot and Apoxie over it.
     
  4. timberlandtaxidermy

    timberlandtaxidermy Taxidermy Instructor NTA Certified Judge

    Maybe the difference in our climates, George? I don't know....
    I've never had it fail me.
    And yes, I've got open mouth mounts in the showroom that have been done for years, and show no signs of pulling, crystalizing, etc.
     
  5. Bluehealer

    Bluehealer Daddys little girl, first deer..

    Just my 2 cents, but I have always used Killer Glue on my open mouths. Sets up fast, kind of messy but works great!
     
  6. timberlandtaxidermy

    timberlandtaxidermy Taxidermy Instructor NTA Certified Judge

    I'll bet that would work great as well!
     
  7. LordRusty

    LordRusty If I agreed with you, we'd both be wrong.

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    Killer Glue, Polytranspar Epoxy Adhesive, or any good epoxy adhesive developed for the Taxidermy industry. Something that will set up in a few hours time, which will have it set before the lip skin dries, thus holding it in place! ;) Good luck to you.

    John.
     
  8. mark w

    mark w Member

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    Thanks every one for the input, It,s much appreciated
    Mark
     
  9. mark w

    mark w Member

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    Where can I get Polytranspar epoxy?. I don't see it in my catalogs
    Mark
     
  10. NIT

    NIT New Member

    I use superglue to secure the skin. Then Epoxy Sculpt to coverr and blend the edges into the jaw set. The sculpt doesn't shrink and hardens nicely to prevent lifting. That process has not failed me.
    Brent
     
  11. Bobbym1232

    Bobbym1232 New Member

    This is what I do as well. Epoxy sculpt over the skin when doind finish work and it won't ever go anywhere!