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soaking before mounting???

Discussion in 'Fish Taxidermy' started by wishbone, Aug 30, 2010.

  1. wishbone

    wishbone New Member

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    i soak the skin in salt,borax,protec presoak....presoak is exspensive...want a cheaper solution....what do you guys use?
     
  2. Kerby Ross

    Kerby Ross KSU - Class of '83; U.S. Army - Infantry (83-92)

    Depends........

    Warmwater fish:

    Soak in Dawn for about 20 minutes.

    Then soak in zinc sulphate & borax for a few hours, rinse and mount.

    Coldwater fish: same as above only I soak in a degreaser first.

    Kerby...
     

  3. hodx

    hodx Herman Darr

    plain old DA
     
  4. George

    George The older I get, the better I was.

    X2
     
  5. wishbone

    wishbone New Member

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    how long in the DA ?
     
  6. hodx

    hodx Herman Darr

    i just leave them in about 15 minutes
     
  7. wishbone

    wishbone New Member

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    after its skinned then 15 minutes in DA.....thats it?
     
  8. hodx

    hodx Herman Darr

    yep...rinse off any flesh particles before soaking....keeps it clean for reuse
     
  9. wishbone

    wishbone New Member

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    i shoulda asked all my questions at once.....is it straight DA or do you water it down?
     
  10. hodx

    hodx Herman Darr

    50-50 mix