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open mouth "wet" look

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by mimes, Aug 17, 2011.

  1. mimes

    mimes Member

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    I have been wondering if any taxis out there are using a spray gloss to get a "wet" look to their open mouth predators.....bobcats, foxes, etc. Talking the mouth cup itself, not the fur. I had a judge mention it to me one time, but have never tried it on a commercial mount.
     
  2. fishhead990

    fishhead990 Grinning about the 16 lb steelhead you can't see!

    A good spray gloss is the fastest easiest way to get a wet look on an open mouth mount. What have you been using?
     

  3. mimes

    mimes Member

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    I have not trying anything yet.......just leaving it gloss free. I was wanting to know if most taxis do or do not gloss and what they use.
     
  4. byrdman

    byrdman Well-Known Member

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    envirotex 2 part epoxy mix a small amount and apply with small paintbrush.......dries clear,thick,and super glossy
     
  5. Triple thick glaze from krylon works for me
     
  6. Tanglewood Taxidermy

    Tanglewood Taxidermy Well-Known Member

    Same as Byrdman.
     
  7. Same as Suprdave. Krylon triple thick works great...
     
  8. Re: Re: open mouth "wet" look

    Modge podge for me

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  9. Jerry Huffaker

    Jerry Huffaker Well-Known Member

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    One of the problems here is there is a difference between being shiny and looking wet. Saliva is much thicker than spray gloss and it's not necessarily clear. It will sometimes have bubbles and a foamy look also, so just spraying a coat of gloss might not give you the effect you want. I would say to experiment with different methods and find the one you like the most.
     
  10. nitt

    nitt Member

    I definately would paint it on instead of spray but I have used mod podge n fintastick like the look of the later