1. Welcome to Taxidermy.net, Guest!
    We have put together a brief tutorial to help you with the site, click here to access it.

Cracked ear on old bear mount

Discussion in 'Lifesize Mammals' started by Katherine, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. Katherine

    Katherine New Member

    1
    0
    Hello,
    I am hoping someone can give me a few ideas for a repair I have to do. The back part of the ear on an old bear mount (50+ years) has been cracked into a few pieces that are falling off. It's pretty dry and crumbly inside, but it looks like I can piece the 5 pieces back together using some type of moldable filler and epoxy to bond them back to the rest of the ear? Any suggestions on good materials to use? I am thinking that if I use something like magi-sculpt, it might do the trick, as it's a strong, putty-like epoxy I could mold into the shape of the internal ear. I also want to remove a bunch of glue that was used in a failed attempt at repair that is now stuck all over the hair, if you have any suggestions on a solvent that could remove the glue and possibly not the hair, or cause minimal damage to the hair, I would love to hear it.
    Thanks for all of your help!