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Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by D.D, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. D.D

    D.D New Member

    I called McKenzie's yesterday to ask one of their Taxidermist if the stop SLIP was worth trying on a tanned iffy cape of mine, he informed me that stop slip is used prior to the pickle, And wouldn't be any help on a tanned cape.. (not his exact words but the way I took it) was explained its like a concentrated pickle designed to kill bacteria on a raw hide.
    im not trying to cause any controversy at all, im just a little confused because everything I have read about stop slip explained it was more or less like a high power hair spray that keeps the loose hairs in place until the skin drys.
    To me it sounded more like stop rot, but McKenzie doesn't carry stop rot
  2. Paul B

    Paul B Active Member

    Nothing will work on a tanned cape, if it is going to slip it would have allready during to tanning process and you will have bald spots. The only thing that will stop loose hair if that is the problem, on a tanned cape is drying.

  3. SCW

    SCW New Member

    I get my stop rot from McKenzie.
  4. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    Sounds like who ever you talked to, doesn't know his product knowledge, stop slip is an after tan product.
  5. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    This is correct. I apply it on iffy capes after they are mounted and when the Stop Slip dries with the mount it will lock in the loose hairs. The stuff works great and has saved many mounts for me. I just charge my customers a little extra when I use it and let them know of the problem, which is usually the result of a mishandled deer.
  6. ShastaDonegan

    ShastaDonegan Lets start with ridiculous and move backwards.


    Me too, I get a bottle of it with almost every order I make. I never have anything slip on me but that's probably why.
  7. I don't have time to look right now...but I thought I remembered two different products...stop rot and stop slip.
  8. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    Stop Rod is a bactericide that goes onto the green cape.

    Stop Slip is a completely different product that goes on after tanning and usually after mounting.
  9. D.D

    D.D New Member

    I knew the different.difference but I quickly second guessed myself when I was told it was for use before the pickle..

    I have an up to date McKenzie catalog and can't find stop ROT anywhere, it sure would be nice to have a bottle around buying never order from van dukes
  10. Ted B

    Ted B Active Member

    Look online, item# STRQ
  11. Ron1949

    Ron1949 Member

    McKenzie has stop rot you have a ask for it,great stuff!
  12. JerseyJays

    JerseyJays Well-Known Member

    Does stop rot get sprayed on the hair or do you flesh and spray it on the flesh side too? Just curious.. I had a deer come in and it was soaked and it wasn't looking good. I sprayed stop rot all over the hair side. As I was spraying it I thought to myself how in the heck could this be doing anything? How much do you use? How does it work if it doesn't touch the hair roots?
  13. The stop rot from Mckenzie is only from their east coast distribution. - I don't get it from them because shipping is through the roof.

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  14. ShastaDonegan

    ShastaDonegan Lets start with ridiculous and move backwards.

    I emediately brush it onto the face and ears no matter what condition something comes in...then spray on the skin side as well as I skin it out. Never had anything slip on me since I started using it...even a fox I skinned out that a client left in 50 degree weather for two days before getting it to me...the whole stomach area of the skin was green and I tanned it myself and not one hair slipped out. I'm not sure how much I use but I'm not stingy with it...my whole work table is sticky with the stuff when I'm done but its a small price to pay for peice of mind when it comes to customers stuff. I order a bottle of it just about every other month.
  15. Jim F.

    Jim F. Let's go Fishin!!!

    They do stock it at their Van Dykes facility. Make sure to put a note with your order to have them ship it from there with Spee-Dee. Otherwise it will ship from NC by default.
    I just had some delivered last week.
  16. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    I can't believe you are applying Stop Rot to all your capes. I read where you only need to use it on problem areas. I only use it on areas with puss or bloody, nasty spots where slippage is likely. I only used it on one cape this year and just in one spot where there was an infected wound with puss leaking out. I only use Stop Slip if I notice a little hair coming out at the time I'm mounting it or when it is drying and I only apply it to the affected areas. So far this year I have not needed to use Stop Slip on any capes. If the cape is really bad looking I will insist that a replacement cape be used. I did get in a few this year that were so obviously rotten that I replacement capes were needed.
  17. ShastaDonegan

    ShastaDonegan Lets start with ridiculous and move backwards.

    Well I read from my tannery to apply it to every cape...I'm obviously not the only one that uses it on all their client work.

    It's not like I'm covering the whole cape, just the face and ears