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Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by skulley, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. verne

    verne Well-Known Member

    Went out and got a gallon of 555 to try , can`t get my self to brake the seal and try , thats how much i like Pro-1 :eek: ;D
  2. verne i know what you mean. i have most of a gallon left of 555 and dont even want to use it now. but i aint about to throw away 28 dollars either so...............

  3. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    I'll use the 555 when I am in a pinch, it works, I just prefer something thicker.
  4. So what could I put into the 555 to thicken it up a bit?
  5. backcountrychad

    backcountrychad Active Member

    I've wondered if you couldn't mix in some dextrin to thicken it up. Someone else may of tried and will let us know.
  6. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    Why would you want to do that? Just use it up.
  7. I have put dextrine in 555 and love how thick it gets. I mix it to a thick clay consistancy. But thats just me, to each their own.

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  8. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    Because Paul, some people do not like using soup like hide paste.
  9. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    There are many here that say soup isn't bad, and it works. ;-)
  10. Matt

    Matt Active Member

    And I would be one of them!(LOL) I am sure the Pro 1 is a great product, but I am not about to fix what isn't broke. The 555 goes above and beyond just working and yes, it is alittle thinner than what I was use to, but it has never failed any test I have thrown at it. Skulley, you can put dextrine in it to thicken it up if you wish, it won't effect the properties of the 555. I don't mix anything in it, but that's just me.
  11. gasman1

    gasman1 The Big One Almost Got Away

    pro-1 for me I love it.
  12. michael p.

    michael p. Getting better with age :)

    I agree, 'some', some damn good ones too. But it has to do with preference. On yotes, cats, etc, I like it thin. On pronghorn I like it thin. But on deer, and other antelope I like it medium. On elk, oryx, etc., I like it thick.

    Its all what you want :)
  13. tommy70

    tommy70 New Member

    Elmer's glue Works Great for me ;D
  14. Big Tine

    Big Tine have a great day

    this stuff is great i mounted a open mouth yote i pinned it some but proble diid not have to.wont use anything else
  15. B Jones

    B Jones Memeber of - NTA,UTA,AIT.Proud Member of NZTA.

    I have used Hi-filbre to thicken mine with no negative results. I still use it right out of the bucket on the face and around the eyes. I do however like the Pro-1 it's just easier to go buy the 555 when I need paste and of course no shipping cost, not that that matters much since the customer pays it in the end.
  16. matt i havent had any issues w/ 555 either. but the cape definately doesnt slide around as easily when you taxi it. yeah, it sure is quick, easy and cheap to pick it up local. but i want the pro1 now and go figure, no state taxi association here. checking into the idaho one and maybe i can get an order through there. other wise i will have to raise the price and i really dont want to do that. i was also curious about adding the dextrine to see if it gave the same "hold" initially when the cape goes on the form. when i started w/ 555 i thought it was great compared to the mix it yourself stuff i was ordering, but the difference between the 555 and pro1 is just too great to ignore. (for me anyhow) on some cats i could see the benefit of a bit lighter paste. anyhow lots of good remarks here guys. wishing you all great success regardless of what ya put between hide and mannikin
  17. Jen Myers

    Jen Myers New Member

    Does pro 1 have much of a smell?
  18. Mr.T

    Mr.T Active Member

    Zero to very little odor. Kind of like the old school paste we use to eat.
  19. Trophy Specialist

    Trophy Specialist Well-Known Member

    I've been using Buckeye Supreme for many years with no problems but it costs about $40 a gallon these days. I see that the Pro-1 is about $31 a gallon. For those of you that have used both Buckeye Supreme and Pro-1, what are the advantages/disadvantages?

    Also, I see that the Pro-1 website says " (Appx. 7-8 whitetail shoulder mounts / gallon)"
    I know I get a lot more than 7-8 mounts from a gallon of Buckeye Supreme. How many mounts are you guys getting per gallon with Buckeye or Pro-1?
  20. trophy, i have used the buckeye in the past only for earliners, pro 1 is thicker and yes, it does not seem to go as far as the 555 but guessing only 2 or 3 shoulder mounts per gal.